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Random thoughts of a conflicted sports fan

The Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento is a fine place to watch a basketball game. I went there Friday evening to watch the McClatchy girls’ team play for the Division 1 state title. Given the small crowd, the steep … Continue reading

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The Sacramento Kings and “the integrity of the game”

“The integrity of the game is everything.” You hear that line in sports a lot, especially when bad stuff taints the public perception of athletic competition. Nothing like the whiff of a point-shaving scandal to set off panic buttons. The slightest … Continue reading

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Inside Sacramento’s luxury suite at the new arena

The city of Sacramento must not think too highly of Paul McCartney, “arguably the world’s biggest rock star,” who opened the new Golden 1 Center with two concerts in early October. Despite all the hoopla preceding the appearance of the … Continue reading

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Maximizing prices at Kings arena puts squeeze on fans

The Sacramento Kings lose a lot on the basketball court, but the team is an NBA leader in “dynamic pricing” of tickets. If that doesn’t fill you with pride, maybe it shouldn’t. Another term for the practice could be called … Continue reading

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Take light rail to Sacramento’s new arena? There’s a lot to learn first

Sacramento city officials hope thousands of Kings fans and concertgoers will use Regional Transit to get to the new arena downtown. Improvements and station cleanups have been made to lure new users.  But I have my doubts about the prospects … Continue reading

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