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Lopez agrees new three-year Giants contract

Lopez agrees new three-year Giants contract

CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Javier Lopez tested the market just as he wanted to do, then wound up right back where he has become so comfortable at this stage of his career.
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  • Warriors edge Pelicans, snap 3-game skid

    Warriors edge Pelicans, snap 3-game skid

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    Klay Thompson scored 22 points and tied a career high with eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a three-game skid with a 102-101 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
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  • More change at No. 3 quarterback

    More change at No. 3 quarterback

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The roster causality of the San Francisco 49ers activating standout receiver Michael Crabtree to the 53-man is No. 3 quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Thus, continues the merry-go round at the position behind starter Colin Kaepe…
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  • Olson says Raiders intend to roll with ‘hot hand’

    Olson says Raiders intend to roll with ‘hot hand’

    insidebayarea.com Nov 26, 2013
    Darren McFadden made it through practice Tuesday without aggravating his hamstring injury. That makes two straight days without any setbacks. If he holds up in a light practice Wednesday, he’s likely going to play against the Dallas Cowboys. How much Mc…
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  • Khalif Barnes primed to move inside

    Khalif Barnes primed to move inside

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    As has been widely theorized, Oakland Raiders veteran left tackle Khalif Barnes is expected to make the move from left tackle to left guard, with Jared Veldheer primed to make his season debut Thursday at the Dallas Cowboys. Barnes was open to the idea …
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  • Raiders report: Concussed Jenkins close

    Raiders report: Concussed Jenkins close

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    While left tackle Jared Veldheer remains on track to make his season debut for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday at Dallas and running back Darren McFadden plans on playing for the first time in four games, cornerback Mike Jenkins still had a hurdle to cl…
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  • Crabtree activated, Bethel-Thompson released by 49ers

    Crabtree activated, Bethel-Thompson released by 49ers

    The 49ers now officially have another weapon in the passing game. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers officially activated wide receiver Michael Crabtree to the 53-man roster, waiving quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to create the r…
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  • A Closer Look: Stephen Curry’s Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Play…

    A Closer Look: Stephen Curry’s Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Player Exclusive

    dimemag.com Nov 26, 2013
    Today, Under Armour gave us a closer look at the shoe Stephen Curry is wearing in away games this year: a Taxi/Royal/White colorway of the Anatomix Spawn. There’s no word yet whether these will ever release, according to UA earlier this year when they s…
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  • Warriors' Kuzmic out six weeks after hand surgery

    Warriors' Kuzmic out six weeks after hand surgery

    nba.com Nov 26, 2013
    Golden State Warriors reserve center Ognjen Kuzmic is expected to miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on his fractured right hand.
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  • Veldheer working at left tackle, Barnes at left guard

    Veldheer working at left tackle, Barnes at left guard

    insidebayarea.com Nov 26, 2013
    Veteran Jared Veldheer is working at left offensive tackle in practice today, with Khalif Barnes replacing Lucas Nix at left guard. The former was expected, the latter speculated about. Veldheer entered this season as the incumbent left tackle. However,…
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  • Padres make small trades with Pirates and O's

    Padres make small trades with Pirates and O's

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2013
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.
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  • McGloin speaks about Cowboys, playing on big stage, earning ano…

    McGloin speaks about Cowboys, playing on big stage, earning another start

    insidebayarea.com Nov 26, 2013
    Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin spoke with the media Monday night, one day after he and the Raiders came up just short in a last-second loss to the Tennessee Titans. Here’s what McGloin had to say in a question-and-answer session in the locker room: Q:…
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  • Crabtree’s return: A look inside the numbers

    Crabtree’s return: A look inside the numbers

    49ersgab.com Nov 26, 2013
    After missing the first 11 games of 2013, it sounds as if Michael Crabtree will be ready to make his season debut when the 49ers take on the St. Louis Rams in Week 13. While they took some steps forward in Week 12′s 27-6 win over the Redskins, the passi…
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  • Seahawks sign CB Cox; Browner IR-bound?

    Seahawks sign CB Cox; Browner IR-bound?

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday signed former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox on Tuesday shortly after the NFL announced that cornerback Walter Thurmond had been suspended four games due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
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  • Skins Fan Argues With His Lady Friend, Gets A Hot Dog To The Fa…

    Skins Fan Argues With His Lady Friend, Gets A Hot Dog To The Face

    deadspin.com Nov 26, 2013
    This video sent to us by a vigilant reader who attended last night's 49ers-Redskins game. He provides some context:Read more...
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  • Aldon Smith gets to 40 sacks in his 38th game

    Aldon Smith gets to 40 sacks in his 38th game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is back. In his 38th career regular-season game, Smith picked up his 39th and 40th career sacks. They were his first sacks in more than two months, due to a leave of absence for rehab that caused him to miss five games. In t…
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  • Were Redskins earnest in honoring Navajo Code Talkers during Mo…

    Were Redskins earnest in honoring Navajo Code Talkers during Monday’s game?

