The 49ers halted Wednesday’s open practice at Levi’s Stadium less than an hour into the session after chunks of the field, which had been torn up during Sunday’s exhibition game against Denver, started to come up.
With two outs and nobody on in the top of the third inning Wednesday, New York Mets leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson hit a soft chopper off A’s starter Jeff Samardzija toward where an opposing third baseman would normally have fielded it for a routine third out – only nobody was there.
Combine Sacramento State’s offense with UC Davis’ defense and that could make for one formidable team – at least based on fall camp play.
OAKLAND -- It became almost a running joke earlier this season how little run support Jeff Samardzija was getting with the Chicago Cubs, especially when the right-hander had a 1.68 ERA through 11 starts but a 1-4 record to show for it. Wednesday, Samardzija’s new team scored five runs on his start day -- a total they’ve reached only three times in their last 10 games -- but it went for naught in an 8-5 A’s loss to the New York Mets.
After a two-year absence, professional boxing returns to Fairfield on Friday with a nine-bout card at the Allan Witt Sports Center.
Glenn Dorsey might not be ready to play for several more months, but the 49ers feel he’s worth signing for a couple more years.
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.
Republic FC can extend its home league USL Pro unbeaten streak to 10 matches when it plays the Wilmington Hammerheads at Bonney Field tonight at 8 p.m.