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Dahl says Niners tipped off plays last season

Dahl says Niners tipped off plays last season

San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl believes he knows why the St. Louis Rams were so successful against the NFC champions last season.
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  • 49ers sign wide receiver Brandon Carswell

    49ers sign wide receiver Brandon Carswell

    With Michael Crabtree out for the forseeable future with a torn Achilles and Mario Manningham questionable for the start of the season while recovering from a torn ACL, the San Francisco 49ers have found themselves somewhat short at the wide receiver po…
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  • A First Pitch a Bit Longer Than 60 Feet 6 Inches

    A First Pitch a Bit Longer Than 60 Feet 6 Inches

    A 13-year-old boy threw out a first pitch via a telerobotic pitching machine.
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  • Video review gives Walker homer vs. Giants

    Video review gives Walker homer vs. Giants

    MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was awarded a home run after video review in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Giants.
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  • Raiders, Janikowski may pair for long haul

    Raiders, Janikowski may pair for long haul

    Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler were a team in Oakland. They kicked together. They golfed together. They hung together. They were known as the best kicker-punter pair in the NFL for years. Now, Janikowski is on his own after Lechler left for Hous…
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  • Notes, quotes and observations from mini camp Day 2

    Notes, quotes and observations from mini camp Day 2

    insidebayarea.com Jun 12, 2013
    It shouldn’t come as a great surprise that the Raiders quarterbacks performed better today, given there wasn’t much room to go but up. Even so, the quarterbacks looked as sharp, as a group, as they have all offseason. It didn’t begin that way, to be
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  • Allen eyes Moore as team’s No. 1 receiver

    Allen eyes Moore as team’s No. 1 receiver

    insidebayarea.com Jun 12, 2013
    ALAMEDA — Tight end Brandon Myers and fullback Marcel Reece were the Raiders top two receivers last season. If coach Dennis Allen gets his way, his wide receivers won’t be so overshadowed this season. Denarius Moore led Raiders wide receivers with 51
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  • Giants' Scutaro (finger) sidelined indefinitely

    Giants' Scutaro (finger) sidelined indefinitely

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.
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  • Giants pitcher George Kontos gets suspended, fined and demoted …

    Giants pitcher George Kontos gets suspended, fined and demoted to Triple A - on his birthday

    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher George Kontos won't look back fondly on the day he turned 28. Instead of just blowing out candles on Wednesday, Kontos was suspended and fined by Major League Baseball, and then demoted to Triple-A.Kontos was ejected …
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  • Justin Smith will be ready for 49ers training camp

    Justin Smith will be ready for 49ers training camp

    sfgate.com Jun 12, 2013
    For the first time in his 12-year career, 49ers defensive end Justin Smith is doing something new. Now he’s the guy coming back from injury. Smith had surgery to repair a half-torn triceps tendon after the Super Bowl; it was an injury he sustained Dec.
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  • QB play hasn’t been pretty, but Wilson excited about improving

    QB play hasn’t been pretty, but Wilson excited about improving

    sfgate.com Jun 12, 2013
    Today’s story was on how much the quarterbacks are struggling at offseason workouts, and that’s to be expected of fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson, who has at least flashed a strong arm at times. “There’s a lot being thrown at us,” he said after T
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  • Giants should be in the market for a starter

    Giants should be in the market for a starter

    MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    It has been a strange year for the defending World Series champions, with the offense carrying a struggling starting rotation. However, injuries to key hitters will force the Giants to get more from their starters.
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  • Carroll offers tepid response to Harbaugh barbs

    Carroll offers tepid response to Harbaugh barbs

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    As comebacks go, it fell well short of “What’s your deal?,” but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did notice what 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said about his team. After Harbaugh gave his “if you cheat to win then you’ve already lost,” speech yesterday
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  • Harbaugh talks about Seahawks PED issues: Sept. 15 can’t come s…

    Harbaugh talks about Seahawks PED issues: Sept. 15 can’t come soon enough

    sfgate.com Jun 12, 2013
    Jim Harbaugh held court Tuesday on the first day of the 49ers minicamp. The 49ers have been gathering most of the spring for OTAs (organized team activities, which are, theoretically, optional). This week is the first official gathering of the entire te…
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  • Norris, Colon propel Athletics past Yankees

    Norris, Colon propel Athletics past Yankees

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 12, 2013
    Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
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  • A.J. Jenkins starting to make an impression with 49ers

    A.J. Jenkins starting to make an impression with 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Jim Harbaugh was adamant last year when criticism abounded surrounding San Francisco 49ers first round draft pick A.J. Jenkins that the Illinois rookie would eventually become “an outstanding player in the National Football League.” It certainly didnâ
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  • Video - Rolando McClain Back At Alabama 03:44

    Rolando McClain Back At Alabama

    Jun 12
    TideNation reporter Alex Scarborough discusses Rolando McClain's re-enrollment at Alabama after retiring from the NFL.
  • Video - A's Top Yanks For 10th Straight Home Win 00:32

    A's Top Yanks For 10th Straight Home Win

    Jun 12
    Brandon Moss and John Jaso driving in all five Athletics' runs in a 5-2 win over the Yankees.
  • Video - A's Offense On The Rise 01:20

    A's Offense On The Rise

    Jun 12
    Baseball Tonight Minute: Baseball Tonight breaks down why the A's offense is on the rise this year.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA Finals: Is this the real LeBron James?

    Jun 12
    What has gotten into LeBron James in the Finals? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez examine.
  • NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge

    Jun 12
    Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.
  • Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.
  • Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.