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Hunter Pence Comes to Sacramento

Fans of minor league baseball know that some of the best moments at the ballpark can come when a current major leaguer or two show […]

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River Cats Roar into First Place to Open 2015 Season

Some things don’t change for the Sacramento River Cats. Like being in first place in the standings or being ranked high in attendance, despite the major change in major league affiliate — from the Oakland A’s to San Francisco Giants — that has occurred in 2015. Heading into Friday’s homestead at Raley Field against Albuquerque, […]

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Baseball & Soccer Enjoy Historic Sacramento Openers

It was a week of historic openers for two of Sacramento’s professional sports teams. And both had a lot to celebrate. For the River Cats, it was the end of one era (being the Oakland A’s Triple A affiliate) and the beginning of another (joining the San Francisco Giants family). For Sacramento Republic FC, it was […]

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Sacramento State players watch as the Hornets' great season winds down.

Sacramento State’s Best Season Ever Ends at The Nest

It wasn’t supposed to end like this for Sacramento State’s best Division I season ever. Not after winning its first postseason game at this level. Not after holding a 14-point second half lead. Not at the friendly confines of The Nest. But the season did end before yet another sellout crowd, and Sacramento fell 78-73 […]

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Sacramento Republic FC scores “walk-off win” in ugly ending at UC Davis

Was it really a “friendly” match Saturday between the pros (United Soccer League champs Sacramento Republic FC) and the college kids (the UC Davis’ Aggies)? Not so much. With Sacramento holding onto a 1-0 advantage in the match’s 66th minute of play before a sellout crowd of 1,300 at the Aggie Hornet Stadium in Davis, […]

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Sacramento Republic FC Marches into UC Davis Friendly Match

The Sacramento Republic FC, fresh off two friendly high-profile home losses — one at a sold out Bonney Field to the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS and another at a sold-out Hughes Stadium against the New York Cosmos — will now head to another friendly encounter at UC Davis against the college squad on […]

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Baseball is in the Air at Raley Field Preseason Party

Sacramento River Cats fans, looking towards the team’s first season as a San Francisco Giants Triple A affiliate, enjoyed spring-like weather for the team’s preseason party Sunday, March 8 at Raley Field. A good crowd was on hand to get clubhouse tours, take batting practice on the playing field, sample the new 2015 merchandise, enjoy […]

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Hughes Stadium Revisited for Sacramento Republic FC New York Showdown

Sacramento may have won a United Soccer League championship last year at Bonney Field, but it’ll be back to Hughes Stadium for at least one game on Saturday night for a friendly match with probably the most well-known soccer team in America, the New York Cosmos. Coming off a tough 1-0 friendly loss to the […]

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Sacramento State Reaching New Heights On the Court

These are heady days for Sacramento State’s long-suffering men’s basketball program. With Saturday’s thrilling 64-60 home victory against Big Sky Conference rival Portland State, the Hornets, at 16-6, won their seventh straight game and clinched their first winning season since joining Division 1 in 1991. And not only that, but with 10-1 conference record, Sacramento State […]

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American River College Tops Sacramento City in County Rivalry Match-up

Sacramento County’s two Community College football powers, American River and Sacramento City, squared off on Saturday at historic Hughes Stadium. The No. 5-ranked American River College Beavers, led by quarterback Tanner Trosin’s two rushing and two passing touchdowns, beat the Sacramento City Panthers 44-23. ARC’s Deon Ransom rushed for an eye-popping 220 yards and two touchdowns […]

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Brandon Belt Waits on Deck

July 1, 2014: Just Another Summer Night at Raley Field? Not Quite . . .

Brandon Belt, Andrew Susac and Travis Ishikawa: Three visiting players on a special night at Raley Field, batting 3-4-5 in the lineup. All three are headed to an October date of destiny. The Fresno Grizzlies vs. the Sacramento River Cats, second game of a four-game series, seemed at first glance to be mostly a ballgame […]

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Sacramento Republic FC Finishes Strong to Capture USL Pro Title

You have to believe, since Sacramento really feels that it’s Major Soccer League worthy, the Sacramento Republic FC has made a heck of a case. In just its first year in the league, Sacramento’s Cinderella pro soccer team blasted league attendance records and then rolled through the USL Pro playoffs, capping its third and final […]

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Sacramento Republic FC players enjoy the victory with their fans

Lopez’s Hat Trick Sends Sacramento Republic FC to USL Pro Championship Game

At halftime, down 2-0 at Sacramento’s Bonney Field to the stingy LA Galaxy II, even some of the Sacramento Republic FC’s most ardent supporters figured the team’s magical first-season run would end with the hotly contested semifinal playoff match. Not so. As the final 25 minutes showed, Sacramento, now 18-7-4, still has a little magic […]

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Reno players race onto the field to celebrate the division title.

An Abrupt End to A Successful River Cats’ 2014 Season

One minute, the Sacramento River Cats were embroiled in a fight for their lives, with a playoff berth on the line. And in an instant, the fight was over with no more tomorrows. With the division title in reach, the Sacramento River Cats’ season ended Labor Day Monday on a brutal 100-degree afternoon at Raley […]

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Sacramento Gold Players Still Going Strong in Their 80s

Think a softball team made up of 80-year-old players is something to be celebrated? Then take a good look at the Sacramento Gold. That’s right, 80. Think about that for a moment, and then picture yourself at that age still playing a half-dozen softball games during a single hot summer weekend, as the Sacramento Gold […]

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