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Harbaugh returns to Niners after heart procedure

Harbaugh returns to Niners after heart procedure

CNNSI.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh practically galloped through the locker room, lively as ever, offering a wave and a smile to long snapper Brian Jennings before putting his arm around right guard Alex Boone.
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  • Quarterbacks headline the Week 11 injury reports

    Quarterbacks headline the Week 11 injury reports

    We begin our roundup of key injuries in the NFL with - what else - the quarterback position. Though the Chicago Bears' final injury report before Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers is not due until Saturday, head coach Lovie Smith has
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  • Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entir…

    Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon questionable after missing entire week of practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Falcons coach Mike Smith said Thursday that wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were “moving in the right direction” in their attempts to get their ankles healthy enough to play against the Cardinals this Sunday. They weren’t
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  • Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question

    Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The heart procedure 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh underwent Thursday was not his first to correct an accelerated heartbeat, after having a different procedure done during his playing days. Harbaugh said doctors performed a “cardiovert,” an electrical proce
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  • Cutler won't play versus 49ers; Campbell to start

    Cutler won't play versus 49ers; Campbell to start

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Monday's game at San Francisco because of a concussion.
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  • Harbaugh: Business as usual, sans caffeine

    Harbaugh: Business as usual, sans caffeine

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Among the details San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh revealed during his Friday news conference following a Thursday procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat: Doctors performed a "cardiovert" to correct an accelerated heartbeat. There a…
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  • Sando's best guesses: Week 11 predictions

    Sando's best guesses: Week 11 predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks' 28-7 victory against the New York Jets in Week 10 gave the NFC West a 13-6 record outside its division. Three more division games await in Week 11. The St. Louis Rams are 2-0-1 in the division and 1-5 outside of it. They can make i…
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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Col…

    Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats rivalry

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Colts head into their Week 11 showdown against the Pats with a surprising 6-3 record. Peter King explains why the young Colts are ready for Tom Brady and Co. in his Game Plan.
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  • Scouting Tannehill and others in late going

    Scouting Tannehill and others in late going

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Seattle Seahawks fans scouting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night had to like what they saw. The Dolphins, despite feeling great about rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill overall, suffered a 19-14 defeat when Tannehill couldn't rally them against Buffal…
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  • Expectations follow Rams into Jets game

    Expectations follow Rams into Jets game

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    It's refreshing and a little unsettling to see national NFL analysts agreeing with confidence that the St. Louis Rams should defeat an opponent. As a bonus, the analysts mentioned several Rams players by name. This has to be progress. Eleven of 11 other…
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  • Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis

    Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Are we sure Brian Schottenheimer was really a Jets coach for six years? Now the Rams offensive coordinator, Schottenheimer steadfastly refused to throw gas on the big, green dumpster fire his former team has become. “[A victory Sunday] wouldn’t count
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  • Video - Jets Vs. Rams Preview 02:19

    Jets Vs. Rams Preview

    Nov 16
    Rich Cimini looks ahead to Jets vs. Rams.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons 04:10

    'Playbook': Cardinals vs. Falcons

    Nov 16
    Can the Arizona Cardinals offensive line protect John Skelton against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11? "Playbook" explains why you shouldn't write off the Cards so quickly.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Bears vs. 49ers 03:26

    'Playbook': Bears vs. 49ers

    Nov 16
    With Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler out do the Bears stand a chance at beating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football? "Playbook" debates.
  • Video - By The Numbers: Bears-49ers 00:57

    By The Numbers: Bears-49ers

    Nov 16
    The Bears and 49ers face off on Monday night and we take you by the numbers.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.