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Fan stabbed near Candlestick Park, two suspects arrested

Fan stabbed near Candlestick Park, two suspects arrested

A man from Elk Grove, Calif. was stabbed as he was walking to Candlestick Park to watch today's game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants. The 27-year-old man was walking to the stadium with five friends when he was stopped by two men at …
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  • Revival for Giants' Pass Rush

    Revival for Giants' Pass Rush

    nytimes.com Oct 14, 2012
    With the Giants facing important divisional games against Washington and Dallas the next two weeks, is the pass rush finally back to the dominant presence it has been for much of the past few seasons?
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  • Three different teams have game-changing plays at the same time…

    Three different teams have game-changing plays at the same time (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    At 7:10 p.m. ET, three games had game-changing plays. Robert Griffin III ran 76 yards to clinch the win for the Washington Redskins, Russell Wilson hit Sidney Rice for a touchdown to put the Seattle Seahawks ahead of the New England Patriots, and Jay Fe…
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  • Cary Williams: Dez Bryant needs to step up and be a man

    Cary Williams: Dez Bryant needs to step up and be a man

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    One of the biggest plays of the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Cowboys was a failed pass to Dez Bryant on a two-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left to play. The pass was right on target from Tony Romo, but it went through Bryant’s hands and fell
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  • Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L.

    Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L.

    nytimes.com Oct 14, 2012
    Jacoby Jones tied an N.F.L. record with a 108-yard kickoff return in the Ravens' 31-29 victory over the Cowboys.
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  • Giants harass Smith into 3 INTs, roll over 49ers

    Giants harass Smith into 3 INTs, roll over 49ers

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    Antrel Rolle intercepted two passes by Alex Smith, Prince Amukamara picked off another and the Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.
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  • Giants Take Over NFC East Lead

    Giants Take Over NFC East Lead

    With the big win in San Francisco today, the Giants moved to 4-2 and assumed sole possession of first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys lost in Baltimore today and dropped to 2-3. The Eagles lost and the Redskins won, finishing the day at 3-3. Dallas a…
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  • Previously pickless Raiders force three Matt Ryan interceptions…

    Previously pickless Raiders force three Matt Ryan interceptions (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Before this Sunday, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw just three interceptions, fewer than Aaron Rodgers or Eli Manning. The Oakland Raiders had zero interceptions, ranking them last in the league along with the Detroit Lions. But during the F…
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  • Giants remind everyone that they’re always a contender

    Giants remind everyone that they’re always a contender

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Somehow, the Giants were significant underdogs at San Francisco. We all should have known better. The Giants are masterful at this. Just when it looks like the Giants are slipping into mediocrity and everyone falls in love with the new hot team, they ri…
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  • Wes Welker Getting Phased Out Of His Shoes, The Chiefs And Bucc…

    Wes Welker Getting Phased Out Of His Shoes, The Chiefs And Buccaneers Combining For Something Approximating A Football Play And

    deadspin.com Oct 14, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Wes Welker getting housed to Robert Griffin III looking super human. More »
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  • Giants bait 49ers' Smith into three INTs, roll 26-3

    Giants bait 49ers' Smith into three INTs, roll 26-3

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    Giants bait 49ers' Smith into three INTs, roll 26-3
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  • Griffin helps Redskins end 8-game skid at home

    Griffin helps Redskins end 8-game skid at home

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard scamper with 2:43 to play, and the Washington Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak Sunday with a 38-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Fletcher Cox admits he threw punch that got him ejected

    Fletcher Cox admits he threw punch that got him ejected

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    Among the various regrets and lamentations arising from the 10-point lead that the Eagles blew in the fourth quarter against the Lions is the fact that rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, a first-round draft pick, was ejected from the game for throwin…
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  • Eagles could move on from turnover-prone Michael Vick following…

    Eagles could move on from turnover-prone Michael Vick following Super Bowl XLVII

    The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, blowing a 10-point lead in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter to lose 26-23. It was the Eagles' third loss in four games, dropping them to 3-3 on the season. Contributing to the loss…
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  • Wrap-up: Redskins 38, Vikings 26

