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Kings: Open season Wednesday against Los Angeles Clippers

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins pretty much summed up where his team is as it prepares to open its final season at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday before its move to its new downtown digs: “We’ve got two roads this year,” he says. “We could surprise a lot of people and prove them wrong or let them be right. So it’s on us.”

Ailene Voisin: Divac’s creation – it’s alive

When Vlade Divac returned to Sacramento late last season, he promised change, and he wasn’t just talking. There was nothing subtle or subversive about his offseason moves. Fans will get their first look at the re-imagined team when the Kings host the Lakers in Wednesday’s season opener.

▪ Game plan: Everything you need to know about the Kings’ season opener against the Clippers

▪ Gallery: Last season’s leaders in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots

NBA LINKS

▪ Scoreboard/schedule

▪ Kings results and upcoming games

World Series: Royals win longest opener

Alex Gordon hits a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hits a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LINKS

▪ Scoreboard

▪ Postseason at a glance

▪ How to find baseball box scores at sacbee.com

49ers: Fiery meeting followed loss to Packers

On coach Jim Tomsula’s weekly radio appearance Tuesday, he says the team held a “heated” meeting that included players and coaches following its 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. In Festivus fashion, grievances were aired, and one player called out quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

▪ Receiver Anquan Boldin seeks answers in the shooting death of his cousin by police in Florida.

▪ Gallery: Raiders climb, 49ers drop in AP’s power rankings

NFL LINKS

▪ Scoreboard/schedule

▪ Standings

▪ Stat leaders

Golf: A tale of two aces

Two Folsom golfers score their first holes in one just nine days apart at Empire Ranch. Reid Bulman, age 7, managed his in just his 17th hole of play – and the first green he hit. Bob Jeffrey, 52, got his on the course’s 329-yard par-4 10th hole.

Prep football: Player of the Week voting heats up

More than 24,000 votes have been cast for last week’s top player. Don’t be left out. You have until noon Thursday to let your voice be heard.

▪ High school sports at sacbee.com

Republic FC: Indian national team would like to play friendly in California

Stephen Constantine, the coach of India’s national team, is trying to turn around a side that is No. 167 in FIFA’s world rankings. Part of that turnaround will come with matches against teams from the United States, and Graham Smith, Republic FC’s director of football, is open to such a meeting.

▪ Three Republic FC players earn all-USL honors Monday

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