With another dazzling performance, Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, added to his staggering haul Sunday night in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The United States’ win gave Phelps his 19th gold medal. Earlier, Katie Ledecky gave the U.S. its first victory by crushing her own world record in the 400 freestyle.
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Bryce Treggs caught Chip Kelly’s eye in March at Cal’s pro day when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds. The 49ers added him as an undrafted free agent, and he’s been lining up at slot receiver, mostly with the third-string offense, in practice.
A’s starter Sean Manaea allowed two runs over six-plus innings, struck out four and walked two but remained winless since June 29 as the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory.
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner allowed just two hits Sunday, but one was a solo home run by Wilson Ramos that led the host Washington Nationals to a 1-0 home victory. Tanner Roark and the Nationals’ bullpen outdueled Bumgarner, and Washington won twice in the three-game series.
The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. This year’s team, coming off a National League Championship Series appearance last year and owners of the majors’ best record, welcome the expectations that come with those distinctions.
With fall football camp opening Monday for UC Davis and Tuesday for Sacramento State, both Big Sky Conference programs seek credibility. In preseason polls, the coaches picked Sac State to finish 11th and UCD last, and the media have the Aggies 12th and the Hornets last. Both went 2-9 last season.
Jim Furyk has a place in PGA Tour history all to himself with a new magic number in golf. Three years after Furyk became the sixth player on tour with a 59, he took it even lower Sunday in the Travelers Championship with a 12-under 58. Despite the feat, he finished three shots behind Russell Knox.
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