The 49ers’ rookie class figures to be more visible in the final two weeks of the season. Among those who should expect increased playing time are offensive tackle Trent Brown and linebacker Eli Harold.
Free safety Charles Woodson announces his retirement following this season, his 18th in the NFL. The Raiders finish the season at Kansas City on Jan. 3.
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Washington’s Marcin Gortat has 27 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots and John Wall has a career-high 19 assists as the Wizards defeat the Kings 113-99 in Washington.
Coach George Karl is having trouble finding minutes for guard Seth Curry.
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Jim Loscutoff, who died Dec. 1 at 85, was the most accomplished yet overlooked basketball figure with Sacramento ties. His toughness was on display as a member of the Boston Celtics for all nine years of his career.
Television coverage and wintry weather produced the fourth-lowest attendance total in the 10-year history of the CIF Bowl Championships. Only an announced 14,626 fans showed up for the two days of games at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
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