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49ers' Goldson free agent, hopes to stay The All-Pro safety will hit the open market when free agency begins next Tuesday after he wasn't designated the 49ers' franchise player by the NFL's 1 p.m. deadline Monday. Goldson, who received the $6.2 million …Upvote Share Tweet
Andrew Bogut of Australia is in the starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors against the Toronto Raptors after missing the last six games with a bad back.Upvote Share Tweet
Vogelsong brings passion for Classic to Team USATo Ryan Vogelsong, baseball remains synonymous with America. That's more than just a feeling for the Giants right-hander. It's a conviction.Upvote Share TweetWhen guard Mike Brisiel signed with the Raiders as a free agent before last season, his arrival was seen as part of the team’s commitment to the zone blocking system favored by new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp. Knapp lasted just one frustrating yearUpvote Share Tweet
Trout goes 3-for-3, Wells homers against A'sMike Trout had three hits, Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer and Jason Vargas tossed two scoreless innings in his Angels debut during a 13-5 loss to the A's on Monday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.Upvote Share TweetJohn Danks made his Cactus League debut, but Dewayne Wise temporarily stole the headlines with two hits, including a three-run homer, as the White Sox beat the Giants, 6-2, on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders don’t use franchise-tag designationinsidebayarea.com Updated Mar 4, 2013The Raiders opted against using the franchise tag on any of their prospective unrestricted free agents before the window closed Monday afternoon. Last season, the Raiders placed the franchise-tag designation on strong safety Tyvon Branch as a means of p…Upvote Share Tweet
Replacement Ref Who Blew Packers-Seahawks Was Mostly Concerned With Looking Decisivedeadspin.com Updated Mar 4, 2013The Golden Tate hail mary Monday Night clusterfuck was one of the all-time national NFL stories, but everyone moved on fairly quickly. The regular referees came back next week, the standings weren't permanently affected (though the loss gave the 49ers h…Upvote Share TweetReport: 49ers to cut Akers after year of strugglesUpvote Share Tweet
Slow news day? You be the judgeAldon Smith's run through ESPN's media car wash produced an unexpected revelation Monday. This link takes you to the portion of Smith's interview with "Mint Condition" in which the San Francisco 49ers' leading sacker noted that he was once ask…Upvote Share Tweet
With A's, the right environment for Melvin to flourishGiven a third shot at managing by the Oakland A's, it's been a charming turn of events for Bob Melvin.Upvote Share TweetOne of the Oakland Raiders’ most pressing issues in the coming days is to address the contract of quarterback Carson Palmer as they try to get under the salary cap. Oakland is trying to redo the contract of the 33-year-old quarterback who was acquired iUpvote Share Tweet
X-rays negative on Sizemore's bruised handOakland A's infielder Scott Sizemore, who was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Rockies, was relieved Monday morning upon learning that X-rays taken on his bruised left hand came back negative.Upvote Share Tweet
First take: Aldon Smith reflects on seasonThe San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith dropped by the First Take set to reflect on the Super Bowl -- he thinks the 49ers were robbed -- and to challenge Skip Bayless to an MMA fight. I have to think Smith-Bayless would do some strong pay-per-view numbers,…Upvote Share Tweet
Best N.B.A. Games of the Weeknytimes.com Updated Mar 4, 2013The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Thunder at Knicks, Grizzlies at Cavaliers and Rockets at Warriors.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Flacco And Ravens Get Deal DoneMar 4Episode 281: Suzy Kolber and Ed Werder discuss the impact of Joe Flacco's contract on the Ravens. 49ers Aldon Smith looks ahead to the new season and looks back on the Super Bowl. The NFL32 crew discuss Dwayne Bowe's new contract with the Chiefs.
PTI Big Finish March 4Mar 4PTI runs down Monday's top stories
Mint Condition: Aldon Smith's Unusual Autograph RequestMar 449ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith discusses the time he was asked to sign a toilet and which fellow players he's asked for an autograph.
Will Moss Get Another Chance?Mar 4Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Randy Moss' greatness and whether he will get another chance in the NFL.
5-on-5: The state of the Los Angeles LakersMar 4In or out? We size up the Lakers 22 games away from the end of the 2012-13 season.
Peter King: Flacco, Brady on opposite ends of QB contract spectrumMar 4I'll get to the news of the week in the never-ending NFL news cycle in a few moments, but let's start with the elephant in the room in the wake of the Tom Brady contract. A majority of you seem skeptical (and that's putting it mildly) that Brady did a g…