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Five keys for Nationals in Game 5The Nationals will find themselves in another must-win contest when they take the field at Nationals Park late Friday night for Game 5 of the NLDS with a spot in the NL Championship Series against the Giants on the line. What must they do to keep their …Upvote Share TweetHey East Coasters, want to ensure you don't fall asleep before tonight's great Game 5 between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A's? Just put this picture of TBS analyst David Wells honoring Jayson "Walkoff" Werth on bookmark and click it wheneve…Upvote Share TweetWhile they failed to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them in the National League Division Series, the Reds were not hard-pressed to give credit where credit was due.Upvote Share Tweet
Posey's grand slam helps Giants advance to NLCSCNNSI.com Oct 11, 2012With their 6-4 win, the Giants are the first team to lose the first two games of a best-of-5 and then win three straight on the road. Buster Posey's grand slam was the big blow.Upvote Share Tweet
Sticking with Crawford pays off for GiantsGiants manager Bruce Bochy chose the steady Brandon Crawford over the hot Joaquin Arias at shortstop for Game 5, and Crawford rewarded that choice with two fine defensive plays and an RBI triple.Upvote Share TweetReds starter Mat Latos left no room for nuance when discussing the team's season-ending loss to the Giants in the National League Division Series.Upvote Share TweetOakland announced that the team will remove the tarps that covered the seats on the third deck of the main grandstand for Games 1 and 2, opening up 11,698 new seats for a potential ALCS matchup against the Yankees or Orioles.Upvote Share TweetThe Raiders are one day away from boarding a plane for Atlanta in advance of their game against the Falcons on Sunday. This time, they are hopeful of faring better than they did the first two times they left the friendly confines of the Oakland Coliseum…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 11, 201249ers running back Brandon Jacobs expressed frustration at not playing in a game for the 49ers yet this season because he feels he’s totally recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the preseason. Jacobs said that he was healthy enough to play in eUpvote Share Tweet
The Reds' Season Ended With Scott Rolen Whiffing On A Hanging SliderThe Reds have officially crapped away the 2-0 series lead that they at one point held over the Giants, but only after the Giants almost crapped away the 6-0 lead they had throughout the majority of today's game. It's a tough way for the Reds' season to …Upvote Share Tweet
"Now I Know What Chicks Feel Like," Tim Lincecum Responds After Being "Hit In The Fucking Face With A Fucking Cork"It's standard to see baseball players celebrating a playoff win adorning scuba masks or swim goggles while spraying various beverages around the clubhouse. You know, because that stuff can mess your eyes up. Even worse, an errant champagne cork might fi…Upvote Share TweetThe pregame chatter continues before the New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers rematch at Candlestick Park. So far, we've had Giants coach Tom Coughlin play the no-respect card (see video), the salsa flap, Mario Manningham subtly digging the Giants and Br…Upvote Share TweetJose Valverde of the Tigers had a decent year by big-time closer standards, finishing with 35 saves in 40 chances but his E.R.A. soared to 3.78 from 2.24.Upvote Share TweetReceiver Hakeem Nicks has not played since the second week of the season, but there remains a possibility that he could be on the field against San Francisco.Upvote Share TweetWhen the New York Giants lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the regular season last year, 49ers defensive back Carlos Rogers snared a pair of interceptions. He also broke out a mock version of Victor Cruz's salsa dance, which Cruz did not like. A couple…Upvote Share Tweet
Why Brandon Rush Must Startfeltbot.com Oct 11, 2012We’ve heard a lot in the press lately about the raging battle for the Warriors’ starting small forward role. It appears to be a two-way battle between last year’s standout reserve guard Brandon Rush, and the promising rookie lottery pick, Harrison BUpvote Share Tweet
DT Kelly joins sidelined playersinsidebayarea.com Oct 11, 2012Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly is not practicing today as a result of a sore foot. Not sure if this qualifies as a setback, given he practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday. Fellow starting defensive tackle Richard Seymour still is battling a sore knee.…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers' Jed York makes '40 under 40' listSan Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has gone from punch line to respected young executive in about two years. He deserves credit for making it happen. York, 31, led the way as the 49ers hired coach Jim Harbaugh amid doubts he could close a deal, hired Tren…Upvote Share Tweet
