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Sports Night: Sheldon pounds Granite Bay

High school basketball: Sheldon routs Granite Bay

Drew Cobb, Sheldon’s stout 6-foot-3 junior guard, sets a tone of fierce intensity with his versatility, athleticism and grit. Cobb is one of a host of Huskies who contribute to a 104-59 triumph over Granite Bay on Friday night in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff quarterfinal at Sheldon.

49ers: Little-used WR draws coach’s eye

The wide receiver to draw praise, without prompting, from size-obsessed 49ers coach Chip Kelly is the team’s smallest. Bruce Ellington, at 5-foot-9 and 197 pounds, is among the more “intriguing” players Kelly says he has inherited.

Kings: Without Rondo, Sacramento loses second in a row

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has 40 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds as the Clippers coast by the Kings 117-107 Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. Kings point guard Rajon Rondo misses the game with right thumb tendinitis and is day-to-day.

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Andy Furillo: Bob Mariano, a scouting life

This year, instead of working with players, former River Cats manager Bob Mariano will evaluate them as a scout for the Giants. His job will be to keep an eye on about a half-dozen National League clubs, plus their minor-league affiliates. Remember him at the July 31 trade deadline.

Today’s video: Republic FC’s Max Alvarez off to a good start

Republic FC: Alvarez kicks back into gear

Ex-Sacramento State star Max Alvarez played a key role in Sacramento winning the USL title in its inaugural season. After an injury-plagued 2015, Alvarez is starting his third season with promise.

Hometown Report: Wulff overcomes heartache to succeed as coach

Paul Wulff, Sacramento State football’s new assistant head coach, got his start as Davis High School long snapper, excelling despite being haunted by the still-unsolved case of his missing mother.

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