Defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner, first-round picks by the 49ers in the past two drafts, are former college teammates and roommates. The 49ers hope the two rattle opposing quarterbacks into mistakes.
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was given his first NFL scouting job by Ron Wolf, a Hall of Famer. Can McKenzie join the list of Wolf’s protégés who are winning in the NFL? This may be the season.
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The A’s get their first hit Sunday on Marcus Semien’s infield single with two outs in the eighth inning, thanks to a replay challenge. Then Khris Davis hits the game-winning double off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth.
Jason Heyward ties the score with a single in the ninth inning off closer Santiago Casilla, then his liner to left-center in the 13th wins it as the Chicago Cubs top the Giants 3-2 in a possible playoff preview.
Bryan Wise, Ben Corfee and Patrick Murphy share the lead entering Monday’s final round of the California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship at Haggin Oaks. They take divergent paths to the top.
Rafael Nadal is upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s quarterfinal drought at major tournaments.
Tyrone Swoopes scores on a lunging six-yard touchdown run in the second overtime, giving Texas a 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday night. The senior quarterback didn’t start but came up big with his running ability.
Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead with 28 laps left and holds off Kevin Harvick to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson, coming off his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory last week, finishes third.
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