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Sports Night: Franklin football standout headed to Nebraska

High schools: Jackson signs letter to join Cornhuskers

Franklin High School football star Lamar Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive back, signed a national letter of intent with Nebraska for a full athletic scholarship.

49ers: Super Bowl spotlights 2011 draft, which has faded for host team

49ers general manager Trent Baalke enjoyed a banner year in 2011, when he signed coach Jim Harbaugh and put together a draft class that was an immediate home run. But that 2011 haul has all but disappeared.

Furillo: Kubiak’s journey from mini-stroke to Super Bowl

The Houston Texans fired Gary Kubiak as their coach shortly after his transient ischemic attack in 2013. Now he’s in the Super Bowl as coach of the Denver Broncos.

Raiders: Former quarterback Stabler had brain disease CTE

Former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.

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Kings: Bulls hold them off for 107-102 victory

Chicago guard E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points as the Bulls overcame not having their best player, Jimmy Butler, to defeat the Kings 107-102 at Sleep Train Arena.

Kings notes: Karl confident team can make playoff push

Kings coach George Karl believes good teams have at least 10 wins in a month more than once in a season. The Kings fell short in January, but going 8-7 was step in the right direction, Karl said.

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Sac State men’s basketball faces tall order

The Sacramento State men have faced three of the top four big men in the Big Sky Conference this season and the results haven’t been good. Next up on Thursday night at The Nest is Montana forward Martin Breunig, who arguably is the best big man in the conference.

Sac State football opens against Western Oregon

Sacramento State will open its 2016 football season at home Sept. 3 against Division II Western Oregon and will play seven days later at Fresno State, its only Football Bowl Subdivision opponent.

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