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Sports Report: San Francisco 49ers Best Rams 31-17

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NFL:

In the NFL, San Francisco stormed back from an early 14-0 deficit and beat the Rams 31-17 in St. Louis as Colin Kaepernick passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns. Brandon Lloyd, Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree each caught a scoring pass for the 4-2 49ers, who have won three in a row.

Off the field, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is out for the season. Coach Tom Coughlin says Cruz will need surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. The 27-year-old Cruz was hurt in the third quarter of a 27-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night.

MLB:

The major league playoffs took an unscheduled day off on Monday.

Nasty weather in Kansas City postponed Game 3 of the ALCS between the Royals and Orioles. The game is now scheduled for tonight at Kauffman Stadium.

San Francisco will be home for the next three games of the NLCS, after St. Louis evened the series at a game each with a dramatic ninth inning win in Game 2. Game 3 of the series is on tap today with John Lackey set to start for St. Louis against Tim Hudson.

NHL:

In the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 yesterday. Daniel Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period. Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche. Backup goaltender Reto Berra made 27 saves. Loui Eriksson had a power-play goal for the Bruins, who have lost three straight. Boston backup goalie Niklas Svedberg made 28 saves. Elsewhere Anaheim bested Buffalo 5-1, Tampa Bay trumped Montreal 7-1, and it was Ottawa over Florida 1-0.

NBA:

The Toronto Raptors beat New York 81-76 last night in the Knicks' preseason home opener. Carmelo Anthony scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes for the Knicks, who had just one player in double figures. J.R. Smith had 10 on 4-of-12 shooting.

NCAA:

Coach Jimbo Fisher says Florida State's Jameis Winston has committed no crime and is adamant the quarterback will not miss any games this season due to an ongoing sexual assault investigation. Fisher says recent reports about the investigation haven't revealed any new facts.

UConn is moving forward with plans to build a new soccer stadium, thanks in large part to a pledge of $8 million from a former player. Wall Street investment manager Tony Rizza announced plans yesterday to match up to $5 million in donations for the stadium. Rizza played for the Huskies from 1983 to 1986. He had already announced a separate gift of $3 million.

Olympics:

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost her, his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, according to a psychologist.

Dr. Lore Hartzenberg was called by the Olympic runner's lawyers to testify ahead of Pistorius' sentencing for culpable homicide. Her testimony was almost immediately characterized by the chief prosecutor as unbalanced.

The punishment for culpable homicide can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to as many as 15 years in prison. The judge found Pistorius not guilty last month of both premeditated murder and murder in the killing of Steenkamp.

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