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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

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Albany, NY – Well the 49ers played lights out last night - literally and figuratively...

In a game delayed twice by power outages at Candlestick Park, Vernon Davis caught a 1-yard touchdown pass and Frank Gore scored on a 5-yard run, as the NFC-West champion 49ers were all over the Steelers 20-3. San Francisco improves to 11-3, tied with New Orleans for second-best record in the NFC behind Green Bay. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh slips to 10-4, tied with Baltimore atop the AFC North.

In other NFL news, Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery.

To the ice, last night in Boston, David Krejci scored off his skate to break a second-period tie, as the Bruins skated past the Canadiens 3-2. Boston's won five straight.

Elsewhere, Colorado edged Philadelphia 3-2 in a shootout, Vancouver blanked Minnesota 4-0, Detroit dumped Edmonton 3-2, Dallas downed Anaheim 5-3, and Los Angeles tripped up Toronto 3-2.

In Top 25 college hoops, Davidson shocked Kansas 80-74, North Carolina crushed Nicholls State 99-49, Baylor blew out Paul Quinn College 95-54, Duke routed UNC Greensboro 90-63, LSU surprised Marquette 67-59, Florida cruised past Mississippi Valley State 82-54, Indiana dominated Howard 107-50, Creighton topped Tulsa 83-64, and Illinois edged Cornell 64-60.

On the Women's side, Ohio State dropped Charlotte 88-58, Gonzaga upset Georgia 71-68, and Delaware beat Providence 68-47.

In NBA news, the Knicks have signed point guard Baron Davis. It's unknown when Davis can play after sitting out all of preseason thus far with a back injury.

And in baseball news, sources say the Diamondbacks are ironing out the final details of a two-year deal with outfielder Jason Kubel, the Rangers have won the Yu Darvish sweepstakes, and now have 30 days to work out a deal with the Japanese right-hander, the Mets have signed reliever Frank Francisco to a two-year deal, and outfielder Mike Cameron has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.