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The Sacramento Kings light the beam against The Oklahoma City Thunder on November 10, 2023. (Photo by Waheed Daud)

Kings Season Recap: Injury challenges and Playoff dreams crushed

Waheed Daud, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

The Sacramento Kings finished the regular season with a final record of 46-36 and were the 9th seed in the Western Conference. De’Aaron Fox averaged 26.6 points per game and led the NBA in steals per...

Kyle Kuzma, Tyus Jones, Matisse Thybulle and Jonathan Isaac are among the trade targets that make the most sense for the Sacramento Kings at the NBA trade deadline. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings must make a move before the NBA trade deadline

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor February 7, 2024

While the Sacramento Kings stand firmly in the middle of the Western Conference playoff picture, it is imperative for their front office to make a move prior to the NBA’s Feb. 8 trade deadline. It...

The Kings will look to expand on their last season, in which they went 48-34 and finished as the third seed in the Western Conference. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings’ 2022-2023 success was not a fluke

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 25, 2023

Last season, the Sacramento Kings took the entire NBA by surprise, ending its 16-season playoff drought and earning the Western Conference’s third seed with a 48-34 record. Many expect the Kings to regress...

The Sacramento Kings will face the Golden State Warriors in game three on April 20 at 7 p.m., ending a 16 season playoff drought. (Photo by Kaitlyn Riley)

Sacramento Kings will make it past the first round of playoffs

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

After missing the playoffs for 16 consecutive seasons, the Sacramento Kings ended their playoff drought on March 29 against the Portland Trailblazers. The Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors in...

Former Oakland Athletics player and American River College alumnus, Dallas Braden speaks to attendees of the Los Rios Foundation Honors and Awards Gala at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 2015. Braden was a guest at the gala where he was one of four alumni honored by the foundation on the occasion of the Los Rios districts 50th anniversary. (File Photo).

10 professional athletes who once attended ARC

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 11, 2021

When people normally think of professional athletes, they think that most of them were five-star athletes who went to Division One colleges. Well, that isn’t always the case, as some start out at smaller...

In recent years, there has been an increase of women in ownership roles with professional sports teams. This is important, because it creates diversity and shows young girls and women that anything is possible. (Photo illustration by Heather Amberson)

Women’s ownership in sports is vital to growing the game

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 17, 2021

For a long time, the only people you saw in sports ownership roles were white males. That has started to change in recent years with people of all races and genders entering into an ownership role within...

Professional athletes are making their voices heard in the charge toward social justice and police reform. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

Pro athletes lead the charge in 2020 culture war

Nick Subia, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

In an era when human decency and non-politicized love for our fellow humans has all but disappeared from the cultural norm, it’s not politicians who are leading the charge toward a better tomorrow; it...

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced...

Pro-wrestlers perform during the Virgil Flynn Production: Legacy 4th anniversary, a live wrestling event, at Cafe Colonel on July 6, 2019. On April 14, the state of Florida declared that all sports, including professional wrestling, are now deemed as essential services, which allows sporting events to resume in the state. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Hayes-Stone)

We love live sports, but they’re not essential

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor May 5, 2020

Earlier this year, the lives of everyone in the world changed with the spread of the coronavirus and every country going under quarantine, keeping nearly everyone at home. Since then, nearly all sports...

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better...

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