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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…Upvote Share TweetA 13-year-old boy threw out a first pitch via a telerobotic pitching machine.Upvote Share Tweet
Video review gives Walker homer vs. GiantsMLB.com Jun 12, 2013Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was awarded a home run after video review in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Giants.Upvote Share TweetSebastian 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…Upvote Share Tweetinsidebayarea.com Jun 12, 2013It 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 beUpvote Share Tweetinsidebayarea.com Jun 12, 2013ALAMEDA — 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 51Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' Scutaro (finger) sidelined indefinitelyESPN.com Jun 12, 2013San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.Upvote Share TweetSan 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 …Upvote Share TweetFor 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.Upvote Share Tweet
QB play hasn’t been pretty, but Wilson excited about improvingToday’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 TUpvote Share Tweet
Giants should be in the market for a starterMLB.com Jun 12, 2013It 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.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013As 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 yesterdayUpvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh talks about Seahawks PED issues: Sept. 15 can’t come soon enoughJim 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…Upvote Share TweetDerek 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.Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Jenkins starting to make an impression with 49ersprofootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013Jim 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 didnâUpvote Share Tweet
Rolando McClain Back At AlabamaJun 12TideNation reporter Alex Scarborough discusses Rolando McClain's re-enrollment at Alabama after retiring from the NFL.
A's Top Yanks For 10th Straight Home WinJun 12Brandon Moss and John Jaso driving in all five Athletics' runs in a 5-2 win over the Yankees.
A's Offense On The RiseJun 12Baseball Tonight Minute: Baseball Tonight breaks down why the A's offense is on the rise this year.
2013 NBA Finals: Is this the real LeBron James?Jun 12What has gotten into LeBron James in the Finals? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez examine.
NFL pass-rushers face faster challengeJun 12Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sourcesJun 12The 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, sourcesJun 12The 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.