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Last Updated: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - 10 a.m.

REPUBLIC TRAVELS TO SALT LAKE SEPT. 30

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2014) - Sacramento Republic FC will play a friendly match versus MLS club, Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 30 at 7:30 p.m. MT.
    Tickets to the friendly match will go on sale to the general public Monday, August 4. Tickets are available at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at www.RealSaltLake.com/Tickets or by calling (801) 727-2700.
    The matchup marks the first-ever meeting between Sacramento Republic FC and Real Salt Lake. Real Salt Lake is currently second in the MLS Western Conference; five points behind the MLS leading Seattle Sounders FC. The match will be the first friendly match of the season for Real Salt Lake against a USL PRO club. The Real Salt Lake Reserves have played two USL PRO clubs this season – Richmond Kickers to a scoreless draw in Richmond on July 6 and falling 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 25.
    The match will provide an opportunity for Republic FC forward Justin Braun to play in his hometown. Braun appeared in two matches for Real Salt Lake kit during the 2012 season. This will be the second time that Braun will face Real Salt Lake since leaving there in 2013.
    Republic FC will continue their USL PRO season on Saturday, August 2 in Peoria, Ariz. where they take on Arizona United SC. The match will be streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday. Updates will also be provided via Twitter @SacRepublicFC or using #AZUvSRFC.

 

A'S ACQUIRE LESTER, GOMES FROM SOX

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 31, 2014) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired three-time All-Star starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder/designated hitter Jonny Gomes and received cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the A’s 2015 Competitive Balance Draft Pick, the team announced today. Corresponding 40-man and 25-man roster moves will be announced at a later time.
    Lester, a 30-year-old left-hander who starred on Boston’s World Series championship teams in 2007 and last year, brings the second-best winning percentage among American League active pitchers to Oakland. The Tacoma, Wash. native has posted a 110-63 record (.636) and 3.64 ERA in 242 games, 241 starts in nine Major League seasons, allowing 1426 hits in 1519.1 innings. Lester went 76-34 (.691) from 2006-2011 for the Red Sox, which was the sixth highest winning percentage by an American League pitcher in their first six Major League seasons since 1901. His current 1,386 career strikeouts are the most by a left-handed pitcher in Boston franchise history.
    He has registered a 10-7 record and 2.52 ERA in 21 games, all starts, for the last-place Red Sox this season. His ERA ranks fifth among American League starting pitchers. Lester, named an AL All-Star in 2010, 2011 and this year, has fanned 149 batters and walked only 32 in 143.0 innings pitched. He has particularly shined in post-season play, having compiled the third-best ERA (30 innings min.) in Boston history, with his 1.97 figure only trailing Babe Ruth (0.87) and Ernie Shore (1.82). Last season, Lester recorded a 15-8 mark and 3.75 ERA in 33 starts, leading Boston in wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts. He is also an author of a no-hitter against Kansas City May 19, 2008 in Fenway Park, becoming the first Red Sox southpaw to accomplish that feat since Mel Parnell in 1956.
    Gomes, a fan favorite in Oakland in 2012, returns to the Athletics for a second time . The 11-year Major League veteran is a .244 career hitter with 147 doubles, 14 triples, 155 home runs and 495 RBI in 1,074 games. Thus far in 2014, he is batting .234 (49-209) with six homers, 32 RBI and 26 walks in 78 games. During Boston’s 2013 World Series championship season, the Petaluma, Calif. native hit .247 with 13 homers and 52 RBI in 116 games, and hit a game-winning three-run homer in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series against St. Louis.
    The 33-year-old outfielder played a pivotal role in Oakland’s turnaround season in 2012, hitting .262 with 18 home runs, 47 RBI and a career-high .377 on-base percentage in 99 games for the AL West champions. He led the Major Leagues with a .480 batting average (12-for-25) with two outs and runners in scoring position, and his average of one home run every 15.5 at-bats ranked 10th in the American League.
    Cespedes, named to the 2014 American League All-Star team, was batting .256 with 26 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 101 games for the A’s. He ranked among the AL leaders in extra-base hits (46, 6th-tied) and RBI (9th-tied). The Cuban native has batted .262 with 72 doubles, 12 triples, 66 home runs and 229 RBI in 365 games during his three seasons in Oakland.
 

