San Francisco broke minicamp on June 11, and by the time the team reports to training camp, it will have enjoyed 51 days off. A year ago, under now-departed coach Jim Harbaugh, that number was just 35 days. New coach Jim Tomsula wants his players fresh.
Grant High School graduate De’Sean Parsons will play basketball for Portland State on scholarship this season. Basketball has been his sanctuary from an unstable family life.
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Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 4-2 Monday night, snapping San Francisco’s six-game winning streak.
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The River Cats lost a no-hit bid in the eighth inning and nearly blew a five-run lead in a 5-4 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night at Raley Field. River Cats starter Nik Turley had a perfect game through five innings, striking out eight. He walked two in the sixth and was removed after 99 pitches.
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