<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Sports News, Sports Teams, and Scores for the Sharks, 49ers, Raiders,Giants, Bears and More]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:19:43 -0700 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:19:43 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FIFA Bans Former World Cup Inspector for 7 Years]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:21:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/harold-nichols-AP_10081916341.jpg
FIFA has banned the official it chose to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates for breaking ethics rules. FIFA says Harold Mayne-Nicholls of Chile is barred from "any kind of football-related...

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<![CDATA[Niners' Patience With Smelter Could Pay Huge Dividends]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:51:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/smeltertdforgatek.jpg
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Smelter reminds him a lot of current 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin

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<![CDATA[Less Could be More for Raiders' Richardson]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:49:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Litertrenttt.jpg
Former Alabama star has vowed to make Oakland his last stop after rejections by Cleveland and Indianapolis

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<![CDATA[Kyle Busch Brushes Wall in 1st Daytona Race Since Crash]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:15:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479385200.jpg
Kyle Busch brushed the wall early in his first race at Daytona International Speedway since breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash at the track in February.

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<![CDATA[Top Photos: U.S. Wins 2015 World Cup]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:43:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479605440.jpg
The United States defeated Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 World Cup in Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/477813636_594_screen.jpg
The fans' votes are in and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been elected the starting catcher for the National League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Packers Player Arrested in Miami]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/andrew+quarless+green+bay+packers+mug+070415.jpg
Miami Beach Police arrested an NFL player after they say he shot his gun into the air early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Niners' Tomsula Facing More Skeptics Than Believers]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:18:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/tomgym.jpg
Baalke believes Tomsula has toughness to follow in Harbaugh's footsteps and thrive even with all the offseason changes

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<![CDATA[Crabtree Enjoying a Fresh Start With Raiders]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:42:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/164*120/oakkkrab.jpg
Crabtree and Carr have connected already, on the field and off

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<![CDATA[Contador Eyes 3rd Tour de France Title]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:40:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Alberto-Contador-2-July-2015.jpg
Tour de France contender Alberto Contador's serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted moment at his pre-race news conference on Thursday, when he was joined by an unexpected guest —...

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Offensive Line May be Team's Undervalued Strength]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/thegaber.jpg
Tice singles out guard Gabe Jackson as a rising star

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<![CDATA[Dawson: Age, New Holder Won't Be a Problem]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dawonpk40.jpg
New punter Bradley Pinion will hold for Dawson in 2015, plus challenge him for kickoff duties

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<![CDATA[Cowherd: Harbaugh Interview a "Clunker"]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:43:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cowherd-harbaugh.jpg
Jim Harbaugh’s radio “interview” Thursday morning with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd was short on information, to be sure.

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<![CDATA[Some Reports Indicate McGloin Could be Traded]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/Mattymcgthrow.jpg
Third-year pro might be a luxury that Oakland can't afford if Ponder proves to be a solid backup to Carr

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