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Colt McCoy named Colin Kaepernick’s backup despite uneven perfo…

Colt McCoy named Colin Kaepernick’s backup despite uneven performance for 49ers

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 25, 2013
Colt McCoy hoped to play well in the 49ers' preseason game against the Vikings Sunday night for one of two reasons. He either wanted to prove that he deserved to be on the roster, or perhaps boost his trade value to a team that actually wants him. McCoy…
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  • Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 34-14 home victory against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night: 1. Seneca's debut. Coach Jim Harbaugh had indicated that all fiv…
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  • Idiots On The Field Invade SNF, And Jerome Simpson Leveled One …

    Idiots On The Field Invade SNF, And Jerome Simpson Leveled One Of Them

    deadspin.com Aug 25, 2013
    It's preseason for security staff too, as we learned tonight at Candlestick Park as back-to-back Idiots invaded the field during the Vikings-49ers matchup, with one of them getting taken down by Jerome Simpson.Read more...
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  • Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

    Kevin Williams walks off after shot to knee

    profootballtalk.com Aug 25, 2013
    There’s a reason few veterans want to play in second halves of preseason games, and Kevin Williams just showed why. The Vikings defensive tackle just limped off the field under his own power, after taking a shot to the right knee from 49ers backup guard…
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  • Pryor in, sore-armed Flynn out _ for now

    Pryor in, sore-armed Flynn out _ for now

    Filed for print but expanded with additional quoted material . . . Terrelle Pryor will get his chance to show what he can do with the first team offense Thursday night when he starts at quarterback for the Raiders against Seattle in the preseason finale…
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  • Giants' Vogelsong earns 1st win in 3 months

    Giants' Vogelsong earns 1st win in 3 months

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Ryan Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.
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  • Bucs quiet, miss chance to move ahead of Cards

    Bucs quiet, miss chance to move ahead of Cards

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong beguiled the Bucs on two hits for eight innings Sunday, giving San Francisco a 4-0 victory over A.J. Burnett and the Pirates in AT&T Park. Pittsburgh remained in a flat-footed tie atop the division with St. Louis.
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  • Davis, Hardy pace Orioles to big win vs. A's

    Davis, Hardy pace Orioles to big win vs. A's

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Chris Davis had two hits and collected his 118th RBI, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in a 10-3 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
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  • Return specialist Cribbs released by Raiders

    Return specialist Cribbs released by Raiders

    Kickoff return specialist Josh Cribbs was released by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in a wave of team cuts.
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  • How did the Pirates end up with a Cubs batting weight in San Fr…

    How did the Pirates end up with a Cubs batting weight in San Francisco?

    yahoo.com Aug 25, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. For those who watched Saturday night's Pirates-Giants game from in San Francisco, you probably spotted the same thing and asked yourself the same question. How did a batting weight — or donut, if you will — bearing…
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  • Suzuki gets second straight start in return to A's

    Suzuki gets second straight start in return to A's

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    A's catcher Kurt Suzuki started for the second consecutive game since being traded from the Nationals, but manager Bob Melvin said Stephen Vogt will continue to get regular starts behind the plate.
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  • NFL mailbag: Three-ring quarterback circus

    NFL mailbag: Three-ring quarterback circus

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.
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  • Raiders lose to Bears igniting QB issue

    Raiders lose to Bears igniting QB issue

    raidersgab.com Aug 25, 2013
    Heading into Friday’s 3rd preseason game against the Chicago Bears, The Oakland Raiders seemed pretty well set on Matt Flynn as the starting QB. After the 26-34 loss however, it seems that the Raiders may have started a dreaded “QB controversy.” Coach A…
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  • Giants sink Pirates behind four-run first

    Giants sink Pirates behind four-run first

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Tim Lincecum racked up eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, and the Giants rode a four-run first to defeat the Pirates, 6-3, on Saturday night at AT&T Park.
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  • Bucs drop into first-place tie after shaky start

    Bucs drop into first-place tie after shaky start

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Francisco Liriano absorbed a four-run first inning Saturday night from which the Pirates couldn't rebound, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Giants and slipping into a tie for first place in the NL Central.
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  • Video - Pre Week 3: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 02:35

    Pre Week 3: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Aug 25
    Despite a rough start for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, he finishes with one touchdown pass and 72 yards in a 34-14 Week 3 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers receiver Lavelle Hawkins headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop 01:15

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Lavelle Hawkins headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop

    Aug 25
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins picks up his third unsportsmanlike penalty of the game after he headbutts Minnesota Vikings linebacker Desmond Bishop.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton 4-yard touchdown 00:39

    San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton 4-yard touchdown

    Aug 25
    San Francisco 49ers running back Jewel Hampton rushes right end for the 4-yard touchdown.
  • Video - San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick 5-yard touchdown pass 00:38

    San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick 5-yard touchdown pass

    Aug 25
    San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick passes short right to wide receiver Quinton Patton for a 5-yard touchdown.

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  • NFL mailbag: Three-ring quarterback circus

    Aug 25
    Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.