• NHL Capsules - 10/12/2015 09:57 PM PDT
    Baseball: Cubs slug postseason record six homers to beat Cardinals

    The Chicago Cubs went up 2-1 in their N.L. Division Series, hitting six homers in an 8-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets also win. 
    NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat San Diego Chargers with touchdown as time expires
    Le'Veon Bell scores from the 1 on a wildcat run on the last play of the game as the Steelers get by the Chargers. 

    Local sports digest: Stanford's Marcus Allen will be sidelined with stress fracture
    There is no timetable for the return of Cardinal starting guard Marcus Allen; coach Johnny Dawkins says 'He will be back before he knows it.' 

    Baseball: Mets fans jeer Dodgers' Utley
    Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley remains eligible during appeal of his suspension but did not play in Monday's Game 3 against the New York Mets. 

    NFL: Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles is out for the season
    Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles tore the ACL in his right knee Sunday. 

    South Carolina's Spurrier retiring, effective immediately
    South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier informed his team Monday night that he is retiring and that an interim coach will be named Tuesday, according to a source.  

    Texas governor credits Astros a little too quickly
    A tweet credited to Texas governor Greg Abbott congratulates Houston Astros for beating Kansas City before game ends; Royals rally and governor says premature tweet was sent by staffer. 

    Why New York Giants had extra motivation against 49ers
    With New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells hospitalized by a staph infection that could cost him his leg, quarterback Eli Manning and company wanted to win game in his honor. 

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back blocks for wrong team
    Jags' Bernard Pierce had no explanation why he was blocking for Tampa Bay punt returner. 

    Frys.com Open field holds up despite hit from Presidents Cup
    The past two Frys.com winners, Jimmy Walker and defending champ Sang-Moon Bae, are skipping the 2015-16 PGA Tour season opener in Napa. 

    Sharks and Joel Ward looking like good fit
    San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward returns to Washington to face the Capitals, his team the previous four seasons. 

    Warriors' Luke Walton open to input
    Golden State Warriors interim coach Luke Walton keeps an open mind when it comes to player input.

    In losses, Raiders staying competitive
    Even though they lost to the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears, the Oakland Raiders are staying competitive well into the fourth quarter.

    Blue Jays force Game 5 in ALDS with 8-4 win at Texas
    Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit home runs before 40-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw his first postseason pitch, and the Toronto Blue Jays forced a deciding Game 5 in the AL Division Series with an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.  

    49ers in review: Loss to New York Giants provides some encouragement
    San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone: 'You feel like you took a step in the right direction, maybe even two steps, but then you remember you lost the game.' 

    Kawakami: 49ers show signs of life
    Things could be a lot worse for the San Francisco 49ers, who showed some life in a spirited loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night.

    Royals rally on Correa's error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS
    Astros shortstop Carlos Correa couldn't handle a deflected grounder that might have been a double-play ball, helping the Kansas City Royals rally for five runs in the eighth inning to beat Houston 9-6 Monday and force their playoff series to a decisive Game 5.  

    San Jose State begins key three-game home stretch
    Spartans host San Diego State in contest that go could a long way toward determining who wins Western Division of Mountain West.  

    USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave
    Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave.  

    Warriors acquire land for San Francisco arena
    The Golden State Warriors formally acquire the land for their San Francisco arena from Salesforce.com.

    Grading the 49ers' loss to the New York Giants
    How the 49ers graded out in their 30-27 loss to the New York Giants.

    Chase Utley suspension: All-out player finds himself in baseball's hottest controversy
    More than a dozen years ago, Chase Utley put his head down and ran fast around the bases after lining a grand slam for his first career hit. 

    Boldin-Kaepernick connection returns for 49ers
    The San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin stands by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and both have their best games of the season. 

    Thompson: Close 49ers loss might be a sign of improvement
    49ers play in a more competitive manner in falling the New York Giants. 

    Baseball: Keuchel, Astros take 2-1 series lead over Royals
    Tulowitzki homers to help Blue Jays avoid elimination 

    NFL: Bengals overcome Seahawks
    Lions still without a win 

    Giants beat 49ers on touchdown in final minute
    The San Francisco 49ers lost to the New York Giants 30-27 on Eli Manning's touchdown pass to Larry Donnell with 21 seconds to go on Monday night. 

    Sports digest: Clippers' Paul out with broken finger
    Earthquakes' Wondolowski not on U.S. roster for next exhibition 

    Local sports digest: Stanford men's soccer team rolls past Oregon State
    Cal's women's doubles team of Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr won the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships.  

    Purdy: Carr's chance at signature victory slips away
    Raiders QB puts his promise and peril on display in 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos 

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    Review: 'Proof' mostly adds up at TheatreWorks

    The revival of David Auburn's prizewinning play features an all-black cast, but despite strong performances, the drama loses some of its depth of emotion. 
    (Vermont State Police via AP, File)
    Randy Quaid back in American jail

    The “Independence Day” actor and wife spent five years in Canada, after fleeing American authorities.