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Sacramento backs Kings arena deal

Updated: March 27, 2013, 1:08 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With the clock clicking down, Sacramento city officials took their last shot at keeping the NBA Kings in California's capital by approving a public-private deal to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown.

The city council's approval of the arena Tuesday was the last step in what has been a full court press by Mayor Kevin Johnson to keep Sacramento's only major league sports team from bolting to Seattle, where a new ownership group and arena deal awaits. ...

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