A'S ACQUIRE SAM FULD FROM TWINS

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 31, 2014) - The Oakland A’s acquired outfielder Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins for left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone, the club announced today.
    Fuld was signed by Oakland to a minor league contract February 5 and was on the A’s Opening Day roster. He went 6 for 30 (.200) with two triples, a home run and four RBI in seven games before he was designated for assignment April 12 when Craig Gentry was reinstated from the disabled list. The 32-year-old left-handed hitter was claimed off waivers by Minnesota April 20 and hit .274 with a home run and 17 RBI in 53 games with the Twins. Fuld is batting .263 in 60 games overall, including 45 in center field, 11 in left field and five in right field. He batted .358 with 16 walks and a .476 on-base percentage in 23 games in July.
    Milone was on the A’s Opening Day roster and went 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA and .245 opponents batting average in 16 starts before he was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento July 5 after the A’s acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. After going 0-3 with a 5.86 ERA over his first five starts, Milone was 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA over his final 11 starts. The 27-year-old left-hander is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA and .318 opponents batting average in four starts with Sacramento. Milone was one of four players acquired by the A’s from Washington following the 2011 season in the Gio Gonzalez trade and was 31-22 with a 3.84 ERA in 75 games, including 73 starts, in three seasons with Oakland.

 

KINGS SIGN ERIC MORELAND

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 30, 2014) - The Sacramento Kings have signed Eric Moreland to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
    The 6-10, 218-pound forward-center averaged 3.5 points (.444 FG%, .500 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, a team-high 2.7 blocks and 19.2 minutes per game in six games off the bench for the Kings Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 Championship squad. Moreland led all players in Las Vegas with 16 blocks and his blocks per game average was the highest among all players seeing action in at least four games.
    A two-time Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention, Moreland finished his career at Oregon State in 2013-14 as the Beavers’ all-time leader in blocked shots (184) and blocks per game (2.07 bpg).

 

49ERS SIGN ALFONSO SMITH

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed RB Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived/injured G Fouimalo Fonoti.
    Smith (6-1, 209) originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He spent four seasons with the Cardinals, playing in 43 games and registering 48 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 13 special teams tackles. In 2013, Smith appeared in all 16 regular season games and registered 18 carries for 54 yards and one touchdown and had six special teams tackles.
    A 27-year-old native of Louisville, KY, Smith played collegiately at Kentucky where he appeared in 49 games for the Wildcats over four seasons and tallied 957 yards and eight touchdowns on 215 carries.
    Fonoti (6-4, 310) signed as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers on May 12, 2014.
 

A'S REINSTATE CALLASPO FROM DL

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 27, 2014) - The Oakland Athletics have reinstated infielder Alberto Callaspo from the 15-day disabled list and optioned first baseman Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced today.
    Callaspo was placed on the DL July 12 with a right hamstring strain. He appeared in one game on a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton last night, a start at second base (also appeared at third base). Callaspo is batting .234 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 83 games. He has started at least 10 games at four different positions, including 29 at designated hitter, 18 at second base, 16 at first base and 13 at third base. He is the first Athletic to start at least 10 games at four different positions since Jason Giambi in 1996.
    Freiman was batting .212 with one home run and six RBI in 14 games. He was recalled from Sacramento June 29 for his first stint with the A’s this season and started eight of the A’s 23 games since then at first base. Freiman was leading the Pacific Coast League and tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball with 69 RBI at the time of his promotion. He was batting .277 with 14 home runs in 76 games for Sacramento.

 

A'S ACQUIRE McGUIRE FROM TORONTO

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 25, 2014) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations, the team announced today. McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
    McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. McGuire, 25, began the season with New Hampshire and was 3-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 10 starts before he was promoted to Buffalo, where he went 3-5 with a 5.56 ERA. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder was selected in the first round, 11th overall, by Toronto in the 2010 draft.
 

