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Sports Night: High school football teams rarin’ to go

Prep preview: Folsom Bulldogs stand tall – and big – again as area football powerhouse

Folsom graduated 21 starters, but lone returnee ranks among area’s best; team may go from the area’s top passing team to its best running squad.

Gallery: Sacramento area defined by senior playmakers

Joe Davidson: 5 pressing questions for Sacramento-area season | Breaking down the Top 20 teams

In print: The Bee’s print edition will feature expanded coverage every Sunday, including insight from Joe Davidson, highlights of the top weekend games, how The Bee’s Top 20 fared, scores and more. Have you tried the e-Edition?

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49ers: Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery; Ray McDonald indicted on rape count

Ahmad Brooks, one of the 49ers’ starting outside linebackers, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery in relation to a December incident at Ray McDonald’s house in which a woman slipped on a pool decking and was knocked unconscious.

▪ Team’s young corners get chance to learn by facing Peyton Manning in Colorado

Giants: Marlon Byrd glad to join a contender

Outfielder joins a team within striking distance of first place but body blows taking toll – obliques sidelining Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford; Gregor Blanco has hip strain.

▪ Buster Posey, Jake Peavy helps Giants snap Cubs’ streak with 4-2 win

A’s: Hernandez leads Seattle past Oakland

Nelson Cruz hits his American League-leading 39th homer, driving in three runs and backing eight strong innings from Felix Hernandez in the Mariners’ 8-2 win over the A’s.

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River Cats: Lack of big hits hurt in 5-1 loss to Omaha

The River Cats had eight hits but went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position Wednesday night, losing 5-1 to host Omaha.

IndyCar: After tragedy, drivers focus on title at Sonoma

For IndyCar drivers, the best way to cope with death of Justin Wilson last weekend at Pocono is to do what they love most: Go race.

▪ Video of open-wheel stars at Capitol

Stats: Guide to Sacbee.com’s numbers makeover

Stats, scores and schedules are now easier to find and richer than before at sacbee.com/sports. While browsing stories about your favorite teams and sports, you’ll have access to the latest results and can dive deeper into the numbers, a couple clicks away.

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