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Sports Night: Folsom boys to defend title

High school basketball: Bulldogs top Jesuit in semis

Defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion Folsom overcomes a sluggish first half and a gritty Jesuit effort to prevail 55-37 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena, setting up a whopper of a rematch against Modesto Christian for the title on Saturday night.

Kings: They lose fourth in a row

The Kings show resolve Wednesday night in their 104-98 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum, but it takes a 21-point deficit to inspire them.

Today’s video: Kings’ Cousins wants team to play with more urgency

Furillo: Cousins foul during skid

The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins is not in danger of surpassing Rasheed Wallace’s record 41 technicals in 2000-01, but his general bad behavior has been spiking lately. And this is the year, some have said, in which Cousins has gained maturity.

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Giants: Osich eyes spot in bullpen

Josh Osich is trying to crack his first Opening Day roster. And although it isn’t guaranteed, Osich’s 2.20 ERA in 35 games for the Giants last season makes him a frontrunner to return to their bullpen, where there is a vacancy for a left-hander following the retirement of Jeremy Affeldt.

Giants notes: Samardzija gets right to work

Giants catcher Buster Posey has always admired Jeff Samardzija’s competitive nature, which is on display in Wednesday afternoon’s Cactus League opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

49ers: RB Draughn signs 1-year deal

Last week coach Chip Kelly said the 49ers were interested in bringing back Shaun Draughn for the 2016 season. On Wednesday they do just that, signing the running back to a one-year deal, his agent says.

Republic FC: Kiffe off to good start

James Kiffe scored his first professional goal Saturday in Republic FC’s 4-0 win over the Sonoma County Sol. “It’s a preseason game,” Kiffe says. “I’m still waiting for the first one. But it’s a good start.”

Local college notes: Ex-coach Foster returns to UC Davis

Former UC Davis football coach Bob Foster returns as a consultant during spring football practice, which began Tuesday. Foster, 75, was on the Aggies’ staff for 20 years and also worked as an assistant at Oregon, Cal and Colorado.

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