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A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Sunday

Will Hoover returns to Sacramento for the first time in November. He was welcomed by military veterans.
Will Hoover returns to Sacramento for the first time in November. He was welcomed by military veterans. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Fog, then sun: Areas of fog before 10 a.m. today will envelope the Sacramento region before giving way to partly sunny, then sunny skies. A high temperature of 63 degrees is forecast, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy fog is expected after 10 p.m., with a low of around 44 degrees, the weather service reports.

A soldier’s story: Will Hoover grew up on welfare in south Sacramento, a kid with a strong sense of responsibility and a resilient way about him. On Aug. 5, 2014, he saved three lives in the so-called “insider attack” in Afghanistan that killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American war death in Afghanistan. Hoover almost died that day; he was badly wounded and may lose his leg. But he harbors no regrets. “I just did my job,” he said.

▪ Bee videos: Will Hoover on surviving attack on Afghan base

Hoover gets hero’s welcome

Room for pipe organ?: El Dorado leaders are trying to find a suitable home for a majestic 19th Century pipe organ that has sat forlornly in a warehouse at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for more than five decades.

Serving up a new sport: Futsal, a five-per-side game similar to soccer but on a hard court, gains popularity in the Sacramento area as leagues form and public parks convert tennis courts into futsal spaces.

▪ Bee video: Futsal – Not Just Indoor Soccer

Golden State of play: Even before Klay Thompson smashed the NBA record for points in a quarter with his 37-point eruption Friday night against the Sacramento Kings, the Golden State Warriors were Mozart and Monet in sneakers and shorts, writes Bee columnist Ailene Voisin.

▪ Bee video: Kings’ Ben McLemore On Thompson’s Record Night

▪ Photo gallery: Thompson sets record with 37 points in a quarter against Kings

Local sports today: NBA – Boston Celtics at Warriors, 5 p.m. (KNBR 680)

Women’s college basketball – Cal at UCLA, 3 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)

Stanford at USC, 5 p.m. (PAC 12 Network)

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