Idaho’s Iupati signs with 49ers

NFL: Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati (pictured above) have been practically joined at their rather large hips since becoming San Francisco 49ers this spring, and that continued Friday.

Both first-round draft picks signed five-year contracts, ensuring the offensive linemen will be in uniform for Sunday’s first training camp practice.

Davis was the No. 11 overall pick in this year’s draft and Iupati, from the University of Idaho, was selected by the 49ers six picks later.

“We’ve kind of had that bonding, that brotherly bonding, just that we wanted to be on time and try to get a starting spot,” said Iupati, the last of the team’s eight draft picks to sign. He’ll compete for the starting left guard spot.

Davis signed a deal worth a reported $26.5 million with almost $16 million guaranteed. Iupati’s deal could be worth as much as $18.25 million with $10.8 million guaranteed.

Associated Press

World Series tickets on sale

Legion baseball: Starting Sunday, fans can purchase single-session tickets for the American Legion World Series, coming to Spokane Aug. 13-17 at Avista Stadium.

Single-session tickets can be purchased at or at 800-325-SEAT. Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $7 for youth and seniors.

Special $5 discount days will be offered during the tournament, with tickets available only at the gate. The discount days are Aug. 13-14 for seniors (60 plus, morning sessions only); Aug. 15 for youth (5-18); and Aug. 16 for military (with ID).

All-session passes are still available for $60 at

Ex-Duck Masoli looks at Rebels

College football: Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has accepted an invitation from Mississippi coach Houston Nutt to visit the school this weekend, a person familiar with the situation said.

Masoli was considered a possible Heisman Trophy candidate after a breakout season at Oregon, but coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after two brushes with the law in six months.

Masoli can play immediately this season under NCAA rules because he has already earned his undergraduate degree, but he must be accepted into graduate school.

Associated Press

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