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Could Raiders pursue Jon Gruden?

Could Raiders pursue Jon Gruden?

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
A report out of Chicago claims that the Raiders are “in talks” to bring back Jon Gruden as coach. OK, OK, Raider Nation, quiet down. I can hear your squeals of delight from here. But hold off a bit. I don’t want to discount any report, but I am not
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  • Raiders-Broncos game televised locally

    Raiders-Broncos game televised locally

    insidebayarea.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Raiders game against the Denver Broncos sold enough tickets to ensure it being televised locally, a team official said. Therefore, fans not attending the Thursday night game at the Coliseum also will get a chance to see if the Raiders can snap a fiv…
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  • Raiders geared up for Colts, er, Broncos

    Raiders geared up for Colts, er, Broncos

    When the Raiders look at the Denver Broncos these days, they feel as if they are looking at old the Indianapolis Colts. Quarterback Peyton Manning is playing himself, with linebackers Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil playing the roles of Dwight Freeney and…
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  • Michael Crabtree is on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Michael Crabtree is on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 49ers offense has been at the center of attention in recent weeks because of coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to change quarterbacks. A member of that offense will be a guest on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Wide recei
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  • Jim Harbaugh once played Screech’s cousin on ‘Saved By the Bell…

    Jim Harbaugh once played Screech’s cousin on ‘Saved By the Bell’

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    The next time I talk to perennially grumpy San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, I'll have some leverage to insure that he talks longer than six minutes on his media conference calls: Coach, give with the multi-sentence answers, or I'll publish a…
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  • McFadden looks ready to roll Thursday

    McFadden looks ready to roll Thursday

    insidebayarea.com Dec 4, 2012
    Running back Darren McFadden is running around at practice today without any lingering effects from the high-ankle sprain that forced him to miss the past four games. Coach Dennis Allen said he expects McFadden and backup running back Mike Goodson to pl…
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  • AFC West notes: The Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from Da…

    AFC West notes: The Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from Dall…

    The Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from Dallas’ practice squad to their 53-man roster. He will be given an audition for the future in practice and perhaps in games down the stretch. He is a rookie from North Texas. Oakland defensive tackle Richard
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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry …

    Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in race

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Every loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.
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  • Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49…

    Patriots’ streak of winning seasons best since Montana/Young 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    When the Patriots improved their record to 9-3 with a win over the Dolphins on Sunday, they clinched their 12th consecutive winning season. In the NFL, that’s a rare thing. With 12 straight winning records, the Patriots have by far the longest active st
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
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  • Davis, Afflalo help propel Magic past Warriors

    Davis, Afflalo help propel Magic past Warriors

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo scored 24 points apiece, and the Orlando Magic outlasted the Golden State Warriors 102-94 on Monday night for their second straight victory.
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  • Video - Techin' In 01:38

    Techin' In

    Dec 4
    ESPN tech expert Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts and RG3's fancy sleep technology.
  • Video - Will Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden be back? 02:00

    Will Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden be back?

    Dec 4
    Will Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden be back on Thursday night to help spark the team vs. the Denver Broncos?
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Shortened Season? 05:21

    Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?

    Dec 4
    With teams looking for ways to rest their players, is it time to rethink the NBA's 82-game schedule? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez debate.

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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…