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49ers' Justin Smith back at practice

49ers' Justin Smith back at practice

49ers' Justin Smith back at practice The All-Pro defensive tackle wore a large black brace on his left arm, but wasn't sporting a noncontact black jersey as he went through position drills. Smith was able to lightly push off against other defensive line…
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  • The Barnes Identity: Warriors 115 Clippers 94

    The Barnes Identity: Warriors 115 Clippers 94

    There are plenty of reasons to discount this Warriors win over the Clippers. I sensed this would be a blowout before it happened, and missed an opportunity to make myself look good by predicting it in the last thread. I have noticed before that when tea…
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  • Akers got death threats on Twitter

    Akers got death threats on Twitter

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
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  • Raiders sign three free agents

    Raiders sign three free agents

    insidebayarea.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Raiders signed three players after working them out: running back Jon Hoese, nose tackle Johnny Jones and wide receiver Isaiah Williams to reserve/future contracts. Here’s what the Raiders have to say about the three players in a press release: The
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  • Raiders staff to coach North in Senior Bowl

    Raiders staff to coach North in Senior Bowl

    Raiders coach Dennis Allen and his staff will coach the North team in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., according to the Senior Bowl web site. The South team will be coached by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his staff. Coaching the Senior Bowl will…
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  • Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks…

    Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playoffs

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
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  • Giants' Romo detained by police at Vegas airport

    Giants' Romo detained by police at Vegas airport

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo is facing a misdemeanor summons in Las Vegas alleging he violated airport rules after being detained by authorities at McCarran International Airport on New Year's Day.
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  • David Lee Should Be A NBA All-Star This Season

    David Lee Should Be A NBA All-Star This Season

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Jan 3, 2013
    There are a lot of stars at power forward in the NBA. You have your Nowitzkis and Gasols, your Amar’e Stoudemires and Paul Millsaps; your Josh Smiths and Zach Randolphs and the newer stars like Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge set to take
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  • Security Kicked Out An Entire Section Of Raiders And Chargers F…

    Security Kicked Out An Entire Section Of Raiders And Chargers Fans

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    These seats are the absolute cheapest at Qualcomm Stadium: upper deck, behind an end zone, near the scoreboard. They're empty in this video, but not for a lack of tickets sold. This is the aftermath of a section-wide fight that went down in the fourth q…
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners DioAlice, PITTengineer12, bubblegumpie and pathsovglory called the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals to close the 2012 NFL regular season. Let's see how well they do in the playoffs. You p…
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  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
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  • Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan close

    Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan close

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Just wanted to pass along a quick note from Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information: The San Francisco 49ers' Andy Lee recently edged the Arizona Cardinals' Dave Zastudil for the NFL's 2012 punter of the year in voting by ESPN writers, researchers an…
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  • Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says

    Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says

    sfgate.com Jan 3, 2013
    Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh says In reality, the 49ers' outside linebacker was silent. Matched against one of the worst pass-protecting lines in recent NFL history, the NFC's sacks leader had perhaps his worst performances of the season in Sunday…
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  • Raiders' roster remodel will be severe

    Raiders' roster remodel will be severe

    sfgate.com Jan 3, 2013
    Raiders' roster remodel will be severe Of the 17 free agents (see list), you can pretty much kiss punter Shane Lechler and defensive tackle Richard Seymour goodbye. Among those players McKenzie and Allen would like back are linebacker Philip Wheeler and…
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  • Video - Buster Blog: Astros Move West 02:26

    Buster Blog: Astros Move West

    Jan 3
    Buster Olney blogs about how the Astros' move to the AL West could be a very good thing for the other teams in that division.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    Jan 3
    As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources say

    Jan 3
    In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews