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CNNSI.com Updated Dec 3, 2012After Day 1 of the winter meetings, what did we learn? The cost of an outfielder varies greatly, the Yankees' plans have been altered and there's a starter stalemate, says Joe Lemire.Upvote Share Tweet
Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intactA's general manager Billy Beane is adamant about keeping all of his starting pitchers rather than dangling them as trade bait. The plan, as it currently stands, is similar in regard to his surplus of outfielders, and manager Bob Melvin expects all to be…Upvote Share Tweetsfgate.com Updated Dec 3, 2012Questions remain after latest Akers miss Make a 51-yard field goal in overtime, salvage an important victory, momentarily put to rest questions about his subpar season and uncertain health. Head coach Jim Harbaugh called it a search for "Plan B&quo…Upvote Share TweetKaepernick showed mettle after mistakes The 49ers are one of the NFC's strongest teams, absolutely, but the line separating them from the middle of the pack is thin - as Sunday's overtime loss to the Rams vividly illustrated. Asked if he still "fel…Upvote Share TweetGreg Knapp, Jason Tarver face media Greg Knapp, the team's offensive coordinator, and Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator, must realize they are on the hot seat with four games left. Knapp was up first Monday, and he had to explain the decision to g…Upvote Share Tweet
A's well-armed to continue run of successHow can the Oakland Athletics stage a suitable encore of their amazing 2012 season? The literal answer to that comes in three parts -- pitching, pitching and pitching.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 3, 2012This item is a followup to one titled, "Rams' deep passing game key vs. 49ers". The headline from last week obviously appeared in error. The correct one would have read, "Recovering botched pitch, forcing disputed grounding call and makin…Upvote Share TweetYunel Escobar's tenure with the Marlins may be shorter than expected. According to an MLB source, Miami is actively shopping the 30-year-old infielder. At least two teams have been in contact with the Marlins, with one believed to be the A's.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants unveil 37-game Spring Training slateVariety highlights the Giants' 2013 exhibition schedule announced Monday, as the World Series champions will face each of their Cactus League brethren at least once at home.Upvote Share TweetBeat writer Jerry McDonald graded the Raiders off their performance against the Cleveland Browns in a 20-17 defeat at the Coliseum: Pass offense Once more, Carson Palmer had a big yardage day (34 of 54, 351 yards, 2 TDs) but had a lethal interception by…Upvote Share Tweet
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityyahoo.com Updated Dec 3, 2012We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…Upvote Share TweetSunday’s game between the Rams and 49ers looked like an attempt the recreate their tie from earlier in the season, right up until the point the Rams won it in overtime. The 16-13 victory leaves the Rams with a 5-6-1 record and a lot of confidence as theUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 3, 2012The Panthers are playing a lot of big games down the stretch. At least if you’re an NFL draft junkie. While we spend most of our time in December dissecting the teams in the playoff hunt, we’ll also spend some of our time looking at the teams racing tUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 3, 2012A cloud hangs over Kansas City, but for three hours the Chiefs found escape. Peter King goes inside their inspired win with the coach who bravely led his team through the sorrow.Upvote Share Tweet
MDS comes one point away from third straight Raiders exactaprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 3, 2012I need to press pause on the flow of morning-after news and nuggets and takes and whatever to applaud, and perhaps curse, MDS for an uncanny run of spot-on predictions. Though I still hold the lead in our season-to-date picks contest by three games, wha…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Dec 3, 2012All of a sudden, visions of an otherwise forgettable Orlando-Golden State game last season jumped out to us during the Magic’s stunning win over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night. When it became clear Dwight Howard was going to be fouled by hisUpvote Share Tweet
3 Raiders leave game with concussionssfgate.com Updated Dec 3, 20123 Raiders leave game with concussions Adams replaced starting cornerback Ron Bartell after Bartell got beat deep on Josh Gordon's 44-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Tight end Brandon Myers tied Tim Brown's team record with 14 catches, and hi…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Luck Continues To LeadDec 3Episode 229: Wendi Nix and Antonio Pierce discuss whether Andrew Luck can lead his team to the playoffs. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who should be the starting quarterback for the Jets.
NFL LIVE OT: Keeping KaepernickDec 3Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the decision to start QB Colin Kaepernick.
'The Coaches Show': Questionable play-calling for the 49ers?Dec 3Will the San Francisco 49ers doom themselves with their questionable play-calling? Brian Billick and Dennis Green give their perspectives.
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree on quarterback controversyDec 3San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree joins "Around the League" to discuss Sunday's overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams and whom he believes should be the quarterback, Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick.
East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessaryDec 3Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 gamesDec 3No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…Dec 3On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …