MICHAEL CRABTREE SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS AS THE NINERS BEAT ARIZONA 24-3
(AP) - The San Francisco 49ers cruised to a 24-3
road victory over the Arizona Cardinals last night and took firm
control of the NFC West at the halfway mark of their season.
Alex Smith threw touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree and Randy
Moss to help the Niners build a 24-0 lead.
Smith connected on 18 of 19 passes. That's an NFL record for
most completed passes with just one incompletion.
The Niners defense lived up to its No. 1 ranking, holding
Arizona to just seven yards on the ground. And they didn't yield a
TD for the fourth time in five games.
The Cardinals' fourth straight loss after a 4-0 start drops them
two games behind 6-2 San Francisco in the division race.
(AP) - For the second time in three years, San
Francisco city officials are gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to
celebrate the Giants' World Series victory.
Plans for the Wednesday event were being made as the city
cleaned up after a rowdy World Series celebration turned violent in
some neighborhoods and police arrested three dozen people.
City Hall says the parade will take a slightly different route
from the one that followed the Giants' 2010 championship. Instead
of the financial district, the parade will start at the foot of
Mayor's Office spokesman Francis Tsang said the new route is
safer and affords better views than the previous route.
CHICO STATE MEN'S SOCCER GETS READY FOR POST-SEASON
Courtesy Chico State Athletics; chicowildcats.com
CHICO – On the heels of its third consecutive North Division title, the Chico State men’s soccer team has earned the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. And for the fourth time since 2008, the Wildcats’ first round opponent will be Cal State Dominguez Hills, this season’s host school of the four-team tourney. The ’Cats and the No. 3 seed Toros will take the pitch for their first round match Friday at 7 p.m. at Toro Stadium in Carson.
Chico State finished the regular season with a 9-2-5 overall record, using a 12-match unbeaten streak to grab the top spot in the North Division with an 8-1-5 mark and reach the postseason for the fourth time in Head Coach Felipe Restrepo’s five years at the helm. The Wildcats are currently the No. 4 ranked team – and the top CCAA school – in the NCAA West Region rankings.
Cal State Dominguez Hills heads into the tournament 10-6-1 on the year and ranked No. 6 in the West Region. The Toros finished second to Cal State L.A. in the CCAA South Division standings with a 10-5-0 conference mark.
The Toros beat Chico State in the only regular season meeting between the two teams. Dominguez Hills topped the Wildcats 3-1 Sept. 9 at University Soccer Stadium. The Toros also hold a 12-9-1 advantage in the all-time series with Chico State.
The Wildcats are 1-1-1 against Dominguez Hills in their three CCAA Tournament matchups. The two teams tied 1-1 in the 2008 semifinals, with the Toros advancing by winning a 5-3 shootout. Dominguez Hills downed Chico State 3-0 in the 2010 semis, but last season the ’Cats returned the favor, knocking off the Toros 3-0 to advance to the CCAA Tournament championship match.
The tournament’s other first round men’s match features No. 1 seed Cal State L.A. (ranked 5th in the West) against No. 4 Cal State Stanislaus (currently 8th in the West Region rankings) Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles, last year’s CCAA Tournament champion, finished the regular season 11-3-3 overall and 10-2-3 in conference to capture the South Division crown; Stanislaus is 9-4-3 on the season and finished second to Chico State in the North Division with a 7-4-3 conference mark.
In the opening round of the CCAA Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament, No. 1 seed Sonoma State (15-2-1, 11-2-1 CCAA) takes on No. 4 Cal Poly Pomona (10-4-3, 8-4-3 CCAA) Friday at 11:00 a.m., with No. 2 Cal State Stanislaus (15-3-0, 11-3-0 CCAA) squares off against No. 3 UC San Diego (13-2-2, 11-2-2 CCAA).
GIANTS SEASON RIDES ON BARRY ZITO AS SAN FRANCISCO FACES A 3-1 DEFICIT IN NLCS
Must-win is an over-used term but for the San Francisco Giants they have reached that point.
The Giants are down 3-to-1 in their best-of-seven NLCS series against the Cardinals after last night's
8-3 loss. San Francisco now turns to Barry Zito, much maligned for years by Giants fans for his over-inflated
contract and his lack of production. The Giants season now rides on Zito.
The Giants have won 12 straight Zito starts, but his most recent appearance was a sketchy 2.2 inning struggle
against the Cincinnati Reds in the divisional series. The Giants know if they can somehow find a way to win tonight they will have their two best pitchers throwing Games 6 & 7 at AT & T Park.
The Chico State men's and women's soccer teams are on the road at San Bernardino for some big matches today. The men (8-2-3 overall, 7-1-3 CCAA) look to run their unbeaten streak to 10 as they take on the Coyotes. It has been a season of frustration for the women (5-9 overall, 3-9 CCAA) the Wildcats enter today's match against San Bernardino haviing lost 7 of 8 with six of those losses by one goal. In fact the Chico State women's team has scored a total of 5 goals in their last 8 matches. The women play at 1230 while the men play at 3.
