Rudy Gay continues his hot shooting, scoring 26 points in the Kings’ 95-92 preseason victory over the San Antonio Spurs at Sleep Train Arena. San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Boris Diaw did not travel to Sacramento. Neither did Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Gay has hit 8 of 10 three-point attempts in the past two games. He made 2 of 3 beyond the arc on Thursday.
That it’s October and the 49ers still haven’t figured out who they are as an offense and what they do best is troubling. But it shouldn’t be surprising. They’ve been sending mixed messages about that identity for months.
Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not play Sunday against the Giants following the death of his older sister, Brooks’ agent, Gregory Williams, says.
After taking a knee to the head, Josh Donaldson doesn’t make it to the end of Toronto’s first postseason game in 22 years. Robinson Chirinos hits a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor has a solo shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 in an American League Division Series opener.
The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series. McHugh allows four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander lasts six innings before turning the game over to his bullpen, which scattered just three runners over the final three frames.
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The Bee’s Joe Davidson breaks down five notable games this week: No. 19 Jesuit (3-2) at No. 2 Elk Grove (5-0), No. 3 Oak Ridge (5-1) at No. 6 Granite Bay (3-2), No. 10 Rocklin (3-2) at No. 8 Del Oro (2-3), No. 11 Placer (5-0) at Center (4-1) and No. 14 Cosumnes Oaks (4-1) at No. 15 Del Campo (4-1).
In today’s NBA, Willie Cauley-Stein is old for a rookie. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Cauley-Stein, 22, comes to the NBA ready to contribute. So far, it appears Cauley-Stein will help the Kings in some way. DeMarcus Cousins touts the rookie’s energy and potential.
Star midfielder Rodrigo Lopez announces on his Facebook page that he will not return to Republic FC. “I truly wish things would have ended better,” he wrote.
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