49ers notebook: Aldon Smith's suspension might be reduced, report says

49ers center Daniel Kilgore suffers broken leg in third quarter 
Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance
San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.

49ers drop ball against Broncos
San Francisco 49ers' early drops set negative tone in blowout loss in Denver 

NFL: Alex Smith finally gets an NFL win in his hometown
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who is familiar with Qualcomm Stadium from his high school and college days, led the Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. 

Golden State Warriors fall short to Houston Rockets in exhibition game
Younger Warriors step up with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson getting the exhbition game off. 

College football: Notre Dame coach Kelly laments crucial penalty
Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly says bad call cost his team game against Florida State 

Sports digest: Galaxy, Sounders tied at top after 2-2 draw
Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy 

49ers embarrassed by Broncos, record-setting Manning
Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes to eclipse Brett Favre for the NFL's all-time career lead, serving as Sunday night's showstopper in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers.

Raiders defense still woeful on third down
Oakland Raiders' league-worst third-down defense gets worse in loss to Arizona Cardinals 

Local sports digest: Stackhouse makes big putt to lift Stanford women
Mariah Stackhouse sank a 33-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday to secure a share of the team title for the Cardinal women's golf team. 

Golf: Eagle lifts Martin in first PGA win
Streelman comes up short despite closing birdie binge  

For former Raiders, Cardinals' win was a big deal
Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals downplayed the importance of beating the Oakland Raiders, his former team, but his coach and teammates made it clear that the game was important to four ex-Raiders now with the Cardinals -- Palmer, Tommy Kelly, Jared Veldheer and Matt Shaughnessy. 

Peyton Manning sets TD record, Broncos up 21-10 on 49ers
Demaryius Thomas beat Tramaine Brock's coverage to catch Manning's third touchdown pass of Sunday night's game, and the 509th of Manning's career. 

Motor sports: Keselowski advances in NASCAR Chase
Brad Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway, where he had to win to advance into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.  

Report: 49ers' Aldon Smith could have suspension reduced
Trent Baalke said before Sunday night's kickoff he was unaware of an NBC Sports report that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith could have his suspension reduced. 

Pablo Sandoval heats up when the pressure's on
San Francisco Giants' third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a .325 career average in the postseason, and the Panda says not even his impending free agency can distract him in October 

San Jose Sharks lose 4-0
New York Rangers hand San Jose Sharks their first regulation loss of NHL season by drubbing goalie Alex Stalock 

Purdy: Are Raiders on road to something better or road to nowhere?
Latest loss, 24-13 to Arizona Cardinals, shows more improvement, but at some point wins must follow. 

49ers set to face Peyton Manning with depleted secondary
49ers welcome back starter Tramaine Brock but won't suit up Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward. 

Raiders last winless team in NFL after 24-13 loss to Cardinals
Arizona, 5-1 and leaders of the NFC West, got 2- and 4-yard runs from former Stanford star Stepfan Taylor and a 33-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Michael Floyd. 

World Series: Jeremy Affeldt goes home
Once an up-and-comer with the Kansas City Royals, Jeremy Affeldt heads to the 2014 World Series as a vital cog in the San Francisco Giants bullpen. 

Dan Boyle misses Sharks, and game
Traded to the New York Islanders, then signed by the New York Rangers, former Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle is on the mend from a broken hand. 

San Jose Sharks put Alex Stalock in net
New York Rangers will see Alex Stalock, rather thant Antti Niemi, as San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan continues goalie platoon. 

Hochman: 49ers Colin Kaepernick's birth mother in stands in Denver Sunday, awaits to see son
Colin Kaepernick's mother will be in the stands Sunday, watching Colin Kaepernick in her matching Colin Kaepernick jersey, alongside her other son, Colin Kaepernick's 10-year-old half brother. 

Top 25: Stanford Cardinal falls out of poll
With loss at Arizona State, David Shaw and Stanford Cardinal are out of Associated Press poll for first time in 72 weeks, fourth-longest run in college football 

World Series: Kansas City, here we come!
San Francisco Giants are up against a team and a town that is celebrating October baseball for the first time since the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 1985 behind George Brett. 

Cal receiver Trevor Davis watches practice day after scary injury in UCLA game
Cal football player Trevor Davis, injured during the Bears' loss to UCLA on Saturday afternoon, was released from the hospital around midnight after undergoing tests 

Stanford woeful in loss to Arizona State
Stanford Cardinal musters just 76 yards rushing, struggles defensively and commits two turnovers on special teams in a 26-10 loss to Arizona State 

Kennedy moves closer in MVAL race, beats Washington
Kennedy 49, Washington 21: The Titans moved a step closer to their first Mission Valley Athletic League title since 1988 after knocking off the host Huskies, the defending champions. 

Prep football roundup: Serra holds off St. Francis 14-2
Valley Christian rolls past Archbishop Riordan; Archbishop Mitty edges St. Ignatius 

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Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee

The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.