A year ago, on the eve of the Raiders’ preseason opener, nobody around here knew much about linebacker Ben Heeney. Now he’s on the top of the Raiders’ depth chart at middle linebacker.
The 49ers are struck by the humble, spartan feel of the team’s original stadium during Wednesday’s 90-minute practice at Kezar Stadium, the team’s home from 1946 to 1970
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Veteran left tackle Joe Staley says he thinks lineman Arik Armstead has been the most impressive defensive player in training camp for the 49ers. “Just the speed, the way he’s practicing, the tempo and his urgency of practicing has been a lot better,” Staley says.
Carmelo Anthony scores 31 points on the night he becomes the U.S. men’s Olympic career scoring leader, combining with Kyrie Irving for all the Americans’ baskets in the fourth quarter of a 98-88 victory over Australia.
Katie Ledecky turns in another overpowering performance to carry the United States to victory in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, capturing her third gold and fourth medal overall at the Rio Olympics.
A’s relief pitcher Chris Smith, who once thought his career was over, played in independent leagues and the minors to make it back to the major leagues Sunday in Oakland.
Ross Detwiler and John Axford combine on a four-hitter and the A’s beat Baltimore 1-0 to knock the Orioles out of first place in the American League East.
Brandon Crawford homers in the fourth inning and the Giants win a series for the first time since the All-Star break, beating Miami 1-0.
Republic FC director of football Graham Smith calls the signing of former English Premier League standout Carlton Cole another milestone for the third-year franchise. “It’s a great signing,” Smith says. “It’s a reflection of how Republic FC is perceived on the international soccer front now.”
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