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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, left, and forward Kristaps Porzingis sit on the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Porzingis rejoins Mavs after missing 10 games with sore knee

Jan. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis was back in the lineup for Dallas against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night after missing 10 games with right knee soreness. The 7-foot-3 forward was expected to return almost a week ago in Sacramento, but was a late scratch when knee soreness returned during...

This Dec. 14, 2019 photo shows music producer Victoria Monet during a portrait session in Los Angeles. Monét is nominated for two Grammys, album of the year and record of the year, for co-producing Ariana Grande's album

As a producer, Victoria Monét reaches longtime Grammy goal

Jan. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a look at the list of producers nominated for album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards, and yes, you’ll notice it is still a boy's club. But look closely and you’ll see one female name in contention for music’s highest honor: Victoria Monét....

Dallas Mavericks forwards Kristaps Porzingis, right, and Dwight Powell watch from the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Mavs' Porzingis says knee ready for game after false start

Jan. 20, 2020 2:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis stopped short of saying he was ready to return from a right knee issue that has sidelined him for 10 games because the Dallas Mavericks forward was a late scratch the last time he thought he was close. The 7-foot-3 Latvian also says he has recovered from an illness that...

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,...

Ex-officer sentenced to 81 years in prison for rapes

Jan. 17, 2020 2:12 PM EST

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A former northern California police officer convicted of raping five women while on duty was sentenced to 81 years to life in prison. Noah Winchester, 35, was sentenced Thursday in San Mateo, said San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Shin-Mee Chang. Winchester was...

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...

Teen dies while trying to help friend on Sacramento freeway

Jan. 16, 2020 1:40 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl fatally hit by a car on a Sacramento freeway was trying to help another teen who had run away from a youth home. California Highway Patrol officials say the accident occurred after a “very distraught” teenage girl left the Sacramento...

2 hurt in propane tank explosion at Sacramento homeless camp

Jan. 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in Sacramento say two people in a homeless encampment suffered burns when a propane tank exploded. The Sacramento Fire Department reported the incident on its Twitter account Thursday morning, saying the explosion ignited a small grass fire. Two people were being...

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...

Unlicensed California food service fined after illnesses

Jan. 15, 2020 8:35 PM EST

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — An unlicensed food delivery service in the Sacramento area has been fined more than $100,000 after several customers were sickened. The owner of Anna's Kitchen “repeatedly delivered hundreds of meals that had not been kept properly hot or cold for extended periods of time,...