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Josh Cribbs receives contract offer from Raiders?

Return specialist/wide receiver Josh Cribbs has reportedly drawn interest from the Raiders, with whom he visited on Monday. The former Browns player is recovering from a torn meniscus, which has been repaired with offseason arthroscopic surgery. Cribbs says he’s back to being healthy. And according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport—via Vic Tafur—the team offered Cribbs a contract...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB ackowledges blown A’s home run call, still upholds blown A’s home run call

The A’s hit a game-tying home run. The umpires are the only people in the world who think they didn’t. That includes Major League Baseball, which on Thursday acknowledged that Wednesday night’s umpire crew in Cleveland made the wrong call. Here’s the statement from MLB’s Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe “Captain Obvious” Torre: By rule, the decision...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s get screwed on replay for game-tying home run in 9th (Video)

An unreal turn of events on Wednesday led to the A’s going from tying the game in the ninth inning and being in position to steal a win to dropping their third straight. The A’s were down one with two outs in the top of the ninth when Adam Rosales sent a pitch from Indians closer Chris Perez to deep left. The ball was ruled by umpires to have hit off Progressive Field’s high...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick sent to 15-day DL

The injury bug continues to rear its ugly head at the A’s, particularly the A’s outfield. The club placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. He’s been having issues with the right wrist initially injured when he collided with a wall in foul territory in Houston on April 7. He recently received numbing injections before Tuesday’s game in Cleveland,...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi among Vezina Trophy finalists

Antti Niemi has been the backbone to the Sharks all season long with exceptional play between the pipes, and now the goalie is being recognized for his efforts. Niemi was named one of this season’s three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league’s top netminder each year. Along with Niemi, the others who got dap from the NHL’s general managers are Sergei Bobrovsky...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss
MYSTERY SOLVED

Screaming Spurs fan identified?

The Spurs fan who distracted home viewers with all her screaming during Game 1 may have been identified. Is this the woman in question?

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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Flatlulent Giants pitcher sent down to the minors

Best known in his brief tenure with the Giants for bombing the bullpen with deadly gas, Jean Machi has been optioned by the club to Triple-A Fresno. Creating awkward situations with Jose Mijares might have been the only thing Machi did wrong with the Giants, however. The right-hander surrendered just two runs in nine relief appearances. The Giants, though, did not have any room after...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

More Sharks respond to shirt-stirrer Kevin Bieksa’s remarks

Kevin Bieksa made himself look stupid on Monday when he called out Logan Couture and Joe Thornton for what he believed to be embellishing. The Canucks defenseman accused Couture and Thornton of having no integrity for hockey and therefore weren’t real Canadians. Couture said he doesn’t have to give a response to Bieksa because he let’s his play do the talking. Meantime, we...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers announce 12 undrafted free agent signings

The 49ers on Tuesday finally announced their undrafted free agency signings this year. The class is headlined by Jim Harbaugh fawning subject and former Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye. Here’s the crop of undrafted players with a brief bio provided by the team: C Sherman Carter, 6-3, 304, Tennessee State – Played in 42 games (33 starts) during his career at Tennessee State...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
CALL TO ARMS

Michelle Obama goes 'Kaepernicking'

The “Kaepernicking” craze has lost some steam since the Niners ended their season with a loss in the Super Bowl. But there to give the fad an offseason jump start is none other than the FLOTUS. Colin Kaepernick, who’s been working with the First Lady with her “Let’s Move” campaign, posted this photo on his Instagram account on Tuesday. “Kaepernicking” will probably...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry makes this week’s Sports Illustrated cover (Photo)

Stephen Curry has been the breakout star of these playoffs. And after an electrifying first round to lead the Warriors to a series victory over the Nuggets, Curry has his first Sports Illustrated cover as a pro. The cover, for an issue that will hit newsstands later this week, features Curry taking a shot (which he probably nailed) in Oracle Arena during the first round. It’s...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa throws shade at the Sharks; Logan Couture responds appropriately

This series hasn’t been going too well for the Canucks. They’re down 3-0 in the series and could see their season end Tuesday night. They have had mostly unrealiable goaltending. And it’s all coming at the hands to the Sharks, their mortal enemies. So, needless to say, defenseman Kevin Bieksa is no doubt frustrated. That frustration boiled over on Monday after practice when...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry wonders if Gregg Popovich was sauced after Michael Jordan comparison

