Following arguably his best game of the season, albeit in a 30-27 loss to the New York Giants, quarterback Colin Kaepernick notes that his team still has 11 regular-season games to play. “We have an opportunity to go 12-4,” Kaepernick said. “That’s a good record, and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
▪ Second-year wide receiver Bruce Ellington catches two passes on the 49ers’ first drive Sunday, but theryre his only snaps on offense for the game.
▪ Here are this week’s NFL games on TV (and radio), so get your DVR programmed and, uh, find your radio.
The preseason has taught the Kings that a big lineup, while limiting on offense, can be beneficial defensively. Coach George Karl likes the team’s possibilities with DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos.
Curtis Granderson, Travis d’Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes power the New York Mets to a 13-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets lead the best-of-five National League Division Series two games to one.
▪ The Cubs launch six home runs and defeat the visiting Cardinals to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series.
▪ The Royals use a five-run eighth inning to defeat the host Astros and even their best-of-five series at two games apiece.
▪ The visiting Blue Jays score seven times in the first three innings and go on to an 8-4 win over the Royals to even their best-of-five series at two games apiece.
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Who will be the next Player of the Week? Rocklin’s Chase Hatada? Bella Vista’s Andreas Litton? Elk Grove’s Jayden Machado? Davis’ Ish Perez? Del Campo’s Ben Purcell? You have until Thursday at noon to vote, so stop procrastinating.
▪ Rocklin wedges itself into the Sierra Foothill League title chase, and Woodcreek becomes the latest SFL team to join The Bee’s Top 20.
▪ Who’s playing this week, and more importantly, where will those games be played? The schedule is here.
Daniel Fells is watching his New York Giants teammates from a hospital bed while he battles a powerful staph-infection bacteria.
What do USC, Chase Utley, Cal, the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals have in common? They are part of this week’s Sports 101.
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