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Kawakami: Kaepernick at his worst in game 49ers should have won

Colin Kaepernick was everything a San Francisco 49ers quarterback isn't supposed to be, and was the biggest reason for Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. 
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Thompson: Jim Harbaugh facing greatest challenge

As the 'Sunday Night Football' loss to the Chicago Bears showed, the 49ers have problems on the field too
Warriors' Brandon Rush happy to be back

Brandon Rush, who helped the Golden State Warriors off the bench in the 2011-12 season, is glad to be back with the NBA team in a similar role for new coach Steve Kerr. 
Raiders run defense not getting it done

The Oakland Raiders remade their defense, but the results haven't been there, as the Raiders rank last in the NFL against the run. 
Sonny Dykes: Cal's confidence rooted in hard work

Cal Bears players' work, maturity, has led to 2-0 start, says coach Sonny Dykes, whose team prepares for Arizona Wildcats in Pac-12 opener 
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Giants lose to Diamondbacks, fall 4 games back in N.L. West

Mark Trumbo's grand slam off Ryan Vogelsong helped the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. 
49ers get good news on Davis, McDonald; Hunter s rehab going well

TheĀ 49ers received a huge dose of good news Tuesday with word that the injuries suffered by tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald against the Bears weren t too severe. 
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Local sports digest: Polina Edmunds set for figure skating season opener

San Jose Olympian Polina Edmunds will debut her new programs at the season-opening U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City starting Thursday. 
Linkin Park gets back to hard-rock roots

The band drops its electronic sound for a heavier release with 'The Hunting Party,' and comes to Concord Pavilion with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI on Sept. 19