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49ers' Goldson free agent, hopes to stay

49ers' Goldson free agent, hopes to stay

sfgate.com ESPN.com Updated Mar 4, 2013
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 …
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  • Bogut returns to Warriors' lineup against Toronto

    Bogut returns to Warriors' lineup against Toronto

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    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.
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  • Vogelsong brings passion for Classic to Team USA

    Vogelsong brings passion for Classic to Team USA

    MLB.com Mar 4, 2013
    To Ryan Vogelsong, baseball remains synonymous with America. That's more than just a feeling for the Giants right-hander. It's a conviction.
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  • Raiders save some money by restructuring Mike Brisiel contract

    Raiders save some money by restructuring Mike Brisiel contract

    When 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 year
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  • Trout goes 3-for-3, Wells homers against A's

    Trout goes 3-for-3, Wells homers against A's

    MLB.com Mar 4, 2013
    Mike 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.
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  • Wise homers as White Sox win in Danks' return

    Wise homers as White Sox win in Danks' return

    MLB.com Mar 4, 2013
    John 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.
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  • Raiders don’t use franchise-tag designation

    Raiders don’t use franchise-tag designation

    insidebayarea.com Mar 4, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Replacement Ref Who Blew Packers-Seahawks Was Mostly Concerned …

    Replacement Ref Who Blew Packers-Seahawks Was Mostly Concerned With Looking Decisive

    deadspin.com Mar 4, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Report: 49ers to cut Akers after year of struggles

    Report: 49ers to cut Akers after year of struggles

    Report: 49ers to cut Akers after year of struggles
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  • Slow news day? You be the judge

    Slow news day? You be the judge

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    Aldon 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…
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  • With A's, the right environment for Melvin to flourish

    With A's, the right environment for Melvin to flourish

    MLB.com Mar 4, 2013
    Given a third shot at managing by the Oakland A's, it's been a charming turn of events for Bob Melvin.
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  • Palmer will have say in contract talks

    Palmer will have say in contract talks

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    One 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 i
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  • X-rays negative on Sizemore's bruised hand

    X-rays negative on Sizemore's bruised hand

    MLB.com Mar 4, 2013
    Oakland 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.
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  • First take: Aldon Smith reflects on season

    First take: Aldon Smith reflects on season

    ESPN.com Mar 4, 2013
    The 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,…
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Mar 4, 2013
    The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Thunder at Knicks, Grizzlies at Cavaliers and Rockets at Warriors.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Flacco And Ravens Get Deal Done 03:02

    NFL32OT: Flacco And Ravens Get Deal Done

    Mar 4
    Episode 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.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish March 4 00:50

    PTI Big Finish March 4

    Mar 4
    PTI runs down Monday's top stories
  • Video - Mint Condition: Aldon Smith's Unusual Autograph Request 05:06

    Mint Condition: Aldon Smith's Unusual Autograph Request

    Mar 4
    49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith discusses the time he was asked to sign a toilet and which fellow players he's asked for an autograph.
  • Video - Will Moss Get Another Chance? 07:27

    Will Moss Get Another Chance?

    Mar 4
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Randy Moss' greatness and whether he will get another chance in the NFL.

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