Sports – Monday, September 9th

| September 9, 2013
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>>Fan Dies In Fall From Candlestick Park Ramp

(San Francisco, CA)  —  A fan fell from a walkway and died during Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park.  Police say multiple witnesses described the man as being intoxicated.  He reportedly fell from the walkway just after kickoff.  The man received first aid until an ambulance arrived but was declared dead from his injuries.

>>Chiefs Dominate Jaguars

(Jacksonville, FL)  —  The Chiefs are off to a winning start, beating the Jaguars 28-2 in Sunday’s opener in Jacksonville.  Quarterback Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes and Tamba Hall returned an interception for a score for KC.  Jamaal Charles had 77 yards and a touchdown on the ground.  The Chiefs play their home opener this Sunday against Dallas.

>>Rams Clip Cards To Open Year

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Greg Zuerlein [[ Zer-line ]] nailed a game-winning 48-yard field goal with 40 seconds left as the Rams clipped the Cardinals 27-24 at the Edward Jones Dome to open the season.  Sam Bradford finished 27-of-38 for 299 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Rams, who outscored the Cards 14-0 in the fourth quarter for the win.  Jared Cook had seven catches for 141 yards and two TD’s in the victory.  The Rams are at Atlanta on Sunday.

>>Mizzou, KU, K-State All Win

(Undated)  —  Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State were all winners on the gridiron Saturday.  The Tigers improved to 2-and-0 with a 38-23 home win over Toledo.  Mizzou is off this weekend.  The Jayhawks opened their season with a 31-14 home win over South Dakota.  The Wildcats blasted Louisiana Lafayette 48-27 at home to even their record at 1-and-1.

>>Cardinals Finish Off Sweep Of Pirates

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Michael Wacha shut out the Pirates on two hits for seven innings and the Cardinals finished off a sweep of the Pirates in a key NL Central series at Busch Stadium.  St. Louis took a game-and-a-half lead over the Pirates for first place in the division.  Four Cardinals players hit doubles with Wacha driving in two runs with a base hit.   The Cardinals get today off.  Then they open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

>>Royals Take Rubber Match From Tigers

(Kansas City, MO)  —  Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer to power the Royals to a 5-2 win over the Tigers at “The K.”  Alex Gordon and Billy Butler each had two hits and an RBI for KC, which took the final two games of the three-game series.  Bruce Chen pitched seven innings of two run ball for the win and Greg Holland notched his 40th save.  The Royals head out on the the road for a six-game road trip starting tonight in Cleveland.  They play the first of three games against the Indians, with Ervin Santana opposing Ubaldo Jimenez.  The Royals will also rematch with the Tigers for three games in Detroit.  KC is 75-and-68, three-and-a-half games out in the AL Wild Card race.

>>Edwards Wins At Richmond As Chase Field Sets

(Richmond, VA)  —  Carl Edwards drove to the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night as NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field was set.  Edwards will be joined in the Chase by Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Greg Biffle.  Martin Truex Jr. and Kasey Kahne beat out Jeff Gordon and Newman for the Chase’s two wild card spots.

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