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A Los Angeles County judge on Friday ordered that Anthony Wayne Smith, a defensive lineman who played for eight years in the 1990s for the NFL's Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, must stand trial for four murders.Share Tweet
Giants' Cabrera reinstated after ban, won't playSan Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants' playoff roster.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012Down 6-0 early and twice down to their last strike, the Cardinals scored four runs in the ninth on a pair of two-run singles from Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma to stun the Nationals 9-7.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 12, 2012Manager Davey Johnson said that if the Nationals advance to the National League Championship Series, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will pitch against the Giants in Game 1, which would be Sunday at 8 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.Share Tweet
Harbaugh vs. Gilbride: NFC West addendumA few more thoughts on San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh going nuclear on New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for suggesting 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith "gets away with murder" by holding opposing offensive linem…Share Tweet
Jim Harbaugh Is A Crazy Persondeadspin.com Oct 12, 2012On Thursday, Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride expressed some moderate displeasure with the technique of Niners defensive end Justin Smith. Smith is one big part of the Niners' stellar front seven-he clears space for the run-stopping linebackeShare TweetA's general manager Billy Beane made it no secret on Friday that he likes his team and would enjoy seeing much of it back next year, noting that, "by and large, if any moves are made, it would be additions" this winter.Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has practiced for the second straight day and there is a chance he will play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of the NFC title game.Share TweetIt doesn't generally take a lot to annoy San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh -- the man is a great football mind, but one suspects that he'd wake up grumpy about a failed third-down conversion that happened five years ago if he was vacationing i…Share Tweetinsidebayarea.com Oct 12, 2012Coach Dennis Allen and defensive end Andre Carter confirmed Monday that Carter is going to make his Raiders debut against the Atlanta Falcons. How much Carter plays depends upon the situations that arise in the game. Given the Falcons attempted 52 passe…Share Tweet
College coaches wanted to make J.J. Watt an OTprofootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012J.J. Watt has become one of the dominant defensive linemen in the NFL. But if his coaches at Central Michigan would have had their way, he’d be playing offense. According to 49ers left tackle Joe Staley, the Chippewas wanted to convert Watt from tight eShare Tweet2011 49ers 3rd-down Nickel D vs. Giants The "Final Word" item for Week 6 led with a look at how the San Francisco 49ers' third-down nickel defense fared against the New York Giants during two matchups last season. I initially failed to account…Share Tweet
For many 49ers, the bitterness toward Giants remainsprofootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012Kyle Williams isn’t the only 49ers player who looks at this week’s game with the Giants as a chance at redemption. From top to bottom of the 49ers roster, there’s a pain that came with last year’s loss in the NFC Championship Game that they can’Share Tweet
Giants join short list of postseason road killersMLB.com Oct 12, 2012The Giants became only the second team in Major League history to win three road games in a best-of-five series when they knocked off Cincinnati on Thursday.Share TweetCarlos Rogers won't be doing any salsa dancing on the field Sunday.Share Tweet
49ers' Smith staring down expectationsHistory had much to say about the San Francisco 49ers' chances for backing up their 13-3 record from last season. The 2012 team wouldn't force as many turnovers. It wouldn't stay as healthy. And there was certainly no way quarterback Alex Smith would co…Share Tweet
Leading Off: Let's Play Fivenytimes.com Oct 12, 2012All four of baseball's division series required Game 5s, with the Giants and the Tigers winning theirs on Thursday.Share Tweet
Raiders needs 2 ex-Packers to boost defenseRaiders needs 2 ex-Packers to boost defense Like, Oakland has yielded a league-worst 53.3 percent conversion rate on third down, which would be an NFL record. McKenzie added cornerback Brandian Ross off Green Bay's practice squad on Sept. 19, then days …Share Tweet
49ers' success cramps Harbaugh's style49ers' success cramps Harbaugh's style Fifteen months ago, Jim Harbaugh was a rookie coach with an incomplete roster whose team was being pegged to continue its sub-.500 ways. Thanks to the NFL lockout, the 49ers didn't have an offseason program, making…Share Tweet49ers' Jacobs welcomes rest after all A day after saying he felt "great" and "phenomenal" and has been ready to play the past two weeks, the 49ers running back reversed field Thursday and said he's not fully recovered from the knee i…Share Tweet
Jeremy Tyler: No Longer a Symbol, Now Just a Prograntland.com Oct 12, 2012Last night in Oakland, the Golden State Warriors played Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli League in a meaningless game between mediocre teams. Two thousand...Share Tweet
'Playbook': New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ersOct 12The "Playbook" crew explains how the running game for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers will determine which team has the better chance to win in Week 6.
'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta FalconsOct 12The "Playbook" crew explains how the Atlanta Falcons receivers will be able to dominate the Oakland Raiders defensive backs in Week 6.
New York Giants OC Kevin Gilbride: San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith 'gets away with murder'Oct 12New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride stirred the pot on Friday, saying San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith "gets away with murder" on the field. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh did not take too kindly to those words.
Numbers Never Lie: Alex Smith's Total QBROct 12Michael Smith examines Alex Smith's total QBR, proving he is one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.