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A's go to Meetings with Major work nearly doneUpdated 2 hours ago Share TweetA's officials will head to the annual Winter Meetings on Sunday with a short to-do list. Oakland already has been busy addressing many of the club's offseason needs, but strengthening the farm system could be on the agenda.Source: MLB.com
The weekly NFL spread picks: Seattle is the best team … but not this weekUpdated 3 hours ago Share TweetPut yourself in the shoes of the Seattle Seahawks. You won a huge showdown against the Saints on Monday night to improve to 11-1. You lead the Panthers and Saints (with the tiebreaker over both) by two games, and every other NFC division leader by four …Source: yahoo.com
The NBA’s 10 Best BackcourtsUpdated 3 hours ago Share TweetInjuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russel…Source: dimemag.comShare Tweet49ers-Seahawks has been circled on the calendar for a while. Who knew Panthers-Saints would be even more critical?
Angry 49ers defense is making a pointUpdated 7 hours ago Share TweetSANTA CLARA, Calif. – It seems to me the San Francisco 49ers have been playing with a purpose in the past two games. Don’t get me wrong, this defense has played at a high level for virtually the entire season. But against Washington and St. Louis, the 4…
Raiders facing Eastern time zone issuesUpdated 10 hours ago Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. -- Marcel Reece scrunched up his nose a bit. Then the Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl fullback tilted his head to the side like a dog who just heard a high-pitched noise. Reece had just been asked how the Raiders, with a trip to face the New Yo…Share TweetThe 49ers have not lost at home to the Seahawks since 2008 and appear on track to keep the streak alive, even if Seattle is still positioned as the most dangerous team in the N.F.C.Source: nytimes.com
Morning 49ers nuggetsUpdated 11 hours ago Share TweetSANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said cornerback Tarell Brown will be eased back in to the playing rotation when he returns from the rib injury he suffered at New Orleans on Nov. 17. Brown has been practicing on…
Anderson aware of swirling trade speculationUpdated 17 hours ago Share TweetA trade involving pitcher Brett Anderson seems inevitable for the A's. Oakland has a surplus of arms for its Major League staff, and the 25-year-old left-hander might be an asset the Athletics move to help restock the farm system.Source: MLB.com
Get ready for battle of rookie quarterbacksUpdated 21 hours ago Share TweetThe Raiders and New York Jets still are in playoff contention, despite being well below .500 through 12 games. Both staked their fortunes to a rookie quarterback, which is something that worked well for the Seahawks and Redskins last season. The jury’s …Source: insidebayarea.com
Here's a nice change of pace for today.Updated 23 hours ago Share TweetHere's a nice change of pace for today. A San Francisco Chronicle column that mentions the 49ers' "jizz" 11 times. [SFGate]Read more...Source: deadspin.com
Joe Staley returns to practice for 49ersUpdated 23 hours ago Share TweetThe 49ers might not have to shuffle their offensive line as much as initially feared, as left tackle Joe Staley returned to the practice field Thursday. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Staley took part in drills and seemed to be moving well…Share TweetRunning back Darren McFadden is not at practice today for the second straight day. With time running out on the week, it looks more and more likely that the Raiders are going to rely upon a steady diet of Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece. That likelihood i…Source: insidebayarea.com
Matt McGloin aiming to learn from mistakesUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. – Two mistakes, really, stand out when it comes to Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin’s play last week at the Dallas Cowboys. There was the fumbled snap inside the Raiders 5-yard line that was recovered by the Cowboys and, one play…Share TweetEven though we get weekly reminders otherwise, we all to a certain extent like to pretend that we know what's going to happen next in the NFL. That's at least the conceit behind writing a picks column. But of course we often miss plenty about the big pi…Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- It is not going to be the most important game of the season, as many thought when the schedule was released in April. The Seattle Seahawks, coming off an absolute beat down of New Orleans on Monday night, are 11-1 and the San Francisco …Share TweetThe New York Jets and Oakland Raiders are a lot alike. They're rebuilding teams, slumping and struggling for answers at the quarterback position -- and yet they remain mathematically alive in the AFC wild-card race. Go figure. The old AFL rivals meet Su…
Harbaugh leads 49ers' praise of WilsonUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetRENTON, Wash. -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh couldn’t say enough good things Wednesday about Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. “He’s a fantastic player, a wonderful, wonderful player and competitor.’’ Harbaugh said. “You see his ar…
Haden: If Gruden coaches, it's in the NFLUpdated Dec 5 (yesterday) Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders currently have a head coach under contract in Dennis Allen. Jon Gruden currently has a gig and seems more than happy sitting in the broadcast booth for a little show called “Monday Night Football” on ESPN. And yet… …Share TweetThe 49ers spent most of the season scrambling to find enough wide receivers to fill out their roster, which makes it a bit funny to see that they may wind up with too many receivers for the available spots as the year winds down. Mario Manningham return…Share TweetA lot of people are talking about Aaron Rodgers’ injury and his future. But consider Raiders safety Charles Woodson an expert on the topic, or at least one with the context necessary to know what he’s tallking about. Rodgers, who missed nine games last …
Gang Green: Week 14Dec 5Rich Cimini looks ahead to the Jets' Week 14 matchup against the Raiders.
Countdown Daily Prediction: SEA-SFDec 5The NFL Live crew make their picks for Seattle at San Francisco.
Who can stop the Seattle Seahawks?Dec 5Which team is best built to beat the Seattle Seahawks? See why Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders are paying extra attention to two teams with mobile quarterbacks.
Inside the Huddle: Divisional Games CloseDec 5John Clayton discovers that an astounding 56.9 percent of the 65 divisional games have been decided by eight points or fewer.
What Can This Brown Do? A LotDec 6Since the Browns’ bye week, Josh Gordon is averaging 208 yards and over a touchdown per game. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) Browns second-year wideout Josh Gordon has had his share of ups and downs during his brief NFL career. A second-round pick in the s…
Game 150: The VideosDec 6Side judge Mike Weatherford checks his watch pregame. (John DePetro/The MMQB) In November The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew during the week of the Nov. 17 Ravens-Bears game in Chicago. My video partner, John DePetro, a…
John Clayton: Who could be the next Texans coach?Dec 6John Clayton takes a look at 10 candidates for the now-vacant Texans' head coaching position.
Sources: Rockets rev up Asik trade effortsDec 6The Houston Rockets are telling rival teams that they intend to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik by Dec. 19, according to sources familiar with the team's plans.