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Sports Night: Giants, River Cats extend deal

River Cats: San Francisco extends Triple-A affiliation with Sacramento

The Giants and River Cats announce a four-year extension of their affiliation agreement hat will keep San Francisco’s Triple-A operation in Sacramento through the 2020 season.

Giants: Samardzija introduced to rivalry with Dodgers

Sports rivalries are familiar territory for Jeff Samardzija. The right-hander has pitched in Cubs-Cardinals games. He played wide receiver for Notre Dame against USC and Michigan. On Sunday, Samardzija got his first taste of Giants-Dodgers.

Today’s video: Acy perfect from field in Kings’ loss to Spurs

Kings: Stats guru Roland Beech assists team

The Kings hired Roland Beech in August as the vice president of basketball strategy and data science to work in a variety of areas, including the transmission of information to the coaching staff and front office.

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Warriors: Cold shooting leads to loss in L.A.

The Warriors toss in a clunker against the Los Angeles Lakers, losing 112-95 while shooting a season-worst 13 percent from three-point range.

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Furillo: Time to get excited about Sac State baseball

Sacramento State’s baseball team took two of three at Auburn, a team that made the NCAA Tournament last year. Next, they handled Northwestern State in a one-game stopover. Finally, they went into Baton Rouge, La., and stole a game from fifth-ranked LSU, the six-time NCAA champion coming off a fifth-place finish in the College World Series.

Sac State: Randle-El leads Hornets into Big Sky tournament

Sac State’s women enter this week’s Big Sky Conference basketball tournament in Reno on a decent roll, winning six of eight. Senior guard Adella Randle-El is a big reason for the Hornets’ success. The 5-foot-8 Randle-El leads the Hornets in scoring, rebounding, steals, assists and minutes.

NFL: Peyton Manning expected to retire Monday

Peyton Manning is retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos' boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl. The Broncos scheduled a news conference for Monday.

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