Sports Night: Ledecky makes history

Olympics: Ledecky wins fourth Olympic gold

Katie Ledecky caps one of the greatest performances in Olympic history with her fourth gold medal and second world record, shattering her mark in the 800-meter freestyle Friday night.

Olympics: Sweden boots U.S. women’s soccer

Sweden stuns the three-time defending champion U.S. women’s soccer team 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics on Friday.

Olympics: U.S. men’s basketball edges Serbia

Kyrie Irving scores 15 points and the U.S. men’s basketball team survives its second straight strong challenge in the Rio Games, edging Serbia 94-91 on Friday.

Today’s video: Folsom’s Ariel Ngata expects big things from himself and Bulldogs

Motor sports: Clauson died chasing his dream

Carmichael-born race-car driver Bryan Clauson, who died last Sunday, was trying to compete in 200 races this year, dubbed the “Circular Insanity Tour.” That driving feat has never been done – not by A.J. Foyt, Gary Bettenhausen or Tony Stewart – three American drivers to whom Clauson was most often compared because he, like those three legends, would drive anything with four wheels.

Furillo: ‘Sky’s The Limit’ for Orioles’ Machado

It’s early in his career, but the numbers don’t lie. If Orioles third baseman Manny Machado keeps putting them up, he’ll rank with Cal Ripken, Brooks and Frank Robinson, and Eddie Murray among the franchise’s greatest players.

A’s: Davis, Alonso lift Oakland over Seattle 6-3

Yonder Alonso hits a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning off rookie Joe Wieland, and the A’s beat Seattle 6-3 on Friday night to end the Mariners’ six-game winning streak.

Giants: Homestand begins with loss to A.L. East-leading Orioles

Mark Trumbo regains the major-league lead with his 33rd home run and the Baltimore Orioles move back into first place in the American League East with a 5-2 victory over the Giants on Friday night.


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49ers: Sore shoulder leaves Kap questionable

Tightness in his shoulder prevents 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick from throwing a pass during Friday’s scrimmage against the Houston Texans, raising questions as to how much he will play in Sunday’s preseason opener against Houston.

Raiders: Oakland kicks off preseason with win

Carson Palmer directs a 73-yard drive for a field goal in his one series before Raiders backups dominate their Arizona counterparts in a 31-10 victory in the teams’ preseason opener Friday night.

Prep football: Folsom Bulldogs have plenty of bite

One day. That’s how long returning players on the Folsom Bulldogs football team allowed themselves to rub out the welts and bruises of a championship season that was suddenly thrust into the ditch.

Republic FC: One more for Sac’s road warriors

When Republic FC returns to Sacramento after playing at Saint Louis FC on Saturday night, it will end a stretch of six road games – including five in a row – in seven matches. Republic FC will have accumulated nearly 16,000 frequent-flier miles during the six road games.

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