Coach Dave Filan, who had worked to improve the football program at the South Sacramento’s Valley High School, leaves his post to devote more time to his family.
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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will try to leave a four-interception, two-pick-six game behind him Sunday when the 49ers host the Green Bay Packers, which has had trouble controlling him in two playoff games. As The Bee’s Matt Barrows asks, can Kaepernick bounce back against the team he twice bounced from the playoffs?
▪ Can the 49ers halt their two-game losing streak against the 3-0 Packers? Check out the game at a glance.
▪ Relive Kaepernick’s impressive playoff performances against the Packers in a photo gallery.
▪ Will the Raiders win their third game in four weeks? Their game at a glance should provide some clues.
The move, which was expected, extends Ben McLemore’s deal through his fourth season. He started all 82 games last season, averaging 12.1 points and 2.9 rebounds.
Kelby Tomlinson’s inside-the-park home run in the first inning and a fine defensive play several innings later help the host Giants top the Rockies 3-2.
Marcus Semien hits a two-run homer in the 13th inning to give the visiting A’s a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s have won three straight games for the first time in more than a month.
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▪ Northern Colorado returns a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown with 4:12 left to beat error-prone Sacramento State 27-20 in a Big Sky Conference game at Hornet Stadium.
▪ Thanks to an inspired performance by a depleted but determined defense, the Aggies battle Big Sky Conference power Montana for 3 1/2 quarters before succumbing 27-13 in front of an announced crowd of 6,241. UCD drops to 5-0 this season.
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