What happened to the upgraded coaching staff, the bigger front line, the more experienced young quarterback, the much-needed addition of two sure-handed wide receivers? There was much to ponder following the Raiders’ season-opening 33-13 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.
The real measure for 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s surgically repaired left knee will wear a purple and white No. 28 jersey for the Minnesota Vikings – Adrian Peterson – when the teams meet Monday night in their season opener.
Pitcher Mike Leake picks up his first win as a Giant, and collects his first hit with the team – a towering three-run homer – in a 10-3 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres.
After three consecutive trips to the postseason, the A’s guaranteed themselves a losing record when they slipped to 61-82 with a 12-4 road loss to the Texas Rangers.
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Who will win? Antelope’s Montel Aaron? Folsom’s Jake Jeffrey? McClatchy’s Alyas Kirkland? Franklin’s Jacob Lopez? River Valley’s Clarence Pierson? Voting for this week’s honoree closes Thursday at noon.
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