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Is 49ers Marcell Harris on verge of stealing job at training camp?

SANTA CLARA — A hard hit here, another there. An interception here, another there. Marcell Harris is bruising bodies and egos at 49ers training camp. Look no further if you want a sleeper who might steal a starting spot. “He’s taken a step forward,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday. Harris is technically a second-year strong safety. The first half of his rookie year was spent on injured reserve, recovering from a torn Achilles and pulled hamstring. Can he envision himself starting the Sept. 8 season opener at Tampa Bay? “Man, I’ve got big expectations for myself,” Harris responded. “I don’t make the decisions here, but, meanwhile, I’m out here doing my job and they’ll evaluate how they need to.” Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II, right, catches a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers defensive back Marcell Harris during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) What must Harris show for Shanahan to envision him a starter? “That he’s better than (Jaqusiki) Tartt. That he’s the best strong safety on our…

Raiders practice facility taking shape in suburban Henderson, Nevada

HENDERSON, Nev. – With a $1.9 billion stadium for the relocated NFL Raiders about halfway complete just off the Las Vegas Strip, a team headquarters and practice facility is taking shape a short distance away in suburban Henderson. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the $75 million campus includes a structure enclosing an artificial turf football field and a half, a three-story office building and three outdoor natural grass playing fields. Team President Marc Badain has said the facility, near Henderson Executive Airport about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the stadium, will be the center of team operations after the move next year from Oakland, California. It will have design features similar to the 65,000-seat stadium, with black glass and a ribbon motif on the outside, said Las Vegas Stadium Co. project chief Don Webb. “Mark Davis and the organization felt like this is a one-time opportunity to build something that will really reflect the Raiders’ commitment to the game, the community and business,” Webb said. Davis and about 300 team employees will move in when the campus opens in June, and the Al Davis Memorial…

Horoscopes: Aug. 5, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Lolo Jones, 37; Jesse Williams, 38; Jonathan Silverman, 53; Maureen McCormick, 63. Happy Birthday: Look for the good in others, and focus on the bright side of life. Set the tone instead of letting others bring you down. Engage in activities you enjoy, and avoid making purchases you can’t afford, hoping it will make you happy. Turn this into a thoughtful, meaningful year that offers hope and future prospects. Lay the foundation for better days ahead. Your numbers are 2, 10, 13, 22, 29, 34, 43.  ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t worry so much about what others are doing. Consider what you need to do, and get busy working toward your goal. Personal improvement will help you bypass emotional interference from someone critical or overbearing. 3 stars  TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make a change because it’s the right thing to do. Learn from mistakes, and base what you do and say on how it will affect others. Getting along will ease stress and help you get what you want. 3 stars  GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Spend more time making improvements…

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