Ernest Tschannen, 90, moved to the United States in 1950 from Switzerland. The Orangevale resident donated $1.5 million to UC Davis for eye research following his surgery there five years ago. When he heard about Sacramento State’s need for a new events center, he visited the campus and thought a donation of $750,000 would be a way to help.
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The good news for running back Carlos Hyde is the stress fracture in his foot can heal. The catch is that the injury can heal only if he stops running on it. How will the 49ers deal with the latest speedbump on their road back to relevance?
Mets manager Terry Collins says he likes his starting rotation and has plenty of confidence in Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz – the group that will start the first four games of the Series.
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Franklin quarterback Jacob Lopez suffers a broken leg and dislocated ankle, and his teammates display class and unity in a spontaneous postgame on-field gathering. You can also check out the latest Top 20 rankings.
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One of the team’s goals this season is to be a good defensive team. Defense was one of coach George Karl’s biggest concerns entering training camp and remains so as his team prepares for its season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.
Cameron Smith first impressed former Granite Bay High School coach Ernie Cooper while just a freshman. He later became a three-time first-team All-Metro linebacker. On Saturday, Smith helped USC upset Utah by intercepting three passes – and returning one for a touchdown. On Monday, he was named the Pacific-12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
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