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Sports Night: Republic FC makes playoffs

Republic FC: Team clinches playoff spot with win over Orange County

Harry Williams scores the game-winning goal in the 85th minute as Republic FC rallies for a 2-1 victory against the Orange County Blues FC on Saturday night at Bonney Field. With the win, first-place Republic FC becomes the first Western Conference team to qualify for the postseason.

49ers: Gabbert to start vs. Rams; Kaepernick No. 2

Coach Chip Kelly announces that Blaine Gabbert has won the 49ers’ quarterback competition and that the player he was competing against, Colin Kaepernick, will be the backup Sept. 12 against Los Angeles.

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Raiders: Four undrafted rookies make the cut

The Raiders keep four undrafted free agents on their 53-man roster, with running back Jalen Richard, defensive lineman Darius Latham, receiver Johnny Holton and cornerback Antonio Hamilton surviving cuts at the roster deadline.

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A’s: Oakland can’t handle Porcello, Red Sox

Rick Porcello doesn’t allow a baserunner until Jake Smolinski’s one-out double in the sixth inning on the way to his majors-leading 19th victory, and the Boston Red Sox rout the A’s with an 11-2 victory

Giants: Bumgarner wins battle of aces over Cubs’ Arrieta

Madison Bumgarner (14-8) outpitches Jake Arrieta (16-6) with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounces on rare miscues by the Chicago Cubs in a 3-2 victory.

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Voisin: Larson, parents savor his first Sprint Cup win

When Kyle Larson and car No. 42 crossed the finish line first at Michigan International Speedway, Mike Larson cried like a baby. His baby had finally broken through for his inaugural victory after months of close calls, near misses, blown tires and increasing frustration. To celebrate, the Larsons will meet at Cycleland Speedway in Oroville.

High school football: Mira Loma’s drought ends

Third-year Mira Loma coach Toby Thurman was hoarse from a lot of hollering the night before. A 31-game losing streak crumbled as Mira Loma raced past Encina 40-0 on Friday night at El Camino.

Sac State: Hornets stung on gridiron by Division II Western Oregon

Western Oregon, an NCAA Division II university from Monmouth, cashes in on several Sacramento State turnovers, a choppy offensive performance and poor special-teams play to hand their hosts a shocking 38-30 season-opening defeat at Hornet Stadium.

UC Davis falls to No. 24 Oregon in season opener

Ben Scott completes 27 of 47 passes for 303 yards and runs for a nine-yard touchdown for UC Davis, but it isn’t nearly enough as No. 24 Oregon wins 53-28 behind 271 yards and three touchdowns from Dakota Prukop.

Williams sisters feel super at U.S. Open

Top-seeded Serena Williams is feeling and playing like Wonder Woman and hasn’t lost her serve in three matches here. Her older sister, Venus, is looking to recapture her wonder years and moves into the fourth round in convincing fashion.

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