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Tigers loss sets up postseason start on road

Tigers loss sets up postseason start on road

MLB.com Updated Sep 27, 2013
With Friday's 3-2 loss to the Marlins and the A's victory over the Mariners, the Tigers clinched the third seed in the postseason, which leaves them traveling to Oakland or Boston for the start of the ALDS.
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  • Patton's injury opens door for Baldwin

    Patton's injury opens door for Baldwin

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quinton Patton’s bad break may be a good one for Jon Baldwin. It appears Baldwin will get a chance for extra playing time now that Patton has a broken foot. The rookie was hurt in the San Francisco 49ers’ 35-11 win at St. Louis on…
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  • Terrelle Pryor OK with taking another concussion exam Saturday

    Terrelle Pryor OK with taking another concussion exam Saturday

    The Raiders are exercising prudence with quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Though Pryor has been “cleared medically” after suffering a concussion Monday night at Denver and practiced on a limited basis on Friday, the club will examine him again on Saturday mo…
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  • Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge will not return in 2014

    Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge will not return in 2014

    yahoo.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Seattle Mariners announced Friday that Eric Wedge has informed the team he will not return as their manager in 2014. Wedge has agreed to fulfill his contract with the club and manage their final three games against the Oakland A's, but has no intere…
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  • Curry brothers carry rivalry into Warriors camp

    Curry brothers carry rivalry into Warriors camp

    nba.com Sep 27, 2013
    Seth Curry was walking around the Golden State Warriors practice court during media day festivities Friday when a stranger struck up a conversation.
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  • Rams place McDonald (leg) on IR to return

    Rams place McDonald (leg) on IR to return

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald suffered a broken leg against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, but the injury will not end his rookie season after just four games.
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  • Raiders DE Hunter questionable for Sunday

    Raiders DE Hunter questionable for Sunday

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Terrelle Pryor (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Friday, and the Raiders quarterback is officially questionable to play Sunday against Washington. Also questionable to play are left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) and left de…
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  • 49ers are paying Aldon Smith’s salary while he’s in rehab

    49ers are paying Aldon Smith’s salary while he’s in rehab

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    When a player lands on the non-football injury/illness list, the team isn’t required to pay his salary. For 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, the team will still be issuing the checks. Though it’s unclear how long the 49ers will continue to pay Smith, a lea…
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  • Teammates happy to help Colin Kaepernick

    Teammates happy to help Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- His teammates picked up Colin Kaepernick on Thursday night and they loved it. After scoring a touchdown, running back Frank Gore paid homage to his quarterback by flexing and kissing his bicep. Yes, Gore Kaepernicked. After the 49ers’ much-…
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw to miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville

    Ahmad Bradshaw to miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville

    profootballtalk.com Sep 27, 2013
    The roller-coaster season for the Colts’ running back corps continues. Ahmad Bradshaw, who rushed for a season-high 95 yards in the Colts’ Week Three upset of the 49ers, will miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville with a neck injury. Coach Chuck Pagano disc…
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  • Upon Further Review: Rams Week 4

    Upon Further Review: Rams Week 4

    ST. LOUIS -- An examination of four hot issues from the St. Louis Rams' 35-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers: Downward spiral: A comeback win in the season opener against Arizona had those following the Rams believing this would, at minimum, be the sea…
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  • Double Coverage: Redskins at Raiders

    Double Coverage: Redskins at Raiders

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    The Washington Redskins, with their still-healing franchise quarterback seemingly rounding back into shape, are 0-3 for the first time since 2001. The Oakland Raiders, with their young quarterback in question after a concussion, are coming off a spankin…
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  • Upon Further Review: San Francisco 49ers

    Upon Further Review: San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 35-11 road win over the St. Louis Rams: Digging deep: The 49ers simply had to win this game. They were 1-2 and were outscored by a combined 56-10 the past two weeks. Their offense looked horrible…
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  • Music City Makeover, or Music City Mirage?

    Music City Makeover, or Music City Mirage?