A'S RECALL SCRIBNER FROM SACRAMENTO

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - The Oakland A’s recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento and designated right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson for assignment, the club announced today.
    Scribner was on the A’s Opening Day roster and tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in two appearances before he was optioned to Sacramento April 7. He returned for a second stint June 17 but did not appear in a game before he was sent back to the River Cats June 20. The 29-year-old right-hander is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and .243 opponents batting average in 31 games with Sacramento and ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League with 14 saves. Scribner has 57 strikeouts in 37.2 innings, an average of 13.62 strikeouts per nine innings, and has walked just seven for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.14.
    Johnson was 4-2 with two saves, one blown save, a 6.92 ERA and .353 opponents batting average in 38 relief appearances with the A’s. The ERA is the highest among Major League relievers as is his .434 opponents on-base percentage. His opponents batting average is the highest in the American League. Johnson has allowed 12 runs on 13 hits in 4.1 innings over his last five games.

 

A'S REINSTATE REDDICK FROM DL

    OAKLAND, Calif. (July 22, 2014) - The Oakland A’s reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced today. The A’s also announced that infielder Andy Parrino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the game Sunday.
    Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 29 with a right knee strain. He began a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton July 14 and went 9 for 21 (.429) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in five games with the Ports. This was his second stint on the DL this season as he was also out from June 1-23 with a hyperextended right knee. Reddick appeared in just four games between injuries, going 5 for 11 (.455), and is batting .229 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 54 games overall with Oakland.
    Parrino was recalled from Sacramento July 12 for his second stint with the A’s this year and went 2 for 6 (.333) in three games. He was batting .250 in five games overall with Oakland.
 

KINGS PICK NIK STAUSKAS AT NO. 8

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 26, 2014) - The Sacramento Kings tonight (Thursday, June 26th) selected University of Michigan guard Nik Stauskas in the first round (8th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
    An early entry candidate, the 6-6, 205-pound Stauskas earned numerous All-American honors and was named the 2013-14 Big 10 Player of the Year after averaging 17.5 points (.470 FG%, .442 3pt%, .824 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 35.6 minutes per game in 36 appearances for the Wolverines during his sophomore campaign. In two seasons with Michigan, Stauskas helped the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament title game in 2013 and a Big Ten Championship and an Elite Eight appearance in 2014, finishing with career averages of 14.1 points (.467 FG%, .441 3pt%, .832 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 32.9 minutes per game in 75 contests. In the Michigan record books, he is ranked second all-time in career free throw percentage, fifth in three-point field goal percentage, eighth in three-point field goals made (172) and 10th in three-point field goals attempted (390).
    Stauskas becomes the first player to be selected out of Michigan by the Kings in franchise history. For the sixth consecutive Draft, the Kings selected an early entry candidate.
 

RUDY GAY EXERCISES OPTION WITH KINGS

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has exercised his contract option for the 2014-15 season, General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced today.
    “We’re thrilled that Rudy will return to Sacramento next season,” said Kings Chairman and Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He quickly demonstrated consistency both on the court and in the community, and we regard him as a valuable member of our organization moving forward.”
    In his eighth NBA season, Gay was acquired by the Kings along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Greivis Vasquez on December 9, 2013. With the Kings, Gay averaged 20.1 points (.482 FG%, .312 3pt%, .836 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.22 steals and 34.4 minutes per game in starting all 55 games he played in. Gay finished the 2013-14 season with averages of 20.0 points (.455 FG%, .330 3pt%, a career-high .822 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, a career-high 2.9 assists, 1.30 steals and 34.7 minutes per game in starting all 73 games he played with Sacramento and Toronto.
    Gay is averaging 18.2 points (.451 FG%, .342 3pt%, .784 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.35 steals and 35.9 minutes per game in 585 career contests.

