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Sports Night: Can Republic FC regain the magic?

Furillo: It’s not getting easier for defending USL champs

Following Saturday’s loss, Republic FC has lost two of its past three matches with four of its final seven matches on the road. It’s a far cry from last season’s 10-1-1 finish.

49ers: Soft in the middle? No way

The steady progress NaVorro Bowman is making from a knee injury and the play of Nick Moody, Shayne Skov and Desmond Bishop gives the 49ers hope their linebackers will be up to the challenge this season.

A’s: Valencia steps up again vs. Astros

Newcomer Danny Valencia singles in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as the A’s top the visiting Astros 5-4. The former Blue Jay plays a key role in each of his new team’s three series wins over Houston.

Giants: Cubs’ Jake Arrieta does it all

This wasn’t a sequel to the 1990 movie “The Two Jakes.” What happened at Wrigley Field was Cubs starter Jake Arrieta hurt the Giants with his arm and bat and Jake Peavy, his San Francisco counterpart, absorbed the loss despite a solid five-inning effort.

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River Cats: Grizzlies denied five-game sweep

The visiting Cats top the Grizzlies 9-3 to avoid a five-game sweep. The River Cats break the game open with a four-run sixth inning.

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