4:22 PM EDT, Tue September 23, 2014
Matt Barrows / Sacramento Bee 47 mins ago
Vernon Davis no longer limping; predicts 'good week' with Eagles looming

Vernon Davis no longer limping; predicts 'good week' with Eagles looming

SANTA CLARA -- A week ago, Vernon Davis needed crutches to get around. Today the 49ers tight end was moving without a limp, a sign that his injured ankle is healing rapidly and that he has a good chance of being on the field Sunday against the Eagles. Vernon Davis, who was limping at the end of last week due to an ankle injury suffered vs. the Bears in Week 2, was moving fine on Tuesday
49ers Hot Read | San Jose Mercury News 10 mins ago

Notebook: Vernon Davis looks ready to face Eagles; Skuta maintains he had ‘clean’ hit; Johnson re-signs

Vernon Davis’ crutches were gone, and so was his limp, as he looked ready Tuesday to return to a 49ers team that historically can’t win without him. Davis predicted “it’s going to be a great week for me” as the… Continue Reading →
Newsday 7 hours ago
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Jose Pirela just beginning Yankees career as Derek Jeter ends his

When 17-year-old Venezuelan Jose Pirela signed with the Yankees in 2007, Derek Jeter had already logged 2,356 major league hits and 933 RBIs.
Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News 14 hours ago

Derek Jeter drives in three runs in win over Orioles

Derek Jeter isn't going out without a fight. The Captain helped the Yankees cling to their miniscule postseason hopes, driving in three runs Monday night in a 5-0 win over the Orioles in front of 35,614 at Yankee Stadium.
Kevin O'connor / CelticsBlog 5 hours ago
Wyc Grousbeck and Danny Ainge discuss Rajon Rondo's future; there's no reason to overreact

Wyc Grousbeck and Danny Ainge discuss Rajon Rondo's future; there's no reason to overreact

More of the same. Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck said Rajon Rondo might be uncoachable and Danny Ainge said the point guard's patience might need to be addressed at mid-season! What does it all mean? Is Rondo getting traded? No, because these comments don't tell us anything that we don't already know. Celtics fans are chomping at the bit to make "trade Rondo" jokes, and these out-of-context quotes give them that ammo, but it shouldn't. It's really a whole lot of nothing. "Yeah. It gets old. We just live in a world with media when someone makes a comment and everyone thinks there's a bit...
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

49ers' Colin Kaepernick used racial slur, says Bears' Lamarr Houston

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Jets Blog | ESPN New York 14 hours ago
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New Orleans Saints practice squad tight end Nic Jacobs signed by Jaguars

Saints tight end depth falling with Jacobs gone and Benjamin Watson sustained an injury in Week 3
New York Post 24 mins ago
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Mets make Alderson, Collins returns official

The Mets announced a contract extension for general manager Sandy Alderson that runs through 2017 and said manager Terry Collins will return in 2015 on the last year of his...
News-Herald 7 hours ago
Cleveland Browns notes: Josh Gordon returns to Berea

Cleveland Browns notes: Josh Gordon returns to Berea

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The Film Don’t Lie: Bears

A weekly look at what the Chicago Bears must fix: For most teams, allowing 4.4 yards per rush isn’t what you’d describe as playing winning football. But for the Bears, who gave up 5.8 yards per attempt in the opener and 4.7 in Week 2, every little improvement in that area counts. That certainly needs to continue. Another area in need of improvement is Chicago’s tendency to surrender huge chunks of yardage. Against the Jets, the Bears allowed 10 gains of 16 yards or more, and six plays for gains of 19 yards or more.
CBS Sports 4 hours ago
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Watch: Boomer & Carton recap Bears-Jets

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Game 157: Yankees (81-75) vs. Orioles (93-63)

NEW YORK -- Here is the lineup Joe Girardi will put forth in Derek Jeter's third to final home game. Mark Teixeira is back and playing first after missing two games because of his creaky wrist. Brett Gardner, CF Jeter, SS Brian McCann, C Chase Headley, 3B Teixeira, 1B Chris Young, LF Stephen Drew, 2B Ichiro Suzuki, RF Jose Pirela, DH Brandon McCarthy, P
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Redskins Blog: Brian Orakpo to wear hard cast on injured left hand

Tests conducted on the dislocated middle finger on Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo‘s left hand revealed ligament damage, but no fractures, and he will play on Thursday night against the Giants. Orakpo will, however, wear a hard cast on his hand to prevent further damage. Read full article >>
Times-Picayune 1 hour ago
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New Orleans Saints travel to Dallas in Week 4: Seven Travel Points

Sunday, Sept. 28: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. (CST) 1. History of the city and team: After being inspired by a visit to the area in 1839, Tennessee-born lawyer John Neel Bryan returned in 1841, claimed 640...
Brandon Belt a possible key as SF Giants go for a clinch

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I was looking at the playoff permutations Monday night and was stunned to see the Giants in theory could have lost their final 10 games and wrapped up the second National League wild card if the Brewers went 3-3 on their final trip of the season. Now THAT would be backing in, with the Brewers out-collapsing the Giants. There will be no 10-game losing streak. The Giants overcame their offensive futility and outlasted the Dodgers 5-2 in 13 innings Monday night thanks to outstanding pitching by Jake Peavy, Jean Machi, Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla and future closer Hunter Strickland. Now, the...

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