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  • 2013 TV upfronts: Football dominates ESPN's presentation

    2013 TV upfronts: Football dominates ESPN's presentation
    NEW YORK -- At the ESPN upfronts Tuesday morning it seemed like football is becoming almost as popular as football. After a brief sales pep talk from an executive, the Disney-owned sports network opened at the Best Buy Theater by reminding media...
  • NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West

    NFL draft preview: AFC and NFC West
    The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions: AFC West Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
  • The Week in Sports | September 24 – 30, 2012

     
    The Week in Sports from around the world....
  • Suddenly flawed Falcons part of an imperfection convection

    Suddenly flawed Falcons part of an imperfection convection
    What's the sound when perfection goes poof? Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated. From 8-0 to 9...
  • There's one sure Super Bowl bet: Spectacle will give way to sadness

    There's one sure Super Bowl bet: Spectacle will give way to sadness
    Bums me out that San Francisco stands poised to be a world champion in yet another sport. I was up there recently and it seemed to be mostly falling down. There are no right angles in that decaying city, and termites eat better than the tourists....
  • Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero

    Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most improbable, unbelievable throw by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith didn't even hit its intended target. It came last Saturday before Game 1 of the National League division series between the San Francisco...
  • Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL

    Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL
    All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's. Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him. Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
  • Tom House gets calls from quarterbacks

    Tom House gets calls from quarterbacks
    Tom House spent eight years in the majors as a relief pitcher, but he is best remembered for catching Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run. The ball sailed over the fence and into the bullpen, and House ran under it. Now, almost four decades later...
  • Alex Smith handles demotion like a Super Bowl champion

    Alex Smith handles demotion like a Super Bowl champion
    NEW ORLEANS — Barely two months ago, Alex Smith stood alone under center as the NFL's hottest starting quarterback for one of its best teams. One concussion later, he is lost in the crowd. At the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl media day this...
  • Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers at arm's length

    Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers at arm's length
    NEW ORLEANS — John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, stepped onto the convention center stage wearing a suit, a tie and a smile. Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, followed him wearing khakis, sweatshirt and a stare. John...
  • No one should forget about Doug Williams

    No one should forget about Doug Williams
    NEW ORLEANS — Just when this week's Super Bowl celebration reaches its bourbon-fueled, Cajun-spiced peak, the football player with the most to celebrate will be leaving. On the 25th anniversary of the game in which he became the first and only...