Monday, September 23
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On the upside, the 49ers did find, if briefly, their missing run game. But a lot of other facets of their offense were nowhere to be found on Sunday in a 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park. "We didn't make plays," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. ... Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his second rough performance, as he completed just 13 of 27 pass attempts for 150 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He gained just 20 yards rushing on seven attempts, and was sacked three times. "I'm frustrated with myself," Kaepernick said. ... The 49ers' passing attack was weakened by the loss of tight end Vernon Davis, who did not suit up for the game due to a left hamstring strain. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 67 yards. But the 49ers had no other serious threats in the passing game. (CSN Bay Area)Comment
Boxer Floyd Mayweather got his money's worth out of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Aggies in their 42-13 win over SMU on Saturday. Mayweather, who has a history of making large sports bets, tweeted out a photo of his winning betting slip, one which showed a $200,000 return on a $220,000 wager on the Aggies: "Congratulations @JManziel2 for putting on a fantastic show. He may not be able to make money off himself but I can." (Dallas Morning News)Comment
Mariano Rivera gave notice in spring training that this was going to be it for him, no matter what, and Andy Pettitte never showed any inclination to pitch beyond this season before finally making it official on Friday. Both of them have said simply: It's time. And from an age standpoint, 43 for Rivera, 41 for Pettitte, it is time. There is nothing more for either to accomplish. Rivera leaves as the all-time saves leader and Pettitte is the all-time postseason wins leader, both of which are likely to stand forever. You have to wonder now if Derek Jeter isn't going to come to the same conclusion that it's time for him, too. With Jeter's 3,316 hits in the bank -- 10th-most all-time -- his legacy as one of the all-time greatest shortstops and automatic first-ballot Hall-of-Famer is secure. In all of their cases, however, it's also time for a different reason. (New York Daily News)Comment
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard goes airborne for a first-quarter score against the Packers in Cincinnati's come-from-behind 34-30 victory Sunday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Redskins may have lost, but RGIII's performance should give fans hope.
Game To Watch
Raiders at Broncos, 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN
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This Day in Sports
- 1908 -- New York Giants baserunner Fred Merkle fails to run from first to second on what would have been a game-winning hit and gets called out. The Chicago Cubs eventually win the game and, with it, the pennant.
- 1952 -- Rocky Marciano knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round to become the new world heavyweight champ.
- 1962 -- Maury Wills steals his 96th and 97th bases, breaking Ty Cobb's 47-year-old record.
- 1979 -- Lou Brock steals his 938th and final base of his career.