• San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Kaepernick’s decision to sit through anthem scrutinized

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Colin Kaepernick’s name came up Monday as his decision to sit down for the national anthem reached far beyond football.

  • In this photo taken July 25, 2016, Danny Royer, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., prepares to pilot a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos, Calif. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera. The drone can scan from a bird's-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and caused a leak of water, a precious resource in drought-stricken California. On the farm's 2,400-acre tomato crop alone, this year drones could detect enough leaks to save water needed to sustain more than 550 families of four for a year. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

    In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region.

  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Aaron Blair works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Blair tagged for 3 HRs in return to majors, Braves lose 13-4

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Blair has a pretty good sense of what he needs to do to be successful in the majors.

  • San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik swings for a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves' Aaron Blair in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Giants hit 4 homers to back Bumgarner and beat Braves 13-4

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Sunday to win a series for only the second time since the All-Star break.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the end of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress — specifically when it comes to race relations in the United States.

    Updated: 7:45 am

  • California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday’s U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American “gridiron” experience.

  • Atlanta Braves' Matt Kemp connects for a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Albert Suarez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

    Kemp homers, Foltynewicz solid as Braves top Giants 3-1

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a homer to Brandon Crawford to lead off the second inning, then got three straight outs on 12 pitches.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

  • San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan (16) is greeted by teammate Gorkys Hernandez after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Joel De La Cruz during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

    Samardzija overcomes shaky start, Giants beat Braves 7-0

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija had a simple game plan against the Atlanta Braves that helped him earn a much-needed win and moved the slumping-but-still-surviving San Francisco Giants closer to first place in the NL West.

  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore, left, looks toward first as Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager runs past after Seager broke his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Seager breaks out Moore’s no-hitter in 9th, Dodgers lose 4-0

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers were down to their final out with Matt Moore on the verge of throwing the Giants’ first no-hitter against them in more than 100 years.