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Anderson-led A's shut out Tigers to stay alive

Anderson-led A's shut out Tigers to stay alive

ESPN.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night.
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  • Game Recap: Coco Crisp scored a run and made a home-run savin……

    Game Recap: Coco Crisp scored a run and made a home-run savin…

    CNNSI.com nytimes.com Oct 9, 2012
    Coco Crisp scored a run and made a home-run saving catch and Brett Anderson pitched six shutout innings as the A's topped the Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday to force a Game 4 in the ALDS.
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  • Raiders looking for improvement

    Raiders looking for improvement

    sfgate.com Oct 9, 2012
    Raiders looking for improvement The Raiders didn't work out any new players last week, and coach Dennis Allen said fans shouldn't expect any wholesale changes when they tune in to watch the game at Atlanta on Sunday. The Raiders have zero rushing touchd…
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  • Willis, Bowman raising bar at linebacker

    Willis, Bowman raising bar at linebacker

    sfgate.com Oct 9, 2012
    Willis, Bowman raising bar at linebacker Matt Millen, to prepare for his role as an NFL Network analyst, makes a weekly pilgrimage from his home in Pennsylvania to NFL Films headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J. It's about a 90-minute drive, but Millen cli…
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  • Kyle Williams eager for Giants rematch

    Kyle Williams eager for Giants rematch

    Kyle Williams eager for Giants rematch Has 49ers receiver/return man Kyle Williams been looking forward to Sunday's NFC Championship Game rematch against the Giants? Filling in for injured Ted Ginn Jr., Williams turned over the ball twice on punt return…
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  • Sorry-looking broom jinxes Cincy’s sweep chances

    Sorry-looking broom jinxes Cincy’s sweep chances

    yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012
    If you're wondering why the Cincinnati Reds couldn't close out a NLDS sweep over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, look no farther than this woman who showed up with Charlie Brown's Christmas tree in broom form. Or at least it's what I believe …
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  • Coco Crisp robs Prince Fielder of home run in ALDS Game 3

    Coco Crisp robs Prince Fielder of home run in ALDS Game 3

    yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012
    Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp berated himself on Twitter after his attempt at a basket catch failed for a huge two-run error in Sunday's Game 2 of the ALDS. That's a terrible feeling seeing the ball fly o…
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  • Steady defenders slip at wrong moment for Reds

    Steady defenders slip at wrong moment for Reds

    MLB.com yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012
    Ryan Hanigan and Scott Rolen -- arguably the two most reliable infielders for the Reds -- made the two most crucial mistakes Tuesday in Game 3's 2-1 loss to the Giants in 10 innings.
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  • Giants score in 10th to drop Reds and stay alive

    Giants score in 10th to drop Reds and stay alive

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Oct 9, 2012
    Third baseman Scott Rolen's error with two outs in the 10th inning gave San Francisco the go-ahead run, and the Giants edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Tuesday night to cut their NL playoff deficit to 2-1.
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  • Game Recap: An error by Scott Rolen allowed the winning run t……

    Game Recap: An error by Scott Rolen allowed the winning run t…

    CNNSI.com Oct 9, 2012
    An error by Scott Rolen allowed the winning run to score in the 10th inning as the Giants beat the Reds 2-1 in Game 3. The win forces an NLDS Game 4 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
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  • Tigers try to complete sweep of A's

    Tigers try to complete sweep of A's

    CNNSI.com Oct 9, 2012
    Coco Crisp has scored a run and robbed Prince Fielder of a home run in the early parts of Game 3 in Oakland. Follow along as the A's try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Tigers.
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  • Harbaugh says he’s concerned about Smith’s finger

    Harbaugh says he’s concerned about Smith’s finger

    49ers quarterback Alex Smith said after Sunday’s romp over the Bills that he has no concerns about a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand.  Coach Jim Harbaugh lacks the same level of confidence. “It’s very much of a concern,” Harbaugh said
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  • Bailey shows command of Giants in Game 3

    Bailey shows command of Giants in Game 3

    MLB.com Oct 9, 2012
    Homer Bailey tossed 5 2/3 no-hit innings before Marco Scutaro singled in the sixth of Game 3 against the Giants at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.
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  • Your Giants-Reds And A's-Tigers Open Thread

    Your Giants-Reds And A's-Tigers Open Thread

    deadspin.com Oct 9, 2012
    Welcome to today's divisional series open thread. There are two games to watch tonight. The San Francisco Giants are fighting for their playoff lives against the Cincinnati Reds in a game that just got underway, and the A's will be trying to stave off e…
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  • Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next week

    Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry went on the PUP list at the start of training camp, which means that he hasn’t taken part in one practice yet this season. The Raiders expect that to change next week. That’s when Curry and other players who spent time o
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  • A Very Good honor: The Professional Football Researchers Associ…

    A Very Good honor: The Professional Football Researchers Association…

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    The Professional Football Researchers Association has inducted another class in the Hall of Very Good. Among this year’s class are two players who spent a major chunk of their careers in the AFC West -- former Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes and former
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  • Albert Chen: A's looking to keep Best Story in Baseball alive f…

    Albert Chen: A's looking to keep Best Story in Baseball alive for another day

    CNNSI.com Oct 9, 2012
    The A's have been the best story in baseball. Tonight, they'll try to avoid having ALDS Game 3 be their final chapter. Even if it is there's good times ahead, writes Albert Chen.
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  • Home Sweet Homer: Homer Bailey has a chance to not only close o…

    Home Sweet Homer: Homer Bailey has a chance to not only close out t…

    CNNSI.com Oct 9, 2012
    Homer Bailey has a chance to not only close out the Giants in Cincinnati and send the Reds to the NLCS but to make sure they're in good shape once they get there, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • First Look: Warriors 83 Jazz 80 - Preseason

    First Look: Warriors 83 Jazz 80 - Preseason

    feltbot.com Oct 9, 2012
    Had a great time at the Warriors game tonight, courtesy of my poker buddy Micah Brown and his killer halfcourt season tickets. Thanks Micah! Jump for a few of my observations:                       Stephen Curry: Let’s start with the bad new
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  • Raiders shaky defense faces stern test

    Raiders shaky defense faces stern test

    sfgate.com Oct 9, 2012
    Raiders shaky defense faces stern test Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:27 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 The Raiders returned to …
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  • Oakland A's on the Verge of a Non-Hollywood Ending

    Oakland A's on the Verge of a Non-Hollywood Ending

    grantland.com Oct 9, 2012
    So this is what it's come to? Three must-wins in a row? On June 21, I wrote on Grantland that the A's were "a long shot to make the playoffs this seas...
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  • Video - Breaking Down The Giants' Game 3 Win 01:45

    Breaking Down The Giants' Game 3 Win

    Oct 9
    Baseball Tonight break down the Giants' win over the Reds in game 3.
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:50

    Highlight Of The Night

    Oct 9
    Giants need 10 Innings to top Reds 2-1.
  • Video - SweetSpot: Game 3s 04:55

    SweetSpot: Game 3s

    Oct 9
    David Shoenfield and Eric Karabell on whether the Giants and A's can avoid being swept.
  • Video - Breaking Down The A's Game 3 Win 01:22

    Breaking Down The A's Game 3 Win

    Oct 9
    Baseball Tonight breaks down the A's win over the Tigers

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."