Sports Night: Acy earns bigger role with defense

Kings: Reserve forward Acy wants to be ‘active,’ ‘physical’

Kings coach George Karl has said he needs more players willing to play defense. He also has bemoaned his team’s lack of energy to start games. When Karl turns to forward Quincy Acy, the coach knows he’ll get defense and energy. Acy summed up his role simply. “Being active, just being physical.”

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Warriors: They hold off Clippers, jump ahead of Bulls’ pace

Klay Thompson scored 32 points, fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry had 23, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 115-112 on Saturday night to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time this season.


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Republic FC: Sacramento can’t hold lead, falls to Earthquakes

Two San Jose Earthquakes players with area ties ruined an otherwise impressive performance by Republic FC in Saturday’s friendly at Bonney Field. Former UC Davis forward Quincy Amarikwa scored both goals and former Granite Bay High School star Tommy Thompson assisted on the first as San Jose rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat Sacramento 2-1.

49ers: Defensive line needs help

The scouting combine begins next week, and the 49ers will be busy. They are projected to have a league-high 12 picks and could use help at just about every position, especially on the defensive line.

UC Davis: Men’s basketball team falls to UC Santa Barbara

Josh Fox and Brynton Lemar scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to lead UC Davis (10-16, 5-8 Big West Conference) in a 62-55 loss at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Gabe Vincent scored 21 points to lead the Gauchos (13-12, 7-5).

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