 

KINGS EXTEND OFFER TO THOMAS

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 25, 2014) - The Sacramento Kings today extended a qualifying offer to Isaiah Thomas, making him a restricted free agent, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.
    Thomas, a three-year NBA veteran, has accrued averages of 15.3 points (.447 FGs, .360 3FGs, .857 FTs), 2.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.03 steals per game through 216 outings (started 153) with Sacramento after being selected No. 60 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.
    In accordance with the league’s collective bargaining agreement, in order for a team to retain its right of first refusal with respect to a restricted free agent, the team must tender the player a qualifying offer prior to June 30. A restricted free agent may sign an offer sheet with any team, but is subject to a right of first refusal with the team for which the player last played.


 

A'S REINSTATE REDDICK FROM DL

    OAKLAND, Calif. (June 24, 2014) - The Oakland A’s reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list and placed first baseman Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 23 with a strained left calf, the club announced today.
    Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 3 retroactive to June 1 with a hyperextended right knee. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento last Wednesday and went 7 for 16 (.438) with three doubles in four games, including a four-hit game Saturday at New Orleans. Reddick was batting .214 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 50 games at the time of his injury.
    Blanks was batting .378 with a .500 on-base percentage over his last 18 games and is hitting .333 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .446 on-base percentage in 21 games overall with the A’s. He began the season at Triple-A El Paso in the San Diego farm system and went 2 for 10 (.200) in five games with the Padres before he was traded to the A’s May 15 for minor leaguers Jake Goebbert and Ronald Herrera. Blanks is eligible to be reinstated July 8.
 

REPUBLIC HOSTS WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC FOR TWO MATCHES

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2014) - Sacramento Republic FC will host Barclays Premier League’s West Bromwich Albion FC on July 21 and July 25 in friendly matches at Bonney Field in Sacramento, Calif. Kickoff time for both matches is 7:30 p.m. The matches will be presented by Bonney Plumbing, Heating, Air and Rooter Service.
    Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on July 1 via www.Ticketmaster.com. Republic FC Season Ticket Holders will receive tickets to the match on July 21 through their season ticket package. Pricing and additional details on the match to be released later this week. The match will be broadcast live via www.YouTube.com and www.SacRepublicFC.com.
    The matches are part of an 11-day training trip to U.S. for the Baggies from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 27. It is the second time in four years the Baggies have headed stateside during pre-season, after a successful trip to California and Oregon ahead of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League campaign.
    The matches versus West Bromwich Albion FC will be one of at least four friendlies hosted by Republic FC during the 2014 season. Other dates include Atlas FC on July 6 and Rangers Football Club on July 19. Future friendlies to be announced in the coming weeks. For a full schedule and tickets visit www.SacRepublicFC.com.

 

KINGS TO PLAY IN SUMMER LEAGUE

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 12, 2014) - The Sacramento Kings will field a team to compete in the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 11-21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Sacramento will play at least five games, beginning with its first contest on Friday, July 11, against the San Antonio Spurs.
    This summer’s event will again feature the tournament-style format first debuted last year that will crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 21. The 24 teams – 23 NBA teams and one NBA Development League Select team – will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games. Seeds 1-8 earn a bye in the first-round games played on Wednesday, July 16.
    The team will provide comprehensive coverage of Summer League at Kings.com. NBA TV will televise Samsung NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas with a complete schedule of games and broadcast information to be released at a later date. Additionally, fans will once again be able to watch, via a subscription-based package, every Samsung NBA Summer League game live on NBA.com and on the NBA Summer League app.
    Tickets for the NBA Summer League 2014 are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets to the Samsung NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com, a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans or by calling 702-739-FANS. Dedicated customer service for NBATickets.com is available at (866) 357-1136 and by email at www.NBATickets.comResaleSupport@ticketmaster.com.

 

KINGS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Friday July 11 vs. San Antonio 7:00 p.m. Cox Pavilion
Sunday July 13 vs. Charlotte 3:00 p.m. Cox Pavilion
Monday July 14 vs. D-League Select 1:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Game #4 - To be determined after seeding
Game #5 - To be determined after seeding


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