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Harbaugh brothers compete, and so do father and son

Harbaugh brothers compete, and so do father and son

San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh's son Jay will be taking sides against his dad during the game Sunday. Jay is a coaching intern working for his uncle, John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens. And Jay's for Baltimore all the way. NEW ORLEANS - Everyon
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  • 49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lio…

    49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'

    baltimoresun.com Feb 1, 2013
    San Francisco linebacker has many similarities to Ravens star - but also his share of differencesNEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good.
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  • Anquan Boldin has stepped up big time for Ravens in postseason

    Anquan Boldin has stepped up big time for Ravens in postseason

    baltimoresun.com Feb 1, 2013
    Team needs to find a way to bring wide receiver back next seasonWhen Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome considers whether to bring back veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin and his $6 million salary for another season, maybe he should rewind the game f…
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  • Ravens line has been - and will need to be - key to offensive s…

    Ravens line has been - and will need to be - key to offensive success

    Shuffled line thrived in the playoffs, but 49ers defensive front presents the strongest test yetNEW ORLEANS - Soaking up the Super Bowl experience, Ravens left guard Kelechi Osemele spent Tuesday's Media Day, joking around with current teammates and han
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  • Chris Johnson hasn’t heard from Titans about contract

    Chris Johnson hasn’t heard from Titans about contract

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1, 2013
    Next week is a big one for Titans running back Chris Johnson. Five days after either the Ravens or 49ers are crowned as champions, $9 million of Johnson’s $10 million salary for the 2013 season becomes guaranteed. The Titans haven’t said publicly what
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  • Man In The Middle: Mitch Ross is in the midst of the Ray Lewis …

    Man In The Middle: Mitch Ross is in the midst of the Ray Lewis contr…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    Mitch Ross is in the midst of the Ray Lewis controversy. Michael Rosenberg says Ross isn't the first to sell unproven remedies and unscientific solutions to famous athletes.
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  • The Super Bowl XLVII injury report has plenty of probables

    The Super Bowl XLVII injury report has plenty of probables

    The final injury report of the season has been released and we aren’t going to be spending much time Sunday wondering if an injured player is able to make it onto the field. Neither the Ravens nor the 49ers have a player listed as anything but probable
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  • Antler spray supplier: I never saw Lewis use it

    Antler spray supplier: I never saw Lewis use it

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Feb 1, 2013
    The man who reportedly supplied Ray Lewis with deer antler spray can't confirm the Baltimore Ravens linebacker ever used the stuff.
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  • Jermaine Lewis reflects on return TD in Super Bowl XXXV, more

    Jermaine Lewis reflects on return TD in Super Bowl XXXV, more

    baltimoresun.com Feb 1, 2013
    Jermaine Lewis, who in recent years has been convicted on traffic-related charges, now lives in a two-story Reisterstown home with his wife and children, relying on savings. He hopes to get back into the workforce, he said, and be a part of a team again…
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  • Last practice of Ray Lewis' career

    Last practice of Ray Lewis' career

    NEW ORLEANS -- In what will be a long list of "lasts" for the Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis completed the final practice of his 17-year career Friday. The Ravens will hold a short walkthrough Saturday, so today represented Lewis' fina…
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  • How You Know the Super Bowl Is Near: Just Look Up

    How You Know the Super Bowl Is Near: Just Look Up

    nytimes.com Feb 1, 2013
    The view from New Orleans: Airplanes dragging banners have joined the blimps in signaling to New Orleans that the Super Bowl is only two days away.
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  • With Ravens' Super Bowl run, selling PSLs could be an even more…

    With Ravens' Super Bowl run, selling PSLs could be an even more lucrative venture

    baltimoresun.com Feb 1, 2013
    Let there be no misunderstanding - Phil Geppi adores the Ravens.
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  • Courtney Upshaw goes from BCS to Super Bowl

    Courtney Upshaw goes from BCS to Super Bowl

    baltimoresun.com Feb 1, 2013
    Ravens rookie Courtney Upshaw won two national titles in college, now is in Super BowlThe last time Courtney Upshaw played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, he showered in confetti after the game, hoisted a crystal ball and was named the Defensive Most Va…
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  • Harbaughs: Game win trumps sibling rivalry

    Harbaughs: Game win trumps sibling rivalry

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the podium together for Friday's pre-Super Bowl coaches media session.
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  • DJ Steve Porter Takes on the Harbaughs

    DJ Steve Porter Takes on the Harbaughs

    nytimes.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Harbaugh brothers may be good coaches, but neither of them has much to say in news conferences. DJ Steve Porter took their lack of things to say and turned it into his latest remix.
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  • Sports marketing expert sees few stars in Ravens-49ers Super Bo…

