The 49ers are reportedly seeking to land a “big fish” after firing coach Jim Tomsula on Sunday, and Sean Payton was the biggest name being discussed. But the longtime Saints coach announces Wednesday that he’s staying in New Orleans.
Colin Kaepernick has surgery Wednesday in Vail, Colo. on his right thumb and left knee. A day earlier, doctors at the Steadman Clinic determined that the 49ers quarterback needed arthroscopic surgery on the knee after he had been complaining of pain and swelling for the past few months.
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Kobe Bryant, the player who still believes he owns the building formerly known as Arco Arena, expects to makes his final appearance Thursday, just months before the old barn is put out to pasture. Bee columnist Ailene Voisin takes a trip down memory lane, back to an epic 2002 Western Conference finals.
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The UC Davis men’s basketball team faces a tough double as it opens defense of its Big West Conference regular-season championship this week at UC Irvine and Long Beach State.
Ken Griffey Jr., who receives 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot (a record 99.3 percent), and Mike Piazza, the top offensive catcher in baseball history, get voted into the Hall of Fame.
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