Following the retirement of Patrick Willis and Justin Smith, the 49ers were counting on Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman. But the team released Smith last week. That leaves it up to Bowman, who is coming off knee surgery, to steady the defense and provide leadership.
Aaron Garcia’s first year as a coach ends when the Arena Football League folds the financially troubled team. Meanwhile, his daughter Gigi, an all-Metro basketball player for McClatchy High School, tears two ligaments, including the ACL, in her right knee during a summer league game. Both vow to bounce back.
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The Giants’ Matt Duffy is having a strong year in the majors, while another third baseman, Matt Duffy, is having an even better season for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.
Bass fishing is outstanding along the San Joaquin River, but the boat launch at Brown’s Ravine is closed. The rundown on where the angling action is expected to be this week.
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