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Federer overcomes slight stumble

Tennis: Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open’s red clay, twisting that foot awkwardly and tumbling to the ground at Paris’ Roland Garros. Soon …


Sacramento Kings sale to Ranadive group complete

A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era. The …


Deal selling Kings to Sacramento group signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon …


Deal selling Kings to Sacramento group signed

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has …


Maloofs reach agreement to sell Kings

The Sacramento Kings’ unsteady future finally seems to be settled. A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by …


Seattle still without NBA after relocation denied

After nearly four months spent awaiting a decision on the return of professional basketball, Seattle was left Wednesday feeling jilted again. And wondering when, and if, the NBA will ever …


Report: Owners won’t sell to Sacramento group

SEATTLE – The current owners of the Sacramento Kings have told their fellow NBA owners that they will not sell the team if a deal with a Seattle group to …


Hansen ups offer to buy Kings

SEATTLE – After the NBA’s Relocation Committee voted unanimously last week to recommend that the Sacramento Kings stay put, Chris Hansen promised “we have absolutely no plans to give up” …


Thiel: NBA should still allow Hansen to buy Kings

I’m going to take Chris Hansen at his word that when he says he still wants to buy the Sacramento Kings, he will do all he can. And he has …


Kings to stay put

SEATTLE – The NBA lowered an emphatic boom Monday on Seattle’s hopes of bringing the Sonics back, as the league’s Relocation Committee unanimously recommended that the Sacramento Kings not be …


Sacramento wins the fight, Kings will stay

The NBA lowered an emphatic boom Monday on Seattle’s hopes of bringing the Sonics back, as the league’s Relocation Committee unanimously recommended that the Sacramento Kings not be allowed to …


Kings’ fate remains in limbo

NEW YORK – A decision on whether to relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, once expected to come this week, now may not arrive until early May, NBA commissioner David …


Art Thiel: Seattle’s NBA bid now a jump ball

Who does the NBA tell to drop dead: Steve Ballmer or Ron Burkle? In a sentence, that difficult question is why NBA bosses went temporarily into a fetal position Wednesday …


Sacramento, Seattle groups present to NBA owners

The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all. With owners facing a difficult choice between a move to Seattle or the team staying put …


Sacramento has buyer for Kings, claims mayor

NBA: Mayor Kevin Johnson says Sacramento is back in the ballgame after announcing that two investors want to buy the NBA’s Kings and build a downtown arena to stop the …


Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

SEATTLE – A King County Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle – a …


Stern expects Sacramento plan within 2 weeks

HOUSTON – NBA Commissioner David Stern expects a concrete financing plan from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson within the next two weeks, with the aim of settling the Kings’ future by …


More snags in the path of Kings’ move

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thursday brought another potential snag in the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. The Sacramento Bee reported that a …


More snags in the path of Kings’ move

Thursday brought another potential snag in the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle.


Sacramento mayor maintains hope for Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – During a 12-year career as an NBA point guard, Kevin Johnson understood well the value of quickly shifting momentum back in his team’s favor. Tuesday, in his …


Sacramento mayor maintains hope for Kings

During a 12-year career as an NBA point guard, Kevin Johnson understood well the value of quickly shifting momentum back in his team’s favor.


Owners agree to sell Sacramento Kings

The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, two people familiar with the decision said Sunday night. The people …


Kings sale saga continues

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday he has been assured he will get a chance to present the NBA’s Board of Governors with a counter offer to a proposed deal …


Don’t count on the rebirth of the SuperSonics just yet

SEATTLE – Two potential new complications emerged Saturday in relation to the possible sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. One was reported …


Rumors abound amid reports that Kings-deal-to-Seattle is done

SEATTLE – Another day brought another round of reports and rumors about the future of the Sacramento Kings and their potential relocation to Seattle. What it did not bring was …


Rumors abound amid reports that Kings-deal-to-Seattle is done

Another day brought another round of reports and rumors about the future of the Sacramento Kings and their potential relocation to Seattle.


Seattle investor pursues NBA’s Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After saying for years they would never sell their basketball team, members of the Maloof family now appear close to unloading the Sacramento Kings to a group …


Kings dig deep into ‘Joe Fan’s’ pockets for new stadium

In my beleaguered hometown of Washington, D.C., the license plates say, “Taxation Without Representation.” In the beleaguered capital of my adopted home state of California, the license plates should read, …


Kings, NBA say team will stay put

SEATTLE – Chances that the Sacramento Kings could be lured as an NBA tenant to play in a proposed new Sodo arena in Seattle appeared to lessen greatly Monday after …


Heat ask fans to sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Basketball: For the Miami Heat, one national-anthem performer will not be enough tonight. They want thousands.