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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.Share Tweet
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.Share TweetRaiders 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…Share Tweet
Willis, Bowman raising bar at linebackerWillis, 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…Share TweetKyle 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…Share Tweet
Sorry-looking broom jinxes Cincy’s sweep chancesyahoo.com Oct 9, 2012If 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 …Share Tweet
Coco Crisp robs Prince Fielder of home run in ALDS Game 3yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012Your 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…Share TweetRyan 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.Share TweetThird 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.Share Tweet
Game Recap: An error by Scott Rolen allowed the winning run t…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.Share Tweet
Tigers try to complete sweep of A'sCoco 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.Share Tweet49ers 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 saidShare TweetMLB.com Oct 9, 2012Homer 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.Share Tweet
Your Giants-Reds And A's-Tigers Open Threaddeadspin.com Oct 9, 2012Welcome 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…Share Tweet
Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next weekprofootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012Raiders 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 oShare Tweet
A Very Good honor: The Professional Football Researchers Association…ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012The 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 formerShare Tweet
Albert Chen: A's looking to keep Best Story in Baseball alive for another dayThe 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.Share Tweet
Home Sweet Homer: Homer Bailey has a chance to not only close out t…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.Share Tweet
First Look: Warriors 83 Jazz 80 - Preseasonfeltbot.com Oct 9, 2012Had 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 newShare Tweet
Raiders shaky defense faces stern testRaiders 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 …Share Tweet
Oakland A's on the Verge of a Non-Hollywood Endinggrantland.com Oct 9, 2012So 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...Share Tweet
Breaking Down The Giants' Game 3 WinOct 9Baseball Tonight break down the Giants' win over the Reds in game 3.
Highlight Of The NightOct 9Giants need 10 Innings to top Reds 2-1.
SweetSpot: Game 3sOct 9David Shoenfield and Eric Karabell on whether the Giants and A's can avoid being swept.
Breaking Down The A's Game 3 WinOct 9Baseball Tonight breaks down the A's win over the Tigers