When asked what he looks for in practice when it comes to a starting quarterback, 49ers coach Chip Kelly immediately responded with “precision” and “decision making.” The criteria seem to favor Blaine Gabbert in the team’s quarterback competition.
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Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre calls himself “extremely blessed” as he enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining Favre in the Class of 2016 were Tony Dungy, a trail-blazing coach and Super Bowl winner; one of his stars, Marvin Harrison; Kevin Greene; Orlando Pace; Ken Stabler; Dick Stanfel; and Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
Kevin Durant leads Team USA with 25 points, and Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins finishes with 17 as the team routs China 119-62 to open the Rio Olympics.
Sonny Gray throws 72 pitches through five innings but does not return for the sixth as the A’s lose 4-0 to the Chicago Cubs. The A’s said their ace was experiencing soreness in the extensor muscle on the top side of his right forearm.
Eduardo Nunez leads the way as the Giants best Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. Nunez gets four hits, including two triples and a double against Strasburg, and the Giants win 7-1 in a matchup of National League division leaders.
Octavio Guzman scores on a penalty kick in stoppage time to rally Republic FC to a 1-1 draw with San Antonio FC in front of an announced sellout of 11,569 at Bonney Field.
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