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Sports Night: Koufos helps in Cousins’ absence

Voisin: Koufos fills in nicely

When the Kings went shopping last summer for 7-footers to bolster a frontline that lacked length, depth and rim protection, veteran free agent Kosta Koufos was a coveted commodity and near the top of their list. With DeMarcus Cousins sidelined, Koufos is showing his worth.

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High school football: Games to watch

With league titles and playoff bids on the line, The Bee’s Joe Davidson breaks down five key matchups: No. 1 Folsom (9-0) at Woodcreek (5-4); No. 10 Granite Bay (5-4) at Del Oro (3-6); No. 16 Christian Brothers (8-1) vs. No. 17 Vista del Lago (7-2); No. 18 Capital Christian (9-0) at Marysville (8-1); and Burbank (5-4) at No. 20 Kennedy (8-1).

High school football: Player of the Week, Rocklin’s Jonah Wehrli

Defensive lineman Jonah Wehrli made five tackles, but beyond the numbers, it was the tone he helped set – and the fumble he forced that set up a touchdown – as Rocklin secured a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff spot.

49ers: Chryst defends Kaepernick

Offensive coordinator Geep Chryst defends embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, saying the pieces around him simply aren’t as good as they used to be.

Video: 5 things to watch in 49ers-Falcons game

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Republic FC: Class in session

Heriberto Melgoza and Joseph Restani are two of Republic FC’s inaugural academy class of 64 players from 36 area schools who are looking to play the sport at the highest levels. Both aspire one day to be pros in Sacramento.

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