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49ers rookie Quinton Patton shows up too early for work, sent h…

49ers rookie Quinton Patton shows up too early for work, sent home

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated May 1, 2013
Yes, you read that correctly. 49ers rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton, eager to begin work with his new team, flew from Nashville to San Francisco at his own expense Monday to work out with the club. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh sent the fourth-ro…
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  • Report: Raiders not considering Vince Young

    Report: Raiders not considering Vince Young

    profootballtalk.com May 1, 2013
    The Raiders are no longer a potential suitor for free-agent quarterback Vince Young, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The Raiders added Tyler Wilson to their QB depth chart on the final day of the NFL draft, and Wilson’s arrival closes t
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  • Trumbo homers again to power Angels by A's

    Trumbo homers again to power Angels by A's

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 1, 2013
    Mark Trumbo hit a home run for the third consecutive day, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout also homered and the Los Angeles Angels ended a four-game losing streak, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday.
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  • Raiders re-sign long-snapper

    Raiders re-sign long-snapper

    insidebayarea.com May 1, 2013
    The Raiders turned to Nick Guess early last season after regular long-snapper Jon Condo suffered a concussion, and backup long-snapper Travis Goethel showed that he wasn’t ready for game action. Well, Guess is back again as a member of the Raiders roste
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  • Enter Zitoman! Barry Zito jams with Metallica

    Enter Zitoman! Barry Zito jams with Metallica

    yahoo.com May 1, 2013
    The San Francisco Giants have a Metallica-themed night Friday, and to grease the wheels for that, they sent their most musically-inclined player over to Metallica Headquarters. Yes, there's a Metallica Headquarters. No, it's not the former Napster build…
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  • Projected lineup for Raiders 2013 regular-season opener

    Projected lineup for Raiders 2013 regular-season opener

    insidebayarea.com May 1, 2013
    For an idea of just how much the Raiders have changed in a short time, we took at look at the starting lineup for the Raiders regular-season opener in 2012 and the regular-season finale, then projected the starting lineup for the 2013 regular-season ope…
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  • NFC West scouts have each other covered

    NFC West scouts have each other covered

    ESPN.com May 1, 2013
    NFL coaching and scouting can be itinerant work. The San Francisco 49ers' announcement Wednesday that they had made promotions within their scouting department brought into focus crossover within the division. Matt Malaspina, promoted to college scoutin…
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  • A's place Anderson, Crisp on 15-day disabled list

    A's place Anderson, Crisp on 15-day disabled list

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 1, 2013
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp and left-hander Brett Anderson have been put on the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Niners hand out front-office promotions

    Niners hand out front-office promotions

    profootballtalk.com May 1, 2013
    The 49ers have become one of the very best organizations in football. So it’s time for the team to start handing out new titles. The 49ers have announced the following promotions: Joel Patton, previously the Director of College Scouting, will serve as D
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  • Closing Time: Nuggets 107 Warriors 100

    Closing Time: Nuggets 107 Warriors 100

    As pointed out in my last post, the result of this Game 5 between the Warriors and the Nuggets was predictable. It was a give-up and rest-up road game for the Warriors, and the home Nuggets had their backs to the wall, and played like it. Or did this ga…
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  • Carson Palmer thinks every team would accept a gay teammate

    Carson Palmer thinks every team would accept a gay teammate

    profootballtalk.com May 1, 2013
    Carson Palmer has been in the NFL for a decade and played for the Bengals, Raiders and now the Cardinals, and he says he has never seen any reason to believe that an openly gay player would run into discrimination on an NFL team. Asked in an interview w…
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  • Stephen Curry Gets Into It With Nuggets Fan (Updated with More …

    Stephen Curry Gets Into It With Nuggets Fan (Updated with More Carl Landry)

    dimemag.com yahoo.com May 1, 2013
    We posted this video of last night of a super-frustrated Stephen Curry getting into it with a Nuggets fan after Golden State lost a physical game in Denver. Check out this video from a different angle: You will see Carl Landry backing up his guy by ripp…
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  • Olympian Okoye gets NFL shot with 49ers

    Olympian Okoye gets NFL shot with 49ers

    Olympic discus finalist Lawrence Okoye has never played football but after signing with the San Franciso 49ers, he said he believes through hard work he can make an impact in the NFL.
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  • The Juice: Atlanta’s Tim Hudson homers in 200th career win, Pan…

    The Juice: Atlanta’s Tim Hudson homers in 200th career win, Panda powers Giants past D-backs

    yahoo.com May 1, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Tim for the win: With his wife and family watching at Turner Field on Wednesday …
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  • Yoenis leads A's to third straight win

    Yoenis leads A's to third straight win

    MLB.com May 1, 2013
    Yoenis Cespedes had a double and a triple with four RBIs and Seth Smith doubled in three runs as the A's snagged their third straight win with a 10-6 victory over the Angels on Tuesday night at the Colisem.
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  • Video - Raiders interested in Vince Young? 00:42

    Raiders interested in Vince Young?

    May 1
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on quarterback Vince Young's NFL comeback.
  • Video - Niners Sign Olympian 03:30

    Niners Sign Olympian

    May 1
    ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando reacts to the news that San Francisco signed Olympic discus finalist Lawrence Okoye, who has never played football.
  • Video - Nuggets Playing Dirty? 07:55

    Nuggets Playing Dirty?

    May 1
    Is Mark Jackson right that the Nuggets "sent hit men" after Stephen Curry? Can't the NBA prevent that kind of thing? David Thorpe and Henry Abbott discuss.
  • Video - NBA Rewind 02:19

    NBA Rewind

    May 1
    Check out the top action from the past week in the NBA.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs: James Harden, Houston Rockets roll in Game 5

    May 1
    James Harden and the Rockets have stolen momentum away from the Thunder, writes Marc Stein.
  • Don Banks: Eagles QB situation, Anquan Boldin trade headline NFL offseason…

    May 1
    The bulk of free agency is finished and the 2013 draft is in the books, meaning NFL teams are set, for the most part, on the personnel front. The usual doses of spring practice and preparation remain between now and the start of training camp for the 20…