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2002 Raiders coaches will face inevitable questions about Tim B…

2002 Raiders coaches will face inevitable questions about Tim Brown’s accusations

More and more Raiders players are chiming in on receiver Tim Brown’s accusation regarding former coach Bill Callahan’s motivation for switching the offensive game plan two days before the start of Super Bowl XXXVII. Eventually, members of the 2002 Rai
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  • Crabtree rape allegation not holding up

    Crabtree rape allegation not holding up

    sfgate.com Jan 22, 2013
    Crabtree rape allegation not holding up The hotel-room sexual assault allegations against 49ers star wide receiver Michael Crabtree do not appear to be holding up under investigation. San Francisco police said Friday that they were looking into a compla…
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  • Marcel Reese heading to his first Pro Bowl

    Marcel Reese heading to his first Pro Bowl

    raidersgab.com Jan 22, 2013
    Raiders fullback  Marcel Reece will replace Baltimore’s  Vonta Leach on the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster after the Ravens earned a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday. Reece had been selected as a first alternate for the NFL’s all-star game, which will be p
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  • Inbox: What will A's Opening Day lineup look like?

    Inbox: What will A's Opening Day lineup look like?

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    What will the A's Opening Day lineup look like? How many wins will Oakland have this season? What will happen with George Kottaras? Beat reporter Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
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  • Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL

    Patriots sign Armond Armstead out of USC, CFL

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    He might not necessarily be Cameron Wake, but the 49ers are taking a chance on a Canadian defensive lineman who could turn out to be worth the gamble. According to ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots signed former Southern Cal defensive lineman Armond Armstead…
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  • Kaepernick appears ready for the pressure

    Kaepernick appears ready for the pressure

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens' defense was relentless in pressuring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith when the teams faced one another during the 2011 season. 5+ Pass-Rushers Since Week 11 There's reason to expect different results during the teams' rem…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Chris Ault, Tim Brown

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Chris Ault, Tim Brown

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is one of the fastest rising players in the NFL and his college coach will stop by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to talk about his former pupil. Chris Ault, who recently stepped down as the head coach at the …
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  • Charlie Garner agrees with Tim Brown, sort of

    Charlie Garner agrees with Tim Brown, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    We may need to put together a scorecard of the former Raiders who disagree and who agree with the suggestion by receiver Tim Brown that former coach Bill Callahan deliberately sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII by changing the game plan two days before kickoff…
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  • Lincoln Kennedy disagrees with Tim Brown, too

    Lincoln Kennedy disagrees with Tim Brown, too

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    We’re still waiting for one or more teammates of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown to corroborate his non-suggestion suggestion that former Raiders coach Bill Callahan “sabotaged” the team in Super Bowl XXXVII by changing the game plan two days befo
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  • Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake …

    Kent Bazemore, fellow Warriors continue to enjoy it when Blake Griffin badly misses shots (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    From the Golden State Warriors' Jan. 2, 2013, 115-94 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers: From the Warriors' 106-99 home win over the Clippers on Monday afternoon: Never stop rocking, Kent Bazemore and the Warriors bench. I don't have any hard eviden…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Faith in McFadden

    Blogger Blitz: Faith in McFadden

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    The 2013 season will be vital for Oakland running back Darren McFadden. It is the final year of his contract. If McFadden continues to get hurt and struggle like he did in 2012, Oakland will likely move on. But McFadden can be a top NFL back and if he s…
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  • "Find The Asshole, That's Where That Knuckle Goes": A…

    "Find The Asshole, That's Where That Knuckle Goes": A Young Jim Harbaugh On How To Play Quarterback

    deadspin.com Jan 22, 2013
    The two-minute video clip above is taken from a much longer video, in which Jim Harbaugh imparts his wisdom of the quarterback position on an assembly of quarterback coaches. The entire video is over an hour long, but we've cut it down to the most enter…
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  • Romanowski “flabbergasted” by Tim Brown’s claims

