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Kings' De'Aaron Fox removes himself from World Cup plans

Aug. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — De'Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings surprisingly withdrew from USA Basketball's national team Saturday, meaning the Americans now have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster. Fox told USA Basketball of his choice a few hours before the team was to fly to Australia for final...

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Aug. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000. Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to the Graduate Eugene hotel, a Nike-themed property in Eugene, Oregon. "They wanted something that would say, 'This is Nike town,' "...

1st US ethnic studies plan called anti-Semitic, faces update

Aug. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's effort to write the nation's first ethnic studies curriculum for public schools has united liberals and conservatives: They think it's terrible. Jewish lawmakers complained that the proposed lessons are anti-Semitic, while a conservative critic says capitalism is...

The Latest: Celebration canceled after California cop killed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol has canceled a planned celebration of the agency's 90th birthday as it mourns an officer killed this week in a shootout following a traffic...

Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball's World Cup team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to repair a torn...

Correction: Weed Killer-Label story

Aug. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement regarding the chemical glyphosate, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a spokeswoman from Bayer AG. She is Charla Lord, not Chandra Lord. Also, in an early version of the story, the AP...

Bagley withdraws from consideration for US World Cup team

Aug. 11, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sacramento forward Marvin Bagley III has told USA Basketball that he is withdrawing from consideration for the roster that will be sent to China this month for the FIBA World Cup. Bagley's decision was revealed Sunday, two days before he was to report to El Segundo,...

'No timidity' for California governor's wife on key causes

Aug. 10, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was wrapping up a meeting with the president of El Salvador in April when his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, spoke up in fluent Spanish. What, she asked Salvador Sánchez Cerén, did he have to say about the country's poor record on women's...

Sacramento Zoo temporarily closed after giraffe died

Aug. 10, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Zoo has been temporarily closed following the death of one of its four giraffes. The California zoo says Val was found deceased in her sleeping quarters early Saturday. She turned 24 on Valentine's Day (hence the name Val) and was starting to show signs of aging,...

Harper homers twice, Phillies beat Giants 9-6

Aug. 10, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryce Harper put his fingers to his lips and shushed the heckling crowd at Oracle Park after hitting his first home run of the night. Following his second homer, a towering three-run drive into McCovey Cove, Harper didn't care what he heard. Harper went deep twice and drove in four...