Fan dies in fall at San Francisco's Candlestick Park




A fan fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park during the 49ers-Green Bay Packers game.

San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy says multiple people witnessed the man’s fall onto a sidewalk from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick.

According to police, witnesses say the man appeared intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 49ers’ 34-28 win over the Packers. Off-duty medics and police officers gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead from his injuries.


COLTS: Two fans were injured Sunday at Indianapolis when a rail collapsed after the Colts defeated Oakland 21-17.

Those nearby said the fans were leaning against a railing above the tunnel used by the Oakland Raiders. When it gave way, the fans fell onto the walkway that led to the team’s locker rooms.

One fan was taken away on a stretcher and another, witnesses said, left in a wheelchair, though the Colts would not confirm that.


CHIEFS: Running back Jamaal Charles left the season opener against Jacksonville with a quadriceps injury.

Charles returned for two carries, but then headed to the sideline for good in the fourth quarter.


PANTHERS: Defensive end Frank Alexander was ejected Sunday after throwing a punch at Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Breno Giacomini.


Sun, 08/20/2017 - 01:40