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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share TweetSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders sign three free agentsinsidebayarea.com Jan 3, 2013The 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: TheUpvote Share TweetRaiders 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playoffsCNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013RENTON, 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…Upvote Share TweetLAS 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.Upvote Share TweetThere 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 takeUpvote Share Tweet
Security Kicked Out An Entire Section Of Raiders And Chargers Fansdeadspin.com Jan 3, 2013These 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…Upvote Share Tweet
You called it: Fearless predictions (Wk. 18)ESPN.com Jan 3, 20132008-12 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsUpvote Share Tweet
Lee named top punter; Zastudil, Ryan closeESPN.com Jan 3, 2013Just 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bye week will help Smith, Harbaugh sayssfgate.com Jan 3, 2013Bye 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders' roster remodel will be severesfgate.com Jan 3, 2013Raiders' 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Buster Blog: Astros Move WestJan 3Buster Olney blogs about how the Astros' move to the AL West could be a very good thing for the other teams in that division.
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryJan 3As 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 RoundJan 3With 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 sayJan 3In 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 previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews