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Sports Saturday: Las Vegas native Bryce Harper injured in Nationals' victory

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, center, is helped in the dugout after he was injured during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Local slugger Bryce Harper had a potentially disastrous night against San Francisco on Saturday night as the former MVP left the game with a serious knee injury.

Harper slipped across a wet bag at first base trying to beat out a play and jammed his cleat into the dirt hyper-extending his knee and sending him high into the air.

Harper was helped off the field and will have an MRI on Sunday.

The Raiders kicked off the preseason with a game at Arizona. Most of the Raiders top players did not see any action and the Cardinals won the game 20 -10. The Raiders will host the Rams next Saturday night.

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