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Pablo Sandoval hospitalized in Venezuela with colitis

Pablo Sandoval hospitalized in Venezuela with colitis

yahoo.com MLB.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
There was some concern on Wednesday when it was reported that San Francisco Giants star and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval had been hospitalized in his native Venezuela with abdominal discomfort. That concern grew a little more on Thursday when we lear…
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  • Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain

    Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Warriors' Curry out indefinitely with ankle sprain
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  • Reggie McKenzie dismisses idea of moving Darren McFadden

    Reggie McKenzie dismisses idea of moving Darren McFadden

    Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie met the media on Thursday for the first time since the end of the regular season and he was greeted with plenty of questions about his team’s offense. Running back Darren McFadden was a topic of particular interes
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners NFC West teams stumped the field during our "You called it" prediction competition during the NFC divisional round. CantKnockTheRussell predicted a 30-28 Seattle victory against Atlanta, but the Falcons won…
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  • Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalis…

    Niners honorary captains include a pair of Hall of Fame finalists

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 49ers will have a trio of honorary captains when San Francisco squares off against the Falcons on Sunday, as the Niners stand on the doorstep of the Super Bowl. Two of them are on the doorstep of a fairly important doorstep of their own. Eddie DeBar…
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  • New OCs: Turner to Browns

    New OCs: Turner to Browns

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns named Norv Turner their new offensive coordinator on Thursday.
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  • Quirks of the Game: For Coaches, a Tough Road Back to Super Bow…

    Quirks of the Game: For Coaches, a Tough Road Back to Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    The list of coaches who made it - win or lose -- to the Super Bowl with more than one team remains shorter than the similar list in the other sports.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.
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  • Oakland has O-coordinator options

    Oakland has O-coordinator options

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    I’m sure it had to bother Oakland Raiders fans to see AFC West-rival Denver fill its offensive coordinator job less than 48 hours after it opened. Oakland’s search has been ongoing now for 17 days with no end in sight. But Denver’s decision to promo
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  • Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 17, 2013
    Michael Vick, arguably the most feared rushing quarterback in NFL history, has run with the ball 828 times over 12 seasons, counting playoffs. Three of those 828 rushes gained at least 50 yards. Most 50-plus-yard runs, Weeks 1-19 Now, consider this: San…
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  • Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    Aaron Rodgers not convinced of read-option staying power

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Packers have every reason in the world to believe in the power of the read option, after watching 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick dismantle them in the playoffs. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is willing to take a longer view, that the sud…
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  • Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    Justin Smith: I’ll be more comfortable this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith made his return to the field with a partially torn triceps against the Packers last week and things went well. He played on 53 of the 58 defensive snaps, held up against double teams from the Packers and made eight t…
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  • LeBron James hits 20,000 points and 5,000 assists in blowout wi…

    LeBron James hits 20,000 points and 5,000 assists in blowout win over Warriors (VIDEOS)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jan 17, 2013
    LeBron James has been a star from roughly the minute he entered the NBA in 2003, and over that time he's accomplished a heck of a lot. As a player who can do pretty much anything he wishes on the court, LeBron has accrued a lot of numbers over that time…
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  • 49ers keep defensive coordinator guessing

    49ers keep defensive coordinator guessing

    sfgate.com Jan 17, 2013
    49ers keep defensive coordinator guessing The last defensive coordinator to game-plan against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized by his future Hall of Fame cornerback and was posed pointed questions about his job security. No, things didn…
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  • How Two Teams Found a Way to Lose a Three-Team Trade

    How Two Teams Found a Way to Lose a Three-Team Trade

    grantland.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Mariners, A's, and Nationals pulled off a three-way trade, one that likely improves just one of the three teams this year, and potentially makes o...
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  • Video - 'Sound FX:' 2012 San Francisco 49ers 05:15

    'Sound FX:' 2012 San Francisco 49ers

    Jan 17
    Listen in to the best sounds from the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday
  • Video - Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the x-factor in the NFC Championship Game? 02:06

    Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the x-factor in the NFC Championship Game?

    Jan 17
    Jeff Darlington and Jamie Dukes join "Around The League" to discuss how San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's versatility will be an issue for the Atlanta Falcons and how the 49ers are approaching the game differently this year.
  • Video - USA Announces WBC Roster 02:58

    USA Announces WBC Roster

    Jan 17
    Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks