The Raiders fall to 4-2 this season and are still tied for first place in the AFC West. Their offense could not account for a defense that gave up 406 yards on a rainy afternoon at the Coliseum.
With a 19-of-22, 224-yard performance against the Raiders on Sunday, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith appears to be on a different trajectory than the fellow who replaced him in San Francisco. Don’t be surprised if he gets Kansas City into the playoffs again.
The 49ers’ defense is historically awful in allowing 312 rushing yards to the Buffalo Bills in a 45-16 loss. The unit gives up the second-most rushing yards in franchise history and watches as the fifth running back this season gallops for 100 or more yards against them.
Kings guard Ty Lawson will meet with team officials in Sacramento after missing Friday’s flight from Las Vegas to Kentucky for Saturday’s preseason win over Washington. Lawson was also late to Thursday morning’s shootaround prior to playing the Los Angeles Lakers.
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With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivers the best start of his playoff career. The ace left-hander pitches seven sparkling innings, Adrian Gonzalez homers and Los Angeles beats the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Sunday night to tie the National League Championship Series at a game apiece.
Brendan Steele overcomes a four-shot deficit in the final round, closing with three consecutive birdies on rain-soaked Silverado for a 7-under-par 65 and a one-shot win in the Safeway Open in Napa. It was Steele’s first victory in 141 starts on the PGA Tour dating to his rookie season when he won the Texas Open.
One week after a mechanical issue doomed him to a lousy finish at Charlotte and put his hopes of advancing to the round of eight in jeopardy, Kevin Harvick roars to the front on the final restart to win at Kansas Speedway and take the pressure off in next week’s elimination race at Talladega.
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