NFL

George Kittle misses practice with ankle injury
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Karl Buscheck
January 15, 2020 - 3:24 pm
A day after George Kittle missed practice with an ankle injury, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he is not worried about the tight end's availability for Sunday's NFC Championship showdown with the Packers. Kyle Shanahan isn’t concerned about George Kittle’s ability to play on Sunday. #49ers pic...
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Kyle Shanahan says he's "just always been a fan' of the Warriors"
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Karl Buscheck
January 15, 2020 - 2:43 pm
Kyle Shanahan, head coach of the NFC Championship game-bound 49ers, can draw a parallel between his club, and that erstwhile dynasty out in San Francisco. During his Wednesday press conference, Shanahan detailed the connect between the pair of clubs: “I’ve always been a fan of them.” Shanahan sees...
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Ratto: You’re not parting way, you’re getting fired
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Ray Ratto
January 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
This is the 15th day of January, and already 10 professional coaches and general managers have been fired. Not "let go." Not "parting ways." Not "moving on" or "pursuing other opportunities" or "spending more time with the family." Fired. It is that time, after all, but the four most recent firings...
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Terrell Owens on his “heart-to-heart” with Antonio Brown after IG Live video
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Karl Buscheck
January 14, 2020 - 10:13 am
Just a couple of hours after Antonio Brown’s disturbing Instagram Live splashed across social media on Monday, Terrell Owens, the Hall of Famer, showed up on Brown’s IG Story. But first, a recap of said video: There was Brown, cursing at the mother of his children, Chelsie Kyriss, in the presence...
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The Houston Astros and New England Patriots, compare and contrast
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Ray Ratto
January 13, 2020 - 1:25 pm
Rob Manfred did the thing nobody thought he would do — give the Houston Astros the works, and then allowed the Astros to finish the job. Now we'll see if giving them the works, works. In suspending general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year, fining the Astros $5 million, losing...
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Kyle Shanahan "pumped" Robert Saleh staying with 49ers
Karl Buscheck
January 13, 2020 - 12:29 pm
After the Browns picked Kevin Stefanski, the guy who directed the Vikings’ offense in the 27-10 loss to the 49ers, over head-coach candidates like Robert Saleh, Kyle Shanahan was beaming. He had quite the response to finding out that Saleh, who, in the course of a season had gone from persona non...
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John Healy
January 12, 2020 - 6:55 pm
As the sports calendar flips to 2020, the focus turns to the NFL playoffs and road to the Super Bowl. Twelve teams will vie for a trip to Miami for Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium but only one will hoist the Lombardi Trophy when it's all over. Last year, after two epic conference...
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Adam Thielen hurts ankle, Stefon Diggs out sick again
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Karl Buscheck
January 08, 2020 - 2:43 pm
Things aren't exactly going to plan for the Vikings as they prepare for Saturday's divisional round meeting with the 49ers. Adam Thielen, the star wide reciever, is officially questionable. #MINvsSF injury report OUT: Mackensie Alexander DOUBTFUL: Jayron Kearse QUESTIONABLE: Adam Thielen —...
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