Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (16-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, defeated the Memphis Hustle (23-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzles, to snap the Hustle’s three-game winning streak. Memphis guard Dusty Hannahs led the game in scoring with 26 points. Stockton saw three players score 24 points each. 

Stockton saw as much as a 14-point lead in the first quarter and headed into the second quarter ahead 38-25. Stockton scored 32 of their 38 points inside the paint. In the second quarter, Stockton shot 6-of-9 (.667 percent) from three-point range. Guard Isaiah Canaan went 3-of-4 from beyond the arch, while Memphis guard Marquis Teague scored 15 of his 25 points. 

In the first half, center Eric Mika scored 18 of his 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Teague added 17 points for the Hustle. Stockton led the Hustle 74-64 to head into the second half. 

Stockton started the second half hot, sinking their first three three-pointers. They would maintain the lead and bring it to as much as 21 points with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Stockton kept a significant lead in the fourth quarter, and Memphis would bring it down to as close at 10 points with three minutes remaining in regulation but would fail to catch up.

Mika, Canaan and guard Kyle Guy scored 24 points each for Stockton with Canaan shooting 6-of-10 from beyond the arch. Forward DaQuan Jeffries added 14 points and ten rebounds, with nine of them coming from the defensive end. 

Hannahs led the game with 26 points, while Teague followed with 25 points and eight assists for Memphis. Forward Shaq Buchanan added 24 points and nine rebounds. 

Stockton will head on a two-week road trip for the next five games. They will face the Northern Arizona Suns on Wednesday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. The road trip will wrap up against the Delaware Bluecoats on Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m. Stockton will be back home on Wednesday, February 19, to host the Agua Caliente Clippers, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations


Huddle for 100 Volunteer Project Followed Ribbon Cutting at NFL Youth Education Town

Each year, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city, through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, by giving an annual $1 million contribution from the NFL Foundation. This year, a $2.4 million grant – supported by funding from the NFL Foundation, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and the Miami Dolphins – has gone to five different capital improvement projects in several different regional focus areas of South Florida including downtown Miami, Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach and Broward County. Additional support for the projects was provided by South Florida-based partners – the Downtown Development Authority, City of Miami, Miami Foundation, City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Miami-Dade County, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the Memorial Foundation and Broward County Parks and Recreation.

The Super Bowl Legacy Grant projects will provide children with three youth field refurbishments that converted grass fields to synthetic fields, at Gwen Cherry Park, Goulds Park and Miami Beach Senior High School, new lighting in Bayfront Park as part of downtown Miami’s Baywalk along Biscayne Bay and the creation of an Outdoor Fitness Zone at Plantation Heritage Regional Park in Broward County.  

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, Miami Dolphins Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer TOM GARFINKEL, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman and President RODNEY BARRETO, Miami-Dade County Mayor CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman AUDREY EDMONSON, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 2 Commissioner JEAN MONESTIME, Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Chairman H.T. SMITH, Miami Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Director MARIA NARDI, Miami Dolphins WR ISAIAH FORD and Legend NAT MOORE and Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver T.Y. HILTON were present for the press conference and ribbon cutting Thursday at Gwen Cherry Park.  

“It’s important for us leave a lasting impact in Miami after Super Bowl LIV concludes,” said NFL Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of NFL Foundation, ALEXIA GALLAGHER. “In partnership with the Super Bowl Host Committee and Miami Dolphins, the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program allows us to positively affect the South Florida community for years to come. We’re proud to partner on a Huddle for 100 project here today as well, as the league has now surpassed 300 million minutes volunteered in celebration of 100 seasons of the NFL.”

The NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city with the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, made possible each year by a $1 million contribution from the NFL Foundation and matched by the Super Bowl Host Committee. This year, the NFL and Miami Super Bowl Host Committee’s grants are focused on creating opportunities for youngsters to play football and engage in athletic competition on improved athletic fields, and residents and visitors alike in South Florida to participate in exercise and outdoor activities in safe and upgraded walking paths and park facilities.  