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2013
    NFL teams saluting honorable citizens and groups is nothing new, and it's typically seen as a noble gesture. Somehow, this feels different to a lot of people. In the first half of Monday's Washington Redskins loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Redskin…
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  • 49ers' Brooks: RG III shouldn't be playing

    49ers' Brooks: RG III shouldn't be playing

    After the San Francisco 49ers defense dominated the Washington Redskins, one of the players who helped to stymie Washington said he doesn't believe quarterback Robert Griffin III should be playing.
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  • Shanahan: We haven’t been dominated like that since I’ve been h…

    Shanahan: We haven’t been dominated like that since I’ve been here

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    After Monday night’s 27-6 loss to San Francisco, Washington coach Mike Shanahan said the 49ers had “embarrassed” his team, and that he hadn’t seen anything like it in his four seasons as the coach. “We went against an excellent football team that domina…
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  • Will Terrelle Pryor see the field in Dallas?

    Will Terrelle Pryor see the field in Dallas?

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Twice the Oakland Raiders unveiled the Wildcat formation on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Twice the direct snap went to fullback Marcel Reece. And twice Reece ran straight ahead into the offensive line, picking up 1 yard and th…
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  • Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 12

    Upon Further Review: 49ers Week 12

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    LANDOVER, MD. -- A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 27-6 win at Washington on Monday night: Kaepernick leads: The 49ers' offense was the key in this win, snapping a two-game losing streak. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the offe…
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  • Harbaugh: Kaepernick’s “armadillo skin” pays off

    Harbaugh: Kaepernick’s “armadillo skin” pays off

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    At least one of the quarterbacks last night showed he could throw the ball. But the thing that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick displayed to his coach in a bounce-back game might be the thing that separates him from his Washington counterpart at the m…
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  • The Tuesday Mailbag: Aldon Smith had a big game Monday night, r…

    The Tuesday Mailbag: Aldon Smith had a big game Monday night, register…

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2013
    Aldon Smith had a big game Monday night, registering two sacks of Robert Griffin III. (Evan Vucci/AP) There are only a few occasions Colin Kaepernick opens up to the outside world, and early this morning, in the wake of his most encouraging performance …
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  • More offensive production spurs win

    More offensive production spurs win

    ESPN.com Nov 26, 2013
    LANDOVER, MD. -- In the past two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers watched their stronghold on a playoff berth grow shaky after losing two games by a combined total of four points. They went from being one of the hottest NFL teams to a 6-4 club lacking an …
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  • Robert Griffin III gets kicked right in the … yeah (Video)

    Robert Griffin III gets kicked right in the … yeah (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 26, 2013
    Well, we now know that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn't wear a protective cup. During Monday night's Redskins-49ers game, Griffin took an unfortunate shot in the .... solar plexus? Midsection? Whatever the politically correct term is for …
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  • Kaepernick, 49ers rip 'Skins

    Kaepernick, 49ers rip 'Skins

    CNNSI.com Nov 26, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick was in his old, impressive form, throwing three TDs in the 49ers' rout of the Redskins.
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  • Falcons become first team eliminated from playoff contention

    Falcons become first team eliminated from playoff contention

    profootballtalk.com Nov 26, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons were 10 yards shy of making the Super Bowl last season. They won’t be going this year either. With the San Francisco 49ers victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night, the Falcons have become the first team to be officially …
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: STL-SF 01:04

    Countdown Daily Prediction: STL-SF

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for St. Louis at San Francisco.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: OAK-DAL 00:40

    Countdown Daily Prediction: OAK-DAL

    Nov 26
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Oakland at Dallas.
  • Video - Preview: St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers 02:33

    Preview: St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Nov 26
    NFL Films previews the Week 13 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers celebrate big win 00:54

    San Francisco 49ers celebrate big win

    Nov 26
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh gives a stirring postgame speech to his team after their 27-6 victory over the Washington Redskins. For more go to 49ers.com.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Ranking the 5-6 AFC wild-card hopefuls by mojo

    Nov 26
    It's tempting to view the mosh pit of mediocrity that has formed in the race for the AFC's second wild-card berth as only a curious little side show and dismiss it in terms of real relevance for the NFL's 12-team playoff field. That's the way our sports…
  • Clayton: Time to bag ties altogether

    Nov 26
    Getting rid of ties would be a win for everyone, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Nov 26
    Aldon Smith had a big game Monday night, registering two sacks of Robert Griffin III. (Evan Vucci/AP) There are only a few occasions Colin Kaepernick opens up to the outside world, and early this morning, in the wake of his most encouraging performance …