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Sports Night: Giants come up empty

Giants: Samardzija deals, bats whiff in 2-0 loss

Jeff Samardzija gives San Francisco a chance to grab momentum after a big offensive outburst a night earlier, but the playoff-hopeful Giants waste it with a costly dud in a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

Giants: New infielder Beckham hopes to make impact

The Giants acquired Gordon Beckham from the Braves on Tuesday. With third baseman Eduardo Nunez sidelined by a hamstring injury, Beckham could play when the Los Angeles Dodgers start two left-handers this weekend.

A’s: Angels win 8-6, complete three-game sweep

Kole Calhoun homers, Alex Meyer earns his second major-league win and the Los Angeles Angels hold off a late rally from the A’s to sweep the three-game series with an 8-6 win Wednesday night.

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Kings: Joerger going small even with four centers

With four centers on the roster, led by All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings appear set to use big lineups. New coach Dave Joerger, however, is inclined to deploy smaller lineups that occasionally will dictate Cousins’ role on the court.

Kings still await decision on Darren Collison

Kings coach Dave Joerger says Wednesday the team has no timetable from the NBA regarding the announcement of a possible suspension for guard Darren Collison.

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Furillo: Las Vegas’ bid for Raiders stalls

Why spend billions on a stadium? Stanford built one for $100 million. Oakland should be able to do it for under $1 billion. With the Las Vegas momentum halted, it is incumbent on Oakland to come up with an affirmative plan to replace the Coliseum.

49ers: S.F. had little interest in Dallas QB Prescott

He’s mobile, he’s accurate and he seemingly would have been a nice fit in a Chip Kelly offense that covets dual-threat passers. But rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, whom the Cowboys selected late in the fourth round in April, either wasn’t high on 49ers’ radar before the draft or the team did a fantastic job hiding its interest.

49ers notes: They might avoid Cowboys WR Bryant

Sunday’s game may be one in which the Cowboys are missing a starting receiver and the 49ers are down a starting cornerback. Dallas coach Jason Garrett says star wideout Dez Bryant has a “slight hairline fracture” in his knee and that his status Sunday is up in the air. Meanwhile, San Francisco cornerback Jimmie Ward suffered a quad injury Sunday and has been categorized as week-to-week.

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High school football: These 10 playmakers flourish

One high school football coach calls game-changing players “serious dudes,” and this season, this region has 10 of note who are eyeing league and section championships and drawing recruiting interest.

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