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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac answers questions concerning the decision to fire coach Dave Joerger in Sacramento, Calif. Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, a day after they ended their 14th straight season without a playoff berth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Kings once again seek answers after missing playoffs

Aug. 15, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

All the momentum the Sacramento Kings had when the NBA season shut down in March disappeared when they arrived in the bubble. The disappointing performance in Florida has left the Kings on the outside of the playoffs for the 14th straight season. That's the longest active drought in the NBA and led to change in...

Sacramento Kings' Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Kings sink 21 3s, roll to win as Lakers rest most starters

Aug. 13, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento's streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period, and the Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points as the Kings won for only the third time in...

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Airbnb announced that for the first time, it is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Aug. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. The San Francisco-based home sharing company said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against a guest who held an unauthorized party at a home in Sacramento County, California, last weekend....

Josh Gray, left, of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for a dunk against Bogdan Bogdanovic, right, of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Barnes leads Kings to another win over Pelicans, 112-106

Aug. 12, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night. The Kings earned their second win in the NBA restart — each over the Pelicans. Barnes said the competition in the NBA...

FILE- In this April 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his daily press briefing at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 governors, lawmakers, mayors, teachers and others said they were going to keep pushing members of Congress to revive the talks and agree to another rescue package. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

Aug. 10, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. It’s now clear that anxiety will last a lot longer. Congressional talks over another...

Los Angeles Dodgers' A.J. Pollock, left, hits a three-run home run as San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers, right, watches along with catcher Tyler Heineman, second from right, and home plate umpire Adam Hamari during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pollock, Betts launch 3-run homers, Dodgers beat Giants 6-2

Aug. 9, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. The Dodgers have won nine of 12, and they took two of three from their NL West rivals in the series. They've homered in 11 straight games, and their 29...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13), left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Wenyen Gabriel (35) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

Aug. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple free throws...

San Francisco Giants left fielder Darin Ruf can't reach a ball hit for a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Homer happy: Dodgers pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2

Aug. 8, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night. The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10. Betts was back in the lineup for the first...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Nets, Magic grab last two NBA playoff spots in the East

Aug. 7, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer, and the Eastern Conference field of qualifiers is now set. Brooklyn and Orlando clinched the last two remaining East spots Friday, meaning no play-in series — a new wrinkle added to the rules of the NBA's season...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, partitions are installed between beds as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak. When California was anticipating a spring surge in coronavirus cases it turned an old NBA arena and practice facility into a field hospital prepared to take hundreds of patients. They were told to expect 30 to 60 patients within the first few days, but only nine arrived over the next 10 weeks. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9 patients

Aug. 6, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors arrived at an arena-turned-medical center in Sacramento in mid-April and were told to prepare for 30 to 60 coronavirus patients to arrive within days. They spent the weekend working feverishly to get ready. State officials envisioned the cavernous Sleep Train Arena and an...