<![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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:28:33 -0800 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:28:33 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Super Bowl Preview: Seahawks v. Patriots]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:06:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-poster-frame-pete-carroll-145822658.jpg
Just ahead of Super Bowl XLIV, here are five things you may not know about the history behind both teams.]]>
<![CDATA[Seahawks' Big Task: Stop Gronkowski]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:08:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP326652112586.jpg
Chancellor is a big, physical strong safety who's had success against tight ends in the past

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<![CDATA[Manute Bol Bobblehead Night at Oracle]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:18:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5A-MAKING-OF-MANUTE-BOL-VO---00000821.jpg
The first 10,000 fans into Oracle Arena Tuesday night for the team’s game against the Bulls will receive a Manute Bol bobblehead.

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<![CDATA[Niners Still Searching for Offensive Coordinator]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:33:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/nynerzocsearch.jpg
Niners still looking for an offensive coordinator to add spark to struggling attack in 2015

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<![CDATA[Retaining Woodson Smart Move by Raiders]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:34:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/chazwhoodsyn.jpg
Though he'll turn 39 during the season, safety still playing as if he's in his prime

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<![CDATA[Warriors Unveil Chinese New Year Uniform]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:51:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/243*120/warriors-jersey-crop.jpg
The Golden State Warriors on Monday unveiled the team's first Chinese New Year uniforms.

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<![CDATA[5 Key Factors for Super Bowl XLIX]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:24:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/jussbritt.jpg
Seahawks can't repeat their turnover problems from NFC Championship Game

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<![CDATA[Patriots Owner Strongly Defends Team]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:32:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Robert+Kraft1.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs being used in the AFC championship...

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<![CDATA[Kobe to Have Shoulder Surgery]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:27:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-torn-rotator-cuff.jpg
Kobe Bryant is set to have surgery on his torn rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers said Monday. Bryant's right shoulder was injured in last Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans and needs surgery...]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Nye Knocks Belichick]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:41:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nye-Belichick_SplitScreen_sm.jpg
The writers of "Saturday Night Live" weren't the only ones taking a shot at the New England Patriots' explanation for the deflategate controversy over the weekend. Bill Nye dished up his expert opinion as...]]>
<![CDATA[Niners' GM Baalke Now in Full Scouting Mode ]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:44:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/baalkescoutie.jpg
Niners will have the highest pick in the draft they've had since 2011

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<![CDATA[Boston Hosts Pats Send-Off Rally]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:44:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20150126_102348.jpg
The New England Patriots plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday for the Super Bowl in Arizona after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Unveil Chinese New Year Uniforms]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:55:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*240/0126-2015-WarriorsJersey4.jpg
The Golden State Warriors on Monday unveiled the team's first Chinese New Year uniforms.

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:48:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Died of Heart Attack]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:27:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
The family of Ernie Banks announced in a press conference Sunday that the famous Cubs player died after suffering a heart attack. Banks passed away on Friday at the age of 83, just seven days before his...

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<![CDATA[Retired MLB Pitcher Charged With Insurance Fraud: Report]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:23:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/169686842.jpg
Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Mourned]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:26:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ernie-Banks-Chicago-Cubs.jpg
Ernie Banks is a Chicago legend who touched many lives, both on and off the field. He embodied the spirit of the Chicago Cubs and united fans as an unwavering point of pride for the team. Fans across the country

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<![CDATA[Life and Times of Ernie Banks]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:18:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ernie_banksP11.jpg
Ernie Banks is a baseball legend, the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs and the first black manager in Major League Baseball. He is known for his skills at bat and in the field, as well as his...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Great Ernie Banks Dies at 83]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:28:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs great who was affectionately known as "Mr. Cub" and was the face of the franchise for decades, has passed away at the age of 83. Banks was the first African-American to don a...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Face a Test in Seahawks' Read-Option]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:19:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/russwillsea.jpg
Wilson led all quarterbacks in rushing in 2014 and averaged 7.2 yards per carry

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<![CDATA[Ravens' Cody Being Investigated]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:41:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Terrence+Cody+157365657.jpg
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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<![CDATA[NFL Patriots Probe ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:05:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-footballs-AP339355819322.jpg
The New England Patriots used footballs that were under-inflated in the first half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, evidence so far in the National Football League's...

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<![CDATA[Serra HS Football Program Placed on Probation]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:34:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-brady-stadium.jpg
Serra High School, the alma mater of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, is now banned from postseason play.

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<![CDATA[Sparano's Mission: Get Vernon Davis Back in the Offense]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:28:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/teespa.jpg
Tony Sparano has been hired to help make Vernon Davis, 31, part of the 49ers’ passing attack again.

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<![CDATA[Del Rio Building Talented, Experienced Staff]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:32:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/mTiceraid.jpg
Tice, who will coach offensive line, is known as a very good teacher

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<![CDATA[Putting Balls To The Test]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:28:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_deflatedballs0122001_1500x845.jpg
University of Indianapolis football players take part in experiment to demonstrate the potential advantages of a partially deflated ball.]]>
<![CDATA[Inmate Vows $88B Suit for "Gross Stupidity" After Cowboys "Stolen" Victory]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:59:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/terry-hendrix.jpg
A prison inmate still reeling from the Dallas Cowboys' playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers has decided to take action to remedy to defeat, announcing intent to sue NFL officials for $88 billion for "gross...

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<![CDATA[Blount: From Unemployed to Starring Role]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:39:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/blountbakpat.jpg
Blount returned to New England, where he played well in 2013, to give the Patriots a powerful force in their running game

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<![CDATA[Faces of Tom Brady in DeflateGate ]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:12:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Brady-Smile-Deflategate4.jpg
A gallery of faces made by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at a "DeflateGate" news conference Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Brady: "I Didn't Alter the Ball"]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:24:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-presser-thumb-AP210855816629.jpg
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he "didn't alter the ball in any way" at a Thurday afternoon press conference amid the "Deflategate" controversy. "I feel like I've always played within...

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Musgrave Says He'll Have Flexible Approach ]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:29:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/carrandlat.jpg
May incorporate some of Eagles' fast-paced, wide-open offense into Raiders' attack

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<![CDATA["Mangenious" Gives 49ers Reasons to Consider Him as DC]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:32:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/manginibrowns.jpg
Eric Mangini reportedly mellowed in Cleveland after three harsh seasons as New York Jets coach.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Coach: "No Explanation" for "Deflategate"]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:37:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bill-belechick-deflate-presser-AP145710954535.jpg
Amid an NFL investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick said at a press conference, "I...

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