    Wrap-up: Redskins 38, Vikings 26

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    A few thoughts on the Washington Redskins' first victory in their last nine home games, Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field. What it means: That the Redskins are a .500 team and only one game behind the first-place Giants, who they play nex…
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  • RG3 does it again, finally gets Redskins a home win

    RG3 does it again, finally gets Redskins a home win

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Vikings proved they were mortal, Robert Griffin III proved he had no complications from last week’s concussion, and the Redskins proved they could win at home. An early interception was nearly the only mistake Griffin made, leading the Redskins to a
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  • You're looking at the Cowboys all wrong

    You're looking at the Cowboys all wrong

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- No, of course there are no moral victories in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys understand how tough it is to beat the Ravens in Baltimore, and they justifiably felt much better about the way they played in Sunday's 31-29 loss than they felt two …
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  • Lions rally in 4th, then stun Eagles in OT

    Lions rally in 4th, then stun Eagles in OT

    Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime, and the Detroit Lions rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.
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  • DeMarco Murray to have MRI on foot Monday

    DeMarco Murray to have MRI on foot Monday

    The Cowboys finally got their running game in gear with 227 yards against the Ravens on Sunday, but the good feelings generated by that productivity is tempered by a couple of things. The first is that the Cowboys weren’t able to avoid enough mistakes t
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  • Ravens withstand late rally from Cowboys

    Ravens withstand late rally from Cowboys

    Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Baltimore Ravens held on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday for their 14th straight regular-season home win.
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  • Ray Lewis suffers triceps injury as Ravens beat Cowboys

    Ray Lewis suffers triceps injury as Ravens beat Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stood on the sideline and watched as the Cowboys drove down the field and nearly pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday in Baltimore. After the game, the Ravens said it was a triceps injury that sidelined Lewis. Lewis…
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  • Vikings lead Redskins 9-3 in field goal battle

    Vikings lead Redskins 9-3 in field goal battle

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Vikings are doing what they do, Robert Griffin III isn’t, and Blair Walsh leads Kai Forbath 9-3. After suffering a concussion last week, Griffin has thrown an interception and has only rushed once. But he just led the Redskins on a 13-play drive tha
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  • Ravens hold on late to win 15th straight at home

    Ravens hold on late to win 15th straight at home

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday to improve to 5-1 and extend their winning streak at home to 15 games, but it wasn’t without some serious tension at the end. The Cowboys cut the lead down to two with a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 32 se
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  • Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones ties NFL record with 108-yard kick ret…

    Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones ties NFL record with 108-yard kick return, goes completely untouched in the process

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Going into their Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the Baltimore Ravens were not at all happy with their return game. Especially at the start of the second half of their win last Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs, when rookie Deonte Thompson fumb…
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  • Giants WR Nicks active, will start against Niners

    Giants WR Nicks active, will start against Niners

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is active and will play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • Pierre Garçon, Jerome Simpson inactive in Redskins-Vikings gam…

    Pierre Garçon, Jerome Simpson inactive in Redskins-Vikings game

    Both the Redskins and Vikings are down a receiver on Sunday. Pierre Garçon is inactive for the Redskins after he experienced renewed pain in his foot late in the week. Coach Mike Shanahan indicated Garçon’s status would be contingent on his ability to
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  • Joe Buck Will Work Both Giants Games In San Francisco Today

    Joe Buck Will Work Both Giants Games In San Francisco Today

    deadspin.com Oct 14, 2012
    Joe Buck is a lot of things, but lazy does not appear to be one of them. He will work both the San Francisco 49ers-New York Giants game at 4:25 p.m. and the San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals game at 8:15 p.m. (both times eastern). More »
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  • Report:  Redskins face “hefty fine” for in-game report on Grif…

    Report: Redskins face “hefty fine” for in-game report on Griffin injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The NFL’s injury-reporting rules apply not only before a given game but also during it.  If the Redskins didn’t know that, they soon will. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Redskins are facing a “hefty fine” for their failure to disclose
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  • Tony From Dallas Will Hang Up And Listen: Your NFL Early Games …

