Taylor Hintze booted a 35-yard field goal as time ran out to lead Weber State to a 38-35 win over UC Davis on Saturday night, ruining a dramatic fourth-quarter Aggies comeback in front of an announced crowd of 8,426 in a Big Sky Conference opener at Aggie Stadium.
Lenny Wilkens, Wayne Embry, Elgin Baylor and Don Chaney were among the first generation of African American NBA players who quietly, yet forcefully, stood up against discrimination. They are eager to see players’ reaction to the current climate when training camp opens. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s actions remind them of their response to discrimination in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Are the 1-1 49ers good or bad? That likely will be revealed in their most challenging venue, Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. The 49ers haven’t won in their last five tries, though the Seahawks seem vulnerable on Sunday.
After months of trade rumors, guard Ben McLemore is excited about his fourth season with the Kings. Dave Joerger is McLemore’s fourth head coach, but the guard said he feels “positive vibes” after a disappointing third season. McLemore will have competition for playing time from newcomers Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson.
In an upset-filled high school football season, winless Davis stunned No. 2 Elk Grove on a last-play field goal. The challenge for the Blue Devils now is to back it up, coach John Wiley said. Also, a look at some of the area’s most memorable prep football upsets.
Friday in Oakland, Texas became the first A.L. team to clinch a playoff spot. The Rangers have the league’s best record in one-run games and against above-.500 teams. A’s coach and former Rangers manager Ron Washington says Texas is built like a contender.
As much as the San Francisco Giants have been through since the All-Star break, with all the blown leads and the offensive struggles, it would have been gut-wrenching if they hadn't pulled out a victory the way they did Saturday night against the lowly San Diego Padres.