49ERS LOOK TO FLY HIGH AGAINST THE ST. LOUIS RAMS TONIGHT !!!
(AP) — The Thursday NFL game is being played in St. Louis tonight as the Rams entertain the 49ers. Coming in each team has a record of 1-2. The 49ers opened the season with a win over the Packers before dropping games to Seattle and Indianapolis. The Niners were outscored 56-10 in those games. The Rams opened up with a win over Arizona before losing to Atlanta and Dallas.
The record between these two teams is 62-62-and-3. The series goes back to the days with the Rams were located in Los Angeles.
UGLY INCIDENT MARS GIANTS WIN OVER DODGERS
The San Francisco Giants knocked off the Los Angeles Dodgers last night 6-4. Barry Zito, in what may have been his final start in the Giants uniform pitched 5 innings to pick up the win. Tony Abreu's second inning bases-clearing triple gave the Giants a 3-0 lead.
(AP) — Police have arrested two people in the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan during a fight near San Francisco's AT&T Park after the Giants' 6-4 win over the Los Angeles team. San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr the victim was wearing Dodgers gear when he and the group he was with got into an argument with another group, which included a person wearing a Giants hat. Suhr said the two groups exchanged insults about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry before the argument escalated, and the young man was fatally stabbed.
Stadium security and fan behavior came under scrutiny when another Dodgers-Giants matchup saw a Northern California paramedic severely beaten in March of 2011. Bryan Stow, a Giants fan, suffered a traumatic brain injury after a beating by two men dressed in Dodgers gear following the home opener between the two longtime rivals in Los Angeles.
BUD WILL RETIRE AFTER 2014 SEASON
(AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lig) has announced that he will step down and retire in January 2015. The 79-year-old has repeatedly said since 2003 that his retirement was imminent.
Selig bought the Seattle Pilots in bankruptcy court in 1970 and moved the team to Milwaukee. He was part of the group that forced the resignation of former commissioner Fay Vincent.
Selig took over as acting commissioner on Sept. 9, 1992, in his role as chairman of the executive council. He repeatedly said he would not take the job full time but was formally elected commissioner July 9, 1998. He agreed to new contracts in 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2012
IOC SAYS THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH RUSSIA'S STANCE ON GAYS DURING OLYMPICS
(AP) — The International Olympic Committee has dismissed concerns over Russia's law banning gay propaganda. The chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission, Jean-Claude Killy (zhawn klawd KEE'-lee), said the IOC doesn't have the right to discuss the laws that are in place in the country hosting the games, "so unless the (Olympic) charter is violated we are fully satisfied."
Russia has come under scrutiny as the next host of the Olympics because of the law passed this summer outlawing "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors," which many worry may apply to gay athletes and visitors to the games.