Angel Pagan's single breaks a scoreless tie in the eighth inning and Jeff Samardzija strikes out nine in seven innings for the Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night to keep pace with the New York Mets for the NL wild-card lead.
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Colin Kaepernick, who once posed nude for ESPN magazine’s “body issue” and whose most famous gesture used to be kissing his biceps, is on the cover of TIME magazine – in his 49ers uniform, kneeling during the national anthem.
Trent Brown says he’s not worried about Seattle’s famously noisy stadium. The 49ers’ starting offensive right tackle has made few mistakes so far but will have a big challenge against Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Sunday.
Raiders cornerback David Amerson is expected to play in Sunday's game against Tennessee, one week after suffering a mild concussion. Amerson has been limited all week in practice after getting temporarily knocked out in the fourth quarter against the Falcons but told reporters Thursday he feels fine and is ready to play.
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When the Kings begin training camp practices Tuesday, one thing will not have changed from the offseason – Darren Collison is the only point guard with a fully guaranteed contract.
UC Davis was plagued by injuries the last two seasons, a big reason the Aggies had two wins each year. But even after games against Football Bowl Subdivision schools Oregon and Wyoming, the Aggies are fairly healthy entering Saturday’s Big Sky Conference opener against Weber State at Aggie Stadium.
League play starts Friday for regional high school football teams, including some rivalry games. What is the area’s deepest conference? Players from two area teams took a knee during the national anthem last week, and more may join this week.
Republic FC rookie midfielder Matt LaGrassa’s nearly one month loan to the Tulsa Roughnecks FC earlier this summer may have been pivotal to kick-starting his professional career. But the former Pleasant Grove High School standout plans to withhold any positive vibes from that experience when Republic FC plays its regular-season finale Saturday night in the Oklahoma oil city.
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