Growing up in a working-class steel town in Pennsylvania, Jim Tomsula learned early that success is earned, not given. His hard work has paid off as he prepares for his first game as a head coach when the 49ers take on the Vikings on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 14.
Jack Del Rio may be new to coaching the Raiders, but the former linebacker has years of coaching experience and will celebrate his 30th year of NFL involvement this season. He’s worked for or with five Super Bowl coaches.
Buster Posey hit his 100th career home run and Matt Duffy hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in a five-run fifth to help Madison Bumgarner and the Giants defeat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 and earn a split of the four-game series.
Sean Nolin, who was supposed to compete for a spot in the rotation before he was injured, made his A’s debut Sunday, but a rough fifth inning proved costly for the left-hander in a 3-2 loss to the visiting Seattle Mariners.
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KK Limbhasut started Sunday’s second round of the California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship tied for the lead and got off to a blistering start. However, hiccups on 15 and 17 helped keep the score close as the Cal sophomore enters Monday’s final round with a one-stroke lead.
Justin Braun scored twice to lead Republic FC past the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 in a victory that clinches a playoff spot for the defending USL champions.
Clayton Blackburn pitched seven shutout innings and went 2 for 2, including an RBI single in the third, as the River Cats beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 5-2 at Raley Field.
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