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After a four-year playoff drought, the Angels reclaimed the title they held for the majority of the 2000s on Wednesday night, first by beating the Mariners, 5-0, and then by watching as the A's lose to the Rangers, 6-1, in Oakland.Upvote Share Tweet
Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18MLB.com 6 hours agoAnother day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…Upvote Share Tweet
A's unravel after Samardzija's stellar effortMLB.com 6 hours agoAfter Jeff Samardzija's eight shutout frames, Sean Doolittle allowed five runs in the ninth as the A's fell, 6-1, to the Rangers. In the process, the Angels clinched the AL West crown and the A's fell into a tie with the Royals for the AL Wild Card lead…Upvote Share Tweet
Plate umpire replaced after foul ball hits face maskMLB.com 7 hours agoWednesday night's game between the A's and Rangers was delayed for nearly 10 minutes between the fifth and sixth innings as Mark Ripperger replaced Kerwin Danley as the plate umpire.Upvote Share Tweet
Doolittle Blows Save, A's Lose 6-1 to Rangersnytimes.com 8 hours agoSean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Homers help Bucs keep pace in NL Central raceMLB.com 10 hours agoIt might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gain…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 10 hours agoWelker, reinstated after the N.F.L. agreed to a new drug policy, practiced with the Denver Broncos for the first time since Sept. 1.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoAn NFL owner believes paid leave from league activities should follow an arrest or allegation of domestic violence. In a story published Wednesday, Raiders owner Mark Davis told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News that “if somebody’s accused or ar…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 11 hours agoPinch-hitter Matt Duffy's two-run single broke a ninth-inning tie Wednesday and lifted the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. With the Dodgers' loss, San Francisco cut the division deficit to two games.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 11 hours agoALAMEDA, Calif. -- When the shock of being released from the San Diego Chargers wore off, it didn't take Vincent Brown long to identify the team he wanted to sign with. "Yeah, this is where I was looking at," a smiling Brown said after his fir…Upvote Share TweetOne of the 49ers’ top pass catchers didn’t take part in the club’s first major on-field work of the week. Tight end Vernon Davis (knee, ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday, according to the injury report. However, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Wednesd…Upvote Share TweetFiled for print . . . If there is a bull’s eye on Raiders coach Dennis Allen, he’s not interested in talking about it. When the issue of his job security was raised Wednesday, Allen said, “What matters is getting ready for the New England Patriots, and …Upvote Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.Upvote Share Tweet
Streater, Sio Moore, MJD, Tuck, Rogers not practicing for Raiders as preparations for Patriots begininsidebayarea.com 18 hours agoThe Raiders began work Wednesday to face the New England Patriots without some key players. Wide receiver Rod Streater (hip flexor) and linebacker Sio Moore (ankle) were not on the field after being injured in a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. Neither…Upvote Share TweetThe San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 19 hours agoSAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his curr...Upvote Share Tweet
Will 49ers be more aggressive in Arizona?ESPN.com 21 hours agoNursing a 10-point lead and having driven from their own 10-yard line to the Chicago Bears' 6-yard line on the opening drive of the second half Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers suddenly went conservative. Three straight runs netted the Niners nothi…Upvote Share Tweet
Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the weekprofootballtalk.com 24 hours agoThere were several high-profile performances to choose from this week, but Bears rookie Kyle Fuller made a prime time impression. Fuller was named the NFL defensive player of the week, after his two-pick performance against the 49ers. Those plays sparke…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers recover after loss under HarbaughESPN.com Sep 17 (yesterday)In three years under Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers are 37-12-1 in the regular season, a .755 winning percentage. Impressive enough. Perhaps even more notable, though, is the Niners' record immediately following a loss with Harbaugh as their head…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 17 (yesterday)Your browser does not support iframes. It takes right-hander Jake Peavy very little time to start thinking about his next start, especially these days with the San Francisco Giants in the thick of a pennant race with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peavy allow…Upvote Share TweetJake Peavy had another strong outing, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants gained a game in the NL West race with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Crawford Powers Giants Past D-backsSep 17Brandon Crawford went four-for-four, with and RBI, in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Ray McDonald Still In 49ers' PlansSep 17ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses the playing status of 49ers DE Ray McDonald.
Kaepernick To Appeal FineSep 1749ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick discusses the fine he received from the NFL for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during Sunday night's game against the Bears.
NFL Live Prediction: Raiders-PatriotsSep 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at New England.
Manning on ManningSep 18ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The challenge of interviewing Peyton Manning is coming up with something new to ask. He might be the most interviewed athlete of this generation. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to find something—anything—that he hasn’t talked…
‘I Was Shocked By How Much Talent We Have on the Bills’Sep 17‘I Was Shocked By How Much Talent We Have on the Bills’
It’s Past Time, CommissionerSep 17NEW YORK—A source with knowledge of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s mindset this week said something today that is very bad news for the 2014 playing status of Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy: “Roger has determined that he will be a leader in the dom…
Clayton's mailbag -- Big NFL free-agent spending not paying offSep 16John Clayton's Mailbag: The big-spending Buccaneers, off to an 0-2 start, are the latest example of how money doesn't buy championships.