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Chuck Hayes leads Sacramento Kings to heart-felt win

Chuck HayesAbout 90 minutes before the season opener Monday night, routinely goes about the pregame ritual.  Signing ticket envelopes for about 40 of his Modesto friends. Greeting his new teammates. Making sure his uniform is in order.  “A little nervous,” he admits, “but after the game starts, I'll be OK.”  Hayes, 28, has been through it all before, and opening-night jitters are felt by veterans and rookies alike. But this night is different. Very different.


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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.


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