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49ers sign cornerback Asomugha

49ers sign cornerback Asomugha

sfgate.com Updated Apr 2, 2013
49ers sign cornerback Asomugha Like he is every offseason, Nnamdi Asomugha was behind the wheel Tuesday, driving a van of at-risk high school kids, giving them a tour of college campuses. Asomugha, a Cal man himself and a former Raiders cornerback, has …
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  • 49ers sign cornerback Asomugha

    49ers sign cornerback Asomugha

    49ers sign cornerback Asomugha Like he is every offseason, Nnamdi Asomugha was behind the wheel Tuesday, driving a van of at-risk high school kids, giving them a tour of college campuses. Asomugha, a Cal man himself and a former Raiders cornerback, has …
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  • Hixon’s visit ends in Carolina without a contract

    Hixon’s visit ends in Carolina without a contract

    profootballtalk.com Apr 2, 2013
    The Gettleman pipeline may not yet be delivering another former Giant to Carolina. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, receiver Domenik Hixon ended his visit to the Panthers without a contract. The Raiders also have hosted Hixon, and t…
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  • Ailing Belt sits out game vs. Dodgers

    Ailing Belt sits out game vs. Dodgers

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    First baseman Brandon Belt continued to feel nauseous Tuesday, forcing him out of the Giants' lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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  • DHB follows his heart to Indy

    DHB follows his heart to Indy

    In 2009, the two Bay Area teams took a pair of receivers three spots apart in the top 10 of the draft. The Raiders, as they often did under the late Al Davis, opted for the faster player at No. 7 in Darrius Heyward-Bey. The 49ers took Michael Crabtree. …
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  • Raiders still looking at cornerbacks

    Raiders still looking at cornerbacks

    Oakland’s expected visit with cornerback Mike Jenkins took place Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the team agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Denver cornerback Tracy Porter. The Raiders need another starting cornerback. Jenkins has some interest
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  • Pryor thrown into fire in Opening Night appearance

    Pryor thrown into fire in Opening Night appearance

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    One year after opening the season at Double-A, Stephen Pryor found himself on the mound in a crucial situation for the Mariners on Opening Night against the A's.
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  • Raiders Move QB Carson Palmer To Arizona

    Raiders Move QB Carson Palmer To Arizona

    raidersgab.com Apr 2, 2013
    The Carson Palmer era in Oakland is officially over. Tuesday, a day after the Raiders made a move to get Matt Flynn from the Seahawks, the team cut ties with Carson Palmer, trading him for nothing better than a 7th round pick to the Arizona Cardinals. T…
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  • Five reasons we’re geeking out about Hyun-Jin Ryu’s major-leagu…

    Five reasons we’re geeking out about Hyun-Jin Ryu’s major-league debut

    yahoo.com Apr 2, 2013
    When the Los Angeles Dodgers face the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, eyes will again be on a Dodgers starting pitcher. This time it's Hyun-Jin Ryu, the South Korean import who is making his major-league debut. The Dodgers, who spent money like the Rea…
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  • Flynn eager to part of something ’special’

    Flynn eager to part of something ’special’

    Quarterback Matt Flynn arrived in Alameda on Tuesday eager for the opportunity to be an NFL starter for the first time in his six NFL seasons and hopeful of being a part of something “special.” Flynn addressed the media shortly after the Raiders trade
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  • Fitting end to Palmer era in Oakland

    Fitting end to Palmer era in Oakland

    The way the Carson Palmer era ended in Oakland on Tuesday summed up the entire 18-month experience -- it was disappointing and made little impact. The Raiders hoped finally to get something good from the disastrous Palmer era, but those hopes ended with…
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  • Pat White doesn’t visit Giants, after all

    Pat White doesn’t visit Giants, after all

    profootballtalk.com Apr 2, 2013
    In the end, the Pat White era in New York was pretty short. After multiple reports indicated White would work out with the Giants on Tuesday, one week after working out for the 49ers, multiple reports now indicate that he won’t. Per Ralph Vacchiano of t
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  • 49ers' backup QB switch saves $7 million

    49ers' backup QB switch saves $7 million

    ESPN.com sfgate.com Apr 2, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers are getting backup quarterback Colt McCoy at a bit of a discount. The former Cleveland Browns starter could have earned $2.325 million in salary for the 2013 season based on contract escalators tied to performance earlier in his …
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  • Stephen Curry perfecting the imperfect art of shooting

    Stephen Curry perfecting the imperfect art of shooting

    CNNSI.com Apr 2, 2013
    There was a time, years ago, when Stephen Curry shot the ball like Shawn Marion.
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 2, 2013
    Some evaluators reportedly believed Jets QB Tim Tebow could have fit well with the 49ers. The Patriots worked out three players from a team now coached by their former offensive coordinator. The Bills are getting to work Tuesday. Should Super Bowl L lan…
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  • 49ers trade picks for Browns QB McCoy

    49ers trade picks for Browns QB McCoy

    sfgate.com Apr 2, 2013
    49ers trade picks for Browns QB McCoy At 26, he's a young quarterback entering the final year of a relatively modest rookie contract (a $1.5 million base salary in 2013) and possesses starting experience. A third-round pick of the Browns in 2010, McCoy …
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  • Felix in fine form as Mariners blank A's in opener

    Felix in fine form as Mariners blank A's in opener

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    Felix Hernandez has been on the mound for six of the Mariners' club-record seven straight season-opening wins, and Monday's might have been his best yet.
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  • Video - Nnamdi Asomugha Joins 49ers 03:39

    Nnamdi Asomugha Joins 49ers

    Apr 2
    San Francisco 49ers and Nnamdi Asomugha agree to a one-year deal.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Cardinals Look For Improvement 03:47

    NFL32OT: Cardinals Look For Improvement

    Apr 2
    Episode 297: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss how Carson Palmer will impact the Cardinals. Todd McShay breaks down Draft picks 6-10. The NFL32 crew discuss whether the Jaguars can win more than 2 games next season.
  • Video - 49ers safety Donte Whitner happy to have Nnamdi Asomugha 02:18

    49ers safety Donte Whitner happy to have Nnamdi Asomugha

    Apr 2
    49ers safety Donte Whitner calls in to "NFL Total Access" to discuss his new teammate, CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
  • Video - Carson Palmer Traded To Cardinals 00:44

    Carson Palmer Traded To Cardinals

    Apr 2
    John Clayton discusses the Cardinals' trade with the Raiders for QB Carson Palmer.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Palmer deal had to happen, more QB musical chairs; mail

    Apr 2
    It's another day to write about quarterbacks. Three topics I want to clear up, in the wake of all the quarterback action in the last few days.
  • Adande: Grant Hill, in his own words

    Apr 2
    With his career nearing the end, Grant Hill recalls the highs and lows of the past two decades.
  • Don Banks: Tank Carradine could make next epic comeback, but do teams beli…

    Apr 2
    Chances are there are no Adrian Petersons waiting to be discovered in this year's NFL draft class. For the first time in league history, there might not even be a running back taken in the first round.
  • NBA: Coast to Coast - Shaquille O'Neal jersey retirement

    Apr 2
    Is Shaq the last great big man? Should the Magic and Heat retire his number, too?