Sports Night: Flag thrown on prep football teams

Coaches upset over rule’s ‘gray area’

Nine Sac-Joaquin Section schools, including eight from the Sacramento area, are penalized for violating a new summer full-contact guideline. Coaches believed they were following the rules.

49ers: Offensive coordinator’s work is well known

Fans uncertain about new 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst might take comfort in knowing he was behind the team’s most famous offensive play in the last decade. Need a hint? Think Vernon Davis and the 2011 divisional playoffs.

▪ The 49ers open their exhibition game schedule Saturday in Houston against the Texans. Here are 10 players to watch.

Raiders: Cooper has impressive debut in exhibition win

Derek Carr clicks with rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, drafted fourth overall, as the Raiders defeated the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in an exhibition opener at Coliseum.

Furillo: Baseball stars have developed quickly

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals heads a group of young major-league baseball stars. Who else is in this group?

Republic FC: Sacramento rallies late to tie Colorado Springs

Shrugging off a late two-goal deficit, visiting Republic FC ties Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 3-3 on Ivan Mirkovi’s goal in stoppage time.

A’s: Baltimore tops Oakland on walk-off homer in 13th

The Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs Friday, but the one that hurt the visiting A’s the most was Manny Machado’s two-run shot in the 13th inning.

Giants: Duffy powers S.F. over Nationals

Matt Duffy had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs as the Giants beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 at AT&T Park.


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