The Bee’s Matt Barrows notes that in one offseason, the 49ers went from being one of the 10 oldest teams in the league to being the eighth youngest. Will that translate into victories?
▪ What’s edgier than a black alternate jersey? The 49ers will wear them for their season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
For the first time in nearly a year, A’s left-hander Sean Doolittle was back in his familiar role as the A’s closer Monday. That turned out to be bad news for the playoff-hungry Houston Astros, who lost 10-9.
San Francisco starting pitcher Mike Leake is pounded on Monday in a 6-1 loss to the host Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the Giants’ eighth loss in 10 games.
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Jason Rossow sat out last season when he underwent surgery following a diagnosis of a brain tumor. He’s back coaching at Pleasant Grove, and his team’s 42-15 win over Nevada Union was an emotional one for him.
▪ Check out The Bee’s Top 20 football rankings. Any newcomers? Hint: Hunter Rodrigues is that team’s quarterback.
▪ Who will be The Bee’s Prep Football Player of the Week? Cast your vote before noon Thursday.
The River Cats completed their first season as the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate with an 11-0 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Raley Field. Perhaps fittingly, Matt Cain, on a rehab assignment for the Giants, pitched the final two innings before an announced crowd of 12,488 at Raley Field.
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