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Sports Night: Folsom tops Elk Grove for section football title

High school football: Folsom goes unconventional for title

Folsom delivers three onside kicks in the first half, goes for it on fourth down when every old-school fan surely groaned, “PUNT!” and goes deep when common sense might have suggested going off tackle. All told, Folsom has all the plays and all the answers, holding off Elk Grove 35-27 in a Division I section championship thriller at Sacramento State.

Pac-12 championship: McCaffrey, Stanford beat USC

In the moment of crisis, the Cardinal knows who to call. Enter Christian McCaffrey, the king of all purpose – again and again, to lead Stanford to a 41-22 victory and its third Pac-12 football championship in four years.

UC Davis football: Bad intentions behind false tweet, coach says

Ron Gould says he knows who is responsible for planting a false rumor, tweeted by Sports Illustrated but later retracted, that he had been fired as the UC Davis football coach.

49ers: Fangio has book on S.F.

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio spent the last four years as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator and is familiar both with the 49ers’ personnel as well as Geep Chryst, with whom he will match wits Sunday.

49ers: Center Kilgore activated

The 49ers move center Daniel Kilgore from the physically-unable-to perform list to the active roster. To make room, they waive former Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov, who mostly had appeared on special teams this season.

Game plan: 49ers at Bears

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Major League Soccer: Sacramento’s shot at team expands

In a startling move that could accelerate Sacramento Republic FC’s entry into Major League Soccer, the league announced Saturday that it plans to add four more teams.

Kings: Howard, Harden too much to handle

Defensive struggles continue to hold the Kings back, as was the case again Saturday night at Toyota Center. The Houston Rockets become the latest team to put up some of its best numbers in beating Sacramento 120-113.

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Giants: Samardzija agrees to 5-year, $90 million deal

The Giants land a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a five-year, $90 million contract a day after losing out on Zack Greinke.

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