Sports Night: Kings firing, trade talk

Kings: Walberg, an assistant close to Karl, fired

After all the speculation about coach George Karl’s job status, it’s another coach on the staff who gets fired by the Kings. Assistant coach Vance Walberg is let go by the team on Wednesday. The move comes a day before the trade deadline, and the Kings are on the market.

Furillo: Golden 1 Center? If you pay to park, it’s yours

Janis Hawkins and Sean Eichelkraut are two different people from two different worlds. But in paying the city’s parking meters, the Oakland woman and the Sacramento man share one thing in common – their stake in the Kings.

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Today’s video: Five questions facing the Giants

Giants: Former ace on comeback trail

Matt Cain is the longest-tenured player in the Giants’ clubhouse. As spring training commences for his 12th major-league season, the right-handed pitcher might also be the team’s biggest question mark.

Republic FC: New keeper to face old team in Earthquakes

Evan Newton will get a chance to say hello to some old friends Saturday night when Republic FC hosts the San Jose Earthquakes in a friendly at Bonney Field.

College basketball: Hornets’ leader returns

Senior point guard Cody Demps will play his first home game in nearly two months Thursday when Sacramento State takes on Eastern Washington (15-10, 9-4).

College baseball: UC Davis, Sac State open season Friday

The UC Davis baseball team opens the 2016 season Friday with a five-game homestand, and Sacramento State will play its first eight games on the other side of the country.

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