As bad as the Raiders’ season-opening loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was, it’s too early to write off the season. There is still hope that quarterback Derek Carr, who had to leave that game in the second quarter with a bruised throwing hand, can provide the spark that turns around the season.
It can be foolhardy to make bold pronouncements after Week 1 in the NFL. However, the 49ers’ display of power football – from start to finish – in their victory over the Minnesota Vikings is encouraging.
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The Bee’s Joe Davidson previews five key games in Week 3: No. 1 Folsom (3-0) at No. 18 Burbank (0-2); No. 8 Rocklin (2-1) at No. 13 Sacramento (2-0); No. 9 Granite Bay (2-0) at Vacaville (1-1); Natomas (3-0) at Highlands (2-1); Winters (1-1) at Dixon (2-1).
Trailing by a run in the eighth, Billy Butler erases the deficit with a three-run homer off David Robertson to lead the A’s to a 4-2 win over the host Chicago White Sox.
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The Hornets are approaching opponent Weber State as if a postseason spot could be on the line Saturday (5:05 p.m., 1380), while the Aggies’ game at Hawaii (9 p.m., 1140) almost certainly will be no vacation.
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