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Sports Night: Vinny’s TD goes viral

Hometown report: Player’s dream comes true with touchdown run

Vinny Torrice is a gregarious 17-year-old East Union High School senior who has Down syndrome. He dreamed of playing football, and his parents allowed him to suit up this season. But he had yet to play. That was until the closing moments of a playoff game at Del Campo on Friday.

Today’s video: Watch Vinny Torrice’s inspiring run

Kings: Casspi’s role has become much smaller

After averaging a career-high 11.8 points last season, Omri Casspi has fallen out of first-year coach Dave Joerger’s rotation. Casspi says he needs to continue working hard in practice but wanted to talk to Kings general manager Vlade Divac to discuss the development.

Video: Casspi works to get into the Sacramento Kings rotation

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49ers: Will a 4-3 defense be the answer next season?

Could the 49ers move to a 4-3 defense next year? It’s certainly possible. Based on who is under contract for 2017, here’s what a starting lineup could look like.

49ers’ snap counts: What the 49ers looked like post-Armstead

The 49ers revealed their post-Arik Armstead defensive line Sunday. It featured Glenn Dorsey making his first start of the year at nose tackle and DeForest Buckner and Quinton Dial playing defensive end.

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Prep notes: It’s been a banner year for Christian Brothers

Christian Brothers has won Sac-Joaquin Section titles in girls golf, girls volleyball, boys water polo and boys cross country this fall, and the football team is seeking the program’s first section title since 1983.

College basketball: UConn women win 76th straight, but it’s not easy

A big block in the final seconds by Napheesa Collier (and her 28 points) helped the No. 3 Connecticut women extend their winning streak to 76 games with a 78-76 victory over No. 12 Florida State.

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