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Sports Night: At least there’s the Bay Bridge Series

Giants: Padres win in ninth

The Giants lose 5-4 to San Diego and fall eight games behind the National League West-leading Dodgers with 10 games left. Matt Duffy has three hits and Brandon Crawford homers for San Francisco.

A’s: Hope for inspiration vs. S.F.

Only sparse pockets of an announced crowd of 14,452 remained at O.co Coliseum to see the final out of the A’s 8-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. Friday night, however, those seats are expected to be full as the A’s bring their final homestand of the season to an end with a three-game interleague series against the Giants.

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High school football: Five games to watch

With most teams opening league play, the games bear extra importance. The Bee’s Joe Davidson analyzes No. 1 Folsom at No. 5 Granite Bay, No. 2 Grant vs. No. 10 Franklin, No. 7 Oak Ridge at Woodcreek, Del Campo at No. 19 Roseville and Golden Sierra at San Juan.

▪ Folsom’s Christian Huber is The Bee’s Prep Football Player of the Week

▪ High school sports at sacbee.com

Republic FC: Teen’s drive to succeed

Gabe Gissie knows he has 23 older brothers on Republic FC watching his back and rooting him on. The teenager with the infectious smile, friendly demeanor and solid-oak physique is the team’s youngest player – and perhaps most remarkable talent.

49ers: Getting defensive

There were plenty of problems Sunday in Pittsburgh, especially safeties who were either late arriving on deep passes or, in the case of Antoine Bethea in the second quarter, had a Steelers wide receiver blow past him for a touchdown. The question now is how quickly Eric Mangini’s defense can find its groove.

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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