Folsom delivers three onside kicks in the first half, goes for it on fourth down when every old-school fan surely groaned, “PUNT!” and goes deep when common sense might have suggested going off tackle. All told, Folsom has all the plays and all the answers, holding off Elk Grove 35-27 in a Division I section championship thriller at Sacramento State.
In the moment of crisis, the Cardinal knows who to call. Enter Christian McCaffrey, the king of all purpose – again and again, to lead Stanford to a 41-22 victory and its third Pac-12 football championship in four years.
Ron Gould says he knows who is responsible for planting a false rumor, tweeted by Sports Illustrated but later retracted, that he had been fired as the UC Davis football coach.
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio spent the last four years as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator and is familiar both with the 49ers’ personnel as well as Geep Chryst, with whom he will match wits Sunday.
The 49ers move center Daniel Kilgore from the physically-unable-to perform list to the active roster. To make room, they waive former Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov, who mostly had appeared on special teams this season.
In a startling move that could accelerate Sacramento Republic FC’s entry into Major League Soccer, the league announced Saturday that it plans to add four more teams.
Defensive struggles continue to hold the Kings back, as was the case again Saturday night at Toyota Center. The Houston Rockets become the latest team to put up some of its best numbers in beating Sacramento 120-113.
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The Giants land a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a five-year, $90 million contract a day after losing out on Zack Greinke.
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