The 49ers play Saturday exactly like they practiced against the Broncos in Englewood, Colo. this week, and Thursday's session was especially similar. It was marked by lapses – mostly on the right side of the line – false starts and botched snaps. Each of those errors make an appearance Saturday.
Former Granite Bay High star Tommy Thompson, one of three players loaned to Sacramento from the San Jose Earthquakes earlier in the day, scores what proved to be the game winning goal and assists on another in Republic FC’s 3-1 win over the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in front of announced sellout of 11,442 at Bonney Field.
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The Bee’s top five teams – Folsom, Grant, Del Oro, Elk Grove and Rocklin coast to season-opening victories, and No. 7 Oak Ridge outscores Whitney 57-55.
▪ There were more than enough memorable moments as the Sacramento-area high school football season kicked off.
▪ Player of the week poll: Who will you vote for? Placer’s Marcus Ante? Grant’s Deshawn Collins? Christian Brothers’ Jamarri Jackson? Oak Ridge’s Michael Pittman? Whitney’s Hunter Rodrigues?
▪ Check out a photo gallery of the Grant-Burbank game.
▪ Check out a photo gallery of the Granite Bay-Jesuit game.
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Eat, drink and move on. That’s Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s his motto. Bochy has tasted World Series champagne three times in the last five seasons, and while some observers look at his rotation and immediately think X-rays, MRIs and emergency call-ups from the minor leagues, he is giving the ball back to Chris Heston on Sunday and expecting the rookie to fill in capably – for the second time this season – for ailing veteran Matt Cain.
The visiting Cardinals hand San Francisco its 12th shutout loss of the season, 6-0, as Ryan Vogelsong is knocked out during a four-run fifth inning.
A night after his mistakes led to another Oakland loss, Stephen Vogt finds redemption at the plate. Vogt hits a splashdown homer into the Chase Field swimming pool and drives in three runs as the A’s beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2.
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The River Cats endures a rough night in Des Moines, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to the Iowa Cubs.
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