Postseason legend Stewart likes A's chancesDave Stewart won three rings with three different clubs and made it to five Fall Classics. On Thursday, "Stew" came to the MLB Fan Cave in Greenwich Village as part of Major League Baseball's "Legends are Born in October" postseason marketing campaign.Upvote Share TweetFour baseball games yesterday, four baseball games today. We all win! Game five of Reds-Giants is underway, with game four of Nats-Cards (4:07 p.m.), game four of O's-Yanks (7:37 p.m.), and game five of Tigers-A's (9:37 p.m.) scorching at you afterward …Upvote Share TweetTim Lincecum probably threw his last pitch of the National League Division Series, but two of his fellow starters were deemed available as relievers by Giants manager Bruce Bochy as Thursday's Game 5 showdown with the Cincinnati Reds approached.Upvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback Fevernytimes.com Oct 11, 2012Ninth-inning comebacks by the A's and the Yankees on Wednesday night provided sportswriters with many story lines.Upvote Share TweetLONDON (AP) The San Francisco 49ers will return to Wembley Stadium to play an NFL regular-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012No 49ers player has more to make amends for this weekend than Kyle Williams. Which is why he didn’t bother trying to make Sunday’s NFC Championship Game rematch with the Giants just another game. “After what happened last year, I definitely want toUpvote Share Tweet
49ers QB Smith says sprained finger 'fine'Alex Smith's sprained middle finger shouldn't be a problem when the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants on Sunday in the anticipated rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game.Upvote Share Tweet
Grant Balfour rages to A’s teammates before comeback: ‘Believe it’ (Audio)Hunter Pence isn't the only major leaguer who can give a rousing speech that precedes a big win. Closer Grant Balfour of the Oakland Athletics didn't even play Wednesday night in his team's stunning 4-3 comeback victory against the Tigers in Game 4 of t…Upvote Share TweetBaseball comebacks like the one the Oakland Athletics pulled off Wednesday night are fun for players and for fans (of the winning side). For sportswriters working on a deadline, or for clubhouse workers anticipating a series clincher, games that suddenl…Upvote Share TweetSomething special is going on for the A's in 2012, and Coco Crisp is usually in the thick of it.Upvote Share Tweet
Ninth-inning rallies are nothing new to plucky A'sDown two runs going into the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night, their incredible season possibly down to their final three outs, the A's to a man weren't concerned or thinking the worst.Upvote Share Tweet
ALDS Game 4: A’s rally in ninth to stun Tigers, keep their amazing season aliveScore and situation: The Oakland A's Cinderella season continues thanks to an exhilarating ninth inning rally off Tigers closer Jose Valverde that resulted in a 4-3 victory. That forced a deciding Game 5 on Thursday night at the O.co Coliseum. Leading l…Upvote Share Tweet
The Oakland A's Force Game 5 With An Epic, 9th-Inning Comeback Win Over DetroitCoco Crisp's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth capped off an incredible comeback Wednesday night, which doubled as a gut-wrenching collapse from Tigers closer Jose Valverde, who had nothing working in a game that could've sent the Tigers to…Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Oakland Serves Up Hot Cocograntland.com Oct 11, 2012In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Oakland A's saved their...Upvote Share Tweet
Romo sends Giants to NLCSOct 11CIN@SF: Giants advance to NLCS
Posey's Slam Powers Giants To NLCSOct 11Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the Giants held on to beat the Reds 6-4 to advance to the NLCS.
Giants-Reds Game 5 BreakdownOct 11Doug Glanville breaks down San Francisco's Game 5 win over Cincinnati.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Giants-49ersOct 11The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the New York Giants at San Francisco
John Clayton's Last CallOct 11Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: Week 6 PicksOct 11Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 11It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 11The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...