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49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

49ers' Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police in San Francisco say they're investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
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  • D-Will, Nets bounce back, knock off Hawks

    D-Will, Nets bounce back, knock off Hawks

    ESPN.com nba.com Jan 18, 2013
    Deron Williams scored 24 points, making four free throws in the final 43.4 seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-89 on Friday night to earn a split of a home-and-home series.
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  • Fox: Time to give Falcons QB Ryan his due

    Fox: Time to give Falcons QB Ryan his due

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Atlanta QB shouldn't need to do more to prove he's clutch and a winner
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  • Horford out with leg injury vs. Brooklyn

    Horford out with leg injury vs. Brooklyn

    nba.com Jan 18, 2013
    Al Horford was not in the Atlanta starting lineup against Brooklyn because of leg pain, and Hawks coach Larry Drew was unsure if or how much his center would play.
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  • Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their gam…

    Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.
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  • Braves agree with Heyward, Medlen, 3 others

    Braves agree with Heyward, Medlen, 3 others

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with five players Friday, including outfielder Jason Heyward, starting pitcher Kris Medlen and reliever Eric O'Flaherty.
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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in pl…

    Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffs

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
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  • Atlanta Falcons injury report

    Atlanta Falcons injury report

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons are listing defensive end John Abraham (ankle) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against San Francisco. But both took part in Friday’s practice on a limited basis,
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  • Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
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  • Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons: Staying grounded: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not a good matchup for the Atlanta defense. Kaepernick rushed for 181 yar
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  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
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  • Double Coverage with Trent Dilfer

    Double Coverage with Trent Dilfer

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    On Tuesday, NFC West colleague Mike Sando and I did this Double Coverage segment in which we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer pretty much did his own Double Coverage on Thur…
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  • NFC Championship Game preview: Colin Kaepernick, solid defense …

    NFC Championship Game preview: Colin Kaepernick, solid defense will lead 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons 3 p.m. ET, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. Aside from Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan serving as the 49ers head coach from 2005-08, there are not many story lines or much of a recent histo…
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  • NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m.

    NFC South chat Friday at 1 p.m.

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    A quick reminder that our weekly NFC South chat will be held Friday at 1 p.m. ET. I’m sure the Atlanta Falcons will dominate this chat because they are playing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. But I’m not going to exclude talk abo
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  • Conference Championship Game Matchups

    Conference Championship Game Matchups

    nytimes.com Jan 18, 2013
    Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?
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  • Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can speak to alligators, sort of

    Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can speak to alligators, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    When his football career is finally over Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant might be able to find a role on the television show Swamp People. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Bryant is somewhat of an “alligator whisperer.” “I was watching
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  • Video - Nets Split Home-And-Home With Hawks 00:57

    Nets Split Home-And-Home With Hawks

    Jan 18
    Deron Williams scores 24 points in Nets' 94-89 win over Hawks.
  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals 03:17

    NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals

    Jan 18
    Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games 03:16

    NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games

    Jan 18
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick? 04:29

    'Playbook': Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick?

    Jan 18
    How will the Atlanta Falcons defend the read option? Our analysts discuss the recent play of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and explain why the pistol formation could cause havoc for the Falcons' defense.

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  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Championship round

    Jan 18
    Teams put up 276 points in the divisional round of the playoffs. Will the trend continue?
  • The Sports Guy's All-Te'o Mailbag

    Jan 18
    Even the NFL playoffs can wait for the weirdest sports story of our age.