Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Cool, then not as cool: Light rain was predicted for Sunday, followed by comfortable seasonal temperatures. This being California, though, another moderate heat-up could be in store, with highs in the low 90s by the end of the week.
Indomitable city: In its debut season, Sacramento Republic FC won the USL Pro championship last night with a 2-0 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders in front of a sold-out crowd at Bonney Field.
Containing the King: The massive King fire was 84 percent contained as of Saturday evening, significant progress compared to 74 percent containment one night earlier. More rain storms Saturday helped firefighters gain control over the blaze in El Dorado and Placer counties.
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Homeless pastor: Rick Cole has never ridden light rail and lives in a comfortable suburban home. But after the Capital Christian Center pastor delivers his last sermon this morning, he will take a train downtown and live the life of a homeless man for up to two weeks. He hopes the experience will help generate donations for a winter program that provides housing for homeless people each year in the Sacramento region.
Game 162: It’s the final day of the regular Major League Baseball season, and the Oakland A’s still haven’t clinched a playoff spot despite being a presumptive postseason team most of the year. The A’s can secure the second wild-card position with a win or Seattle Mariners loss today. If neither occurs, the teams will face each other in a one-game playoff tomorrow in Seattle.
Local sports: Pro football – Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders in London, 10 a.m. (Channel 13, KAHI 950)
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers, 1:25 p.m. (FOX 40, KGO 810, ESPN 1320)
Major league baseball – Oakland A’s at Texas Rangers, 12:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140)
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)