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Sports Night: 49ers sign QB Ponder

49ers: In need of healthy arms, former Vikings’ first-round draft pick is signed

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.

Today’s video: Colin Kaepernick mainly a practice observer

Ailene Voisin: 49ers coach Kelly still waiting on Kaepernick

Will 49ers coach Chip Kelly stay with incumbent Blaine Gabbert, or take another chance with Colin Kaepernick?

Making the rounds: Caddie earns an Olympic medal

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.

Giants: Joe Nathan, 41, signs minor-league deal

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.

Giants: Eighth-inning homer sinks S.F.

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.

A’s: Texas tops Oakland on knock-off

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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