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Kings: Rookie should contribute right away

Guard Malachi heard he had made a mistake leaving Syracuse after his freshman season. But he feels his decision was justified after he was picked at No. 22 by the Charlotte Hornets, who were making the selection for the Kings after a predraft trade.

Furillo: Chriss could become star for Suns

The Kings selected Marquese Chriss with the eighth pick in the first round for the Phoenix Suns, who had acquired him before the pick was made. We’ll know in about three years if the Kings made the right decision, but there was no grumbling about the home team Thursday night at the Bull Wings Grill & Bar in Elk Grove.

Today’s video: Coach says heat could be factor in Republic FC’s Arizona match

A’s: Davis’ home run keys 7-4 win over Angels

Khris Davis hits a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the visiting A’s beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday night.

Giants: Peavy deals in 5-4 win over Phillies

Jake Peavy throws seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hits a three-run double, and Angel Pagan has three hits as the host Giants defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night.

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Rugby back in spotlight at Bonney Field

It’s a great time to be a Sacramento-area rugby fan. High school programs are thriving, the Sacramento Express is playing in the new five-team Pro Rugby Organization, and the United States national squad, the Eagles, will play at Bonney Field on Saturday for the third consecutive year.

Republic FC: Team braces for Arizona heat

Republic FC usually practices in the mornings, but coach Paul Buckle had his players out in the near-100-degree heat late Tuesday afternoon at Bonney Field for a preview of the conditions they likely will encounter against Arizona United SC on Saturday night in Peoria, Ariz. Saturday’s projected high is 110.

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