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Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

CNNSI.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.
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  • 'Bucks' catches Series fever in San Francisco

    'Bucks' catches Series fever in San Francisco

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Three Giants fans made the most of their World Series experience during Game 2 on Oct. 25, when they starred in episode 29 of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond."
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  • Cutler misses practice, questionable for Monday

    Cutler misses practice, questionable for Monday

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed practice on Thursday and his playing status remains in question because of a concussion.
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  • Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    Quinn gets clearance to play on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Earlier this week, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn said he’d been cleared to play after suffering a concussion against the Raiders last month.  The next day, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said otherwise. Now, the player and the team apparently are on the s
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  • Urlacher again: I'd lie about concussion

    Urlacher again: I'd lie about concussion

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.
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  • 49ers' Jacobs causes a stir with boss 'hate' tweet

    49ers' Jacobs causes a stir with boss 'hate' tweet

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs has posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working "in a place where you hate your boss so much." The hash tag: "YouLiveAndYouLearn."
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  • Alex Smith practices on a limited basis for 49ers

    Alex Smith practices on a limited basis for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    On Wednesday, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was cleared to practice after suffering a concussion against the Rams on Sunday.  On Thursday, Smith returned to practice, on a limited basis. Then again, practice for a quarterback is always limited, given tha…
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  • 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has surgery for irregular heartbe…

    49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has surgery for irregular heartbeat

    The San Francisco 49ers began on-field preparations for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears without head coach Jim Harbaugh, who underwent surgery at Stanford Hospital for an irregular heartbeat on Thursday, the club announced. "Coach Har…
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  • Many key Raiders questionable vs. Saints

    Many key Raiders questionable vs. Saints

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders are dealing with several injuries as they prepare to host New Orleans on Thursday. Safety Tyvon Branch, one of the team’s better defenders, missed his second straight day of practice Thursday with a neck injury. Fellow starter Matt G
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  • Purple Drank Popular Among Teenagers, Jim Marcus Russell, Says …

    Purple Drank Popular Among Teenagers, Jim Marcus Russell, Says Stupid Website

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    iVillage.com seems like the kind of website that moms are supposed to read. Really lame moms, based on the fact that it runs articles that are as hilariously pearl clutch-y as this one. More »
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  • Raiders doing their part to fight hunger

    Raiders doing their part to fight hunger

    insidebayarea.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders are partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help their neighbors in need as the region braces for a spike in need during the winter and holiday season. Staff and families of the Raiders organization are sorting, scr…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Antawn Jamison, Captain Of Failure

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Antawn Jamison, Captain Of Failure

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 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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  • McFadden, Seymour, Branch not practicing once again

    McFadden, Seymour, Branch not practicing once again

    insidebayarea.com Nov 15, 2012
    If the Raiders are going to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, it appears as if they’re going to have to do so without a handful of key players. Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, strong safety Tyvon Br
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  • David Lee explains being unkindly compared to FEMA

    David Lee explains being unkindly compared to FEMA

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    David Lee will never be able to win. That doesn't mean you should feel sorry for him, not with another decade to enjoy in his NBA career and a six-year $80 million contract to currently have and to hold, but no NBA fan that is aware of his reputation or…
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  • A's McCarthy Cleared After Recovery from Scary Head Injury

    A's McCarthy Cleared After Recovery from Scary Head Injury

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has completed an amazing comeback after being struck in the head by a line drive in September.
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  • Can the 49ers make the Super Bowl?

    Can the 49ers make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We're singling out one team from each division for Super Bowl consideration with seven weeks remaining in the 2012 regular season. The San Francisco 49ers have for some time been the only NFC West team worth our consideration on that subject. Recent eve…
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  • Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the question

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
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  • Bears' corners want 49ers to step outside

    Bears' corners want 49ers to step outside

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers' passing offense faces a special challenge against Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Tillman and Jennings have led a Bears secondary that has feasted on opponents, especially on perimeter throws…
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  • Peter King: Week 11 picks

    Peter King: Week 11 picks

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Chargers are playing for more than their last playoff hopes this week, they're playing for jobs. Can San Diego beat Denver to stay alive in the AFC West? Peter King makes his picks.
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  • PFT’s Week 11 picks

    PFT’s Week 11 picks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    That five-game lead over MDS has grown to seven, with seven weeks left. If anyone is capable of blowing this lead, I am. This week, we disagree on three games.  Last week, we were 10-3-1 and 8-5-1, respectively.  (I would have predicted the Rams-49ers w
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  • Around the NFC West: Moss' humble roots

    Around the NFC West: Moss' humble roots

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Nov. 15, 2012 A couple items stand out this morning as ones to address off the top: Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com traveled to Randy Moss' hometown of Rand, W. Va., to profile the San Francisco 49ers' receiver. The first part of his…
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  • Janoris Jenkins, Chris Givens back to practice following suspen…

    Janoris Jenkins, Chris Givens back to practice following suspensions

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins and wide receiver Chris Givens were surprise scratches from last Sunday’s game with the San Francisco 49ers. The pair was suspended for the game by Rams head coach Jeff Fisher for an unspecified violation of tea
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  • Raiders' health in a black hole

    Raiders' health in a black hole

    sfgate.com Nov 15, 2012
    Raiders' health in a black hole Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) and starting safeties Tyvon Branch (neck) and Matt Giordano (concussion) were also out Wednesday. Right tackle Khalif Barnes (back from a groin injury) took most of the first-t…
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  • Raiders' Allen has fan in Saints' coach

    Raiders' Allen has fan in Saints' coach

    sfgate.com Nov 15, 2012
    Raiders' Allen has fan in Saints' coach Maybe when Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt is done giving his team a pep talk, and making sure they're ready for the Raiders on Sunday, he could go to the Oakland locker room. Vitt worked with Oakland head coac…
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  • 49ers-Bears rivalry renews, with a twist

    49ers-Bears rivalry renews, with a twist

    sfgate.com Nov 15, 2012
    49ers-Bears rivalry renews, with a twist Monday night's Bears-49ers game at Candlestick Park brings together two of the NFL's most storied franchises - one a hallmark of punishing defense, historically, and the other a beacon of offensive sophistication…
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  • 49ers QB Smith looks ready for Monday

    49ers QB Smith looks ready for Monday

    sfgate.com Nov 15, 2012
    49ers QB Smith looks ready for Monday The signs suggest 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will make his 27th straight start Monday night against the visiting Bears after he sustained a concussion in Sunday's 24-24 tie against the Rams. Smith, who was cleared…
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  • Video - Level Of Concern With Campbell 02:29

    Level Of Concern With Campbell

    Nov 15
    Lomas Brown discusses what the Bears need to do in order to help Jason Campbell succeed in their offense.
  • Video - Buster Posey On Winning NL MVP 02:30

    Buster Posey On Winning NL MVP

    Nov 15
    Buster Posey stops by SportsCenter to talk about winning the NL MVP.
  • Video - Buster Posey Named NL MVP 01:46

    Buster Posey Named NL MVP

    Nov 15
    Buster Posey wins NL MVP, first NL catcher to win since 1972.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-49ers 01:00

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-49ers

    Nov 15
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Chicago at San Francisco

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.