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Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari,...

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach

Jan. 16, 2020 7:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) and forward Marvin Bagley III (35) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Doncic gets another triple-double as Mavs edge Kings 127-123

Jan. 16, 2020 1:54 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Luka Doncic set a career high for assists, one of his early passes wound up in the stands. All he could do was watch it and chuckle as he ran back down the court. “It was a bad pass,” Doncic said of his cross-court throw. “I was laughing. He...

Rare video shows 5 mountain lions together in California

Jan. 15, 2020 4:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento, KTXL-TV reported Wednesday....

Dallas Mavericks' Dwight Powell, left, passes the ball away from Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Powell, Doncic lead Mavericks past beat-up Warriors 124-97

Jan. 15, 2020 1:51 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Powell and the Dallas Mavericks had little time to relish another impressive win against the Warriors on the road. It's off to the next stop on a back-to-back in Northern California — a meeting with the Kings in Sacramento on Wednesday. Powell scored 21 points and was...

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) defends Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

Gordon's late magic lifts Orlando past Sacramento, 114-112

Jan. 14, 2020 1:28 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Orlando Magic made a pair of costly defensive mistakes in the final 80 seconds. Evan Fournier's quick change of mind and a big shot by Aaron Gordon more than made up for it. Gordon made a three-point play with 1.1 seconds remaining, and the Magic beat the Sacramento Kings...

Sacramento St. defeats Weber St. 71-57

Jan. 12, 2020 12:36 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento State tallied a season-best 21 assists and won its seventh straight home game, getting past Weber State 71-57 on Saturday night. Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa led the Hornets with six assists. Bryce Fowler added five assists. Ethan Esposito had 17 points and seven rebounds...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) keeps the ball out of the reach of Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bucks cruise past Kings on slow night for Antetokounmpo

Jan. 11, 2020 2:00 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With Giannis Antetokounmpo’s sore back acting up again, the Milwaukee Bucks got plenty of help picking up the scoring slack. That’s nothing new. The NBA’s best team is 9-2 when someone other than Antetokounmpo leads them in scoring, and the Bucks did it again...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

LeBron James posts 35 points, 16 boards, Lakers beat Mavs

Jan. 11, 2020 1:45 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 26 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. James was dominant from the start to help the...

Patton's 23 points carries Sacramento St. past N. Arizona

Jan. 10, 2020 12:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton scored 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Sacramento State beat Northern Arizona 64-57 on Thursday. Sacramento State (9-4, 2-2 Big Sky) turned a 14-11 advantage into a 30-15 lead over seven minutes in the first half. The Hornets led 41-21 at halftime before the...