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Sports Night: Afflalo to assert himself

Kings: Afflalo focused on defense

Arron Afflalo says, “I just want to get back to defending,” which is good news for the Kings, who have made defense a priority.

On the 49ers: S.F. receiving corps leaves much to be desired

San Francisco’s passing attack ranks 30th in the NFL. There are only 32 teams.

49ers notes: Lynch looks leaner

Linebacker Aaron Lynch will return from his suspension on Monday with a slimmer physique.

Today’s video: Hornets gear up for Montana State

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A’s: Mariners stay in hunt

Seattle remains two games back in the American League wild-card chase after a win over Oakland.

Giants: One up with three to go

San Francisco holds serve with a win over the Rockies, and maintains a one-game lead over St. Louis in the N.L. wild-card race with three games left.

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Republic FC: Goalkeeper coach practices what he preaches

Simon Sheppard, once a fine goalkeeper in his own right, takes a hands-on approach to his coaching duties.

College football: Hornets brace for fireworks

Sacramento State hosts Montana State on Saturday in a matchup that has produced big-time offense in the past.

NFL: Bengals hammer Dolphins

Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green has a monster game as the Bengals rout Miami.

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