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Most scary for Harbaugh: missing his job

Most scary for Harbaugh: missing his job

sfgate.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Most scary for Harbaugh: missing his job 49ers Missing practice was most scary, Harbaugh says The worst part about having an irregular heartbeat: missing football practice. Harbaugh, who had an electrical cardioversion performed late Thursday morning at…
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  • Campbell start for Bears amuses 49er pal

    Campbell start for Bears amuses 49er pal

    Campbell start for Bears amuses 49er pal On Friday, the Bears announced that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Monday night's game against the 49ers because of a concussion and will be replaced by backup Jason Campbell. In 2010, he completed 8 o…
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  • Belichick finds it hard to believe only one kicker is in Canton

    Belichick finds it hard to believe only one kicker is in Canton

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    With former Raiders great Ray Guy sounding off on the absence of punters from the Hall of Fame, Guy has given the media fresh meat for the questioning of NFL types. Surprisingly, the subject prompted Pats coach Bill Belichick to offer up something much …
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  • Source: Melky, Jays reach 2-year deal

    Source: Melky, Jays reach 2-year deal

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The busy Toronto Blue Jays struck again Friday with their latest big deal: All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera is set to join them in his return from a drug suspension.
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  • Harbaugh returns to Niners after heart procedure

    Harbaugh returns to Niners after heart procedure

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh practically galloped through the locker room, lively as ever, offering a wave and a smile to long snapper Brian Jennings before putting his arm around right guard Alex Boone.
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  • Raiders still missing key players

    Raiders still missing key players

    As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be without starting running back Darren McFadden and his backup, Mike Goodson, for the second straight game Sunday when they host New Orleans. Both players were hurt in Week 9 and they didn’t play last week because
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  • Quarterbacks headline the Week 11 injury reports

    Quarterbacks headline the Week 11 injury reports

    We begin our roundup of key injuries in the NFL with - what else - the quarterback position. Though the Chicago Bears' final injury report before Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers is not due until Saturday, head coach Lovie Smith has
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  • Branch practiced, but status up in the air

    Branch practiced, but status up in the air

    insidebayarea.com Nov 16, 2012
    Whether Mike Mitchell makes his first start at strong safety won’t be determined until game day as Tyvon Branch emerged from the locker room after warm-ups and drills and was a limited participant in practice Friday. Branch, who has started 57 consecuti
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  • Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question

    Harbaugh says he’s “fine,” laughs off burnout question

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The heart procedure 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh underwent Thursday was not his first to correct an accelerated heartbeat, after having a different procedure done during his playing days. Harbaugh said doctors performed a “cardiovert,” an electrical proce
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  • A's trade RHP Ross to Padres in four-player deal

    A's trade RHP Ross to Padres in four-player deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
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  • Harbaugh: Business as usual, sans caffeine

    Harbaugh: Business as usual, sans caffeine

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Among the details San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh revealed during his Friday news conference following a Thursday procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat: Doctors performed a "cardiovert" to correct an accelerated heartbeat. There a…
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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Col…

    Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats rivalry

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Colts head into their Week 11 showdown against the Pats with a surprising 6-3 record. Peter King explains why the young Colts are ready for Tom Brady and Co. in his Game Plan.
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  • Jimmy Graham to challenge Raiders

    Jimmy Graham to challenge Raiders

    sfgate.com Nov 16, 2012
    Jimmy Graham to challenge Raiders Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:46 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012 The Raiders have plenty o…
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  • 49ers, Bears linebacker duos set standard

    49ers, Bears linebacker duos set standard

    sfgate.com Nov 16, 2012
    49ers, Bears linebacker duos set standard The duos will get a chance to make their respective cases on a national stage Monday night when the Bears visit Candlestick Park for a showdown that could be dominated by defense, particularly with both starting…
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  • Video - Warriors Top Short-Handed Wolves 01:01

    Warriors Top Short-Handed Wolves

    Nov 16
    Warriors win second straight.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders 04:05

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

    Nov 16
    Will the New Orleans Saints have a letdown after last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons? Our experts discuss the high-powered Saints air attack and the improving running game.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Bears vs. 49ers 03:26

    'Playbook': Bears vs. 49ers

    Nov 16
    With Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler out do the Bears stand a chance at beating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football? "Playbook" debates.
  • Video - By The Numbers: Bears-49ers 00:57

    By The Numbers: Bears-49ers

    Nov 16
    The Bears and 49ers face off on Monday night and we take you by the numbers.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.