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Owners, execs descend on Chicago for meetings

Owners, execs descend on Chicago for meetings

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) -- While the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays worked on a blockbuster trade with far-reaching implications, major league owners and executives descended on Chicago on Wednesday for the first of two days of meetings.
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  • Bogut to rehab in L.A. during Warriors' road trip

    Bogut to rehab in L.A. during Warriors' road trip

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 14, 2012
    Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be in the Los Angeles area during part of the team's upcoming road trip to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • Report:  Raiders expected McFadden to miss 2-4 weeks

    Report: Raiders expected McFadden to miss 2-4 weeks

    When Raiders running back Darren McFadden suffered a sprained ankle on November 4 against the Buccaneers, the Raiders were tight lipped regarding the anticipated duration of his absence.  Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Raiders expected McFadden to m…
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  • Affeldt, Giants complete 3-year, $18 million deal

    Affeldt, Giants complete 3-year, $18 million deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Affeldt wanted some job security -- and the reliable reliever got it.
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  • Where NFC West stands in Pro Bowl voting

    Where NFC West stands in Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    A few thoughts on where NFC West teams and players stand -- or do not stand -- in ongoing fan balloting for the Pro Bowl: The San Francisco 49ers have an NFC-high 17 players ranking among the top five in balloting at their positions. Green Bay (12), Chi…
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  • Alex Smith cleared for non-contact work

    Alex Smith cleared for non-contact work

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Whether it was the first opinion, second opinion or one somewhere further down the line, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith got the clearance he needed on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Smith passed his first round of concussion tests and Cam …
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  • Melvin set to welcome back Colon next season

    Melvin set to welcome back Colon next season

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings -- at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
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  • Source: 49ers QB Smith in line to start Monday

    Source: 49ers QB Smith in line to start Monday

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    49ers quarterback Alex Smith, who suffered a concussion Sunday against the Rams, has passed concussion tests this week and is on track to start Monday night against the Bears, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Raiders still dealing with big injuries

    Raiders still dealing with big injuries

    It’s not shocking that Oakland running back Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson are not practicing. They both suffered high-ankle sprains in Week 9 and they missed Week 10. High-ankle sprains are difficult to come back from and they often can take three to
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  • HOF announces memorabilia for Giants exhibit

    HOF announces memorabilia for Giants exhibit

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Autumn Glory exhibit, which honors World Series champions, opens Friday with numerous artifacts from the Giants' road to their 2012 World Series title.
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  • You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 11)

    You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 11)

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners The Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers combined for a 24-24 tie on Oct. 3, 1954. The franchises did it again Sunday, this time with the Rams representing St. Louis. The outcome marked the seventh time in Rams h…
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  • Cassel to start at QB again for Chiefs vs. Bengals

    Cassel to start at QB again for Chiefs vs. Bengals

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday against Cincinnati because Brady Quinn still has not been cleared to play following a concussion.
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  • Akers, Davis pay for 49ers' improvement?

    Akers, Davis pay for 49ers' improvement?

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers have improved their offense through diversification. That was the plan when the team added receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham as free agents. There was also some expectation, since realized, that the 49ers' offensive line …
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  • Around the NFC West: Long stepped up

    Around the NFC West: Long stepped up

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Chris Long's performance for the St. Louis Rams during their Week 10 tie against San Francisco bears revisiting. The fifth-year defensive end had been critical of his play against Green Bay a few weeks earlier. The Rams were going to need better from hi…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum 02:18

    NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum

    Nov 14
    Episode 223: New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford assesses where his team is this season and the challenges that are ahead. The NFL32 crew discuss which back up quarterback has the best chance to win.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-SF 00:54

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-SF

    Nov 14
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bears-49ers
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-OAK 00:41

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-OAK

    Nov 14
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Saints-Raiders
  • Video - Harrison Barnes' Best NBA Game 01:00

    Harrison Barnes' Best NBA Game

    Nov 14
    Harrison Barnes posts a career-high 19 points and 13 rebounds in Warriors' 92-88 win over Hawks.

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  • Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscope

    Nov 14
    With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.