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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly sustained a concussion Saturday after getting hit in the back of the head when Buster Posey's ball struck him while he was standing near second base during batting practice.
Cards-Giants promises to be worth price of admissionUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetIn Northern California, the last two World Series champions will play against each other. And if this series is anything as dramatic as the first round of the playoffs, it will be worth the price of admission.Share TweetThe Giants are not considering the addition of left fielder Melky Cabrera to the roster for the National League Championship Series against St. Louis, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday.Share TweetThe Giants say they have every reason to believe left-hander Madison Bumgarner is on track to set a positive tone in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals on Sunday.
49ers-Giants shaping up to be a classicUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share Tweet49ers-Giants shaping up to be a classic For starters, the 49ers boast a bull-rushing force in Justin Smith, whom Long terms the "John Wayne of defensive tackles" and likens to a blunt instrument for his ability to, in effect, make opposing lin…
Scherzer to be well rested for Game 4Updated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetDetroit's Max Scherzer says he feels fine after his five-plus innings last Wednesday in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the A's. He'll start Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday.Share TweetEmotions will run high in San Fran on Sunday as it’s a rematch of last seasons NFC Title game, as the Giants travel to meet the 49ers. Both teams are playing well so far in 2012, with the Giants at 3-2 coming off a dominating win over the Browns, whileShare TweetRaiders hope to spoil Falcons' plans Some local pundits here say the Falcons are on a two-week vacation, with a home game against the 1-3 Raiders followed by their bye week. Atlanta is one of two undefeated teams in the league and a has a high-powered o…
Posey tops expectations to lead GiantsUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetBuster Posey has literally picked himself up off the ground and continued to rise. The San Francisco Giants catcher has ascended to the level of stardom and performance enjoyed by few. Posey essentially gives the Giants a chance to win just by showing u…
Divison Series reflection of competitive seasonUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetA telling scene played out around a small television set at a barbecue restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., this week during the final few innings of Giants-Reds Game 5.Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers responded to a 24-13 defeat in Minnesota by routing their next two opponents by a 79-3 combined score. Coach Jim Harbaugh responded with similar aggression after New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said 49ers def…
Matchup: Giants (3-2) at 49ers (4-1)Updated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetEli Manning was knocked down often in the last meeting between these teams, and containing Aldon Smith will be the key if the Giants hope to avoid a similarly difficult day for Manning.Share TweetA periodic look at which players are playing and when, continuing with the San Francisco 49ers' defense, which has spent much of the season using its nickel package: 2012 San Francisco 49ers Defense: Snap CountsSource: ESPN.com
Embrace the greatness of LCS players, teamsUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetFrom individual stars like Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia to amazing teams like the Cardinals and Giants, the League Championship Series promise to be classic confrontations.Share TweetVictor Cruz was handed a piece of paper last week with the quote from 49ers safety Donte Whitner over the summer that added him to the group of players who have discredited the Giants amazing Super Bowl run last season.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetFor the first time since Week Two, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks appears ready to play. Nicks is on the Giants’ flight to San Francisco for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, which is a strong sign that he will play. Nicks has been listed as questionableShare TweetThe San Francisco Giants won the title in 2010. The St. Louis Cardinals followed in 2011. Both won their rings by beating the Texas Rangers. Now, one team must top the other for the right to return to the stage.
A.L.C.S.: In Third Meeting in Seven Octobers, Expect Strikeouts and RainUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetFor the Yankees' struggling hitters, it is probably best not to dwell too much on the Tigers, who held the A's to a .194 average in their division series. Then again, the Yankees held the Orioles to a .187 average in theirs.
Carson Palmer struggling on the deep ballUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetOakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has done well to cut down his interceptions this season. Through four starts, Palmer has compiled five touchdowns compared to two picks and is completing 61.1 percent of his throws. A heavy majority of Palmer’sSource: profootballtalk.com
Tom Verducci: Cardinals latest miracle rally more methodical than magicalUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetThe Cardinals and Giants overcame long odds to reach the NLCS. Tom Verducci examines just how they did it, plus touches on A-Rod, clutch hitting and Carlos Beltran in his Five Cuts.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetAnthony Wayne Smith, the 11th overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft who spent eight years with the Raiders, has been ordered to stand trial for four murders and could face the death penalty. A Los Angeles County judge ruled after a four-day preliminary hea…Source: profootballtalk.com
Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals resultsUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetAnyone watching Game 5 of the Nationals-Cardinals NLDS had to be on the edge of his or her seat waiting for the outcome. Turns out the San Francisco Giants were just like the rest of us, watching for their next opponent - only their seats had to be upriSource: yahoo.com
Tony Gonzalez looking to finish strongUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetTony Gonzalez looking to finish strong Pat Barnes saw that his old college teammate Tony Gonzalez had 13 catches Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons and shook his head. The former 49ers great wanted to know if Gonzalez was going to break his all-time recepti…
Manningham using skill set with 49ersUpdated Oct 13, 2012 Share TweetManningham using skill set with 49ers In last week's 45-3 win over the Bills, Manningham lined up to the right, juked left at the snap, cut back to the shallow corner of the end zone and was all alone for a 10-yard scoring pass from Alex Smith early in …