    Romanowski “flabbergasted” by Tim Brown’s claims

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    The teammates of former Raiders receiver Tim Brown are starting to speak out regarding his I’m-not-saying-I’m-just-saying-style suggestion that coach Bill Callahan “sabotaged” Super Bowl XXXVII by dramatically changing the game plan two days befor
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  • Harbaugh Like Me: A Harbaugh On Harbaugh Vs. Harbaugh

    Harbaugh Like Me: A Harbaugh On Harbaugh Vs. Harbaugh

    This post was originally published on The Classical, one day before the 49ers and Ravens advanced to the Super Bowl. More »
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  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's re…

    Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement; mail

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today:
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  • Don Banks: Super Bowl XLVII: Facts and figures you may not know

    Don Banks: Super Bowl XLVII: Facts and figures you may not know

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Stuff you might not know about the San Francisco-Baltimore matchup in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, on Feb. 3...
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  • PFT Live: Rodney Harrison, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco

    PFT Live: Rodney Harrison, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    The football world is still a few days away from descending on New Orleans with full force, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to talk about regarding the Super Bowl. Football Night in America‘s Rodney Harrison will join Mike Florio on Tuesday
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  • First Take: 49ers as 4.5-point initial favorites

    First Take: 49ers as 4.5-point initial favorites

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers opened as 4.5-point favorites against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. ESPN's Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discussed the point spread in the video above. Mangini made a football-related point to consid…
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  • Two Falcons safeties are going to the Pro Bowl

    Two Falcons safeties are going to the Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    With the 49ers going to the Super Bowl, safeties Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner will have to pass on the Pro Bowl. So the NFL turned to the team that the 49ers beat in the NFC Championship Game to replace them on the roster. The Falcons have announced…
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  • Tony Gonzalez and what might have been

    Tony Gonzalez and what might have been

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    With Tony Gonzalez leaning toward retirement after 16 NFL seasons and 1,242 receptions, I turned back the clock in my mind to 1997, the year San Francisco tried to draft the tight end from California. The 49ers were in a wheeling and dealing mode in tha…
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  • Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore

    Around the NFC West: 49ers hail Gore

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Frank Gore, already the San Francisco 49ers' career rushing leader, is headed to the Super Bowl in New Orleans. His head coach and one prominent teammate have suggested another destination for Gore: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Around …
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  • The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Fallin…

    The Clippers’ Worst Nightmare Resurfaces; The Lakers Are Falling Apart

    dimemag.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Clippers really don’t want to see the Warriors in the playoffs. We’d like it, but they certainly wouldn’t, not after Golden State beat them for the third time this season, 106-99. “There are shooters and then there are just the indescribable.â
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  • Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four

    Fourth-and-Short: Reexamining the NFL's Final Four

    grantland.com Jan 22, 2013
    This week's Fourth-and-Short has four more thoughts on the four conference championship teams. In the cases of the 49ers and Ravens, it's time to begi...
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  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton 02:05

    Super Bowl Preview: Akers, Castillo and Payton

    Jan 22
    John Clayton delivers the latest news in advance of Super Bowl XLVII
  • Video - Which Harbaugh would you rather play for? 01:42

    Which Harbaugh would you rather play for?

    Jan 22
    The Harbaugh brothers will battle each other for a Super Bowl title. Which brother would you rather play for? Former Super Bowl champions Darren Sharper and Shaun O'Hara give their answers.
  • Video - Would the San Francisco 49ers be in Super Bowl with Alex Smith? 01:30

    Would the San Francisco 49ers be in Super Bowl with Alex Smith?

    Jan 22
    If the San Francisco 49ers never made the switch to Colin Kaepernick, would they still be going to the Super Bowl? Kurt Warner weighs in on Alex Smith and Kaepernick.
  • Video - Jerry Rice Backs Tim Brown 04:08

    Jerry Rice Backs Tim Brown

    Jan 22
    Jerry Rice reacts to Tim Brown's claim that coach Bill Callahan "sabotaged" Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…

    Jan 22
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today: