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Sports Night: 49ers’ grass problems resurface

49ers: Public practice canceled

The 49ers cancel a public practice that was expected to draw 20,000 to Levi’s Stadium because of concerns about the playing surface.

Giants: Heston falters in loss

How will Chris Heston respond in a pennant race? That’s what the Giants will find out in the next two months. They hope he won’t have many nights like Thursday at Wrigley Field, when he labored to find the strike zone in a 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

A’s: Cy Young candidates to square off

Sonny Gray and Dallas Keuchel are candidates for the American League Cy Young Award, and both will start Friday night at O.co Coliseum when the A’s continue their series against the Astros.

A’s: Kazmir won’t face former teammates

Scott Kazmir, the left-hander who was traded from the A’s to the Houston Astros late last month, will not pitch in a four-game series between the two teams that began Thursday after starting for the Astros on Wednesday. “Kinda,” Kazmir said when asked if he’s disappointed about not facing the A’s.

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River Cats: Duffy’s homer does in Sacramento

Matt Duffy hits a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the host Fresno Grizzlies to a 7-4 victory over the River Cats.

Ailene Voisin: Cousins, Gay to attend Team USA minicamp

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are among the 34 NBA players invited to participate in the three-day session that consists of meetings, non-contact workouts and a scrimmage next Thursday.

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