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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
NFC West penalty watch: Receivers cleanESPN.com Updated Dec 12, 2012San 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…Upvote Share TweetRaiders' 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Randy Moss: Colin Kaepernick gave me my first dislocated fingerRandy 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 49ersâUpvote Share Tweet
Led by AT&T Park, ballparks dominate Facebook’s list of highest ‘check-ins’ in 2012San 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Any evidence of Brandon Jacobs being removed by 49ersThe 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 therUpvote Share Tweet
Despite his team’s struggles, Toronto Raptors coach is still up early in the morning, working in his ‘big-boy pants’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Fully recovered McCarthy opens D-backs chapterMLB.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Brandon 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Barry Zito and wife exercise their rights in the celebrity luxury loungeSan 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 …Upvote Share TweetThe 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 ofUpvote Share Tweet
Quinn wants to stay in the game this time against Oaklandkansascity.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Chiefs 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.Upvote Share TweetDefensive 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 RaiderUpvote Share Tweet
49ers place Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserveThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Niners Put Special Teams Ace Demarcus Dobbs on IR49ersgab.com Updated Dec 12, 2012The 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…Upvote Share Tweetsfgate.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Raiders' 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors Stun HeatDec 12Warriors win on road again.
Warriors Stun HeatDec 12Warriors win fifth straight road game.
Blogger Blitz: 49ers at PatriotsDec 12NFC West blogger Mike Sando previews this week's game between the 49ers and Patriots
Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NEDec 12Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the 49ers-Patriots
Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …Dec 12Pittsburgh 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.