Cycling champion Peter Sagan isn’t known for being subtle, on or off his bike. Next Sunday, Sagan will begin the defense of his Tour of California title, which capped the closest race in the event’s history. The Tour of California’s 11th and longest edition will start in San Diego and advance for eight days and about 800 miles to its May 22 finish in Sacramento.
Scoring in soccer often takes time. Republic FC should know, as the team had a scoreless streak that ran 6 1/2 hours. Sacramento beat L.A. Galaxy II 2-0 on Saturday, but the team’s ultimate goal is four years away – joining Major League Soccer.
Jeff Samardzija bulled his way into the eighth inning and matched his season high of nine strikeouts but received no offensive support in a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Giants nemesis Nolan Arenado had a hand in both Colorado runs.
A’s outfielder Josh Reddick went 3 for 3 with a walk in an 11-3 loss to the host Baltimore Orioles. Including Saturday, his run of eight consecutive hits, which is still alive, matches the franchise mark.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who will enter his third season this fall, was the first player unveiled on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list for 2016, coming in at No. 100. The list debuted last week.
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