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Giants icon McCovey hospitalized for infection

Giants icon McCovey hospitalized for infection

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
The Giants confirmed Friday in a statement that Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey was hospitalized in the Bay Area last week for complications from an infection: "His recovery is progressing every day."
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  • Live postgame chat: Raiders vs. Patriots, Sunday after the game

    Live postgame chat: Raiders vs. Patriots, Sunday after the game

    Join columnist Marcus Thompson at the final gun to discuss the outcome of the Oakland Raiders-New England Patriots showdown.
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  • Vogt back to spark A's lineup

    Vogt back to spark A's lineup

    MLB.com 1 hour ago
    A lackluster A's lineup, in need of a spark to combat this woeful stretch, could perhaps get just that from Stephen Vogt, who made his return to the field Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the visiting Phillies.
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  • Zastudil out for second straight game

    Zastudil out for second straight game

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the Arizona Cardinals re-signed punter Drew Butler, it meant starter Dave Zastudil was still on the mend. Zastudil was ruled out of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers a few hours later with a left groin injury after not p…
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  • Sharks eager to begin new year after historic playoff collapse …

    Sharks eager to begin new year after historic playoff collapse last season

    thehockeynews.com 4 hours ago
    Sharks eager to begin new year after historic playoff collapse last season
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  • Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared

    Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    The struggling Oakland Raiders’ defense might be taking a big hit at the linebacker position. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England on Sunday and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn’t been cleared from a concussion he …
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  • Cards QB Palmer still ailing; Stanton to start

    Cards QB Palmer still ailing; Stanton to start

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Arizona coach Bruce Arians says Drew Stanton will start at quarterback when the Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
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  • 49ers top pick Ward gets baptism by fire

    49ers top pick Ward gets baptism by fire

    ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Rookie nickelback Jimmie Ward, all 5-feet-11, 193 pounds of him, had his NFL baptism by fire at the hands, and feet, of the Chicago Bears' 6-4, 229-pound Brandon Marshall last Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers' first-round draft pic…
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  • Heading Cross Country Hard for West Coast Teams

    Heading Cross Country Hard for West Coast Teams

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They'll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag.
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  • Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    A look at how teams match up for this weekend’s games.
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  • Sixty years ago, A's play last home game in Philadelphia

    Sixty years ago, A's play last home game in Philadelphia

    MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Exactly 60 years ago Friday, the Philadelphia A's departed the corner of 21st and Lehigh for a train that would take them to play the Boston Braves, beginning a season-ending road trip. They never returned.
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  • 49ers vs. Cardinals preview

    49ers vs. Cardinals preview

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    It's that time of the year again, when NFC West rivals start going head-to-head. Sunday's game at University of Phoenix Stadium will be the division opener for both the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Both teams have been decimated by injurie…
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  • Dodgers creep closer to playoffs with big, late rally

    Dodgers creep closer to playoffs with big, late rally

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Coming from behind late as they've rarely done this year, the Dodgers produced a five-run seventh inning and pulled away from the last-place Cubs on Thursday night for an 8-4 victory at Wrigley Field. With nine to play, they lead the idle Giants in the …
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  • Roundup: Athletics Lose Ground in A.L. Wild-Card Race

    Roundup: Athletics Lose Ground in A.L. Wild-Card Race

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    Oakland slipped a half-game behind idle Kansas City after losing its sixth game in its past eight.
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  • Video - Bruschi: Goodell Must Go 02:24

    Bruschi: Goodell Must Go

    Sep 19
    Tedy Bruschi gives his thoughts on how Roger Goodell has handled the recent rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence.
  • Video - Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals? 02:03

    Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals?

    Sep 18
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss discusses Arizona's quarterback situation, as well as what the Cardinals need to do to get past the 49ers on Sunday.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: 49ers-Cardinals 00:32

    NFL Live Prediction: 49ers-Cardinals

    Sep 18
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for San Francisco at Arizona.
  • Video - Inside Edge: 49ers-Cardinals 00:40

    Inside Edge: 49ers-Cardinals

    Sep 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for San Francisco at Arizona.

Sports Columnists

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    Sep 19
    NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
  • Documentary on Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki draws a big crowd in Ge…

    Sep 19
    The premiere of a documentary on Dirk Nowitzki drew teammates, ex-teammates, coaches and more all the way to Germany.
  • Rematch of the Mismatch

    Sep 19
    How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
  • Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game

    Sep 18
    Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game