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Reds held one-game edge vs. Giants in 2012

Reds held one-game edge vs. Giants in 2012

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
The Reds finished with a 4-3 advantage in the regular-season matchups.
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  • 49ers' coach still talking Willie Mays

    49ers' coach still talking Willie Mays

    sfgate.com Oct 5, 2012
    49ers' coach still talking Willie Mays Jim Harbaugh was in an uncommonly expansive mood after Friday's practice - not talking football, but reflecting on Wednesday's long-awaited chance to meet Willie Mays. Harbaugh, who previously had said he longed to…
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  • Giants carry 12 pitchers as they set playoff roster

    Giants carry 12 pitchers as they set playoff roster

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants released their 25-man postseason roster Thursday, electing to go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players.
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  • A.L.D.S.: Detroit's Stars Against Oakland's Bargains

    A.L.D.S.: Detroit's Stars Against Oakland's Bargains

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    Detroit has Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander. Oakland counters with Coco Crisp.
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  • Bochy prefers clinching postseason trip earlier

    Bochy prefers clinching postseason trip earlier

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants went 5-5 in the 10 games that were played after they clinched this season.
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  • Giants go with lefty Blanco in lineup vs. Cueto

    Giants go with lefty Blanco in lineup vs. Cueto

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    With little fanfare, and without listing players one through nine, manager Bruce Bochy named the Giants' lineup for Saturday's Division Series opener against Cincinnati.
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  • Neshek joins A's for ALDS following tragedy

    Neshek joins A's for ALDS following tragedy

    Just two days after the sudden and heartbreaking passing of their 1-day-old son, pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife flew from their home in Florida to Detroit to rejoin the A's as they prepare to begin the American League Division Series on Saturday.
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  • A's rookie Parker to face Verlander in Game 1

    A's rookie Parker to face Verlander in Game 1

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.
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  • Triple Crown champ Cabrera ready for A's

    Triple Crown champ Cabrera ready for A's

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    As Miguel Cabrera stepped to the podium Friday afternoon at Comerica Park, he was introduced as "Triple Crown champion."
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  • 6 NBA Players Primed To Regress Or Make Progress This Season

    6 NBA Players Primed To Regress Or Make Progress This Season

    dimemag.com Oct 5, 2012
    Throughout every player’s NBA career, they’ll experience various highs and lows. Players face certain expectations based on their ability and their production from the previous year, and each time a player performs well, the public expects more. This
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  • Palmer’s take on where Raiders stand entering bye

    Palmer’s take on where Raiders stand entering bye

    insidebayarea.com Oct 5, 2012
    Here’s what quarterback Carson Palmer had to say about where the Raiders stand through four games, what they got accomplished in practice this week, what lies ahead during the bye and the other issues surrounding the team: Q: Bye week, what accomplished
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  • Second-year umpire Barry picked for Tigers-A's

    Second-year umpire Barry picked for Tigers-A's

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Scott Barry, completing just his second season as a full-time major league umpire, has been selected to work the AL division series between Detroit and Oakland.
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  • Scherzer slated for Game 4 in Tigers rotation

    Scherzer slated for Game 4 in Tigers rotation

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland named his entire starting rotation for the American League Division Series against the A's on Friday with the only surprise being Max Scherzer starting Game 4, if necessary, on Wednesday in Oakland.
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  • Andrew Bogut says ‘things have to change’ in Golden State, up t…

    Andrew Bogut says ‘things have to change’ in Golden State, up to and including fights and scary facial hair

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    It appears that Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who we didn't see in the Olympics because of his broken ankle or the playoffs because he plays for the Warriors, has spent his offseason foraging through the woods for grub and venison and growi…
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  • Five keys for A's in postseason

    Five keys for A's in postseason

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The A's are back in Detroit, home to their last postseason appearance six years ago, when the Tigers claimed victory in the American League Championship Series. For this year's squad plenty will have to go right for the A's to keep rolling in the fashio…
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  • Giants debating position player-pitcher breakdown

    Giants debating position player-pitcher breakdown

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants are continuing to mull the final details of their 25-man roster for the National League Division Series, with manager Bruce Bochy saying Thursday that a final decision will likely be announced Friday.
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  • Giants officially tab Bumgarner for Game 2 start

    Giants officially tab Bumgarner for Game 2 start

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants officially named Madison Bumgarner as their starter for Sunday's Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Reds, with the 23-year-old left-hander following up ace Matt Cain, who will pitch for the Giants in Saturday's opener.
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  • Adversity overcome speaks to A's talent

    Adversity overcome speaks to A's talent

    MLB.com Oct 5, 2012
    Call the A's 2012 season what you want, just don't attribute the results to luck. This was a carefully constructed club built from scratch on talent, not chance.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: From Worst To Best 03:11

    NFL32OT: From Worst To Best

    Oct 5
    Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers 02:49

    'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" analysts discuss the improvement in the San Francisco 49ers' running game and how the defense plans to get after Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Minute 01:43

    Baseball Tonight Minute

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight previews A's vs. Tigers and Reds vs. Giants.
  • Video - Reds Vs. Giants NLDS Preview 01:41

    Reds Vs. Giants NLDS Preview

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight looks ahead to game 1 between the Reds and Giants.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Chicago Bears better off with feisty Jay Cutler

    Oct 5
    The Bears should just let Cutler do his thing, and they might be better off for it.
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.