Rudy Gay admits he was scared when his vision began to suffer after getting fouled with a hit to the face by Kemba Walker on Monday. He missed the end of the Kings’ 129-128 double-overtime loss to Charlotte and Sacramento’s next two games, losses at Portland on Tuesday and New Orleans on Thursday. He is seeing more clearly now and will try to play – possibly with goggles on – Saturday at Memphis.
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The River Cats should be in good hands this season with new manager Jose Alguacil. Former San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval thrived under Alguacil’s guidance, as have current Giant infielders Matt Duffy, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, Brandon Belt and utilityman Ehire Adrianza.
In 2011, the Panthers selected Cam Newton with the overall No. 1 draft pick. The Broncos chose Von Miller with the second selection. Five years later, the Super Bowl gets its first matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2 draft picks.
Out-of-work tight end Nick Kasa gets a call that sends him from being a fan to a member of the Denver Broncos’ practice squad just in time to help them prepare for Super Bowl.
The San Diego Chargers announce they will not move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and will push hard to remain in their hometown. In that case, the Raiders would have the right to share a new stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Meanwhile, Raiders owner Mark Davis was reported to be in Las Vegas discussing stadium opportunities.
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