Sports Night: Kings ready for a break

Kings: A chance to reset and refocus

Center DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings’ only representative at All-Star Weekend in Toronto, hopes the victory in Philadelphia can spark the team to make a post-break push for the playoffs. “Go into the break, ease your mind a a little bit,” Cousins says, “and come back and try to turn this thing around.”

Today’s video: DeMarcus Cousins says Quincy Acy is team’s heart

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A’s: Hill back to where he started

After five season as a reliever, Rich Hill is poised to return to where he started in the majors – as a starter. The A’s signed the 35-year-old left-hander in November, expecting him to be No. 2 in their rotation. He embarked on that path last summer. His first stop? The Long Island Ducks.

College basketball: UC Davis win streak snapped

Senior guard Michael Bryson, a Foothill High graduate returning home to the Sacramento area, has 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara over UC Davis 72-66 in men’s basketball. The Gauchos snapp the Aggies’ 12-game Big West Conference home winning streak.

Soccer: Republic FC opens with MLS friendly

The Colorado Rapids, a Major League Soccer team that plays Republic FC on Saturday in a season-opening friendly at Bonney Field, generated lots of headlines this offseason as they try to bounce back from last year’s disappointment.

Horse racing: Frank Conversation favored in El Camino Real Derby

Frank Conversation, a 3-year-old colt, will be the favorite in Saturday’s $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, with an eye at much bigger races.

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