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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When the San Francisco 49ers struggled through a two-win season back in 2016 and were headed to a third straight offseason with a coaching change, Joe Staley wondered if it was still worth the sacrifices needed to play on the offensive line in such a grueling sport.

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Kobe Bryant was barely a few years into his post-NBA life when it was suddenly cut short Sunday in a helicopter crash so unimaginable that we had to keep reminding ourselves it actually did happen.

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WACO — Second-ranked Baylor has found a way to keep winning, even though the last two games were a little closer than expected without its leading scorer.

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SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm chipped in for a birdie and holed out from 111 yards for an eagle to start his round Saturday, and he scrambled superbly along the back nine for a 7-under 65 at Torrey Pines and a one-shot lead over Ryan Palmer in the Farmers Insurance Open.

BELTON — Whether it was the defensive jolt as Temple senior Elcid Smith pointed out, the adjustment on offense his coach Michael Thomas highlighted or a combination of both, the second half went much more smoothly for the Wildcats on Friday night.

They have a season sweep of Belton because of it.

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For most of their contest Friday night, the Temple Lady Wildcats did not play like a team that had just one win to its name this season. While hosting District 12-6A rival Belton, Temple broke up passes, forced difficult shots and provided just enough offensive production to keep the Lady Ti…