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Sports Night: Philanthropist makes generous donation to fundraising effort for Sac State events center

Ailene Voisin: Donor says he ‘works to help others’

Ernest Tschannen, 90, moved to the United States in 1950 from Switzerland. The Orangevale resident donated $1.5 million to UC Davis for eye research following his surgery there five years ago. When he heard about Sacramento State’s need for a new events center, he visited the campus and thought a donation of $750,000 would be a way to help.

▪ Video: Ernest Tschannen says helping Sacramento State fund its events center ‘is a great way to spend money.’

49ers: Hyde’s stress fracture creates Catch-22

The good news for running back Carlos Hyde is the stress fracture in his foot can heal. The catch is that the injury can heal only if he stops running on it. How will the 49ers deal with the latest speedbump on their road back to relevance?

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World Series: Mets’ young aces to take on Royals

Mets manager Terry Collins says he likes his starting rotation and has plenty of confidence in Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz – the group that will start the first four games of the Series.

▪ Gallery: A position-by-position look at the Mets and Royals.

▪ Video: Previewing the World Series

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High school football: Grisly injury unites Franklin, Jesuit players

Franklin quarterback Jacob Lopez suffers a broken leg and dislocated ankle, and his teammates display class and unity in a spontaneous postgame on-field gathering. You can also check out the latest Top 20 rankings.

▪ Video: Size matters in the trenches, and these Sacramento area football teams have plenty

▪ Who will be the next Player of the Week? We’ve narrowed the choices to five. Voting ends noon Thursday.

▪ The Week 9 schedule is highlighted by No. 1 Folsom vs. No. 3 Oak Ridge. Who else is playing?

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Kings: Will their defense improve this season?

One of the team’s goals this season is to be a good defensive team. Defense was one of coach George Karl’s biggest concerns entering training camp and remains so as his team prepares for its season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena.

▪ Video: George Karl says DeMarcus Cousins is ready to be a winner

▪ Video: Energy picks up in practice as opener approaches

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Hometown Report: Pac-12 honors former Granite Bay standout

Cameron Smith first impressed former Granite Bay High School coach Ernie Cooper while just a freshman. He later became a three-time first-team All-Metro linebacker. On Saturday, Smith helped USC upset Utah by intercepting three passes – and returning one for a touchdown. On Monday, he was named the Pacific-12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.

▪ Check out a video of Cameron Smith’s big game against Utah.

Sports 101: From Daniel Murphy to Greg Hardy

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