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Buckner and Armstead dynamic duo reunited for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead are reunited from their college days with the Oregon Ducks. And they're having a blast.
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San Francisco 49ers defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead are reunited from their college days with the Oregon Ducks. And they're having a blast.

49ers: Team expects big things from towering Armstead and Buckner

Defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner, first-round picks by the 49ers in the past two drafts, are former college teammates and roommates. The 49ers hope the two rattle opposing quarterbacks into mistakes.

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Furillo: Raiders GM McKenzie learned from one of trade’s best

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was given his first NFL scouting job by Ron Wolf, a Hall of Famer. Can McKenzie join the list of Wolf’s protégés who are winning in the NFL? This may be the season.

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A’s avoid being no-hit, then walk off 1-0 winners over Red Sox

The A’s get their first hit Sunday on Marcus Semien’s infield single with two outs in the eighth inning, thanks to a replay challenge. Then Khris Davis hits the game-winning double off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth.

Giants: Casilla blows save in ninth; Cubs win in 13th

Jason Heyward ties the score with a single in the ninth inning off closer Santiago Casilla, then his liner to left-center in the 13th wins it as the Chicago Cubs top the Giants 3-2 in a possible playoff preview.

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Golf: Three share lead in California State Fair Men’s Amateur

Bryan Wise, Ben Corfee and Patrick Murphy share the lead entering Monday’s final round of the California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship at Haggin Oaks. They take divergent paths to the top.

U.S. Open: Nadal falters late, falls to Frenchman in fourth round

Rafael Nadal is upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s quarterfinal drought at major tournaments.

College Football: Texas beats No. 10 Notre Dame in 2OT thriller

Tyrone Swoopes scores on a lunging six-yard touchdown run in the second overtime, giving Texas a 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday night. The senior quarterback didn’t start but came up big with his running ability.

NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. wins Southern 500; Larson third

Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead with 28 laps left and holds off Kevin Harvick to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson, coming off his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory last week, finishes third.

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