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Regional digest: Mountain Lions to host first-place Las Vegas tonight at Raley Field

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 7C

Quarterback Josh Johnson is expected to play tonight when the Mountain Lions (0-2) return to Raley Field still looking for their first win of the United Football League season.

Tonight's 6 p.m. game against the Las Vegas Locomotives (2-0) will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network and also can be heard on 1380 AM.

Johnson, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons and was a late cut by the 49ers this year, injured his knee in the season-opening 24-20 loss to Omaha on Sept. 28. He missed last week's 37-29 loss to the Destroyers in Virginia Beach, Va.

Jerrod Johnson, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent from Texas A&M, started in place of Josh Johnson last week and completed 12 of 27 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns.

The Locomotives are in first place after beating Virginia 19-6 and Omaha 41-6.

• The Big Sky Conference suspended UC Davis linebacker Steven Pitts for this Saturday's road game against Idaho State after he used the crown of his helmet to make a tackle in Saturday's 48-41 loss to Montana State.

Sac State, UC Davis second in golf events

• Sacramento State's Lisa Persson has a two-stroke individual lead following the first round of the Firestone Grill College Invitational in Nipomo, the school reported. Persson shot a par 71 to help the Hornets to second place in the team competition behind Cal Poly 300-306. The three-round event continues today.

• The UC Davis women's golf team is in second place behind Washington 586-594 following the second round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sahalee, Wash., UCD reported. The event concludes today.

– Bee Sports staff

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