Author Archives | Charlie O. Mallonee

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I have been a sports reporter/broadcaster since 1976 which means ... I'm old and I love sports. I have done play-by-play for minor league baseball - including the infamous "Bad News Bees" - San Jose State football and football and high school sports in the Bay Area and on the Monterey Peninsula. I had the great privilege to host a weekly sports talk show on KNRY Radio Monterey/Salinas with my producer the late,great Gary Araki. I also hosted and produced "the Sports Fanatics" talk show on KSAC Radio in Sacramento. For the last 10 years, I have been a beat reporter covering the Oakland Athletics for Sports Radio Service. Three years ago, I became the senior reporter for our Sacramento Kings coverage. My goal is to bring you the news, views, fun and excitement of every event I am assigned to report on for Sports Radio Service.

The Kings pull one out of the fire as they beat the Heat 102-96 on Friday night

February 8, 2019

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by Charlie O. Mallonee Kings head coach Dave Joerger summarized the game on Friday night with one word — discombobulated! With two new players in the rotation and two key players traded to other teams, getting into sync was difficult for the Kings on Friday night. Sacramento took their first lead of the contest with […]

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Updated story with video: Kings lose 2 players, get 2 new players and lose to the Rockets 127-101

February 6, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee Updated with interviews and trade information: Sacramento — It was a wild and crazy Wednesday night for the Sacramento Kings. Two hours before game time, the Kings completed a three-team with the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers that sent Iman Shumpert to the Rockets. The Kings will receive shooting Alex Burks […]

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Kings defy the odds to beat the Sixers 115-108 on Saturday night

February 2, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings entered the game versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night as the underdogs. FiveThirtyEight.com projected them to be a six-point underdog with only a 28-percent chance to win. Vegas had the Sixers as the favorites minus three points. The Kings had other ideas.The Kings won their 27th game […]

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The Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast: The Super Bowl Edition

February 1, 2019

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Your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O What’s the over/under that these guys finish this podcast in less than 60 minutes? What will the Patriots do when they run the ball? How long will it take to sing The National Anthem? Will the Pats be able to throw to their slot receiver? How […]

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The Kings feast on some home cooking as they crush the Hawks 135-113

January 31, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Sacramento Kings returned to their home court on Wednesday night after going 2-6 on their longest road trip of the season. The team was in need of a rowdy home crowd and a big win. Things started off rough The Atlanta Hawks entered the game with a 16-33 record, but […]

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Clippers lead the game wire-to-wire, down the Kings 122-108 on Sunday

January 27, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee Have you ever had one of those days at the office when you show up and you feel that your rhythm is just a half a beat off? For you “old schoolers,” everyone in the workplace is moving at 45 rpm while you are dragging at 33 1/3 rpm. The was […]

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Kings Press Row Podcast: Troubles on the road trip and the trade deadline is coming

January 25, 2019

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Your hosts: Jordan “Chape” Chapin & Charlie O What has happened to the Kings on the road trip so far? Which games the Kings lost should they have won? Why did the Kings sit three players in Toronto with Kawhi, not in the lineup? Who were the key players for the Raptors in their win […]

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No Kawhi–no problem! Raptors beat Kings 120-105 Tuesday night

January 22, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Toronto Raptors handed the Kings their second consecutive loss in two days as they downed Sacramento 120-105 at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday night. This was the second game of a back-to-back set that began in Brooklyn on Monday. The Nets beat the Kings 123-94 on MLK Day. Battle of the […]

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Kings bounce back Saturday with a 103-101 “ugly” win over the Pistons on the road

January 19, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Kings began their longest road trip of the year on Thursday night with a disappointing 114-95 loss in Charlotte. That was a game that should have gone in the win column for the Kings on this six-city road swing. Sacramento had the table set for them on Saturday night going […]

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The Fantasy Football Doctors Podcast Gets Real: Who will win the Championship games on Sunday?

January 19, 2019

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Your hosts: Dr. Vasu Vaddiparty & Dr. Charlie O Is it unusual to have teams that met in the regular season face each other in the Conference Championship games? How will those previous meetings affect the games on Sunday? New England will not have home field advantage on Sunday — How will that play into […]

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