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Sports Night: Cousins in prime place now

Ailene Voisin: Center should return to Kings with gold, swagger

The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins is in the perfect spot right now on Team USA. He is paying a temporary visit to hoops heaven. The seventh-year center is surrounded by talented colleagues, is a veteran of the national team program, and is coached by a Hall of Famer.

49ers: Latest news as team gets ready for camp

Catch up on what has happened between the 49ers’ last June minicamp and training camp, which begins this weekend.

Giants: Cain’s three-run homer sparks S.F.

Matt Cain hits a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7. Brandon Crawford has three hits and two RBIs as San Francisco wins for only the second time since the All-Star break.

A’s: Gray, Reddick lead way for Oakland

Sonny Gray strikes out a season-high eight, overcomes one rough inning, and Josh Reddick homers and has three RBIs in a 6-3 road win over the Texas Rangers.

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Making the rounds: Pair qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

After 26 unsuccessful United States Golf Association qualifying attempts, Folsom amateur Dennis Dachtler, 58, qualifies for the U.S. Senior Open. Sacramento’s Kyle Davies puts grad school aside to give pro golf a whirl after a run of stellar play that includes qualifying for the U.S. Amateur.

Republic FC: Soccer’s unique language helps team overcome barriers

Republic FC’s roster includes players from eight countries, and four main languages are spoken. Language barriers at times have caused issues when communicating during games, but the team uses soccer’s unique body language, ‘simple words’ and help from teammates to adjust.

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