The Kings have long sought an upgrade at shooting guard, and they believe they found one in veteran Arron Afflalo, who agrees on a two-year deal worth $25 million Saturday, league sources confirmed. Sacramento also signed a big man from Detroit.
Georgios Papagiannis begins practicing with the Kings on Monday, and Ailene Voisin writes that she wants to see him in uniform before formulating a first impression. But those who saw him in Greece weigh in.
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The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials had treated Stephanie Brown Trafton and Kim Conley well over the years – extraordinarily well. But Saturday morning at Hayward Field, the leading Sacramento-area contenders for spots on the U.S. team experienced the crueler side of the Olympic Trials.
When it comes to playing in the third-tier USL, where the salaries are modest and the odds of reaching Major League Soccer are long, even those Republic FC players with prestigious educations say pursuing their pro soccer dreams is worth holding off potentially more lucrative business, medical and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Harry Williams and Mike da Fonte score goals and Republic FC extends its unbeaten streak to nine matches with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Saturday night at Bonney Field.
David Freese hits a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the A’s 4-2 for their third straight win.
Welington Castillo’s three-run homer in the eighth inning rallies Arizona to a 6-5 victory over the Giants, ending the Diamondbacks’ six-game losing streak.
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