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49ers' Rogers backpedals on salsa

49ers' Rogers backpedals on salsa

sfgate.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
49ers' Rogers backpedals on salsa Carlos Rogers' celebratory salsa dance stirred some angry emotions in Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz last year. After the 49ers cornerback picked off a pass in the teams' regular-season meeting, Rogers mimicked Cruz's…
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  • 49ers' Jacobs likely won't face Giants

    49ers' Jacobs likely won't face Giants

    49ers' Jacobs likely won't face Giants On Monday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked why running back Brandon Jacobs was inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills. Last year, receiver Braylon Edwards didn't endear himself to Harbaugh by revealing he …
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  • Raiders will stick to running plan

    Raiders will stick to running plan

    Raiders will stick to running plan The Raiders are last in the NFL at 60.8 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Carson Palmer agrees that the 1-3 Raiders need to keep giving running back Darren McFadden the ball. The Raiders have averaged 2.3, 1.6, 5.7 a…
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  • Joe Lemire: From ace to ace in the hole, Lincecum keeps Giants …

    Joe Lemire: From ace to ace in the hole, Lincecum keeps Giants alive in NLDS

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Behind three homers and a sweet relief from Tim Lincecum, the Giants beat the Reds 8-3 to force a Game 5. Lincecum earned the win and saved San Fran's season, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • Giants, 49ers fight for psychological ground

    Giants, 49ers fight for psychological ground

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    Dan Graziano of the NFC East blog joined me Wednesday in discussing the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the New York Giants in Week 6. The video runs about five minutes. I asked Dan if he thinks the Giants' pass rush, inconsistent to this point, wi…
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  • Cespedes is a playoff rookie in name only

    Cespedes is a playoff rookie in name only

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2012
    If A's rookie Yoenis Cespedes acts like he has been in the playoffs before, it's because he has -- seven times with the world renowned Cuban national team.
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  • Bullpen in 'good shape' heading into Game 4

    Bullpen in 'good shape' heading into Game 4

    MLB.com Oct 10, 2012
    Engaging in yet another win-or-else game against the Tigers on Wednesday, the A's weren't planning on saving any bullets -- aside from maybe one.
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  • Vernon Davis sees difference between Moss and Owens

    Vernon Davis sees difference between Moss and Owens

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    Receiver Terrell Owens and Randy Moss have plenty of detractors.  But one NFL player is a big fan of one, and apparently isn’t a fan of the other. 49ers tight end Vernon Davis praised Moss on Wednesday, while in turn taking a bit of a shot at T.O. The
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  • Giants pound Reds, force deciding Game 5

    Giants pound Reds, force deciding Game 5

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 10, 2012
    Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday, evening their NL division series at 2-all…
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  • Jim Harbaugh wants the 49ers to stay paranoid

    Jim Harbaugh wants the 49ers to stay paranoid

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    We got a vintage performance from Tom Coughlin on Wednesday when the coach of the defending Super Bowl champions reached into his well-worn motivational bag of tricks to opine that no one thinks his team can beat the 49ers. Jim Harbaugh has responded wi…
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  • Countdown Live: Giants-49ers

    Countdown Live: Giants-49ers

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down down the NFC match up between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. See you there.
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  • Your Belated MLB Divisional Playoffs Quadruple-Header Open Thre…

    Your Belated MLB Divisional Playoffs Quadruple-Header Open Thread

    deadspin.com Oct 10, 2012
    We're a little late to this, we know. But you deserve the chance to talk baseball. There's so much baseball today! Cards-Nats right now. Then Giants-Reds; Cincy has a chance to clinch. Then O's-Yanks, back in the Bronx, before Tigers-A's arrives as our …
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  • Frazier, Navarro in for Rolen, Hanigan in Game 4

    Frazier, Navarro in for Rolen, Hanigan in Game 4

    MLB.com yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    For the first time in the National League Division Series, there were changes in manager Dusty Baker's lineup vs. the Giants in Game 4 on Wednesday.
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  • Coughlin senses 49ers are heavy favorite

    Coughlin senses 49ers are heavy favorite

    Giants coach Tom Coughlin believes that not many are giving the defending world champions a chance to win an NFC Championship Game rematch in San Francisco on Sunday.
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  • Giants' Zito Hopes to Reach Back to His Oakland Days

    Giants' Zito Hopes to Reach Back to His Oakland Days

    nytimes.com Oct 10, 2012
    The San Francisco Giants, losing to the Reds, two games to one, will start Barry Zito in Game 4 of the division series.
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  • Phil Taylor: A's extend party one more game

    Phil Taylor: A's extend party one more game

    CNNSI.com Oct 10, 2012
    The A's are a party, declares Phil Taylor, and that party isn't over after a 2-0 win over the Tigers in Game 3. Unlikely hero Brett Anderson had company as their crazy season continues.
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  • Speech, speech! Hunter Pence gets rah-rah, rallies Giants for N…

    Speech, speech! Hunter Pence gets rah-rah, rallies Giants for NLDS Game 3

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    For every motivational speech like the one Hunter Pence made Tuesday night, for every one that worked out where the team ended up winning and the speechmaker looked like a prophet, there are hundreds of failures. Speeches that either fell on deaf ears, …
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Minnes…
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  • ALDS Game 3: A’s ride pitching and great defense to victory, fo…

    ALDS Game 3: A’s ride pitching and great defense to victory, force Game 4 with Tigers

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Score and situation: You didn't think the Oakland A's were going away that easily, did you? Thanks to a great pitching performance from Brett Anderson and a pair of highlight reel catches in the outfield, they lived to fight another day with their 2-0 v…
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  • MLB Playoff Wrap: Giants, A's Live to Fight Another Day

    MLB Playoff Wrap: Giants, A's Live to Fight Another Day

    grantland.com Oct 10, 2012
    The Cincinnati Reds just suffered one of the worst hard-luck playoff losses any team has experienced in years. Their number-one starter is hurt, won't...
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  • Video - Lincecum Doing Whatever He Can To Help Giants 01:27

    Lincecum Doing Whatever He Can To Help Giants

    Oct 10
    Tim Lincecum talks with Bob Holtzman about coming out of the bullpen and pitching 4 1/3 solid innings for the Giants.
  • Video - Pagan Sets The Tone As Giants Even Series 01:07

    Pagan Sets The Tone As Giants Even Series

    Oct 10
    Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, and Pablo Sandoval added a massive two-run shot in the seventh as the Giants beat up on the Reds.
  • Video - Giants Vs. 49ers Preview 02:08

    Giants Vs. 49ers Preview

    Oct 10
    NFL Live looks ahead to the matchup between the Giants and 49ers.
  • Video - Time for a little rematch between the San Francisco Giants and New York Giants 02:05

    Time for a little rematch between the San Francisco Giants and New York Giants

    Oct 10
    The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants square off this weekend for the first time since the 2011 NFC Championship Game. What are both teams saying about this week's matchup? Find out.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    Oct 10
    The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton
  • NFL -- Clayton: Alex Karras' humor was his strength

    Oct 10
    Alex Karras was great on the field for the Lions but even more winning as an entertainer, writes John Clayton.
  • The Thunder need to pay James Harden now

    Oct 10
    The Thunder claiming they are just a poor, small-market team that can't afford James Harden doesn't work in today's NBA.