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Sports Night: Grant coach tries to uplift team

Ailene Voisin: Area coaches, players offer support, condolences

Grant football coach Mike Alberghini has lost players before, to accidents, illness and violence. But he has stayed on at the school because the kids need him. The Pacers will continue on in the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs, and Alberghini will continue on as a coach and mentor.

Jaulon Clavo’s death, and a plea for justice

The Grant High football player was the 14th teenage homicide victim in Sacramento County this year. Those who know what happened must come forward to help police solve the crime, The Bee’s editorial board writes.

Raiders: Aldon Smith given one-year suspension

Linebacker Aldon Smith gets suspended by the NFL for one calendar year because of violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. The penalty is effective immediately.

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Giants: Brandon Crawford agrees to six-year deal

The Giants lock up one of their key players for the foreseeable future, reaching an agreement with shortstop Brandon Crawford on a six-year contract through 2021. Crawford is coming off his best major-league season, earning Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards in 2015.

Kings: Gay finds his game at the right time

The past two games, Rudy Gay has averaged 26 points and shot 67 percent. The Kings would like that trend to continue as they begin a five-game trip on Wednesday in Atlanta.

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