The ribbon cutting ceremony was immediately followed by a Huddle for 100 volunteer event at the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) at Gwen Cherry Park. Huddle for 100 is the NFL’s season-long initiative to inspire people to donate 100 minutes of their time in honor of the league’s 100th season, with a goal of reaching 100 million minutes of service. Commissioner Goodell announced today that the NFL family has surpassed 300 million minutes volunteered, after surpassing the original goal on Thanksgiving Day. The NFL partnered with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces and the Mission Continues, to beautify and revitalize areas surrounding the park and community center. NFL Legends and players participated alongside 150 volunteers in activities including mulching, gardening, bench building, painting and more. The students in attendance took part in a NFL PLAY 60 clinic on the newly refurbished field as well as spent time giving back through the community activities. 

Commissioner Goodell also did a Super Bowl ticket giveaway for two very deserving brothers – Wallace Aristide, principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High and William Aristide, principal of Booker T. Washington Senior High. The Aristide’s are well-known and beloved leaders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and are also the first brothers to oversee schools that each took home football state championship titles in different classes at the same time.

Press Release Courtesy of the NFL Communications Media Relations


Building on the tremendous success of NFL games in Mexico, the league will return to Mexico for one game in each of the 2020 and 2021 seasons at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today at his press conference in Miami in advance of Super Bowl LIV.

The date and time of the 2020 Mexico City game, along with the details of the NFL’s 2020 London games, will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring.  The continued success and growth of the NFL’s Mexico initiative is further testament to the league’s commitment to growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.

A look at the previous regular-season games played in Mexico:​

DateOpponents & ScoreAttendance
November 18, 2019Kansas City 24, Los Angeles Chargers 1776,252
November 19, 2017New England 33, Oakland 877,357
November 21, 2016Houston 20, Oakland 2776,473*
October 2, 2005San Francisco 14, Arizona 31103,467**

* first Monday Night Football game to be played outside the U.S.

** first regular season game to be played outside the U.S.

Press Release Courtesy of the NFL Communications Media Relations


Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (15-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, fell to the Wisconsin Herd (23-5), the NBA G League affiliate of the Wisconsin Milwaukee Bucks, by a score of 107-101. Wisconsin guard Jaylen Adams had a game-high 28 points. Stockton was led by guard Daquan Jefferies who scored 23 points.

The game started with two 24-second shot clock violations to honor NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Heard then jumped to an 11-0 lead. Stockton guard Isaiah Canaan’s free throws at the seven-minute mark would be the first points of the game for Stockton. Stockton then recovered to tie the game at 17 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter.

In the first half, Wisconsin forward D.J Hogg scored 10 of his 13 points and Stockton center Eric Mika scored 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Wisconsin ended the first half with a tight lead 52-48.

Adams scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter. The two teams were tied at 95 with 2:48 remaining in regulation. Wisconsin would then score the next five points to keep the lead, winning the game 107-101. 

Stockton saw five players in double figures. Led by Jefferies with 23 points as forward Kevin Young added 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Mika finished the game with 14 points and 19 rebounds. Guard Marcus Graves added an additional 14 points and eight assists. 

Wisconsin was led in scoring by Adams with 28 points, five rebounds and six assists. Center Jemerrio Jones grabbed 14 rebounds with 12 of them from the defensive end and added eight points. 

The Stockton Kings are back home on Friday, January 31, to host the Memphis Hustle at Stockton Arena with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. At this game, fans can enjoy the Friday Family Feast menu featuring $1 sodas, $1 beer, $2 hot dogs and $4 unlimited popcorn. Tickets can be purchased at

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations


Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announce today they have recalled forward Buddy Robinson from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

Robinson, a native of Bellmawr, New Jersey has a team leading 16 goals in 40 games for the Heat this season. The 28-year-old forward was signed by the Flames on July 2, 2018 after spending the previous season with the Winnipeg Jets organization. In Robinson’s first season with the Heat in 2018-19 he scored 14 goals and added 28 assists for 42 points in 65 games. 


