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Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-year contract.
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  • Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winte…

    Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    After 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.
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  • Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    A'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…
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  • Questions remain after latest Akers miss

    Questions remain after latest Akers miss

    sfgate.com Dec 3, 2012
    Questions 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…
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  • Kaepernick showed mettle after mistakes

    Kaepernick showed mettle after mistakes

    Kaepernick 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…
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  • Greg Knapp, Jason Tarver face media

    Greg Knapp, Jason Tarver face media

    Greg 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…
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  • A's well-armed to continue run of success

    A's well-armed to continue run of success

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    How 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.
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  • Rams' deep passing game not key vs. 49ers

    Rams' deep passing game not key vs. 49ers

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    This 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…
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  • Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Yunel 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.
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  • Giants unveil 37-game Spring Training slate

    Giants unveil 37-game Spring Training slate

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Variety 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.
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  • Jerry McDonald grades the Raiders off Browns loss

    Jerry McDonald grades the Raiders off Browns loss

    Beat 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…
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We 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…
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  • Jeff Fisher: Rams believe they can play with anybody

    Jeff Fisher: Rams believe they can play with anybody

    Sunday’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 the
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  • Chiefs, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles vying for first over…

    Chiefs, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles vying for first overall pick

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    The 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 t
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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with…

    Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hearts

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    A 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.
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  • MDS comes one point away from third straight Raiders exacta

    MDS comes one point away from third straight Raiders exacta

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    I 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…
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  • The Lakers Pull A Disappearing Act Against The Magic; The Knick…

    The Lakers Pull A Disappearing Act Against The Magic; The Knicks Are On Fire At Home

    dimemag.com Dec 3, 2012
    All 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 his
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  • 3 Raiders leave game with concussions

    3 Raiders leave game with concussions

    sfgate.com Dec 3, 2012
    3 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…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Luck Continues To Lead 02:30

    NFL32OT: Luck Continues To Lead

    Dec 3
    Episode 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.
  • Video - NFL LIVE OT: Keeping Kaepernick 02:54

    NFL LIVE OT: Keeping Kaepernick

    Dec 3
    Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the decision to start QB Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Questionable play-calling for the 49ers? 02:06

    'The Coaches Show': Questionable play-calling for the 49ers?

    Dec 3
    Will the San Francisco 49ers doom themselves with their questionable play-calling? Brian Billick and Dennis Green give their perspectives.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree on quarterback controversy 03:19

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree on quarterback controversy

    Dec 3
    San 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.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten 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 games

    Dec 3
    No 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 3
    On 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 …