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Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes attended today's introductory news conference for Scott, the 25th head coach in franchise history. Scott boldly predicted a quick return to NBA title contention for the Lakers.

(AP) - San Francisco heads into game two of their home series with Pittsburgh on a five-game losing streak. They have dropped 20 of their last 26 at home. The Giants start the day two games back of the Dodgers for first in the NL West. The Dodgers open at home with Atlanta.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal. The 49ers waived injured guard Fouimalo Fonoti to make room for Smith on the roster. Smith's signing comes after injuries to primary backups Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James in the last week.

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp. Matt Schaub is showing signs that last year's disastrous season in Houston might have been an aberration as he looks in complete command as Oakland's starter.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Longtime major league reliever Troy Percival is the new baseball coach at UC Riverside. The Highlanders announced Percival's return today. Percival grew up near Riverside and played three seasons for the Highlanders before the Angels drafted him as a catcher in 1990.

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