BORN: Bellmawr, NJ                         DATE: September 30, 1991

HEIGHT: 6’6”                                     WEIGHT: 225 lbs.


ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2018

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – Glenn Gawdin struck for a pair of goals, including the game-tying strike with just 3.7 seconds left in regulation to help the Stockton Heat earn a point in the club’s final game before the All Star Break, a 4-3 overtime defeat against Ontario at Stockton Arena.

The Heat were able to take a pair of one-goal leads, Gawdin lighting the lamp first for a 1-0 edge and Alan Quine finding the back of the net to put Stockton ahead 2-1 in the second frame, but Ontario was able to counter each time and eventually take a 3-2 lead with just 2:32 left in the contest. After Gawdin’s late marker pushed the game to overtime, Ontario captain Brett Sutter was able to light the lamp shorthanded for the winning goal. Artyom Zagidulin made 35 saves in the contest. Stockton returns to action next Saturday, February 1 at home against the Bakersfield Condors.


W: Cal Petersen (40 shots, 37 saves)

OTL: Artyom Zagidulin (39 shots, 35 saves)


Three Stars: First – Brett Sutter (gwg), Second – Cal Petersen (37 svs), Third – Glenn Gawdin (2g)

Shots On Goal: STK – 40, ONT – 39

Power Plays: STK – 0-2, ONT – 0-3

Glenn Gawdin opened the scoring with his first shorthanded goal of the season, his 14th marker overall. It was Stockton’s first shorthanded goal since December 31, a shutout win over San Jose. He has four goals in Stockton’s last four games.

– Assists on Gawdin’s marker went to Buddy Robinson, his team-leading third shorthanded point of the season, and Rob Hamilton, his first. 

Alan Quine hit double digits for goals on the year, potting his 10th during the game’s second period to put Stockton up 2-1. He heads into the break on a three-game point streak (2g,2a).

– Stockton has points in 20 of 21 games (16-1-2-2) this season when scoring the first goal.

– The Heat are now 3-3-1-0 against Ontario on the year.


Heat forward Glenn Gawdin will participate in the AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday in Ontario, and Stockton will resume play next Saturday, February 1 against the Bakersfield Condors.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations

Las Vegas Raiders Sign Nevin Lawson to Extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Las Vegas Raiders signed CB Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Lawson first joined the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent last season after playing five years with the Detroit Lions (2014-18). A fourth-round selection (133rd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft, Lawson has appeared in 74 contests and made 59 starts over his career, tallying 217 tackles (181 solo), one sack, 30 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In one postseason appearance with the Lions in 2016, he registered seven stops (five) as a starter on defense.

Last season, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound corner out of Utah State appeared in 11 contests and made five starts for the Silver and Black. Lawson logged 23 tackles (18) and registered five passes defensed. 

A native of Lauderhill, Fla., Lawson played four years (2010-13) with the Aggies. Anchoring the school’s secondary, Lawson played in 49 games and totaled 205 tackles (143), including 9.5 for loss, two sacks, six interceptions including one returned for a score, 34 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.


Two-time GRAMMY award winner, TORI KELLY will sing the National Anthem at the 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 26

Tori Kelly’s new album, Inspired by True Events, is out now and Kelly will be heading overseas for her first international headline tour this spring, which follows her sold-out 2019 Acoustic Sessions tour. Produced by Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige), Inspired By True Events (Capitol/School Boy Records) marks a striking departure from the bright and breezy pop of Tori’s 2015 debut album, Unbreakable Smile. Like her 2018 passion project Hiding Place – winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, with hit single “Never Alone” named Best Gospel Performance/Song – Inspired By True Events keeps centered on her warm yet powerful vocal presence.

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET, will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD – the third time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks.

Fans can get access to awesome as tickets to the game are on sale now at Those in attendance can see Kelly’s performance before watching some of their favorite players take the field for the 2020 Pro Bowl. Additional information on the game and Pro Bowl Week festivities is available at

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Heat put an emphatic end to a brief three-game skid with a 5-0 shutout win over the Colorado Eagles Monday afternoon at Stockton Arena.

