Thad Lewis’ season-ending injury and Colin Kaepernick’s continuing arm fatigue left the 49ers short on quarterbacks, so the team signs former Vikings first-round pick Christian Ponder.
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Will 49ers coach Chip Kelly stay with incumbent Blaine Gabbert, or take another chance with Colin Kaepernick?
Sacramento’s John Wood caddied for Olympic bronze medalist Matt Kuchar and was presented with the Order of Ikkos medal, a symbol of excellence in coaching, and raves about the Olympic experience.
The Giants sign Joe Nathan to a minor-league deal. Nathan, 41, is a six-time All-Star but has made just four appearances in the majors since 2014. Nathan will report to Double-A Richmond.
Jung Ho Kang hits a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 4-3 to knock the Giants out of first place in the N.L. West.
Rougned Odor is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, forcing home the winning run as the A’s, who led 4-2, fall 5-4 to the Texas Rangers in 10 innings.
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