| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:51 PM
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
NBA Basketball--New York Knicks at Miami Heat, 7 p.m. (TNT); Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
Men’s College Basketball--Long Beach State at...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:06 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—After a season in which 15 opponents were vanquished, some NFL teams might become self-congratulatory.
Big headed, even.
There has been none of that in Green Bay, however.
In fact, the talk in cheese country is all about...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Soccer -- Premiere League, Liverpool at Swansea, 7:15 a.m. (ESPN2).
National Football League -- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, noon (FOX); Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, noon (CBS); San Francisco 49ers at New...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 9:37 PM
|COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL|
Northern State vs. Dickinson State, Wachs Arena, 4 p.m.
|at Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn.|
Championship, 3 p.m.
Aberdeen Swim Club at...
| Nov 21, 2012
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears.
What makes you think the offensive line will...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Rams LT Wayne Hunter vs. Seahawks DE Chris Clemons: Hunter, who played for the Seahawks in 2003, has a sore knee that limited him in practice on Wednesday and Thursday and then prevented him from practicing on Friday. But as he said...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Ravens are the only team to have made the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. That’s a credit to G.M. Ozzie Newsome, who has given coach John Harbaugh enough talent to mold this team into a contender.
As we close in on the 2012 NFL...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Shea McClellin wasn't born wearing shoulder pads, but he plays like it.
That's why the Bears general manager Phil Emery made him his first draft pick ahead of Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry, Chandler Jones, Courtney Upshaw or any other defensive end who...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:56 PM
When the quarterback talks in the NFL, the rest of the locker room should listen up. Like it or not, they are natural leaders in the pro game because of the position.
And when they raise the bar, as Jay Cutler did with his offensive line earlier this...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 11:10 AM
The Dallas Cowboys play at Atlanta on Sunday in a game featuring a question-mark quarterback. Yes, he's shown flashes of excellence, but is he truly the player who can lift his franchise to greatness? Does success early in the season mean anything if he...