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Philip Rivers, Chargers offense finding a stride

San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Kwame Geathers is carted off the field during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers never looks too much into preseason success or lack of it, though he certainly appreciates finding a nice August rhythm to carry into the regular season.

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Crisp scores on wild pitch as A’s beat Angels 2-1

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, right, and Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson, second from left, look to home plate umpire Chad Fairchild for the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. After review, Donaldson was ruled out on the play. At left is A's Jonny Gomes (15). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.

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New, longer grass laid at 49ers Levi’s Stadium

In this Aug. 17, 2014 photo, San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) misses a field goal during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Dawson, who missed two field goals in Sunday's 34-0 loss to Denver, planned to return to Levi's Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to get back to work figuring out a new field and its quirks. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi’s Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday’s preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

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Loose sod at new Levi’s Stadium being removed

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, fans at Levi's Stadium watch as the San Francisco 49ers play the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi’s Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.

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