Running back Greg Cabral of No. 16 Del Campo and quarterback Joe Curry of top-ranked Folsom dazzled in season-opening high school football victories. Capital Christian won its opener for a new coach, as did Liberty Ranch for a coach who has come full circle, and linemen ruled for El Dorado on a 644-mile round trip.
The Kings reportedly filled a void at point guard with the addition of Ty Lawson. The seven-year veteran, who had his best seasons with the Denver Nuggets, could begin this season in the starting lineup with the expected suspension of Darren Collison. Collison’s next court appearance in his domestic violence case in Placer County is scheduled for Sept. 8.
While GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said the quarterback will play in the team’s preseason finale Thursday because the quarterback needs the work. Kaepernick missed the first two preseason games because of a fatigued throwing shoulder.
Jake Browning is poised to have another big season for the No. 14 Washington Huskies as the Folsom High School graduate continues to develop and impress his coaches. At Oregon State, the Beavers welcome back a healthy Gavin Andrews of Granite Bay, a monstrous starting right guard with an NFL future.
The Stanford Cardinal has won three Pacific-12 Conference titles and appeared in three Rose Bowls, winning two, under coach David Shaw, who really needs no introduction between Seattle and Tucson, Ariz. One of the biggest reasons Stanford is picked to win the conference title again is junior running back Christian McCaffrey, who could join Jim Plunkett as Stanford’s only Heisman Trophy winners.
Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley struggled to get playing time in a Lions offense that also features Anquan Boldin, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, so Detroit dealt him to San Francisco on Sunday for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas. Kerley shouldn’t have trouble getting snaps with the 49ers.
Cal said farewell to record-setting quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 overall pick of the Los Angeles Rams in April. The new leader for the program’s “Bear Raid” offense is Davis Webb, a graduate transfer from Texas Tech. Elk Grove High School graduate Steven Moore anchors the offensive line.
It's easy to get distracted by the noise surrounding Jim Harbaugh - the rap video, the recruiting slumber parties, the endless satellite camp controversy - and overlook the actual football turnaround at Michigan.
Sacramento’s Paige VanZant scores a second-round knockout over Australia’s Bec Rawlings at Saturday’s UFC on Fox 2 card in Vancouver, British Columbia. VanZant returned to the octagontook time away from the octagon to compete on Dancing with the Stars.
The ex 49ers receiver’s voice is noteworthy because his cousin, Corey Jones, was shot and killed by a police officer in Florida last year. Colin Kaepernick has been seated during the singing of recent national anthems, he said, because he refuses to show pride in a flag of a country in which black citizens are slain by police officers.
In less than 24 hours from Jeremy Kerley's arrival in the Bay Area, the 49ers' newest receiver was issued a jersey, No. 14, and catching passes from Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert at practice on Monday. Kerley was dealt to the 49ers from Detroit to add depth as a slot receiver and returner. DeAndre Smelter, No. 15, was also on hand at Monday's practice. Smelter is coming back from a hamstring injury.
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Recently acquired Jeremy Kerley at 49ers practice in record time
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