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Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back to practice Tuesday for the Raiders during a bye-week workout. He missed the Denver game after suffering a concussion against Pittsburgh -- a hit that forced him to stay overnight at a hospital. Barring a se…Share Tweet
One of the worst defensive performances in Rex Ryan's coaching career turned even worse Tuesday night, when San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers accused the New York Jets of quitting late in Sunday's 34-0 blowout.Share Tweet
Running With PurposeCNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012Will the Patriots rush their way to the playoffs? Chris Burke delivers his Second Read observations from Week 4, including J'Marcus Webb's turnaround, the 49ers' dominance and more.Share Tweet
In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterbackWith all the talk (and, to date, that’s what it’s primarily been) about the Jets using the Wildcat formation, the 49ers quietly have outdone the Jets. There was nothing quiet about the Niners’ use of Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, who rushed for 50 yarShare Tweet
Playoff-bound A's still have goals to meetMLB.com Oct 2, 2012The A's may have clinched a playoff position, but a host of variables will dictate where, who and when they'll be playing in the postseason.Share Tweet
Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O'sMLB.com Oct 2, 2012The Orioles, Athletics and Nationals -- all recently downtrodden franchises which among them have had 27 consecutive non-winning seasons -- are all in the postseason.Share TweetRaiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey took another step toward a seemingly inevitable return on Oct. 14 by participating in practice Tuesday. “Just out there, running routes, catching the ball, getting in a little practice,’’ Heyward-Bey said. âShare Tweet
"TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jetsdeadspin.com Oct 2, 2012The Jets are in trouble. Their last game against the 49ers was an embarrassing 34-0 rout. Mark Sanchez passed for 103 yards. The Jets' next game is Monday night against the Texans, and the team has to improve. So someone on the Jets' Facebook page came …Share TweetThe 49ers haven’t seen any return on their investment in running back Brandon Jacobs through the first four weeks of the regular season, but the voluble former Giant says that is about to end. Jacobs, who has been battling a knee injury since preseason,Share Tweet
The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012An analysis of preseason picks from 133 baseball writers at 19 publications and sites reveals that not a single writer predicted the A's or the Orioles to make the playoffs.Share Tweet
Richard Seymour: Raider, finder of silver liningsThe Raiders have given up 22, 35, 31 and 37 points in each of their four games, only one of which they won. That’s an average of 31.2 per game, 28th in the league. But Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour wasn’t discouraged by what he saw when he watShare Tweet
Dodgers ballboy takes funny tumble into stands after trying to snag foul ball (Video)yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012The elimination number of the Los Angeles Dodgers is down to one, but they're not going quietly just yet. A 3-2 walkoff win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night kept the team's hopes of forcing a Thursday tiebreaker with the St. Louis Cardinals…Share TweetHaving lost five of their last seven games, the Texas Rangers need just one win against the Oakland Athletics to clinch their third consecutive American League West title.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 2, 2012A look at the top three starting pitchers of the American League teams that qualified for the five playoff spots.Share TweetThe Juice is back for its fifth season of fun! Stop by each weekday for an ample serving of news from the action, plus great photos, stats and video highlights. Moneyballin': The Oakland Athletics still have their sights set on the Texas Rangers and fir…Share TweetA long road for Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals was vindicated with an NL East title Monday. Joe Lemire examines D.C.'s turnaround, the Tigers' crown, the A's clincher and more.Share Tweet
Dodgers squeak past Giants, keep hopes aliveElian Herrera singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night that kept their postseason hopes alive.Share Tweet
A's clinch postseason berthOct 2TEX@OAK: Balfour fans Napoli to seal postseason berth
Highlight Of The NightOct 2Jonny Gomes hit a home run and Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings to help the Athletics tie the Rangers for first place in the AL West.