Shaun Draughn – who will make his fifth consecutive start Sunday for the 49ers in place of Carlos Hyde, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday – has been the rare NFL running back who stays on the field for all three downs.
With Del Oro’s 28-24 victory over host Liberty of Bakersfield on Friday night for the CIF Northern California Division II-AA Regional Championship, the Golden Eagles became the first team in state history to win a regional title with six losses in the season.
Former Kings star Chris Webber, who was in Sacramento working with the TNT broadcast crew during the Kings’ victory over New York on Thursday, thinks the team can overcome its early losses and be a factor in the NBA. “The fact that they started out terrible ... only gives them a chance to turn it around.”
The Golden State Warriors won 24 consecutive games to start the season, by far an NBA record. Their streak ends Saturday with a 108-95 loss to the host Milwaukee Bucks.
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Josh Fox was the sixth man for the UC Davis men’s basketball team last season. The senior forward is now the focus of the team. He leads the Aggies in scoring and is second in rebounding.
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team falls 81-73 at Portland. Cody Demps scores 20 points for the Hornets.
Derrick Henry, Alabama’s bulldozer of a tailback with the super-sized workload, wins the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night after carrying the Crimson Tide offense for most of the season. He’s the first running back to win the award since 2009.
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