    Sports marketing expert sees few stars in Ravens-49ers Super Bowl

    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' image took another hit with deer spray linkThe city of Baltimore could not be more excited (well, I guess they haven't turned the harbor purple ... yet) for Sunday's Super Bowl which, pits the Ravens against the San Francisc…
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  • Leading Off: Breaking from the Super Bowl Script

    Leading Off: Breaking from the Super Bowl Script

    nytimes.com Feb 1, 2013
    Players are usually fairly dull during the week before the Super Bowl. But Chris Culliver? Joe Flacco? Randy Moss? Their remarks started a lot of animated conversations.
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  • Game Day Coverage at a Glance

    Game Day Coverage at a Glance

    nytimes.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will end two weeks of hype when they meet on the Superdome field on Sunday to decide the winner of Super Bowl XLVII, and The Times will offer comprehensive coverage.
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  • Confused Sports Columnist Doesn't Realize A-Rod And Ray Lewis W…

    Confused Sports Columnist Doesn't Realize A-Rod And Ray Lewis Were In Two Separate PED Scandals

    deadspin.com Feb 1, 2013
    There were two big stories in the world of performance-enhancing drugs, both released on Tuesday. One involved Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, and other baseball players being listed in the records of a shady clinic in Miami, Fla. The other …
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  • Ravens center Matt Birk plans to donate his brain to research a…

    Ravens center Matt Birk plans to donate his brain to research after he dies

    There's no escaping the concussion issue in football, especially not in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. The latest talk about concussions this week involves Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, a 15-year NFL veteran who said he will donate his brai…
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  • Super Bowl XLVII preview: 49ers primed to hoist Lombardi Trophy…

    Super Bowl XLVII preview: 49ers primed to hoist Lombardi Trophy for a sixth time

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Super Bowl XLVII Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers 6 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana When the Ravens have the ball: During the regular season, the Ravens were right in the middle of pack offensively, ranking…
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  • AL East is a stacked five-card deck

    AL East is a stacked five-card deck

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Blue Jays' winter of high-profile acquisitions made them a trendy favorite to win the American League East, but arguments can be made for the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays and Orioles as well. Only one thing is certain: The competition in the division will…
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  • Arbitration hearings loom for unsigned players

    Arbitration hearings loom for unsigned players

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    Orioles pitchers Jason Hammel and Jim Johnson and new Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo headline the list of Major League players who haven't completed a deal before Monday's arbitration deadline.
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  • Ed Reed rips media, says he’s unlikely to land in New England

    Ed Reed rips media, says he’s unlikely to land in New England

    Ravens safety Ed Ree is aware of the stories linking him to the Patriots, and he’s not happy about them. Reed said his quotes about being able to see himself in a Patriots uniform have been taken out of context by reporters who are looking to create sto
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  • Friday forecast: My Super Bowl prediction

    Friday forecast: My Super Bowl prediction

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Joe Flacco will lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory on Sunday. This statement would've drawn laughter a month ago. Now, this is how I see Sunday unfolding for the Ravens. My prediction: Ravens 34, 49ers 27. While there have been other…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens-49ers Ready For Super Sunday 03:36

    NFL32OT: Ravens-49ers Ready For Super Sunday

    Feb 1
    Episode 261: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss their keys to Sunday's game. Lomas Brown breaks down which offense will dominate. The NFL32 crew discuss their X factor for the Super Bowl.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT 02:48

    NFL Kickoff OT

    Feb 1
    NFL Live predicts the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - REP Super Bowl Special: Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed 05:42

    REP Super Bowl Special: Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed

    Feb 1
    Rich Eisen chats with Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed about a special New Orleans homecoming for Super Bowl XLVII and whether or not Reed would let his child play football.
  • Video - Top 10 Baltimore Ravens plays of 2012 02:16

    Top 10 Baltimore Ravens plays of 2012

    Feb 1
    Check out the top 10 plays of the Baltimore Ravens' 2012 season.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Marc Stein's Weekend Dime: Eight trade truths before the deadline

    Feb 1
    Marc Stein breaks down eight storylines to ponder ahead of the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
  • Super Bowl XLVII -- John Clayton's First and Goal

    Feb 1
    The Harbaugh brothers' lifelong competition moves to a very big stage.
  • Don Banks: Moss, Birk reunited in XLVII, but only one will get elusive rin…

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- Have to admit, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stories that come forth every year during Super Bowl week. Jerome Bettis' quest to ride off into retirement with a ring. John Elway finally getting the big confetti shower for once (and then…
  • Peter King: Ravens-49ers a great, and very unpredictable, matchup

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- I don't know what kind of game this is going to be, but this Super Bowl really has it all.