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Carlos Rogers received only partial salary guarantee on April 1

Carlos Rogers received only partial salary guarantee on April 1

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 3, 2013
49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers is due to earn a base salary of $5.5 million in 2013, under a contract that looks a lot better now in light of the recent developments in the free-agent market. Contrary to reports that the full amount of the salary became…
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  • Morse's mammoth home run too big to trail

    Morse's mammoth home run too big to trail

    MLB.com Apr 3, 2013
    Michael Morse's ninth-inning blast off A's closer Grant Balfour in Tuesday's 7-1 win was hit so high and far that it carried over the ROOT Sports camera angles.
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  • Seahawks bring back Josh Portis

    Seahawks bring back Josh Portis

    profootballtalk.com Apr 3, 2013
    With Matt Flynn traded to the Raiders, the Seahawks need a quarterback to back up Russell Wilson. They’ve found one in Josh Portis. The team originally signed Portis as an undrafted rookie out of California (Pa.) University in 2011. Portis was on the ac
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  • Nnamdi Asomugha joins the 49ers with a chip on his shoulder

    Nnamdi Asomugha joins the 49ers with a chip on his shoulder

    In his first comments as a member of the 49ers, Nnamdi Asomugha said he’s eager to prove that he still has what it takes to be an elite NFL cornerback. Asomugha, who’s obviously aware of all the talk that his skills have declined to such an extent tha
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  • On the cell phone’s 40th birthday, here’s Mike Bordick making a…

    On the cell phone’s 40th birthday, here’s Mike Bordick making a dugout call in 1994

    yahoo.com Apr 3, 2013
    You never know what you'll find in a Kansas City (Mo.)-area thrift shop. An Oakland Athletics magazine from 1994, for example, which features pitchers Dave Stewart and Todd Stottlemyre on the cover and a GTE cell phone ad on the back featuring slick-fie…
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  • 49ers vs. Seahawks: Let the debate rage

    49ers vs. Seahawks: Let the debate rage

    ESPN.com Apr 3, 2013
    The 2012 battle for NFC West supremacy between the San Francisco 49ers' and Seattle Seahawks' has turned into a perceived battle this offseason. "It just feels like the Seahawks make a move, then the Niners make a move," former NFL quarterback…
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  • Matt Flynn thinks the Raiders are building “something special”

    Matt Flynn thinks the Raiders are building “something special”

    Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn has been a backup on good teams for most of his career. Now he’s expected to be the starter on a bad team. But Flynn doesn’t see it that way. Shortly after his trade from the Seahawks to the Raiders became official, Flyn
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  • Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    CNNSI.com Apr 3, 2013
    A recent flurry of QB moves yields one question: who's interested in taking Geno Smith and other passers in the first round? There may not be many takers, Don Banks writes.
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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    CNNSI.com Apr 3, 2013
    If you're a first-round quarterback hopeful in this year's draft, it wasn't a good week. Not at all. Several teams in the quarterback-desperate top 10 perhaps decided they won't be buyers in this year's first round. No. 3 Oakland went out and wisely tra…
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  • San Jose mayor wants to meet Selig about A's

    San Jose mayor wants to meet Selig about A's

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 3, 2013
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
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  • Raiders stay on defensive, sign Porter

    Raiders stay on defensive, sign Porter

    insidebayarea.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Raiders remained primarily in a defensive stance with regard to free agency Wednesday, announcing the signing of cornerback Tracy Porter. Porter, whose pending deal with the Raiders was reported by ESPN Tuesday, is the seventh defensive player added…
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  • Stephens-Howling visiting the Steelers today

    Stephens-Howling visiting the Steelers today

    profootballtalk.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Steelers are hosting some free agents today, but not the kind that will make the fanbase sit up and take notice. Or even wake up, really. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team is hosting Arizona running back La’Rod Steph
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  • Weight presents double-edged sword for linemen prospects

    Weight presents double-edged sword for linemen prospects

    CNNSI.com Apr 3, 2013
    Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and for NFL linemen, being thin is not in. For many players, though, there's a fine line. So, Austin Murphy asks: just how big is too big?
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  • Heyward-Bey signs with Colts

    Heyward-Bey signs with Colts

    raidersgab.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Colts announced Monday night they agreed to terms with the former Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft. The contract terms have yet to be released, but is supposedly a one-year deal worth a m…
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  • Colt McCoy on the Browns: “I’d rather stay away from that topic…

    Colt McCoy on the Browns: “I’d rather stay away from that topic”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 3, 2013
    After his trade from Cleveland to San Francisco became official, quarterback Colt McCoy said he didn’t want to talk about his time with the Browns. Asked on an introductory conference call with the 49ers whether he really got a fair shot in Cleveland, o
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  • Bumgarner subdues Dodgers with eight-inning gem

    Bumgarner subdues Dodgers with eight-inning gem

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 3, 2013
    Picking up Clayton Kershaw's Opening Day excellence as if it were the rosin bag, Madison Bumgarner muted Los Angeles by allowing two hits in eight innings Tuesday as the Giants secured their first victory of the season with a 3-0 decision.
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  • Pitching in spotlight of Giants-Dodgers rivalry

    Pitching in spotlight of Giants-Dodgers rivalry

    MLB.com Apr 3, 2013
    Welcome to the National League West, where pitching continues to rule. The Dodgers and Giants appear determined to take the game back to the 1960s when Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Juan Marichal routinely made offenses disappear.
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  • Raiders' Flynn eager for chance to start

    Raiders' Flynn eager for chance to start

    sfgate.com Apr 3, 2013
    Raiders' Flynn eager for chance to start Matt Flynn, on his first day in the new office in Alameda, sees the Raiders as a beautiful rebuilding project. The Cardinals sent a sixth-round pick (176th overall) to the Raiders in exchange for Palmer and Oakla…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Bills Look To Rebuild At QB 03:10

    NFL32OT: Bills Look To Rebuild At QB

    Apr 3
    Episode 299: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss whether Kevin Kolb will start for the Bills. Brian Dawkins breaks down Nnamdi Asomugha's impact on the 49ers defense.The NFL32 crew discuss what type of running back they prefer.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish April 3 01:12

    PTI Big Finish April 3

    Apr 3
    PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
  • Video - Asomugha's Impact On 49ers 02:07

    Asomugha's Impact On 49ers

    Apr 3
    Cris Carter and Tedy Bruschi discuss what CB Nnamdi Asomugha brings to the 49ers.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Upper Deck Lands Baseball License 02:50

    Mint Condition: Upper Deck Lands Baseball License

    Apr 3
    Upper Deck's Chris Carlin discusses reaching an agreement with the MLBPA to produce baseball cards, and the programs that Upper Deck has instituted to bring younger fans back to the hobby.

Sports Columnists

  • Nancy Lieberman says there's no downside to Brittney Griner trying to make…

    Apr 3
    Women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman is encouraging Baylor star Brittney Griner to seize the opportunity to do the same with the Dallas Mavericks, no matter how overwhelmingly remote Griner's chances of sticking actually are.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Apr 3
    If you're a first-round quarterback hopeful in this year's draft, it wasn't a good week. Not at all. Several teams in the quarterback-desperate top 10 perhaps decided they won't be buyers in this year's first round. No. 3 Oakland went out and wisely tra…