Preki leaves Republic FC in good position. The team enters Saturday’s key USL match against LA Galaxy II tied for the lead in the Western Division. Where does it go next? That’s up to Paul Buckle, who takes the reins Sunday. Buckle’s last coaching stint earlier this year for Cheltenham Town lasted just 79 days and 13 matches.
Republic FC loses a friendly to Atlas FC 4-1 at Bonney Field on the same day it learns Preki will be coaching his last match Saturday. Thomas Stewart scores Republic FC’s goal on a header from a free kick by Max Alvarez.
With Jake Peavy going seven strong innings Wednesday in his second start since returning from the disabled list, and Matt Cain winning his first major-league start in nearly a year Tuesday, things are looking up for the Giants’ rotation. The offense, however, continues to be missing in action, as San Francisco loses to the Mets 4-1.
All-Star slugger Mark Teixeira homers twice after Scott Kazmir leaves his start because of triceps tightness, and CC Sabathia wins for the first time in a month as the New York Yankees hold off the A’s 5-4.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LINKS
Xavier Avery has two hits to raise his average to .364, and Kelby Tomlinson drives in Sacramento’s only run in a 4-1 loss to visiting Fresno.
View the day’s box scores, latest standings and more coverage in The Sacramento Bee e-Edition.
Plan your daily sports viewing with the latest TV listings.