Monthly Archives: April 2013

In fight for Kings, Seattle flexes its money muscle

While hometeam cheerleaders argue that the NBA should reward Sacramento for its years of loyalty to the Kings, some outside observers suggest that NBA owners might be crass enough to favor money over loyalty. Who would have thought? If that’s … Continue reading

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As arena desperation grows, fantasies escalate

Just when you think the fantasies spun to support a downtown arena can’t get any more absurd, along comes a wild-eyed visionary who sees fans and their families pedaling their bicycles to Kings games and walking long distances through downtown … Continue reading

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Rush to board the arena gravy train

All aboard! All aboard! The arena gravy train is pulling about. Last call for rich guys to share in Sacramento’s giveaway of money, land, billboards and Mayor Kevin Johnson knows what else. Billionaire “whale” Ron Burkle is swimming away from … Continue reading

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College basketball — light in the darkness

In a week of good, bad and ugly times for college basketball, here was a sweet moment:  Connecticut’s high scorer, Breanna Stewart, and coach Geno Auriemma embraced after UConn’s win over Notre Dame last night in the NCAA women’s semifinal. … Continue reading

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Arena story loses its balance over “mysterious” adjective

“A mysterious Sacramento group this week filed a notice of intent to sue the city over environmental issues and the proposed $258 million city subsidy.” You might have seen that paragraph in today’s Sacramento Bee story detailing the Mayor Kevin … Continue reading

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