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AFC West notes: Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back t…

AFC West notes: Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back to …

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
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…
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  • Niners' DB Rogers 'shocked' by Jets' effort on D

    Niners' DB Rogers 'shocked' by Jets' effort on D

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    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.
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  • Running With Purpose

    Running With Purpose

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    Will 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.
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  • In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterback

    In 2012, Kaepernick is the real Wildcat quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With 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 yar
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  • Playoff-bound A's still have goals to meet

    Playoff-bound A's still have goals to meet

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Orioles, Athletics and Nationals -- all recently downtrodden franchises which among them have had 27 consecutive non-winning seasons -- are all in the postseason.
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  • DHB says everything going according to plan

    DHB says everything going according to plan

    Raiders 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. â
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  • "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Brandon Jacobs declares himself ready to go

    Brandon Jacobs declares himself ready to go

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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,
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  • The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    An 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.
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  • Richard Seymour: Raider, finder of silver linings

    Richard Seymour: Raider, finder of silver linings

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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 wat
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  • Dodgers ballboy takes funny tumble into stands after trying to …

    Dodgers ballboy takes funny tumble into stands after trying to snag foul ball (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Rangers still seeking division-clinching victory

    Rangers still seeking division-clinching victory

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Having 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.
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  • The Playoff Picture: Rating the A.L. Rotations

    The Playoff Picture: Rating the A.L. Rotations

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    A look at the top three starting pitchers of the American League teams that qualified for the five playoff spots.
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  • The Juice: Athletics clinch playoffs, Cardinals do not (yet)

    The Juice: Athletics clinch playoffs, Cardinals do not (yet)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Redemption At Last For Nationals

    Redemption At Last For Nationals

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    A 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.
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  • Dodgers squeak past Giants, keep hopes alive

    Dodgers squeak past Giants, keep hopes alive

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Elian 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.
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  • Video - A's clinch postseason berth 00:29

    A's clinch postseason berth

    Oct 2
    TEX@OAK: Balfour fans Napoli to seal postseason berth
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 00:50

    Highlight Of The Night

    Oct 2
    Jonny 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.