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49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady

49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady

sfgate.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 12, 2012
49ers' memorable challenge: Tom Brady Defensive tackle Justin Smith, linebacker Ahmad Brooks and safety Donte Whitner are the only other defensive starters to face Brady, whose lone career appearance against the 49ers was in the final game of the 2004 s…
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  • Warriors stun Heat on Green's last-second layup

    Warriors stun Heat on Green's last-second layup

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Dec 12, 2012
    Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the Golden State Warriors a 97-95 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
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  • NFC West penalty watch: Receivers clean

    NFC West penalty watch: Receivers clean

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers wide receivers had eight penalties last season. They have one through Week 14 this season. The single penalty for 49ers receivers jumped out when I sorted NFC West penalties by team and position for the latest "penalty watch&quo…
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  • Raiders' McClain returns in backup role

    Raiders' McClain returns in backup role

    Raiders' McClain returns in backup role Raiders' McClain returns in backup role Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said middle linebacker Rolando McClain, the team's first-round pick in 2010, will be a backup and play special teams. The Raiders could have …
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  • Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick gave me my first dislocated finger

    Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick gave me my first dislocated finger

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Randy Moss has caught 975 passes in his NFL career, but he had never caught a ball thrown as hard as the one 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick hit him with in Kaepernick’s first start. Moss said today that he suffered a finger dislocation in the 49ersâ
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  • Led by AT&T Park, ballparks dominate Facebook’s list of hig…

    Led by AT&T Park, ballparks dominate Facebook’s list of highest ‘check-ins’ in 2012

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    San Francisco's AT&T Park received the third-most "check-ins" on Facebook in 2012, the social media site reported on Wednesday, and major-league ballparks accounted for seven spots on the top 10 "most checked in" list. It was a g…
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  • Any evidence of Brandon Jacobs being removed by 49ers

    Any evidence of Brandon Jacobs being removed by 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers had already suspended disgruntled running back Brandon Jacobs, now they’re in the process of erasing him from the record. They’ve already given his locker to just-signed linebacker Eric Bakhtiari, taking away a reminder that he was ever ther
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  • Despite his team’s struggles, Toronto Raptors coach is still up…

    Despite his team’s struggles, Toronto Raptors coach is still up early in the morning, working in his ‘big-boy pants’

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 2012-13 Toronto Raptors are one of the tougher teams to watch in the NBA. Though the squad has been a part of a series of close losses, they don't appear to be working through contests with the same joie de vivre that a team like, say, the 2001-02 G…
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  • Fully recovered McCarthy opens D-backs chapter

    Fully recovered McCarthy opens D-backs chapter

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2012
    Brandon McCarthy looks to be 100 percent recovered from the injury he sustained when a line drive struck him in the head on Sept. 5, and the former A's righty is eager to get his D-backs career under way.
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  • Create-a-Caption: Barry Zito and wife exercise their rights in …

    Create-a-Caption: Barry Zito and wife exercise their rights in the celebrity luxury lounge

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito made an appearance at the American Country Music Awards over the weekend with teammate Brandon Belt. Before the show, the resurgent left-hander was able to hit the celebrity gift suite with his wife Amber to play …
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  • NaVorro Bowman joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    NaVorro Bowman joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers travel to New England this week for a Sunday night matchup that some will call a potential Super Bowl preview. Will 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman be one of those people? You can find out when he joins Erik Kuselias on Wednesday’s edition of
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  • Quinn wants to stay in the game this time against Oakland

    Quinn wants to stay in the game this time against Oakland

    kansascity.com Dec 12, 2012
    Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn has some unfinished business on Sunday. Quinn lasted just a dozen plays in the Chiefs' 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium before he missed the rest of the game because of a concussion.
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  • Seymour back on field, but not likely back in Oakland next year

    Seymour back on field, but not likely back in Oakland next year

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is back on the practice field, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back with the Raiders for long. Seymour missed the previous five games with a hamstring injury, and has three games left on his contract with the Raider
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  • 49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve

    49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers lost special teams standout Demarcus Dobbs for the rest of the season as a knee injury suffered against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday landed him on injured reserve. With Dobbs being placed on injured reserve, the 49ers had two ope…
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  • Niners Put Special Teams Ace Demarcus Dobbs on IR

    Niners Put Special Teams Ace Demarcus Dobbs on IR

    49ersgab.com Dec 12, 2012
    The 49ers placed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve Tuesday after the special teams standout injured his right knee Sunday against the Dolphins The team had wanted to replace Dobbs with former Eagles linebacker Matt McCoy. However, McCoy di…
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  • Raiders' punter Lechler could get booted

    Raiders' punter Lechler could get booted

    sfgate.com Dec 12, 2012
    Raiders' punter Lechler could get booted There usually isn't one caring soul - immediate family excluded - when an undrafted punter gets hurt in training camp. [...] Marquette King landing on the Raiders' injured reserve list with a foot injury definite…
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  • Video - Warriors Stun Heat 01:20

    Warriors Stun Heat

    Dec 12
    Warriors win on road again.
  • Video - Warriors Stun Heat 01:10

    Warriors Stun Heat

    Dec 12
    Warriors win fifth straight road game.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots 01:47

    Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots

    Dec 12
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando previews this week's game between the 49ers and Patriots
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE 01:06

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE

    Dec 12
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the 49ers-Patriots

Sports Columnists

  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.