The 49ers’ offensive line seems stronger this season, but offensive-line coach Pat Flaherty has yet to settle on a starting five. Where rookie Joshua Garnett plays and who starts at right tackle – Trent Brown or Anthony Davis – are among his biggest questions.
Quarterback Thad Lewis suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Sunday’s preseason loss to Houston. Sixth-round draft pick Jeff Driskel is now the third-string quarterback.
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A year ago, their promising football seasons came to a halt. ACL injuries ended the seasons of defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes of UCLA, by way of Placer High School, and linebacker Cam Smith of USC and Granite Bay. But they’re ready to renew their collegiate careers.
Adrian Beltre delivers a grand slam in the fifth inning to help Texas top visiting Oakland 5-2, but the playoff-hungry Rangers may have lost Shin-Soo Choo for the season to a fractured left forearm when he was hit by a pitch.
Ryan Vogelsong wins in his return to AT&T Park and the Pittsburgh Pirates use a homer and four RBIs by Gregory Polanco to beat the Giants 8-5.
Former Granite Bay High School standout Haley Anderson places fifth in the women’s 10k swim at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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