A lot of observers have called Stephen Curry the MVP of the playoffs thus far. Gregg Popovich has taken it a step further. The Spurs coach evoked Michael Jordan’s name when attempting describe some of the things Curry has been doing on the basketball court, recalling the 35 points he torched the Spurs for in the final week of the regular season. From 48 Minutes of Hell: “I was...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Warriors unveil new renderings for potential San Francisco arena

The Warriors’ waterfront arena on Piers 30-32 in San Francisco is still nothing more than a dream, but the team over the weekend released impressive new renderings of the venue. It’s important to stress this still a proposed arena. Groundbreaking has yet to happen. Nothing has been finalized between the city and the team. Votes that need to be cast still haven’t been cast...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Warriors: Game 4 vs. Spurs on Sunday to be broadcast on ABC

Exciting news if you do not have a television channel package of basic cable or better. Game 4 against the Spurs on Sunday in Oakland will be broadcast on ABC. It’ll be just the second time since ABC reacquired broadcast rights to the NBA that the Warriors have appeared on network television. They last appeared on ABC on April 6, 2008, in a game against the Hornets (the Warriors...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Young sent to 15-day DL by A’s

Unable to overcome a strained quad injury, Chris Young has been placed on the 15-day DL by the A’s. Young, along with Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson, was one of three casualties in Monday’s 19-inning marathon. Young attempted to run on the left quad on Friday in the Bronx, but it was still not up to par. His stint on the DL is retroactive to April 30, making him eligible to return...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss
TEST THE MARKET

Jack planning to test free agency

Jarrett Jack has been a key component for the Golden State Warriors. He'll be a free agent and says he plans to test the market.

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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss
COMING BACK

Lee could return for Spurs series?

David Lee was thought to be out for the playoffs after injuring his hip in Game 1 against the Nuggets, but that might not be the case.

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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Martin Havlat out for Sharks in Game 2 vs. Canucks

Martin Havlat won’t be playing in Game 2 Friday night against the Canucks after leaving Game 1 with an injury. Not surprisingly, the Sharks aren’t disclosing any details about Havlat’s injury. He skated in just five shifts for 3:16 of ice time in Wednesday’s series-opening win before exiting the game midway through the first period. Replays showed Havlat getting a stick to...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Warriors 92, Nuggets 88: Golden State survives to clinch series

Let me just get this out of the way: GAHHHHSLFKJSAVLKJSDFLASKJCLVKJSLFKJ FWEOVLCVLVKWEQ[FOZC;VJSVLHQWE’DPOZGRRRRRR WHAT THE HELL, WARRIORS? I don’t know what on earth to make of that last quarter by the Warriors in which they turned the ball over nine times and let the Nuggets almost erase an 18-point deficit. But the Warriors survived. It’s a 92-88 victory. More importantly...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson fined $25,000 for attempting to ‘influence the officiating’

Once Mark Jackson made his “hit men” comments heard ’round the world after Game 5 in Denver on Tuesday, immediate speculation was that the coach was attempting to sway the refs to the Warriors’ favor for Game 6. The NBA agrees that was Jackson’s motive and has fined him. Here’s the NBA’s press release: Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fined $25...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson, George Karl mudslinging continues

If you want any indication as to how chippy the Nuggets-Warriors series has evolved into, look no further than the aftermath of Game 5 Tuesday night, when each side accused the other of playing dirty. Tensions remained high Wednesday as George Karl referred to Festus Ezeli as an “elbow and asshole guy.” Asked about the Warriors rookie center’s role in this series, Karl said...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss
WAY HARSH

Sharks announcer rags on Canucks green men

The Vancouver Canucks green men have gained a healthy slice of notoriety over the years for their antics in mocking opposing players visiting the penalty box. Drew Remenda is not a fan. The Sharks announcer threw in a “40-year-old virgins” potshot when they greeted Marc-Edouard Vlasic to the box Wednesday night in Game 1. Moments later Randy Hahn joined in on the green man bashing...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Coco Crisp, Brett Anderson sent to 15-day DL

The A’s on Wednesday placed Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list. Both Crisp and Anderson left Monday’s marathon game with injuries. Crisp with a strained hamstring, while Anderson’s sprained ankle from April 19 was still bothering him as he pitched in extra innings. Crisp leads the the team in runs, extra base hits and homers. Anderson, the team’s opening...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Warriors, Nuggets accuse each other of playing dirty in Game 5

Game 5 saw tempers flare on several occasions from both the Nuggets and Warriors, and the emotions spilled over into the postgame press conferences. While giving the Nuggets their due for outplaying the Warriors, Mark Jackson also dropped this, uh, nugget, per Marcus Thompson: “They were the more physical team. They were the aggressor. … They tried to send hit men on (Curry...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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