FRANK GORE AND NINERS RUN OVER RAMS
(AP) — Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
Anquan Boldin had five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Gore had 153 yards on 20 carries and a 34-yard score for San Francisco (2-2), which was outscored 46-10 the previous two games. Navarro Bowman had two of the 49ers' five sacks with a strip leading to a fourth-quarter scoring run by Anthony Dixon.
The Rams (1-3) had an overtime win and tie against San Francisco last year, and took the early lead Thursday before falling flat. Greg Zuerlein banged in a 40-yard field goal off the right upright to end a nine-game scoring drought in the first quarter, but the 49ers answered with 28 straight points.
PRYOR STILL ON THE SIDELINES AS RAIDERS GET READY FOR SKINS'
(AP) — Terrelle Pryor returned to the practice field for the Oakland Raiders three days after sustaining a concussion but is not participating in team drills.
Pryor was in uniform Thursday and took part in stretching but did not have a helmet and mostly watched backup quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin run practice during the portion open to the media.
Pryor was knocked out of Monday night's loss in Denver in the fourth quarter and did not practice Wednesday. Pryor has said it would be difficult to start Sunday's game against Washington if he did not practice Thursday.
BYE WEEK FOR RODGERS AND THE PACK
Chico's Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have an early bye week this year. The Pack are still trying to lick their wounds after blowing a 30-14 second half lead in Cincinnati last week.
PAGAN'S BLAST GIVES GIANTS SERIES OVER DODGERS
(AP) — Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win in what might have been Tim Lincecum's final outing with the club, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night.
Pagan's fifth home run in an injury-shortened season was surrendered by losing pitcher Paco Rodriguez (3-3) and plunked off the top of an ambulance parked just beyond the fence in left field.
Lincecum struck out Yasiel Puig three times among his six Ks but missed a win against the NL West champion Dodgers. Santiago Casilla (7-2) earned the victory with a 1-2-3 eighth, while Sergio Romo pitched the ninth for his 38th save.
Lincecum is wrapping up a $40.5 million, two-year contract that paid him $22 million this season. The 29-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and three hits in seven impressive innings.
SUSPECTS FATHER POINTS FINGER AT DECEASED DODGER FAN
(AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old Dodgers fan in San Francisco says his son told him it was self-defense.
Marty Montgomery told the Lodi News-Sentinel on Thursday that his son, Michael Montgomery was jumped during a fight and he stabbed Jonathan Denver in self-defense.
San Francisco police say that 21-year-old Michael Montgomery was arrested on suspicion of homicide in the stabbing death of Denver Wednesday night.
Montgomery's father said his son told him by phone that during the fight, Denver hit his son over the head with a chair, and in self-defense, his son stabbed Denver.
Montgomery told his father that Denver, who was wearing Dodgers apparel, yelled, "Giants suck," at Montgomery's friend who was wearing a Giants hat when Denver and others hit his son and their friends without warning.
ROADRUNNERS LOOK TO CONTINUE THEIR DOMINANCE
The Butte College Roadrunners look to move to 4-0 when they host San Jouquin Delta College at Cowan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Roadrunners has blasted their opponents by a combined score of 155-28 through their first three games of the season. But, the year gets a little bit tougher now as they enter conference play. The Roadrunners are ranked #1 in Northern California and #2 in the state. Game time is 1:00pm
TASK GETS TOUGHER AS WILDCATS HOST TWO NATIONALLY RANKED CCAA FOES
The Chico State Volleyball team hosts two ranked teams this weekend at Acker Gym. The first place Wildcats are 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the CCAA. Chico is coming off of a road sweep against Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay last weekend. Chico hosts Cal State San Bernardino tonight at 7pm. The Coyotoes are ranked #20 in the country. UC San Diego comes to town tomorrow for a 7pm match. They are ranked #10 in the country. Both matches begin at 7pm. IF you can't make it to Acker you can follow the action on the Chico State LIVE STATS webpage.... http://www.sidearmstats.com/csuchico/wvball/xlive.htm
CHICO STATE SOCCER TEAMS HIT THE ROAD
The Chico State Soccer teams hit the road. The men and women are in Southern California. Today they play Cal State Los Angeles and on Sunday they take on Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Wildcat men are 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the CCAA. The women are 3-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the CCAA. Tonight's matches from LA begin at 4:30 with the men's match and 7pm for the women. You can follow all the action on Cal State Los Angeles website LIVE STATS.
CHICO STATE CROSS COUNTRY AT THE STANFORD INVITE
The Chico State Cross Country teams are at the Stanford Invitational. The men are ranked #4 in the country while the Chico State women are #8. Some members of the squad will be competing in Folsom at the Willow Hills Open as well. Its been two weeks since the Wildcats shined at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle where they bested several high profile Division I programs. The Wildcats will once again be competing against their Division I brethren at the Stanford Invite.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW SHOW
High school football has some great match-ups around the North State tonight. We preview all of these match-ups in the first installment of the KPAY High School Football Preview Show on....right here on KPAY.COM. Copy and paste the link below to hear the show OR go to the KPAY Sports News Items on our main page to hear the show.
BUTTE VOLLEYBALL HOSTS BUTTE CLASSIC
Butte College Volleyball will be hosting the Butte Classic at Cowan Gym today with matches at 3pm and 5pm.
The Butte College men's soccer team looks to get their first win of the season in Modesto, while the women look to even their overall record as they host Shasta at 2pm