    Tony From Dallas Will Hang Up And Listen: Your NFL Early Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Oct 14, 2012
    There are a several weirdly intriguing games this week. Cowboys-Ravens seems like to could be interesting. Why, I don't know. It just does. Same for the Lions and Eagles. And who could forget Kansas City and Tampa Ba-false alarm on that one. Sorry, guys
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  • Redskins could be in serious trouble for the way they handled R…

    Redskins could be in serious trouble for the way they handled RG3”²s concussion

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Washington Redskins' time in the NFL's doghouse doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. Earlier this year, the Redskins were docked a total of $36 million in salary cap space for alleged violations of the NFL's unofficial cap during the uncapped o…
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  • How you feeling? Giants-49ers

    How you feeling? Giants-49ers

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    As the New York Giants prepare to face the 49ers at 4:25 pm ET today in San Francisco, here's one reason for Giants fans to feel good and one reason for concern. Feeling good: As they do most weeks, the Giants have the edge at quarterback with Eli Manni…
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  • DeSean Jackson could be returning punts today

    DeSean Jackson could be returning punts today

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Eagles got a lot of questions this week about putting DeSean Jackson back into the punt returner role after rookie Damaris Johnson failed to find much success this season. Jackson said he was ready to do whatever the team asked of him and special te…
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  • How you feeling? Eagles-Lions

    How you feeling? Eagles-Lions

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to take on the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field, here's one reason for Eagles fans to feel good and one reason for concern. Feeling good: This could be the week the Eagles' defensive line breaks it…
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  • How you feeling? Cowboys-Ravens

    How you feeling? Cowboys-Ravens

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- As the Dallas Cowboys get set to take on the Ravens here at M&T Bank Stadium at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT), here's one reason for Cowboys fans to feel good and one reason for concern. Feeling good: The Cowboys aren't as bad as they looked two …
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  • Robert Griffin III to start for Redskins

    Robert Griffin III to start for Redskins

    As Adam Schefter reported on "SportsCenter," Robert Griffin III has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins this afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings. Griffin left last Sunday's…
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  • Week 6 Picks: Browns and Colts could provide upset alerts

    Week 6 Picks: Browns and Colts could provide upset alerts

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Week 6 is about the time that teams start to look like who they really are, unless they're the New York Giants. This week features an interesting slate of games, a few big-time battles, and a couple of snoozers that may leave you looking for that honey-…
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  • Cowboys sticking with Chris Jones at punter on Sunday

    Cowboys sticking with Chris Jones at punter on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Cowboys have two punters on their roster.  Both of them are hurt.  But one is healthy enough to play on Sunday. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that Chris Jones will be able to kick against Baltimore despite a knee injury. Per Watkins, the
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  • Video - Redskins postgame press conference 07:52

    Redskins postgame press conference

    Oct 14
    Redskins react following game with Vikings
  • Video - Giants postgame press conference 04:21

    Giants postgame press conference

    Oct 14
    Giants react following game with 49ers
  • Video - Vikings vs. Redskins highlights 01:33

    Vikings vs. Redskins highlights

    Oct 14
    Catch the highlights from Washington D.C. as Robert Griffin III lit up the field in the Washington Redskins' Week 6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - Week 6: Robert Griffin III highlights 02:03

    Week 6: Robert Griffin III highlights

    Oct 14
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws for 182 yards and a touchdown, plus runs for 138 yards and two more scores in a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Giants don't just beat 49ers at their own game, they dominate…

    Oct 14
    SAN FRANCISCO -- With two minutes remaining in regulation Sunday in Candlestick Park, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw walked slowly from the sideline into the narrow tunnel that led to the locker room. His muscles were cramping and the medical staff …
  • The Packers notched a season-saving win against the Texans

    Oct 14
    Not many teams can claim a season-saving win in Week 6, but the Packers have made a strong case.
  • Don Banks: Cowboys can't explain away their latest choke job; more Snaps

    Oct 14
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of Week 6 in the NFL...