Netminder Artyom Zagidulin made 18 saves in the contest, while Byron Froese potted a pair of goals and Buddy Robinson and Glenn Gawdin each accounted for a goal and an assist in the game. The Heat took the early edge in the matinee, Robinson lighting the lamp just 26 seconds into the contest, then doubled the lead to 2-0 through two periods with a goal from Byron Froese. Alex Gallant, Gawdin then punctuated the win with goals in the final frame. The contest was Zagidulin’s second shutout over the last 10 days and Stockton’s third since New Year’s Eve. The Heat will close out the pre-All-Star break portion of the schedule with a Friday home date against the Ontario Reign.


W: Artyom Zagidulin (18 shots, 18 saves)

L: Adam Werner (43 shots, 38 saves)


Three Stars: First – Byron Froese (2g), Second – Artyom Zagidulin (18 svs), Third – Buddy Robinson (1g,1a)

Shots On Goal: STK – 43, COL – 18 

Power Plays: STK – 1-4, COL – 0-5

Buddy Robinson opened the scoring 26 seconds into the game, his team-leading 16th goal of the season. It was the fastest goal to open a game and fastest at the start of any period this season for Stockton.

– With two assists Monday, Austin Czarnik now has eight points (3g,5a) in Stockton’s last seven games. 

Alex Gallant’s score in the third period gives him a goal in back-to-back games. Sam Kurker picked up his first point as a member of the Heat with a helper on the goal.

– With two points in the game and now a team-leading 38 on the season, Glenn Gawdin has matched his rookie season scoring output. 

Byron Froese scored two in a game for the second time this season.

Artyom Zagidulin recorded his second shutout in the last 10 days, Stockton’s third of the season.


The Heat will host the Ontario Reign on Friday at 7 p.m.  in the team’s final game before the AHL All-Star break.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations


STOCKTON, Calif. – Goals from Alex Gallant and Alan Quine allowed the Stockton Heat to erase a 3-1 deficit in the third period, but Dan Renouf found the back of the net with just 58 seconds remaining in regulation to give Colorado Eagles a 4-3 win Saturday night at the annual Teddy Bear Toss game.

A crowd of 5,543, the largest of the season at Stockton Arena, attended the popular theme night and was brought to action 12:55 into the contest as Austin Czarnik lit the lamp to pull Stockton even at 1-1 in the opening frame. Colorado produced the lone goal of the second, then quickly doubled the advantage early in the third to go up 3-1 before Stockton’s late rally. Logan O’Connor paced the visiting team with a pair of goals, while Stockton got multi-point efforts from Czarnik and Quine.


W: Hunter Miska (41 shots, 38 saves)

L: Jon Gillies (29 shots, 25 saves)


Three Stars: First – Logan O’Connor (2g), Second – Dan Renouf (1g,1a), Third – Hunter Miska (38 svs)

Shots On Goal: STK – 41, COL – 29

Power Plays: STK – 0-0, COL – 0-3

– The game was played in front of an attendance of 5,543, the largest home crowd of the season.

Austin Czarnik scored the game’s first goal to trigger the Teddy Bear Toss at 12:55 of the first period.

Martin Pospisil notched his first pro point with an assist on Alex Gallant’s goal in the third.

– Czarnik and Alan Quine each had a goal and an assist in the game.

– The contest was the first time in five tries that Colorado has held the Heat without a point at Stockton Arena, now 3-1-0-1 in the brief all-time series.

– Stockton outshot Colorado 17-4 while erasing a two-goal deficit in the third period.

– Stockton has lost back-to-back home games for just the second time this season, the first time going without a point in back-to-back home contests.


The Heat will battle Colorado once again Monday at 1 p.m. at Stockton Arena, then will close out the pre-All-Star Break portion of the schedule Friday night against Ontario at Stockton Arena.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Heat Media Relations