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49ers face Super Bowl losers' tough path

49ers face Super Bowl losers' tough path

sfgate.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
49ers face Super Bowl losers' tough path A few days after Super Bowl XVII in January 1983, Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann posed a delicate question to Dolphins defensive lineman Bob Baumhower as they hung out in Honolulu before the Pro Bowl. Losing …
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  • Mitchell could return in 2013

    Mitchell could return in 2013

    insidebayarea.com Mar 5, 2013
    The Raiders apparently aren’t bent on purging everything associated to owner Al Davis in 2013. Safety Mike Mitchell, widely regarded as a major reach as a second-round pick (No. 47 overall) in the 2009 draft, is cautiously optimistic about returning to
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  • Carson Palmer isn’t sure what will happen in Oakland

    Carson Palmer isn’t sure what will happen in Oakland

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    Last month, Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie told Pro Football Talk there will be competition at the quarterback position.  Which could open the door for Terrelle Pryor. And close it for Carson Palmer. With a $13 million base salary in 2013, the cap-strappe…
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  • Jackson says Al Davis wanted him as his GM

    Jackson says Al Davis wanted him as his GM

    In an interesting read from Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, former Raiders coach Hue Jackson said late owner Al Davis offered him a general manager role long before Reggie McKenzie assumed the role at the behest of Davis’ successor, son Mark. Of cou
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  • Warriors eye playoffs heading into home stretch

    Warriors eye playoffs heading into home stretch

    nba.com Mar 5, 2013
    There's no place like home for the Golden State Warriors to finish off what they started.
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  • 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    The recently shot photos from inside the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium got me thinking about another NFC West team with stadium ambitions. The St. Louis Rams have to hope they're snapping similar shots at some point in the not-too-distant future. Ber…
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  • Shots from inside 49ers' new stadium

    Shots from inside 49ers' new stadium

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Thanks to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York for passing along a few photos from inside the team's new stadium, which remains under construction. Here's a shot from field level, another toward the field from above, one looking outward from above, another …
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  • Bond's future? He hopes it's with Giants

    Bond's future? He hopes it's with Giants

    MLB.com Mar 5, 2013
    Brock Bond was born on Sept. 11, 1985, the date Pete Rose broke the all-time hits record. Consequently, Bond said that he patterns his intense playing style after Rose's maximum-effort approach.
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  • Report: Raiders meeting with veteran DL

    Report: Raiders meeting with veteran DL

    The Raiders reportedly are about to jump in the mix for the services of veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, which makes sense given Jenkins’ connection to Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Jenkins was released by the Philadelphia Eagles las
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  • Possible comings and goings in Oakland

    Possible comings and goings in Oakland

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    The NFL Network reported that former Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will visit the Raiders. He is visiting several teams. This may be the highest bidder type of deal, so if the Raiders value Jenkins, they may be able to get him. With Tommy Kelly…
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  • Fun with Revis, the story that won't go away

    Fun with Revis, the story that won't go away

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    Acquiring Darrelle Revis and making the cornerback one of their highest-paid players would complicate the San Francisco 49ers' efforts to manage and replenish what was the NFL's highest-priced defense last season. For that reason, and because Revis is c…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Bulls' Thibodeau leads deep field for Coach of the…

    Ian Thomsen: Bulls' Thibodeau leads deep field for Coach of the Year

    CNNSI.com Mar 5, 2013
    With the Warriors (coached by Mark Jackson), Knicks (Mike Woodson) and Bulls (Tom Thibodeau) coming back to earth, is there a new favorite for Coach of the Year? -- Matthew C., Salt Lake City
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  • Spring Headlines: John Danks returns from shoulder surgery, Adr…

    Spring Headlines: John Danks returns from shoulder surgery, Adrian Beltre makes Cactus debut

    yahoo.com Mar 5, 2013
    White Sox left-hander John Danks had a simple take on his first outing after having shoulder surgery: Phew, glad that's over. Danks threw 35 pitches, allowing a run, two hits and no walks in a 6-2 victory the Giants. He said, via the Associated Press: '…
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  • A's announce 20-year agreement with city of Mesa

    A's announce 20-year agreement with city of Mesa

    MLB.com Mar 5, 2013
    The Athletics announced on Tuesday a 20-year agreement with the city of Mesa, Ariz., that will bring the club back to the East Valley city for Spring Training starting in 2015.
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  • Brandon Myers: It looks like I’m leaving Raiders

    Brandon Myers: It looks like I’m leaving Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    The overall performance of the Raiders offense led to offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s firing after one year on the job, but the year wasn’t without any highlights. Tight end Brandon Myers had 79 catches, the most of any Raider tight end since the d
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  • Chris Culliver meets with LGBTQ youth group

    Chris Culliver meets with LGBTQ youth group

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    After 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver generated a furor at the Super Bowl by saying that he wouldn’t accept a gay teammate, he apologized and said that he hoped to “learn and grow” from the experience. Culliver took a step in that direction on Monda
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  • Joe Flacco blames nerves for his “tackle Ted Ginn” idea

    Joe Flacco blames nerves for his “tackle Ted Ginn” idea

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    Just before the final play of the Super Bowl, with the Ravens about to kick to the 49ers, Joe Flacco walked up and down the Baltimore sideline offering a strange suggestion to his teammates: If 49ers return man Ted Ginn breaks free, they should run off …
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  • Warriors pull away from Raptors with late surge

    Warriors pull away from Raptors with late surge

    ESPN.com Mar 5, 2013
    David Lee had 29 points and 11 rebounds to back Andrew Bogut's strong return, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Toronto Raptors 125-118 on Monday night.
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  • Myers thinks he may wind up elsewhere

    Myers thinks he may wind up elsewhere

    insidebayarea.com Mar 5, 2013
    Raiders tight end Brandon Myers happened to have the best season of his career just as his contract expired. Myers had an exquisite sense of timing with quarterback Carson Palmer and his 79 receptions (or 806 yards) were the most by any Raiders receiver…
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  • Raiders' Brisiel agrees to pay cut

    Raiders' Brisiel agrees to pay cut

    sfgate.com Mar 5, 2013
    Raiders' Brisiel agrees to pay cut San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:21 pm, Monday, March 4, 2013 The zone-blocking …
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Does Trading Revis To 49ers Make Sense? 03:46

    NFL Live OT: Does Trading Revis To 49ers Make Sense?

    Mar 5
    Jeff Saturday and Eric Mangini discuss whether trading Jets CB Darrelle Revis to the 49ers makes sense.
  • Video - Defense In Pictures 05:24

    Defense In Pictures

    Mar 5
    Harvard researcher and MIT Sloan presenter Kirk Goldsberry shows how to protect the rim.
  • Video - Revis Intrigued By 49ers 02:30

    Revis Intrigued By 49ers

    Mar 5
    Jets CB Darrelle Revis talks about what it would be like playing for the 49ers. Ed Werder examines the likelihood of a Revis trade.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…

    Mar 5
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.
  • NBA Coast to Coast - Western Conference playoff matchups we're wishing for

    Mar 5
    J.A. Adande runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Western Conference.
  • NBA Coast to Coast -- East playoff matchups we'd like to see

    Mar 5
    Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.