FOOTBALL

Garoppolo looks sharp as Niners top Chiefs — San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was impressive in his return to Arrowhead Stadium, and Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes may have been even better, as the 49ers beat Kansas City 27-17 in their third preseason game Saturday night. Garoppolo was 14 of 20 for 188 yards while playing the entire first half in a much better showing than his preseason debut against Denver last week. Garoppolo led the 49ers deep into Kansas City territory four times, throwing a touchdown pass to Matt Breida and getting two field goals from Robbie Gould. Mahomes finished 8 of 10 for 126 yards, highlighted by a 62-yard catch-and-run to Damien Williams in which the Chiefs’ injury-prone running back raced right by the linebacker covering him.

Wilson leads Seahawks over Chargers — Russell Wilson directed a pair of first-half touchdown drives, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Chargers 23-15 on Saturday night. Wilson was 6 of 9 for 73 yards. He has directed the Seahawks to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal in five possessions in two preseason games. On fourth-and-1 from the Los Angeles 3, Rashaad Penny barreled into the end zone to put Seattle up 7-3 with 11:30 remaining. Wilson also had 31 yards rushing on three carries. C.J. Prosise scored from a yard out to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 13-3. Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen did not suit up for a third straight game. With Melvin Gordon continuing to hold out, the running game struggled as Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson combined for 23 yards on nine carries.

MOTOR SPORTS

Sato denies Team Penske a sweep of ovals — Takuma Sato held off Ed Carpenter to win the IndyCar race Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway. It was Sato’s second victory of the season. Tony Kaanan was third, followed by Santino Ferrucci and Simon Pagenaud. Pole-sitter and series points leader Josef Newgarden spun coming out of Turn 4 of the last lap and finished seventh. Sato won by 0.399 seconds. The victory comes on the heels of his highly scrutinized move on the first lap at Pocono last week that helped trigger a major accident. Sato denied Team Penske a sweep of the ovals this season.

— From wire reports

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