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49ers should let Smith fully heal

49ers should let Smith fully heal

49ers should let Smith fully heal Lawsuits are pending, players continue to take massive risks, and the damaging evidence is only beginning to mount. Sometime next year, former Chronicle writer Mark Fainaru-Wada and his Pulitzer Prize-winning brother, S…
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  • Raiders release linebacker Aaron Curry

    Raiders release linebacker Aaron Curry

    Raiders release linebacker Aaron Curry Curry had returned to practice Oct. 17 and the Raiders had until Nov. 7 to activate him off the physically unable to perform list, put him on injured reserve or waive him. Oakland traded a 2012 seventh-round pick a…
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  • Giants put Heston, four others on 40-man roster

    Giants put Heston, four others on 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Giants added five Minor Leaguers to their 40-man roster Tuesday night, increasing the contingent to 35: right-handers Jake Dunning and Chris Heston, infielder Nick Noonan, outfielder Juan Perez and left-hander Edwin Escobar.
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  • Harbaugh having follow-up evaluation on heart

    Harbaugh having follow-up evaluation on heart

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had an appointment Tuesday for a follow-up evaluation with doctors after undergoing a minor procedure last Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.
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  • Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is scheduled to miss at least the next three games as he continues to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • AFC West Blogger Blitz

    AFC West Blogger Blitz

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The pressure is on in Oakland after owner Mark Davis expressed his frustrations on Sunday. Under new general manager Reggie McKenzie and new head coach Dennis Allen, the Raiders are 3-7. They went 8-8 last season under former coach Hue Jackson. The Raid…
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  • Deadspin NBA Shit List: Don Nelson, Drunk On His Own Genius (An…

    Deadspin NBA Shit List: Don Nelson, Drunk On His Own Genius (And Scotch)

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 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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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have plenty to be thankful for this year: namely, they're thankful that rookie head coach Greg Schiano has instantly ignited a fire under a team that gutlessly quit on coach Raheem Morris in 2011.
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
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  • Cabrera finalizes two-year, $16M deal with Jays

    Cabrera finalizes two-year, $16M deal with Jays

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    TORONTO (AP) -- New Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is happy to have Melky Cabrera after the All-Star game MVP finalized a $16 million, two-year contract with Toronto.
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  • Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    For the turnaround Saints, every game from now on is critical. But they're not alone on the bubble. Don Banks breaks down the biggest games left that could impact the playoff field.
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  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB con…

    Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; mail

    CNNSI.com nytimes.com Nov 20, 2012
    Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick are kindred spirits. Still, Harbaugh's reaction to the QB's breakout was wrong, Peter King writes, and should have Alex Smith very upset.
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  • Aldon Smith wants Von Miller to know who leads the league in sa…

    Aldon Smith wants Von Miller to know who leads the league in sacks

    Broncos linebacker Von Miller had three sacks on Sunday, giving him the NFL lead with 13 on the season. That lead held up for one day, until 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith had 5.5 sacks on Monday night, giving him the NFL lead with 15 on the season. Smith…
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  • More Rookies: Warriors 105 Mavericks 101

    More Rookies: Warriors 105 Mavericks 101

    feltbot.com Nov 20, 2012
    Not going to get too excited about this win. The Mavs are an incredibly old and bad basketball team. So bad, I don’t think even getting Nowitzki back will help them get into the playoff picture. If by some miracle the Warriors actually wind up contendin
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  • Raiders Coach Dennis Allen: ““I’m frustrated, I’m Disappointed”…

    Raiders Coach Dennis Allen: ““I’m frustrated, I’m Disappointed”

    raidersgab.com Nov 20, 2012
    Owner Mark Davis isn’t the only person who has a problem with the way the Raiders have played over the past three weeks. “Hey, I’m right there with him,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Monday at his weekly press conference. “I’m frustrated. I
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  • Smith still feeling effects of concussion

    Smith still feeling effects of concussion

    sfgate.com Nov 20, 2012
    Smith still feeling effects of concussion San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2012 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:10 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Alex…
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  • Niners' D ends debate about who's best

    Niners' D ends debate about who's best

    sfgate.com Nov 20, 2012
    Niners' D ends debate about who's best Aldon Smith wasn't looking to provide a metaphor when he walked into the postgame interview room. The 49ers, led by Smith's 5 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles, proved emphatically that they are supreme. For the 201…
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  • Fourth-and-Short: Niners Dish Out a Recipe of Whoop-ass

    Fourth-and-Short: Niners Dish Out a Recipe of Whoop-ass

    grantland.com Nov 20, 2012
    Well, very few people expected to see that. Although there were always rumors circulating that Colin Kaepernick would impress if the 49ers ever gave h...
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  • Video - Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints 03:25

    Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals 01:58

    Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Video - Backup QB grades 02:36

    Backup QB grades

    Nov 20
    How did Charlie Casserly grade the performances of Jason Campbell, Colin Kaepernick, Byron Leftwich and Nick Foles? Find out if the professor will be having office hours for a couple QBs.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick coy about keeping starting gig 05:19

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick coy about keeping starting gig

    Nov 20
    Does San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick think he should be the new starter? He discusses his impressive performance on Monday night and explains why he won't force the issue to be the starter.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime

    Nov 20
    J.A. Adande breaks down the Lakers' first game with Mike D'Antoni at the helm.
  • Don Banks: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…

    Nov 20
    With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; m…

    Nov 20
    Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.
  • West Side/East Side -- Andrew Bynum's future with Philadelphia 76ers

    Nov 20
    The 76ers' center was supposed to be the face of the franchise, but has yet to play a game.