Sports Night: Look through fog and you can see Kings in playoffs

Andy Furillo: Kings show postseason possibilities

We saw the possible Tuesday night when the Kings beat Utah 114-106 and looked like the playoff team many people around here predicted.

Kings: Belinelli’s motor is rubbing off on team

While the Kings signed veteran swingman Marco Belinelli largely to provide outside shooting, Belinelli’s acquisition also may have helped the Kings land their biggest prize of the offseason in Rajon Rondo.


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49ers: They are eager to slow Manziel, and so are Browns

Every move the Cleveland Browns have made with quarterback Johnny Manziel – Is he starting or benched? Is he in the doghouse or not? – leads to a barrage of national headlines. In short, everything about him is supercharged.

49ers notes: Wilhoite’s injury puts Hodges in line for first start

Linebacker Michael Wilhoite will have an MRI on his injured ankle, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Wednesday, setting the stage for Gerald Hodges’ first start for the team Sunday in Cleveland.


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Local college notes: Strings a budding star for Sac State

One of the keys to the Sacramento State men’s basketball team’s continued improvement under eighth-year coach Brian Katz is his ability to find hidden gems. Sophomore forward Justin Strings is the latest.

Republic FC: Team says goodbye to one goalkeeper, hello to another

In two moves Wednesday involving the same position, Republic FC said in the morning it would not pick up the contract option on goalkeeper Patrick McLain, then announced in the afternoon it signed 2015 USL Goalkeeper of the Year finalist Evan Newton to replace him.

Prep football: Playoff expansion opens door for more teams

The high school football season has come down to this: CIF Regional Championships across Northern California on Friday and Saturday, with each team having a chance to extend their season to the final week. The Bee’s Joe Davidson takes a closer look at the NorCal championship matchups.

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