    CNNSI.com Sep 27, 2013
    A year after posting a 74.0 QB rating, Jake Locker is passing at a 89.8 clip so far this season. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Feeling pretty good about Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker’s development? You should. Among the quarterbacks drafted to pilot fr…
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  • Kaepernick knows the Niners have to get Gore the ball

    Kaepernick knows the Niners have to get Gore the ball

    49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick now realizes that, if the team’s plan is to have him carry the offense, they need a better plan. The better plan on Thursday night (and every night, and part of every day) was to give the ball to Frank Gore, who gashed…
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  • Chadiha: Have 49ers found themselves?

    Chadiha: Have 49ers found themselves?

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    Against the Rams, the 49ers remembered what made them a contender in the first place, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
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  • Week 4 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 4 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com Sep 27, 2013
    Arizona has a veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer, to get the ball to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Tampa Bay has a revamped secondary that should hamper the Cardinals’ passing attack.
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  • Brian Wilson walks across the field to confront Giants CEO Larr…

    Brian Wilson walks across the field to confront Giants CEO Larry Baer, reportedly about his World Series ring

    yahoo.com Sep 27, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. The scene starring Brian Wilson that took place after Thursday's Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game was a lot like Wilson himself — bizarre. After Wilson's old team closed out a 3-2 victory against his n…
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  • Ex-SF closer Wilson screams at Giants CEO

    Ex-SF closer Wilson screams at Giants CEO

    ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    The game ended, and Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson hustled toward the opposing dugout to lash out at Giants CEO Larry Baer -- the man who employed the bearded pitcher for seven seasons until he recently joined rival Los Angeles.
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  • Lincecum, Pagan help Giants beat LA to take series

    Lincecum, Pagan help Giants beat LA to take series

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 27, 2013
    Tim Lincecum received a no-decision Thursday night, which was entirely fitting in light of his uncertain future. He also gave the Giants a chance to win with his efficient seven-inning performance, which set up Angel Pagan's tiebreaking home run in the …
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  • Dodgers' early lead doesn't hold up against Giants

    Dodgers' early lead doesn't hold up against Giants

    MLB.com Sep 27, 2013
    With the four starting infielders back in the lineup Thursday night, the Dodgers scored half as many runs as they did the night before without them, so go figure. A 3-2 loss to the Giants means the Dodgers most likely will open the playoffs on the road …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: San Francisco 49ers

    Locker Room Buzz: San Francisco 49ers

    ST. LOUIS -- Observed in the locker room following the San Francisco 49ers' 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams. Staley seems fine: It looks as if standout left tackle Joe Staley is going to be OK. It was a harrowing scene late in the game when Staley wen…
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  • Sam Bradford Doesn't Need This: Your Rams-49ers GIF Roundup

    Sam Bradford Doesn't Need This: Your Rams-49ers GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Sep 27, 2013
    San Francisco 35, St. Louis 11: The 49ers' 1-2 start to this season was a bit of a shock, considering their baffling turd of a home game facing the Colts, but San Francisco looked much better on short rest against the Rams, cruising despite Patrick Will…
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  • Video - Are the San Francisco 49ers golden again? 03:19

    Are the San Francisco 49ers golden again?

    Sep 27
    Willie McGinest, Darren Sharper, Takeo Spikes and Daniel Jeremiah take a look at San Francisco 49ers' dominating victory over the St. Louis Rams on "Thursday Night Football" and ask if the win portends a Niners rise back into dominance.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers will pay Aldon Smith's salary 01:03

    San Francisco 49ers will pay Aldon Smith's salary

    Sep 27
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the San Francisco 49ers will still pay Aldon Smith while he is in rehab. He will be paid his non football injury list salary and not his active roster salary until he returns.
  • Video - Pryor Medically Cleared To Play 01:58

    Pryor Medically Cleared To Play

    Sep 27
    ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses the status of Terrelle Pryor, who has been medically cleared to play but has not been named the starting QB.
  • Video - Pence Honored Before Giants' Win 00:43

    Pence Honored Before Giants' Win

    Sep 27
    Hunter Pence wins the "Willie Mac" Award, given annually to the most inspirational player on the team, before the Giants' 7-3 win over the Padres.

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