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Colin Kaepernick threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Chicago Bears, 32-7, in San Francisco on Monday night.Starting for an injured Alex Smith, Kaepernick completed 12 of 15 first-half pass attempts — including a 3-yard touchdown to Vernon Davis — as San Francisco (7-2-1) built a 20-0 halftime lead on the vaunted Bears’ defense. Kaepernick tossed a 10-yard scoring pass to Michael Crabtree on the 49ers’ first drive of the second half to make it 27-0 San Francisco.Jason Campbell, who started for injured Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler, tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the third quarter for Chicago (7-3). Campbell threw two interceptions and was sacked six times, including five-and-a-half by 49ers’ linebacker Aldon Smith. The Bears managed just 143 total yards on offense.[Via NFL.com]
New Rosenborg manager Rini Coolen has held clear-the-air talks with his players ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Celtic.The Norwegian club sparked a player revolt when they axed Kare Ingebrigtsen last Thursday.Dutchman Coolen was drafted in as his replacement and he has immediately set about trying to restore peace amongst their ranks as they prepare for a crunch second round qualifier against Celtic.He said: “”We had a meeting before the first time we met each other. “They play for the club and especially the supporters.“So we will be ready for the next game.Coolen said that the mood in the camp is positive and they are well prepared for their trip to Glasgow on Wednesday.He said “That’s why we talked today and trained today.“These guys are professional and they know what to do and we don’t have to worry about that. “We went over what happened the last couple of days.“These are professional players.“They said what they thought about what happened and now they move on.“They pick themselves up and prepare themselves, that’s what they do.