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San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers: Alex Smith Needs To ‘Go Somewhere He Gets Appreciated’

Rodgers went on NFL Total Access and seemed to vent his frustrations with the entire way Smith’s injury was handled by Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers.

12/18/2012

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim smiles as he prepares to take batting practice before the game with the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Giants Passed On Chance To Draft Mike Trout

How can 21 teams pass up on a kid that might be the best player in all of baseball at the age of 21? I guess even the best mess up sometimes, and must not feel too smart now.

08/15/2012

Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Injury Risk Could Drop McFadden In Fantasy Drafts

Darren McFadden represents one of the more frustrating fantasy football players to own. If he could stay healthy for an entire 16-game schedule, he could arguably be a top-five selection.

08/01/2012

Dennis Allen

Will Quiet Offseason Doom The Raiders In 2012?

Unfortunately, they were forced to release some solid production that helped contribute to their 2012 success. To add insult to injury, the flashy talent pool was running on empty when it came to their first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

07/25/2012

Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball against Stephen Cooper #54 of the San Diego Chargers (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bay Area’s Top 5 Fantasy Football Options

The Bay Area, though not host to names such as Arian Foster or Ray Rice, still has plenty to offer fantasy football owners once drafts commence.

07/24/2012

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1st Round Pick Appel Elects To Stay At Stanford

Mark Appel spurned the Pittsburgh Pirates and decided to remain at Stanford for his senior season, one of the first big casualties of baseball’s new restrictions on amateur signing bonuses.

07/13/2012

Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with head coach Jim Harbaugh after Davis scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Strong Roster Gives 49ers Draft Flexibility

Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have a man in mind for the 30th pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, if the player is still around at that spot for San Francisco. And if the 49ers don’t jump on a chance to move up to land someone they believe could help right away as the reigning NFC West champions look to make another Super Bowl push in 2012.

04/25/2012

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie (CBS)

New Raiders GM Looking For Gems With Late Draft Picks

For nearly a half-century, Al Davis ran the Oakland Raiders’ draft room in his own unique way. He coveted speed and size, seemingly ahead of almost all other attributes.

04/25/2012

Stanford Cardinal Andrew Luck throws the ball during the Big Game against the California Golden Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 19, 2011.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Colts Reportedly Tell Luck He’ll Be Drafted No. 1

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Indianapolis Colts are taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft.

04/19/2012

Andrew Luck

Colts Return For Another On-Campus Visit With Andrew Luck

The Indianapolis Colts are taking another close-up look at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with a private on-campus workout scheduled for Tuesday.

04/03/2012

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