SAN FRANCISCO – The unproven kid thoroughly beat the former Super Bowl champion and reigning MVP. With a strong arm that allowed him to pick the Packers apart from the pocket and speedy legs that helped him break free for big gains, Colin Kaepernick did a little bit of everything in a record-setting, sensational playoff debut – and Aaron Rodgers just couldn’t keep up.
STANFORD, Calif. – Swarmed by three defenders for much of the day, Chiney Ogwumike released the ball off-balance or just plain forced it up to try to somehow get No. 1 Stanford going. Not much worked. Frustration mounted on both ends of the floor. Connecticut dominated on a home court the Cardinal have ruled year after year.
BERKELEY, Calif. – For two years, Tierra Rogers cried herself to sleep each night as California’s basketball team moved forward without her. Still grieving 20 months after her father was murdered during one of her high school games, Rogers’ career got cut short before it began. A top recruit, the highly touted freshman guard collapsed and stopped breathing in a seriously close call outside the Cal training room.
SAN FRANCISCO – Strong-armed fill-in Colin Kaepernick made all the right throws, looking every bit a capable NFL No. 1 quarterback. Kaepernick passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start in place of the injured Alex Smith, and the San Francisco 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday night in a highly touted NFC showdown that hardly lived up to the hype.
SAN FRANCISCO – From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That’s how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career. The resurgent left-hander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants tonight against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.
SAN FRANCISCO – Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants saved their season once more, pushing St. Louis to a winner-take-all Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. Turns out the defending champion Cardinals aren’t the only team that’s tough to put away in October.
SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants sure are tough to eliminate this postseason. Barry Zito and the Giants gave themselves at least one more game in the National League Championship Series with a 5-0 victory Friday in St. Louis that forced today’s Game 6 back at AT&T Park.
SAN FRANCISCO – Ahead by a lot or behind by a bunch, these St. Louis Cardinals are winning every which way. Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1/3 innings from a steady bullpen, these wild, wild-card Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.