Foster scores 18 on six 3s as Broncos top Slugs

Foster scores 18 on six 3s as Broncos top Slugs


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) Kevin Foster scored 18 points, all on 3-pointers, as Santa Clara rolled past UC Santa Cruz 85-60 on Tuesday night.Foster sank 6 of his 10 3-point attempts, the sixth time this season he has hit at least six 3-pointers. Troy Payne scored 11 points and Ben Dowdell 10 in the last nonconference game for the Broncos (15-9). John McArthur grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds.Ryan Matsuoka led the Division III Banana Slugs (9-12) with 13 points, and Darrin Lew had 10.The Broncos led 44-23 at intermission.Santa Clara, which hit 45.8 percent on 3-pointers (11 of 24) and outrebounded the Banana Slugs 46-26, scored the first six points of the second half for a 50-23 bulge. The lead remained in the 20s the rest of the game.

Report: Broncos RB Anderson undergoing knee surgery


Report: Broncos RB Anderson undergoing knee surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and that the extent of the damage will determine how long he's out.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't addressed specifics of Anderson's knee injury while awaiting medical reports.

Earlier Thursday, Anderson disputed a report that he had told people close to him that he was done for the season.

Anderson was injured on an 11-yard run Monday night against Houston but returned to the game and ran 14 more times for 84 yards and a TD, finishing with 107 yards in his best performance of the season.

NBA Gameday: Kings open new arena looking to stun Spurs

NBA Gameday: Kings open new arena looking to stun Spurs

A night more than a decade in the making is finally here. The Sacramento Kings open their brand new, state of the art Golden 1 Center Thursday evening when they host the San Antonio Spurs in their home opener.

Fresh off a 113-94 win over the Phoenix Suns, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and the 2016-17 Kings roster look to make it two in a row against one of the best the league has to offer.

Tim Duncan is gone, retiring this summer after 19 seasons in the NBA. But the Spurs come in loaded with talent and primed for another long playoff run.

Sacramento showed a new offensive and defensive scheme against the Suns. It’s a work in progress, but their opening night results showed promise.   


Spurs by 8.5


Kings: 1-0, first place in the Pacific

Spurs: 1-0, first place in the Southwest


Rudy Gay vs. Kawhi Leonard -- Leonard has turned into the game’s best two-way player. He’s a perfect fit in Gregg Popovich’s offensive system and he is a one man wrecking crew on the defensive side of the ball. Gay is coming off an impressive opener where he scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting. He also came away with four blocks in 33 minutes. Sacramento needs another big game from Gay if they hope to stun the Spurs.


Kings: G Darren Collison (league suspension) out.

Spurs: G Danny Green (strained quad) out.


The Spurs swept the Kings 3-0 in the season series last year and have now won six straight against Sacramento. San Antonio leads the Kings 112-55 all-time and 84-39 during the Sacramento-era.


“I think the biggest difference is everybody is part of the offense. Obviously we have our guys can go get buckets, but when everybody has the freedom to attack and be aggressive and know that there’s time when we get ours, but for the most part, they need to be aggressive too.” -Rudy Gay