The Chico State volleyball team ( 13-6 overall, 7-5 CCAA) got a nice win on the road on Thursday. The Wildcats knocked off Humboldt State in four sets. They now get ready for a trip to Kellogg Gym in Pomona for a match on Saturday night.
The Chico State men's and women's Cross Country teams get ready for the CCAA Championships in La Jolla. Both Wildcat men's and women's teams are expected to do well as they prepare for the NCAA Championships in two weeks.
For more sports, including the 49ers big win at home last night against Seattle....Here is Mike Baca with today's KPAY.com sports
THE GIANTS ARE TURNING TO.....THIS GUY.....TO GET THEM EVEN IN THE NLCS
The San Francisco Giants are facing a pivotal Game 4 in the NLCS and they will turn to a guy who has been the anchor of their pitching staff for the past several seasons. Tim Lincecum will get the ball for the Giants today as they trail the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in the best-of-seven NLCS.
Lincecum scuffled through a 10-15 season with a 5.18 ERA. But, he has been solid in his post-season relief appearances so far, pitchin 8.1 innings scattering 3 hits no runs and striking out nine. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has already said Barry Zito will get the ball in Game 5 for the Giants, meaning Madison Bumgarner is now relegated to the bullpen after six weeks of sub-par starts.
You can hear the game on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 at 5:00pm with the pre-game at 4:30.
The 49ers play a big Thursday night game tonight at home against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are trying to bounce back after last weekend's 26-3 loss to the New York Giants. Seattle had a thrilling 24-23 win over New England, coming back from 13 points down late in the 4th quarter. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:30pm
It was not a great day for Bay Area sports teams. The 49ers got pushed around and bullied by the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants 26-3. Alex Smith threw three interceptions and the 49ers were beaten in all facets of the game.
IT WAS A LONG DAY FOR 49ERS HEAD COACH JIM HARBAUGH AND HIS STAFF
Jim Harbaugh told assembled media after the game that the game-plan was not a good one and that the 49ers don't have much time to pick up the pieces as they take on the resurgent Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
RODDY WHITE CATCHES A TOUCHDOWN IN THE FALCONS 23-20 WIN OVER THE RAIDERS ON SUNDAY
The Raiders played well enough to win, but did just enough to lose to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Matt Bryant's 55 yard field goal with one second left won it 23-20 for the Falcons. Atlanta goes to 6-0 while the Raiders fall to 1-4.
DAVID FREESE HITS A TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE SECOND INNING GIVING THE
CARDINALS IN EARLY LEAD IN THEIR GAME 1 WIN
The San Francisco Giants stayed winless at home during the post-season as they lose Game 1 of the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4. Madison Bumgarner was roughed up for the second time this post-season giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Carlos Beltran and David Freese homered for the Cardinals as St. Louis jumped out to a 6-0 lead. The Giants would score 4 runs in the bottom of the fourth, but would be held in check the rest of the way by the Cardinal bullpen. Game two of the series is tonight at 5pm as the Giants send Ryan Vogelsong to the mound against Chris Carpenter. Our pre-game on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 comes your way at 4:30 with Kruk and Kuip.
CELEBRATION TIME FOR THE GIANTS AS THEY MAKE HISTORY IN CINCINNATI....ON TO THE NLCS
Left for dead after losing the first two games of the best-of-five series in the NLDS, the San Francisco Giants made history by beating Cincinnati 6-4 on Thursday finishing off one of the more incredible sports feats in recent memory.
The Giants who had managed 12 hits through the first three games of the series, scored 14 runs over the final two games to shock the Reds.
The Giants will take on the winner of the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals series will culminates with a Game 5 today....
Baseball junkies and those that love a great pitcher's duel had to be in heaven on Tuesday, as both the Giants and the A's played tense, nail-biters. Both Bay Area teams extended their seasons with tight wins and force today's Game 4's
MANY GIANTS SAYS HUNTER PENCE'S PRE-GAME PEP TALK WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN
THE GIANTS GUT-CHECK WIN IN GAME 3. IT COULD BECOME THE STUFF OF LEGEND
IF THE GIANTS COME BACK TO WIN THIS SERIES
The Giants will play at 1:05pm against Cincinnati. San Francisco sends 14-game winner Barry Zito to the mound while the Reds counter with Mike Leake, who was added to the roster this morning after Johnny Cueto was removed because of his oblique strain. 101.7 FM and AM 1340 has the pre-game at 12:35pm
COCO CRISP ROBS PRINCE FIELDER OF A HOME RUN IN THE SECOND INNING AS THE
OAKLAND ATHLETICS FORCE A GAME 4 IN THEIR DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WITH DETROIT
The Oakland A's got a gem from starter Brett Anderson to knock off the Detroit Tigers 2-0. Anderson pitched six innings of two-hit shut-out baseball and Yoenis Cespedes and Seth Smith delivered big hits as the A's force a Game 4 tonight. Coco Crisp had the defensive play of the game. He robbed Prince Fielder of a solo home run in the second inning and it set the tone for a great defensive game for the A's. Oakland hosts tonight's Game 4 at 6:30