The Kings’ royal lineage stretches all the way back to the founding of the National Basketball League’s Rochester Royals in 1945. The Royals retained their nickname after a move to Cincinnati in 1957 and became the Kansas City-Omaha Kings (soon dropping the Omaha) through a name-the-team contest in 1972. The name remained unchanged when the franchise relocated to California in 1985.

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Porzingis scores 24 to help Mavericks beat Kings 112-96

Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help the Dallas Mavericks roll past the Sacramento Kings 112-96 on Friday. Jalen Brunson added 23 points and eight assists for the Mavericks, who had lost five of their previous seven games. Dwight Powell scored 13 points and made four consecutive dunks as part…

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Arctos Closes Deals for Stakes in NHL’s Lightning, Wild

Arctos Sports Partners has closed investments into two NHL teams: the Minnesota Wild and the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The NHL is allowing Arctos to purchase up to 10% of the Wild, according to the team. The Wild and Lightning join a rapidly growing sports portfolio for the firm’s first fund. Prior Arctos…

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Jimmy Butler, shorthanded Heat take on healthy Kings

Any discussion of an upcoming NBA game has to include who is in or out of COVID protocol, and Sunday night's visit by the Miami Heat to the Sacramento Kings is no exception. The Kings, who are 9-12 at home this season yet started the weekend just a half-game outside the Western Conference playoff picture,…