Undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls runs for 209 yards in host Seattle’s 29-13 win, which is an all-time record for a 49ers opponent. The previous high had been a 192-yard effort by Atlanta’s Erric Pegram in 1993.
Before Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke tried to spin sweet somethings out of an ugly situation, insisting Colin Kaepernick’s days with the 49ers may not be over after all. But realistically? In the modern era of professional sports? With salary caps and fiscal considerations increasingly significant?
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With an 18-13 loss to the Lions in Detroit, the Raiders (4-6) are falling behind in an unforgiving race for a playoff spot.
DeMarcus Cousins freely reveals his feelings. But the Kings’ All-Star forward-center, who teammates are calling a leader, admits that his mastery of diplomacy is a work in progress. “I’m trying to better myself as a person every day,” he said.
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In Stanford’s 35-22 Big Game victory over Cal on Saturday night, sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey amasses a school-record 389 total yards to put himself back into Heisman Trophy contention. He leads the nation with 2,807 all-purpose yards this season.
Jeff Gordon has had a long, successful run in NASCAR. However, in his final race, he fails to add a fairytale ending to his storied career Sunday as he finishes sixth in the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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