A 49ers offense that found its downfield passing game for the first time this season Sunday now is eligible to add another weapon, wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was serving a six-game suspension. The 49ers likely won’t add him in time for Thursday’s game against Seattle, though the NFL granted them a one-week roster exemption because of their short turnaround this week.
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Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson each homer in a six-run third inning, and Toronto’s bats break out at home for an 11-8 victory over Kansas City in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.
Game 3 is a good place for the Cubs to focus in their National League Championship Series against the Mets, because the first two games didn’t go Chicago’s way. The Cubs will try to get their offense going Tuesday against Mets starter Jacob deGrom.
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Eric Moreland’s aggressiveness helped him make the Kings’ roster as an undrafted rookie from Oregon State a year ago. He hasn’t changed his hustling ways, as center DeMarcus Cousins can attest following Monday’s practice at Stanford.
Thomas Sperbeck grew up as the son of a quarterback, former Sacramento State coach Marshall Sperbeck, then played the position at Jesuit High School. As a junior wide receiver at Boise State, he leads the Broncos in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
Whitney takes a precautionary move with its quarterback, Antelope makes a case to stay in the The Bee’s Top 20 with a strong offensive line, and Davis takes kindness to another level.
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