Colin Kaepernick threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns, leading the 49ers over the Chicago Bears 32-7 on Monday Night Football. Kaepernick filled in at quarterback for the concussed Alex Smith, who wasn’t missed in the victory. He out-dueled the Bears back-up, Jason Campbell, who only threw for 107 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in place of the Jay Cutler.
With all of the injuries in Steeler Country, Plaxico Burress is headed to Pittsburgh to take a physical for his former team, according to ESPN. In other Steeler news, Byron Leftwich who is filling in for the injured Ben Roethlisberger also injured his ribs in the game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. The home-town favorite, Charlie Batch will now be the starting quarterback for the team in next Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
More injuries are plaguing the NFL. Willis McGahee will be out as the Denver Bronco’s running back for the next 6-8 weeks after suffering from a leg fracture and MCL tear. New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski will be out for 4-6 weeks with a broken forearm.
John Gagliardi has retired after 60 years as the head coach of St. John’s University in Minnesota. At 86 years young, Gagliardi has four national titles and more victories than any coach in NCAA history.
Miami University (Florida) is self-imposing a second straight season bowl ban on its football program. This comes at a time that the school is expecting to receive more sanctions after another NCAA investigation.
David Beckham is talking retirement at the end of the MLS Cup game. At 37 years of age, he is probably the most recognized player in the sport.
The NHL is still locked out. There were no new offers made at the hour and a half Monday meeting. The two sides are set to meet again on Tuesday, in hopes of coming to some kind of agreement.
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