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Sports Night: 49ers ‘D’ coach defended

49ers: Kelly comes to aid of embattled defensive coordinator

Coach Chip Kelly is standing by defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil, whose unit not only is at the bottom of the NFL rankings but is at risk of setting league records for points, rushing yards and total yards allowed.

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Raiders: First-place Oakland talks, plays a better game on defense

The Raiders’ defense has allowed its three lowest yardage totals of the season in the past three games. Sunday night, the unit held the Denver Broncos to 299 yards and forced two turnovers. Oakland is 7-2 and alone in first place in the AFC West entering its bye week.

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Kings: Team needs to get on board with boards

The Kings’ inability to rebound consistently doesn’t fall solely on two-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins. First-year coach Dave Joerger said it’s up to all five players on the court to do their share.

Aileen Voisin: Kings organize youth town hall

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Garrett Temple and Matt Barnes reach out in an effort to improve relationships between communities and police officers.

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Hometown report: Troy Taylor still all about football at Eastern Washington

Troy Taylor left Folsom High School, where he helped the Bulldogs become one of the top programs in Northern California. Looking for new challenges, Taylor went to Eastern Washington, where he has excelled as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

Prep football: Hughes Stadium to host playoff game

Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College was a fixture for decades in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, including City Championship games that drew close to 20,000 fans. After not hosting a playoff game between local teams for 11 years, it will be the site of Friday’s Division III contest between Christian Brothers and Cordova.

Republic FC: Labor unions oppose MLS stadium plan

The Sacramento Central Labor Council and Local 49 say Republic FC should allow food-service workers to unionize at a proposed stadium. The City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on an environmental impact report for the railyard – including a soccer stadium.

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