Ty Lawson hopes for a fresh start in Sacramento after struggling with Houston and Indiana last season. His career is at a crossroads because of four arrests for driving under the influence, two within seven months in 2015.
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The 49ers likely will get a heavy dose of Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday. San Francisco’s run defense has been shoddy in recent weeks, but since last year, it has been far better at Levi’s Stadium than it’s been on the road.
Making his second major-league start, in a game with huge playoff implications for his team, Ty Blach outpitches Clayton Kershaw, confounding the Dodgers for eight scoreless innings in a 3-0 Giants win at AT&T Park. The win sent the Giants into Sunday’s finale with control over their postseason fate.
Edwin Diaz allows a run in the 10th inning, and the Seattle Mariners’ playoff hopes end with a 9-8 loss to the A’s on Saturday night. Joey Wendle snaps an 8-8 tie with a one-out RBI double in the 10th.
Larry Cunha, in his 25th season as Roseville’s football coach, is energized by the grit and effort of his upstart group. The Tigers are 5-0 after rallying to beat Cosumnes Oaks 42-24.
A week after getting stalled and stymied in Yolo County and losing on a last-play field goal to Davis, Bee-ranked No. 6 Elk Grove High School bounces back big with a 24-17 victory over No. 2 Grant on Friday night in a Delta League thriller at Thunder Stadium.
Nate Ketteringham hits Jaelin Ratliff for a 15-yard strike in the back corner of the north end zone with 15 seconds remaining to give Sacramento State a thrilling 41-38 win over Montana State on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
For the second consecutive year, Republic FC sees its season come to a disappointing end in the first round of the USL playoffs on Saturday night at Bonney Field. The eighth-seeded Orange County Blues FC defeat top-seeded Republic FC 5-4 on penalty kicks after playing to a 0-0 draw through 90 minutes regulation and 30 minutes of overtime.
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