Sports Night: Kings’ trip ends with fall

Kings: They can’t hold off Pelicans in second half

The Kings surrender a 17-point third-quarter lead and end their trip with a 1-3 record following their loss in New Orleans on Monday night. Sacramento sounded all the familiar notes – play better defense, take care of the ball, execute the offense crisply – after its latest defeat.

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Today’s video: A’s manager Bob Melvin discusses catcher Stephen Vogt, starter Jesse Hahn

A’s shortstop Richie Martin opens eyes in first big-league camp

First-round draft pick Richie Martin, the 20th overall selection last year, is leaving an impression in his first weeks of spring training. Teams sometimes draft college shortstops with the intent of trying them at other positions, but A’s manager Bob Melvin said that isn’t the plan for the former Florida Gator.

49ers: Top free agents set to hit open market

The 49ers’ top receiver the past three seasons, Anquan Boldin, appears poised to test the free-agent market Wednesday. Other pending free agents include guard Alex Boone, nose tackle Ian Williams and kicker Phil Dawson.

College basketball: Sac State women roll in tournament opener

The seventh-seeded Sacramento State women sail past No. 10 Southern Utah in the first round of the Big Sky Conference tournament in Reno. The Hornets will meet No. 2 Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals.

Hometown Report: Cosumnes River baseball coach downplays 700th career win

Baseball is a common bond in the household of Cosumnes River College coach Tony Bloomfield. His son Brett is the team’s No. 3 hitter, wife Lori is the team mom, and daughter Brittany is the team’s public address announcer on her days off from working in various hospitals.

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