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Echoes of past in Harbaugh-Kaepernick

Echoes of past in Harbaugh-Kaepernick

sfgate.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
Echoes of past in Harbaugh-Kaepernick Both came to the league with a highly complex and unorthodox offensive system that required a unique quarterback, someone who could be groomed and mentored for a couple of seasons. Montana was too frail, his college…
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  • Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
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  • Harbaugh parents' intense double-headers

    Harbaugh parents' intense double-headers

    sfgate.com Jan 14, 2013
    Harbaugh parents' intense double-headers Before his sons, Jim and John, coached in the NFL divisional playoffs Saturday, Jack Harbaugh gave them the best advice he received during his 43-year career on the sidelines. For the second straight year, they a…
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  • Warriors Myths Exposed: Nuggets 116 Warriors 105

    Warriors Myths Exposed: Nuggets 116 Warriors 105

    feltbot.com CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    It’s never easy to go into Denver and get a win. Particularly against this Denver team, which just got Wilson Chandler back. Chandler is one of my favorite players in the NBA, a world-class defender of three positions, as well as a versatile scorer. A t
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  • A's, Kottaras avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    A's, Kottaras avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    MLB.com Jan 14, 2013
    The A's on Monday agreed to terms with George Kottaras on a one-year contract for the 2013 season to avoid arbitration.
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  • Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Fan behavior in San Francisco has led to an increased police presence at 49ers games; 92 people were ejected from the game against the Packers on Saturday.
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  • Vogelsong to join Team USA for 2013 Classic

    Vogelsong to join Team USA for 2013 Classic

    MLB.com Jan 14, 2013
    Just two years ago, Ryan Vogelsong was a non-roster invitee to the Giants' Spring Training camp. Now, the right-hander has committed to play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Keeping Score: A Quarterback Who Can Run Away With the Title

    Keeping Score: A Quarterback Who Can Run Away With the Title

    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a chance to be the first quarterback known at least as much for his running as for his passing to win a Super Bowl.
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  • Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star drought

    Forward Lee hopes to end Warriors' All-Star drought

    nba.com Jan 14, 2013
    When he worked as a broadcaster, Mark Jackson was adamant that David Lee didn't deserve to be an All-Star with the New York Knicks in 2010. No matter how eye-popping Lee's statistics looked, Jackson said, the power forward played on a bad Knicks team.
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  • Melvin, A's a pairing that just feels right

    Melvin, A's a pairing that just feels right

    MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    My personal favorite moment of 2012 might have been watching A's manager Bob Melvin -- exhausted, happy and soaked in champagne -- sit on a table outside his clubhouse and try to find the words to describe what had just happened.
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  • Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    2012 Playing Time for Nolan Picks Former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan will be scheming against his former team in the NFC Championship Game as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator. The job Nolan did as the 49ers' head coach isn't as releva…
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Best N.B.A. games this week pit the Lakers and Bucks, the Rockets and Pacers and the Warriors vs. the Spurs.
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  • Falcons' Abraham vows to play vs. 49ers

    Falcons' Abraham vows to play vs. 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham missed the second half Sunday after re-injuring his left ankle as the Seahawks rallied to erase a 20-point deficit but said he'll be back for the NFC Championship Game.
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  • 2013 NFL draft order: Picks 1-28

    2013 NFL draft order: Picks 1-28

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Three NFC West teams know which first-round picks they'll hold in the 2013 NFL draft. Arizona (seventh), St. Louis (16th, 22nd) and Seattle (25th) can proceed accordingly. The San Francisco 49ers hope they won't know their spot in the order for a few mo…
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  • NFC West divisional slideshow

    NFC West divisional slideshow

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    The NFC West gameday slideshow will live for at least another week thanks to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. The 49ers dominated that game as well as the slideshow for the week. Thanks for …
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  • Around the NFC West: Super Bowl bound?

    Around the NFC West: Super Bowl bound?

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Around the NFC West: Jan. 14, 2013 Good morning and welcome to NFC Championship Game week here in the West. The San Francisco 49ers are heading to Atlanta and I'll be following them for a first-hand look at their game against the Falcons from the Georgi…
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  • We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Kevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Pac...
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  • Video - Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing? 03:54

    Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing?

    Jan 14
    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick showed off his passing and running ability on Saturday, but which one is the bigger story? Our analysts discuss Kaepernick, as well as the QB matchup of Joe Flacco versus Peyton Manning.
  • Video - Bob Melvin Gets 2-Year Extension 03:06

    Bob Melvin Gets 2-Year Extension

    Jan 14
    David Schoenfield discusses Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin getting a two-year contract extension.
  • Video - Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick? 01:12

    Can the Atlanta Falcons stop San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick?

    Jan 14
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick torched the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. Can the Atlanta Falcons slow him down in the NFC Championship Game? Brian Billick weighs in.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Takeaway From Divisional Playoffs 01:36

    NFL Live OT: Takeaway From Divisional Playoffs

    Jan 14
    Tim Hasselbeck, Merril Hoge and Eric Mangini discuss their biggest takeaway from the divisional playoffs.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for now

    Jan 14
    The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
  • Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…

    Jan 14
    DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…