Two years after drafting Arik Armstead in the first round, the San Francisco 49ers take another Sacramento area product on Friday, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, who played at Christian Brothers High School.
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The 49ers, who took long looks at the most prominent quarterbacks in this year’s draft, end up taking a more obscure one -- C.J. Beathard from Iowa.
In the third round of the draft, the Raiders select former Placer High School standout Eddie Vanderdoes, a defensive tackle from UCLA with the 88th pick. One round earlier, the Raiders picked safety Obi Melifonwu of Connecticut.
Oakland selects Conley, a cornerback from Ohio State, with the 24th overall pick Thursday. Conley arrives amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Cleveland hotel earlier this month. The Raiders hold a press conference to introduce Conley on Friday at their headquarters.
Rookie Christian Arroyo homers and Brandon Belt has three hits including a double as the Giants defeat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Friday. Mark Melancon picks up a save.
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who earlier this month injured his left throwing shoulder in a dirt-biking accident, starts rehab for the injury and is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Charlie Morton strikes out a career-high 12, George Springer singles home the tying run in his return from a leg injury that caused him to miss four games and the Houston Astros rally for a 9-4 win to send the A’s to their fifth straight loss.
Cooper Teare of St. Joseph High School in Alameda sets aim at running the mile in less than 4-minutes in Saturday’s Sacramento Meet of Champions. Can he become just the fourth prep to do it?
Avery Bradley scores 23 points and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pound the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to clinch their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night.
John Wall scores 42 points, Bradley Beal adds 31 and the Washington Wizards withstand a furious Atlanta comeback to close out the Hawks, winning the opening-round playoff series 4-2.
Chris Paul scores 29 and the Los Angeles Clippers stave off elimination with a 98-93 win over the Utah Jazz to force the series into a seventh game. The Clippers will play host in the do-or-die series finale on Sunday.
Elk Grove native Kyle Larson, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series’ current points leader, is not shy to compare himself to some of the sport’s greats.
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