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For Manningham, a Frustrating End to the Season

For Manningham, a Frustrating End to the Season

nytimes.com Updated Jan 30, 2013
Mario Manningham of the 49ers, who was injured in the second to last game of the regular season, advises younger teammates to appreciate their playing time.
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  • Cowboys name Bisaccia special teams coach

    Cowboys name Bisaccia special teams coach

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Dallas Cowboys moved closer to finalizing their coaching staff Wednesday by naming Rich Bisaccia special teams coordinator.
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  • Steelers to hire Redskins Danny Smith as special teams coach

    Steelers to hire Redskins Danny Smith as special teams coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Steelers have been searching for a new special teams after Amos Jones elected to join Bruce Arians’ staff with the Arizona Cardinals. A day after receiving permission to interview Washington Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith, it ap
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  • Lack of Giants penalty 'shocked' Kyle Williams

    Lack of Giants penalty 'shocked' Kyle Williams

    Kyle Williams said he was "shocked" that the New York Giants were not disciplined for comments made by a couple of their players that the San Francisco 49ers receiver was targeted for his history of concussions in last year's NFC Championship Game.
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  • PFT Live: Emmitt Smith, Adam Vinatieri

    PFT Live: Emmitt Smith, Adam Vinatieri

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Two heroes of Super Bowls past will be part of PFT Live on Wednesday afternoon. Former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith and current Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri have seven Super Bowl rings between them, which makes them pretty good judges of what a team…
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  • Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super Bowl

    Eagles expected to sign Dennis Dixon after Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Florio speculated just last week that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon - currently of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad - could reunite with college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. There is now substance to support that speculation. Per G
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  • O'Hara: Obama comment 'irresponsible'

    O'Hara: Obama comment 'irresponsible'

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Lots of buzz going around here this week about player safety issues and the future of the game. Much of it has been fueled by President Obama saying earlier in the week that he'd have to think long and hard about letting his son play foot…
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  • Could Dallas replace Spencer with Melton?

    Could Dallas replace Spencer with Melton?

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Dallas Cowboys would like to bring linebacker Anthony Spencer back after Spencer's career year. They believe he could make the transition from 3-4 outside linebacker to 4-3 defensive end, and that the strides he made as a pass-rusher in 2012 portend…
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  • Ted Monachino respects Chip Kelly but has not talked to Eagles

    Ted Monachino respects Chip Kelly but has not talked to Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino is aware of the reports that he could be the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator, but he says media reports are all he knows about it. “I haven’t been contacted and neither has the club. I’m doing everything I
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  • Denver mayor pays off bet by doing Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance in…

    Denver mayor pays off bet by doing Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance in his office

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    First of all, mayor bets on football games are stupid. We don't care if Philadelphia's mayor will ship cheese steaks to Green Bay if the Packers win, and Green Bay's mayor will send cheese wheels to Philly if the Eagles win, or whatever lame local cuisi…
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  • Juan Castillo thinks he’ll work with Reid again one day

    Juan Castillo thinks he’ll work with Reid again one day

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    When Juan Castillo was fired as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator during the season, you could have won some good money betting that he’d be at the Super Bowl as anything other than a spectator. Castillo is there with the Ravens in a consulting role t
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  • Chip Kelly doesn't need a fast QB

    Chip Kelly doesn't need a fast QB

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The guys at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News are doing a fine job of digging into Chip Kelly's coaching past for clues about how the Philadelphia Eagles will look with Kelly as their coach. The latest example this morning comes …
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  • Breakfast links: Giants' need for speed

    Breakfast links: Giants' need for speed

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Man, the food in this town is great. Even the links taste a little sweeter. Washington Redskins London Fletcher's teammates expect the veteran leader of the Redskins' defense to take some time before deciding whether he'll return for anot…
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  • Video - Halftime Show For Eli Manning 05:01

    Halftime Show For Eli Manning

    Jan 30
    Freestyle Love Supreme performs for Eli Manning on SportsNation.
  • Video - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences 08:34

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences

    Jan 30
    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has two Super Bowl titles to his credit. He sits down with Rich Eisen to discuss the Super Bowl experience and gaining elite status as a quarterback.
  • Video - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences 08:34

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reflects on Super Bowl experiences

    Jan 30
    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has two Super Bowl titles to his credit. He sits down with Rich Eisen to discuss the Super Bowl experience and gaining elite status as a quarterback.
  • Video - Dallas Hot Button: Bring Back Anthony Spencer? 00:53

    Dallas Hot Button: Bring Back Anthony Spencer?

    Jan 30
    John Clayton answers this week's Dallas Hot Button. The burning question: Should the Dallas Cowboys bring back Pro Bowler LB Anthony Spencer?

Sports Columnists

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    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…
  • Super Bowl XLVII - Ray Lewis, NFL too popular to be tarnished by performan…

    Jan 30
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is far too big of a brand to be damaged by performance-enhancing drug accusations.
  • Jim Trotter: Behind 49ers' offense, a creative genius who's always thinkin…

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- When 49ers players and coaches are asked about the ingenuity of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's game plans, the response is always the same. There is a smile, a chuckle or a roll of the eyes, then a virtual shrug of the shoulders that …