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49ers unit less special without Costanzo

49ers unit less special without Costanzo

sfgate.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
49ers unit less special without Costanzo [...] that chip has grown during the undrafted everyman's four-team, six-year NFL career, a journey during which he's been waived three times and was largely ignored by the 49ers after his one-year contract expir…
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  • A's Melvin, Nats' Johnson are Managers of Year

    A's Melvin, Nats' Johnson are Managers of Year

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
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  • Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

    Alex Smith getting second opinion on his head injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    49ers Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday.  And while it’s unclear whether he’ll be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.
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  • Nate Robinson’s State Of Nate — Season 2, Episode 2 “See You La…

    Nate Robinson’s State Of Nate — Season 2, Episode 2 “See You Later”

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2012
    The start of a new NBA season means many great things, and thankfully, after a year in Golden State where he allowed the cameras in on his life, Nate Robinson is back once again with a second season of State Of Nate. When Robinson and filmmaker T.J. Reg…
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  • Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still a…

    Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact science

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
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  • Top 10 NBA Duos Under 25 Years Old

    Top 10 NBA Duos Under 25 Years Old

    dimemag.com Nov 13, 2012
    Getting your hands on young talent in the NBA is the equivalent to finding a $100 dollar bill on the ground. Some of it has to do with luck; some of it has to do with being in the right place at the right time. Once you get it, you contemplate whether o…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Andris Biedrins, The Man Who Forgot How…

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Andris Biedrins, The Man Who Forgot How To Shoot

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    A celebration of the NBA's most infuriating players, both past and present. Read other NBA Shit List entries here. More »
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  • Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriage

    Ayanbadejo says Raiders thanked him for supporting gay marriage

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    During Sunday’s Raiders-Ravens game, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo talked to some players on the Raiders, but it wasn’t trash talk. Instead, Ayanbadejo says he and some of his opponents talked about politics, and that players on the Raiders cre
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  • Following bitter breakup with Al Davis and Raiders, Mike Shanah…

    Following bitter breakup with Al Davis and Raiders, Mike Shanahan gets a measure of revenge with Steve Young and 49ers 

    nydailynews.com Nov 13, 2012
    Mike Shanahan had not been given much of a chance by Al Davis, which didn't necessarily make him unique, although it did make him bitter.
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  • NFC West QB play mostly on rise lately

    NFC West QB play mostly on rise lately

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    The past few weeks have been mostly better ones for NFC West quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith completed 18 of 19 passes with three touchdowns in Week 8. Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson has seven TD passes with one interception ov…
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  • Report: Darren McFadden “iffy” this week

    Report: Darren McFadden “iffy” this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Raiders had just about everything go wrong in Baltimore last Sunday, a turn of events that some may have predicted when they announced that they would be flying east without Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour. Oakland doesn’t have to
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  • Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's se…

    Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mail

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    In the wake of the Week 10 news:
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  • Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artisti…

    Outside the Game: Vernon Davis is finally following his artistic heart

    yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Growing up as he did in a tough Washington D.C. neighborhood, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had artistic interests and talents that were sidetracked by the pressures and prejudices of the inner city. Davis avoided art classes in high school…
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Beltway bosses Johnson, Showalter favored for M…

    Cliff Corcoran: Beltway bosses Johnson, Showalter favored for Managers of the Year

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey Johnson and Buck Showalter led their teams to unexpected playoff berths in 2012, making them the top candidates for the Manager of the Year award, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Awaiting tests for 49ers QB Alex Smith

    Awaiting tests for 49ers QB Alex Smith

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers won't know their quarterback situation until later in the week. Coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking Monday in the video above, was vague regarding Alex Smith's prospects for playing against Chicago in Week 11. Initial indications sugges…
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  • Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win

    Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    Even after a 35-point blowout, some Ravens players aren’t satisfied. In fact, veteran safety Ed Reed apologized, via Twitter, for his play in the 55-20 win over the Raiders. His missed tackle, which led to a 55-yard touchdown by Darrius Heyward-Bey, hel
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  • Around the NFC West: Akers not slumping

    Around the NFC West: Akers not slumping

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers seemed like a natural candidate for the "falling" category in our weekly NFC West Stock Watch scheduled for later Tuesday. Akers missed a 41-yard attempt in overtime against St. Louis on Sunday, after all…
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  • Harbaugh inspires high school coaches

    Harbaugh inspires high school coaches

    sfgate.com Nov 13, 2012
    Harbaugh inspires high school coaches Harbaugh inspires high school coaches Jim Harbaugh impressed two dozen high school football coaches Monday at 49ers headquarters not with vast knowledge or high energy, but with his authenticity and honesty. A 45-mi…
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  • Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable…

    Dennis Allen calls Raiders defensive performances “unacceptable”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 13, 2012
    The last two weeks have been far from pretty for the Oakland Raiders defense. It’s a pair of performances head coach Dennis Allen isn’t at all happy with. According to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press, Allen was blunt in his evaluation of the defens
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  • Video - NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines 03:51

    NFLPA Wants Concussion Specialists On Sidelines

    Nov 13
    Stephania Bell discusses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith's call for the league to hire "concussion specialists" to man the sidelines.

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  • Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…

    Nov 13
    Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
  • Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mail

    Nov 13
    In the wake of the Week 10 news:
  • Ben Roethlisberger shoulder injury -- How does it affect Pittsburgh Steele…

    Nov 13
    How does Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury impact the AFC playoff race? John Clayton assesses the possibilities.