<![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 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:58:48 -0800 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:58:48 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[All Signs Point to 49ers Parting with Ahmad Brooks]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:51:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/brooks55gone.jpg
Brooks' salary, 2014 performance make him a likely offseason candidate for release

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<![CDATA[Raiders Seem Likely to Pass on Schaub]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:10:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/emschaaabbb.jpg
It's expected that Oakland could soon release him to clear further salary-cap space

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<![CDATA[White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso Dies]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:17:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/minnie+minoso+sox.jpg
White Sox legend and fan favorite Minnie Minoso died Saturday morning at the age of 90.

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<![CDATA[Avaya Stadium Hosts First Preseason MLS Soccer Game]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:23:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/avaya_stadium_quakes.jpg
The San Jose Earthquakes' new home Avaya Stadium will host its first Major League soccer game Saturday night, a preseason game against the rival L.A. Galaxy.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:34:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/22815mason.jpg
Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.]]>
<![CDATA[In Draft, 49ers' Character Values May be Tested]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:42:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/mizzouDGB.jpg
Former Missouri receiver is big, fast and imposing but has had some off-field issues

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<![CDATA[Carr Was Solid, but Some Have Questions About His Future]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:23:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/carr2ndyrrr.jpg
In one metric, Carr ranks far below the norm, even for rookie QBs

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<![CDATA[San Jose Earthquakes Boast New Avaya Stadium]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/avaya-stadium.jpg
The San Jose Earthquakes will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday for its new Avaya stadium on Coleman Avenue.

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<![CDATA[Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Dies at 86]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:14:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP861620179640.jpg
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper...

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<![CDATA[Eagles Acho Taking Va. Teen to Prom]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:52:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/2015-02-26_1345.png
A Loudoun County, Virginia, teen got the surprise of a lifetime Friday when Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho agreed to take her to prom. Back in January, Hannah Delmonte reached out to Acho...

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<![CDATA[Return of Ricky Jean Francois to 49ers Not a Sure Thing]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:52:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/GettyImages_460467806.jpg
Former 49ers defensive lineman, who left to sign with Colts, would fill a need for San Francisco

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<![CDATA[Raiders Have Alternatives if Wisniewski Walks]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:52:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/replacesteffff.jpg
Wisniewski has been durable and reliable but hasn't been dominating

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<![CDATA[Warriors' Curry Talks Hoops, Malaria, Cauliflower]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:18:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Stephen-meets-Bo-and-Sunny-at-the-White-House.jpg
Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry is at the White House, talking about hoops, malaria and cauliflower.

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Son of NFL Long Snapper Sings National Anthem]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:48:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP828165311104.jpg
Forget football! The 2-year-old son of Cincinnati Bengals' long snapper showed he is ready for the stage when he belted out the National Anthem at a high school basketball game.

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<![CDATA[NFL Stadium Proposals ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:41:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/carson-stadium.gif
For the past two decades, there have been proposals to bring an NFL team to the Los Angeles area, ever since the Rams and Raiders left LA in 1994. There are currently four proposals on the table.

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<![CDATA[Raiders Reported to be Very Interested in Randall Cobb]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:22:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/packkcobbb.jpg
Addition of Cobb and a drafted wide receiver would suddenly give Oakland a strong receiving corps]]>
<![CDATA[Market Could be Strong for 49ers' Culliver]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:21:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Cculleye.jpg
With salary-cap issues, 49ers may decide to let Culliver depart in free agency

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<![CDATA[Council Rams Through NFL Stadium Proposal]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:49:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/2-25-2015-RamsCouncil.JPG
The Inglewood City Council voted unanimously to approve plans for an 80,000-seat stadium proposed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke.]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Olympics Criticism OK: Mayor]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:02:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Walsh+Olympics.jpg
It's now OK for city workers to criticize Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics, thanks to a change to the city's deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee. Mayor Marty Walsh announced the change Tuesday, saying...

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<![CDATA[Top Sports Photos 2015]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP504914195557.jpg
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<![CDATA[Madison Bumgarner Poses as Paul Bunyan With Bull]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:29:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/madbum2.JPG
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner is getting some new attention after he posed as Paul Bunyan for a photo shoot.

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<![CDATA[Wash. NFL Football Team: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:54:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/1104-redskins-generic.jpg
Lawyers for the Washington football team are telling a judge that the team's free-speech rights will be infringed upon if a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks is allowed to stand.]]>
<![CDATA[Some Believe 49ers Could Take Cornerback With First Pick]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:30:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/jhayKolns.jpg
Collins is big, physical defensive back with long arms

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<![CDATA[Raiders Need to Find Replacement for Roach]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:30:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/rhhoachhhh.jpg
Former Broncos linebacker Irving, a free agent, could reunite with Del Rio

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<![CDATA[Niners May Have Big Hole in 3-4 Defense]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:42:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/fffoowwlleerr.jpg
Some excellent pass rushers will be available in middle of the first round

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<![CDATA[San Diego Enters Hurry-Up Mode on Stadium Plan]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:20:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+67.jpg
San Diego's mayor met with Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos Sunday and announced that a mayor's advisory committee will speed up its work on a stadium plan designed to keep the team from moving.

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<![CDATA[50 Weeks to Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:37:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2015-SB502.jpg
The Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee on Monday kicked off its "50 weeks to the 50th Super Bowl" campaign.

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<![CDATA[With Combine Over, Raiders Are Sitting Pretty]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:20:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Kevyewhyttee.jpg
They'll have their choice of best wide receiver or, perhaps, the No. 1 defensive lineman

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<![CDATA[Oakland Faces Deadline in Stadium Talks: Report]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:03:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chargers+raiders+stadium+rendering+67.jpg
East Bay leaders could be facing a 30-day self-imposed deadline for a new stadium deal with the Raiders.

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<![CDATA[Gore May Stay With 49ers]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:05:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/460878128.jpg
Late last season, it seemed almost certain that Frank Gore was on his last legs as a 49er.

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<![CDATA[5 Questions Giants Face For 2015 Season]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:22:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/458071680_8.jpg
The San Francisco Giants did not have the best talent on paper in 2014, but they still were World Series champions for the third time in five years.

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