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Sports Night: Demps returns to football

Furillo: Sacramento State’s Cody Demps switches back to football

Sacramento State’s Cody Demps, 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, does many things well on the basketball court. His eligibility in that sport is over, but he still needs two more classes for a bachelor’s degree, so he walked onto the football team, and in the fall, you’ll see him catching passes as a wide receiver.

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A’s: Late rally against Royals’ bullpen wins game, series

Not trivial to the Kansas City Royals’ appearances in the last two World Series has been their 138-10 regular-season record when ahead entering the seventh inning. Yet the A’s scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings against relievers to turn a one-run deficit into a 3-2 win. The A’s won the final two games of their homestand.

Giants: Samardzija’s strong outing not enough against Dodgers

Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings, including Joc Pederson’s home run that put the Los Angeles Dodgers in front to stay as the Giants fell 3-1 Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Joe Panik homered for the Giants, who lost the rubber match of the series.

Diamond digest: Baseball’s top stories this week

For the first time in major-league history, two teammates from Japan’s pro league started on the mound against each other in the United States. Also, the Braves and Twins completed sweeps after each starting 0-9, plus items on Trevor Story, Joey Bautista and more.

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Warriors ready for more rough play from Rockets

The shoves between Houston’s Patrick Beverley and Golden State’s Stephen Curry that resulted in double technical fouls were light but a reminder that postseason games can get chippy. That’s playoff basketball, and the Warriors can expect more of the same as they try to cap their record-breaking season with a second consecutive NBA championship.

Republic FC: Sacramento allows first goal, takes first loss

Republic FC saw its 2016 USL unbeaten and shutout streaks end Sunday in a 1-0 loss at the Portland Timbers 2. Portland’s Kharlton Belmar sent a bending 20-yard blast past goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek less than 30 seconds into the second half. That ended Sacramento’s scoreless streak to open the USL season at 315 minutes.

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