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Sports Night: Kings 10 for 12 in coaches

Kings: Team seeks ‘new voice’

The Kings on Thursday fire coach George Karl, the fifth-winningest coach in NBA history, following a season in which the team fell well short of playoff expectations. They begin a search for their 10th coach in 12 seasons.

Voisin: Don’t accommodate Cousins

What do the past five Kings coaches have in common? None lasted two full seasons with DeMarcus Cousins.

Gallery: Eight potential Kings coaching candidates

See who is under consideration, in play and, well, otherwise out of a job.

Video: GM Divac explains Karl firing

Video: Sacramento on verge of Major League Soccer franchise

Republic FC: Commissioner sees 2020 for MLS arrival

The commissioner of Major League Soccer all but hands Sacramento an expansion team, saying he believes Sacramento Republic FC will play in MLS by 2020.

Republic FC players keep it in perspective

While the players are enthusiastic about Republic FC’s MLS push, they realize there are no guarantees that they will complete that journey with the third-year franchise.

49ers: Ready, set, doh!

For the second straight year, the 49ers will open the season with the late game on “Monday Night Football” and then head to the East Coast on a short week of rest. Last season, that didn’t work out so well.

See the 49ers, Raiders 2016 schedules

Giants: Cain struggles for banged-up S.F.

Matt Cain struggles during a nine-run fifth inning, and the Rockies beat the Giants 11-6. Cain allows six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings, and Colorado scores three more runs off Chris Heston.

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