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Ray McDonald: The truth will come out, I’m a good-hearted perso…

Ray McDonald: The truth will come out, I’m a good-hearted person

Ray McDonald, the 49ers defensive lineman who was arrested for domestic violence this weekend, spoke briefly with a local television station and said he hopes people know that he’s a good man. After he was released from jail, McDonald talked to KTVU but…
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  • Raiders name practice squad players

    Raiders name practice squad players

    insidebayarea.com 13 minutes ago
    The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 10 players to their practice squad, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Exp. College Atkinson III, George RB 6-1 218 R Notre Dame Autry, Denico DE 6-5 273 R Mississippi Stat…
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  • Umpire Gerry Davis reportedly reprimanded for making 'cry baby …

    Umpire Gerry Davis reportedly reprimanded for making 'cry baby face' at Athletics

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    What exactly is a "cry baby face"? We can only guess after the Oakland Athletics charged umpire Gerry Davis with making one at them in the midst of their most frustrating point of the 2014 season. A's pitcher Scott Kazmir says Davis was reprim…
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  • Cowboys bringing in new defensive options

    Cowboys bringing in new defensive options

    profootballtalk.com 7 hours ago
    The Cowboys defense has been the subject of nothing but pessimistic prognostications, but the team is working to find improvement over the players they kept on the initial 53-man roster. They’re looking to the NFC West for two additions. According to mu…
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  • Raiders 53-man roster then and now . . .

    Raiders 53-man roster then and now . . .

    insidebayarea.com 14 hours ago
    A Bay Area News Group NFL special section was delivered to subscribers Sunday and also available at 7-Eleven stores for $4.95. It’s in a magazine format, and far and away the most impressive presentation for which I’ve been involved in some 30 years in …
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  • Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-g…

    Bob Melvin calls Athletics 'pathetic' after Angels sweep four-game set

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    Your browser does not support iframes. Manager Bob Melvin verbally unloaded on his team Sunday — at least for Bob Melvin, it was unloading — after the Oakland Athletics were swept in a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics fell …
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    Kazmir voices frustration with ump's strike zone

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The A's Scott Kazmir called out crew chief Gerry Davis following Sunday's 8-1 loss in Anaheim, believing to be intentionally squeezed on several calls in a six-run second inning in which the left-hander walked four.
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  • Giants blast Brewers for sixth straight victory

    Giants blast Brewers for sixth straight victory

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 15-5 victory at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon. The 15 runs were a season high, and the win was their sixth consecutive, which tied their longest streak of the season.
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  • Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    Angels rout A's to complete 4-game sweep

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings, and the Angels completed a four-game sweep of the A's with an 8-1 win.
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  • Ryu cruises past Padres in return from DL

    Ryu cruises past Padres in return from DL

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Hyun-Jin Ryu came off the disabled list and delivered seven strong innings and Juan Uribe drove in two runs in a 7-1 win over the Padres on Sunday as the Dodgers avoided a series sweep and stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of the persistent Giants in the Nationa…
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  • 49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The 49ers have re-signed seven players they waived Saturday to the practice squad, the team said Sunday. Second-year defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, the star British discus thrower turned football player, is among those added to the Niners’ practice s…
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  • Will Alex Boone be ready for opener?

    Will Alex Boone be ready for opener?

    Alex Boone is ending his holdout, per Adam Schefter’s report, and will join the San Francisco 49ers in time for Week 1 of the NFL season. It should only help the team’s starting offense, which struggled to generate points in the preseason – two field go…
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  • Report: Raiders awarded Benson Mayowa on waivers from Seattle

    Report: Raiders awarded Benson Mayowa on waivers from Seattle

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Raiders have added a youthful edge-rushing prospect. The club has claimed ex-Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa on waivers, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported Sunday. A second-year player from Idaho, the 23-year-old Mayowa played two regular seas…
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  • Browns claim former 49ers running back

    Browns claim former 49ers running back

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Browns wanted to acquire 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in February. As the season approaches, the Browns will have to settle for acquiring San Francisco players. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Browns have claimed former 49ers runni…
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  • Video - Giants Trounce Brewers To Complete Sweep 00:52

    Giants Trounce Brewers To Complete Sweep

    Aug 31
    Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs as the Giants defeated the Brewers 15-5.
  • Video - Angels Sweep Athletics 00:55

    Angels Sweep Athletics

    Aug 31
    The Angels tagged Scott Kazmir for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings en route to defeating the Athletics 8-1.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone ends holdout 00:43

    San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone ends holdout

    Aug 31
    San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone has ended his holdout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Boone will be a free agent in 2015.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested on felony domestic violence charges 02:05

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested on felony domestic violence charges

    Aug 31
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's arrest on felony domestic violence charges and how the league may take action under NFL's the new domestic abuse policy.

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  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young players

    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
  • Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen

    Aug 30
    The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.