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Sports Night: Peja happy to be back in the Kings’ fold

Ailene Voisin: Peja ready to finish the job

Like many former players, Peja Stojakovic was enjoying life after the NBA. Yet as so often happens with ex-players, the urge to compete only takes a vacation. So he finds himself in the Kings’ front office and ready to try and help the team find its way back to playing winning basketball.

49ers: Film review does have good news, too

There is no denying the 49ers were blown out by the Steelers. That 43-18 score pretty much tells that story, but The Bee’s Matt Barrows says a review of the game film does reveal some positives.

A’s: Zito will start Saturday against Giants

The A’s announced Tuesday that Barry Zito will start Saturday’s game at O.Co Coliseum against the Giants, who may start Zito’s former teammate, Tim Hudson. A’s manager Bob Melvin says Zito more than deserves the curtain call.

Giants: Rookie, Pagan lead victory

Rookie Trevor Brown’s RBI double was his first major-league hit, and Angel Pagan had a two-run home run for the Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within six games of first-place Los Angeles in the National League West.

A’s: Rangers increase their lead

Delino DeShields hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth four batters after Mitch Moreland connected for a tying two-run homer, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland A’s 8-6 on Tuesday night to increase their lead in the American League West.

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Prep football: Player of the Week voting ends soon

How soon? How about noon Thursday soon? Are you going to leave El Camino’s Dale Armstrong, Folsom’s Christian Huber, Granite Bay’s Kyle Kraft, Davis’ Cole Morris, and Vista del Lago’s Brent Schaeffer hanging?

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