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Sports Night: Volunteers vital to US Senior Open

US Senior Open: 2,600 on hand to help

None of the fans who will come out to Del Paso Country Club will do so to catch a volunteer in action, but without the help of those volunteers, who have come to Sacramento from around the country, the event wouldn’t be possible. The Bee’s Steve Pajak tells their stories.

Is technology wrecking golf?

Woody Austin, who will play in this week’s US Senior Open, believes that’s the case. He has status on the PGA Tour but says he’s given up “trying to tackle 20-year-olds” whose games have been enhanced by the advancements in equipment technology.

A’s: Improvement continues with win over Rangers

Josh Phegley and Ben Zobrist homer as the A’s defeat the Texas Rangers 8-6 in the opener of a three-game series in Arlington, Texas. Starter Jesse Chavez (4-6) allows five runs and eight hits over five innings to help Oakland improve to 18-11 since being 16 games under .500 on May 22.

River Cats: Errors costly against Fresno

The River Cats commit three errors – all with two outs in the second inning – that lead to four unearned runs in a 6-2 loss to the host Fresno Grizzlies.

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Ailene Voisin: Cousins has decision to make

Year after year, coach after coach, the DeMarcus Cousins circus continues. Bee columnist Ailene Voisin says the Kings center needs to commit to the team or demand a trade.

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