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Sports Night: Lance Briggs not ready to retire from NFL

Hometown Report: Bears linebacker still wants to play

Lance Briggs, The Bee’s Player of the Year in 1998 for Elk Grove High School, says he’s keeping his options open when it comes to continuing his NFL career that includes seven Pro Bowl appearances.

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49ers: Tomsula wants to spare the swears

First-year 49ers coach Jim Tomsula may lack eloquence, but he has been exceedingly quotable since his rough start at his introductory news conference. He has a folksy, unpretentious manner, which probably is one reason players like him so much.

▪ Check out a photo gallery of the 49ers coach in his first few months on the job.

Leading Off: Tough love needed in youth sports?

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker James Harrison is no fan of participation trophies for youth sports. Is he onto something? Or should future generations of athletes expect to be lauded for simply showing up?

Side by side: Ichiro vs. Cobb

There’s no question Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins is a hitting machine. But so was the late Ty Cobb. Take a look at how their stats compare through six “in the prime of their career” seasons.

Giants: Trip starts with loss in St. Louis

The Cardinals win 2-1, breaking a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning when San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford throws wide to first base after getting one out on a potential inning-ending double play ground ball.

A’s: Orioles beat Gray, complete sweep

Steve Clevenger hits a three-run homer off Oakland ace Sonny Gray to lead Baltimore to a 4-2 win over the visiting A’s and a four-game series sweep.

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River Cats: Club goes for eighth win in a row

Mac Williamson hits a grand slam and drives in six runs as the River Cats extend their winning streak to a season-high eight games.

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