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Giants first base coach struck in head during BP

Giants first base coach struck in head during BP

CNNSI.com MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 13, 2012
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.
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  • Cards-Giants promises to be worth price of admission

    Cards-Giants promises to be worth price of admission

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    In 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.
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  • Giants' NLCS roster won't include Melky

    Giants' NLCS roster won't include Melky

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 13, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Bumgarner seeks rebound in NLCS Game 1

    Bumgarner seeks rebound in NLCS Game 1

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    The 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.
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  • 49ers-Giants shaping up to be a classic

    49ers-Giants shaping up to be a classic

    sfgate.com Oct 13, 2012
    49ers-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…
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  • Scherzer to be well rested for Game 4

    Scherzer to be well rested for Game 4

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    Detroit'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.
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  • 2012 NFL Week Six Preivew — New York Giants vs San Francisco

    2012 NFL Week Six Preivew — New York Giants vs San Francisco

    Emotions 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, while
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  • Raiders hope to spoil Falcons' plans

    Raiders hope to spoil Falcons' plans

    sfgate.com Oct 13, 2012
    Raiders 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…
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  • Posey tops expectations to lead Giants

    Posey tops expectations to lead Giants

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    Buster 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…
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  • Divison Series reflection of competitive season

    Divison Series reflection of competitive season

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    A 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.
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  • XTRA910 audio: Jim Harbaugh and beyond

    XTRA910 audio: Jim Harbaugh and beyond

    The 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…
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  • Matchup: Giants (3-2) at 49ers (4-1)

    Matchup: Giants (3-2) at 49ers (4-1)

    nytimes.com Oct 13, 2012
    Eli 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.
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  • 2012 49ers defensive snaps: Weeks 1-5

    2012 49ers defensive snaps: Weeks 1-5

    ESPN.com Oct 13, 2012
    A 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 Counts
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  • Embrace the greatness of LCS players, teams

    Embrace the greatness of LCS players, teams

    MLB.com Oct 13, 2012
    From 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.
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  • War of words between NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers is now a…

    War of words between NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers is now a battle for respect by the Bay

    nydailynews.com Oct 13, 2012
    Victor 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.
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  • Hakeem Nicks flies to San Francisco, appears set to play

    Hakeem Nicks flies to San Francisco, appears set to play

    For 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 questionable
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  • N.L.C.S.: Past Two World Series Champions Duel for a Chance to …

    N.L.C.S.: Past Two World Series Champions Duel for a Chance to Return

    nytimes.com Oct 13, 2012
    The 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.
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  • A.L.C.S.: In Third Meeting in Seven Octobers, Expect Strikeouts…

    A.L.C.S.: In Third Meeting in Seven Octobers, Expect Strikeouts and Rain

    nytimes.com Oct 13, 2012
    For 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.
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  • Carson Palmer struggling on the deep ball

    Carson Palmer struggling on the deep ball

    profootballtalk.com Oct 13, 2012
    Oakland 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’s
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  • Tom Verducci: Cardinals latest miracle rally more methodical th…

    Tom Verducci: Cardinals latest miracle rally more methodical than magical

    CNNSI.com Oct 13, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Ex-Raider to stand trial for four murders, could face death pen…

    Ex-Raider to stand trial for four murders, could face death penalty

    profootballtalk.com Oct 13, 2012
    Anthony 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…
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  • Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals resul…

    Giants team plane waits on tarmac for Cardinals-Nationals results

    yahoo.com Oct 13, 2012
    Anyone 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 upri
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  • Tony Gonzalez looking to finish strong

    Tony Gonzalez looking to finish strong

    sfgate.com Oct 13, 2012
    Tony 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…
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  • Manningham using skill set with 49ers

    Manningham using skill set with 49ers

    sfgate.com Oct 13, 2012
    Manningham 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 …
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