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2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

NL Capsules

Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Baseball Players, Steve Cishek, Jordany Valdespin, Chase Utley, NFC, NFL Football

6 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Rams Vs Buccaneers WATCH~# Live Streaming Online | St. Louis Rams Vs...

St. Louis Rams Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Live Stream Online Coverage Watch NFL Football Week 2 live streaming coverage online, live scores, broadcasting TV Channels , Apps , game time, replay, injuries, weather and more updates. Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith aims for his first win at his new stop at the expense of one of his former teams when the Buccaneers host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, St. Louis Rams, NFL Football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFC, Shaun Hill, Austin Davis, Sam Bradford, NFL Players

10 hrs ago | 49ers Gab

49ers Open Levi's Stadium Against Banged Up Bears

The San Francisco 49ers 2014 regular season began under a cloud of negativity. Various off field problems weighed heavily on the organizations shoulders.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, NFC, Colin Kaepernick, Corey Lemonier, NFL Players, Navorro Bowman

14 hrs ago | Recordpub.com

NFL Week 2 Preview: Must wins? Maybe not, but close

Brady will see an old friend, former backup Matt Cassel, on the other side, starting for the Vikings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Matt Cassel, NFL Players, NFC, St. Louis Rams

18 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

After "roller coaster" year, 49ers' Cox becomes indispensable

Perrish Cox enters Sunday's game as one of the 49ers' starting cornerbacks, the top backup at nickel cornerback and the No. 2 punt returner.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC, Tramaine Brock, Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver, NFL Players, Seattle Seahawks

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Seattle Seahawks

Five matchups to watch: Seahawks at Chargers

After their impressive season-opening victory over the Packers, the Seahawks go on the road for the first time in the 2014 season when they meet the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday. A look at the Seahawks' Week 2 game against the Chargers in San Diego, including five matchups that could impact the outcome: Records: Seahawks 1-0, and tied for first in the NFC West after their season-opening 36-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field; Chargers 0-1, and tied for last in the AFC West after their 18-17 loss to the Cardinals in Arizona on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers, Percy Harvin, AFC, AFC West, Russell Wilson, NFL Players

Rant Sports

St. Louis Rams Are Clueless When It Comes To Tavon Austin

Repeated success in multiple fantasy leagues and skipping the "Ask Madden" option to virtual excellence often leads one to believe that they know more about x's and o's than the coaches themselves. Sometimes I'm guilty in this regard, but video games and couch-analysis aside, I usually come to the rational conclusion that coaches are professionals for a reason.

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Related Topix: Sports, St. Louis Rams, NFL Football, NFC, Tavon Austin, NFL Players, Sam Bradford

The Fresno Bee

Get yourself in the game: How to visit 49ers or Raiders

Getting to see the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders play in person can be an experience in itself. The 49ers have moved into new digs, Levi's Stadium, in Santa Clara.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Oakland Raiders, Derek Carr, NFL Players, San Francisco 49ers, NCAA Sports, California State University, Fresno NCAA, Fresno State Bulldogs NCAA Football, NCAA Football

Revenge of the Birds

Cardinals vs Giants: Keys to an Arizona Cardinals victory

After watching both teams open up their seasons on Monday Night Football, there was probably little question who is the more talented NFL time at this juncture, but unfortunately for the Cardinals they do not play the game on paper. The Cardinals are the better team as even Las Vegas would agree, having the Cardinals as a 2.5-point favorite heading into Sunday's showdown.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Arizona Cardinals, Patrick Peterson, Ted Ginn, NFL Players, San Diego Chargers

Examiner.com

San Diego conjures lots of memories for Seahawks QB Wilson

As the Seahawks get set to play their first real game in San Diego since 2002 - the year they returned to the NFC West after 25 years in the AFC West with the Chargers - it's almost like homecoming weekend for Russell Wilson , too. Seattle's third-year quarterback is heading back to the place where his dad flirted with an NFL career, and he also will be facing the quarterback who set the standard at North Carolina State a few years before Wilson shot to stardom there.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Diego Chargers, NFL Football, AFC, AFC West, Seattle Seahawks, NFC, Russell Wilson, NFL Players, Philip Rivers

Contra Costa Times

NBC, Sunday Night Football tackle Levi's Stadium

New stadiums present hurdles for broadcasters, too. Dan Dierdorf, who was with CBS at the time, was touring the lower level of the St. Louis Rams' gleaming new TWA Dome in 1995 when he starting looking around for the broadcast booth.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players, Mike Zimmer, NFC, St. Louis Rams

Examiner.com

Seahawks are passing through gauntlet of NFL's top-rated QBs

Plenty has been made of the fact that Russell Wilson is undefeated against the best quarterbacks in the league over his first two-plus seasons: Aaron Rodgers , Drew Brees , Peyton Manning , Tom Brady. The Hawks, who beat Brees, Colin Kaepernick and Manning last postseason as they claimed the first Super Bowl title in franchise history, face a trio of the best QBs to start this season as well: Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Manning.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, NFL Players, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Chico Enterprise-Record

Purdy: 49ers home opener brings Marc Trestman 'home'

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman watches as players warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL Players

Field Gulls

Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

Uffsides: Week 2 NFL picks and predictions - SBNation.com Matt Ufford and the crew preview and pick favorites for Steelers-Ravens, Patriots-Vikings, Falcons-Bengals, Bears-49ers, and Eagles-Colts. Also, someone wears a wig, and we stumble upon a Super... 49ers 101: The smash concept - Niners Nation We begin our series on the 49ers' most commonly used offensive concepts by looking at their preferred way to pick-up big chunks of yards in the passing game.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks, NFL Players, Bruce Irvin, Richard Sherman, Chicago Bears, Chris Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)

ESPN

Inside Slant: How to match Seahawks' home-field advantage

Creating the kind of home-field advantage the Seahawks enjoy is not as easy as replicating the design of CenturyLink Field. As he set about designing a new stadium for the Seattle Seahawks , architect Paul Griesemer juggled a series of requests and realities.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks

Denver Post

Rockies manager Walt Weiss won't let his players go on cruise control

Manager Walt Weiss, whose 59-87 team is tied with Arizona for the worst record in the National League, has been reminding his players that winning games remains a priority despite the Rockies' place in the standings. "I talked to the guys the other day - I've talked to them about it a couple times in the past few weeks - about how important it is to go all the way to the finish line," Weiss said.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Wilin Rosario, NFC, NFL Football, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Tyler Matzek, Jorge De La Rosa, Adam Wainwright

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BleacherReport

Bruce Ellington's Versatility a Bonus for San Francisco 49ers

James asked for his release earlier this week, in part because James was beaten out for punt-return duties by fourth-round rookie Bruce Ellington. Well, if practices this week in San Francisco are any indication, the 49ers may have much more in mind for Ellington than just punt returns.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC, NFL Players, Bruce Ellington, Bruce Miller, Carlos Hyde, Frank Gore

Contra Costa Times

49ers fans throw down big bucks for Levi's Stadium opener Sunday

After hosting four smaller events in the last six weeks, the sold-out $1.3 billion Santa Clara stadium -- recently named the costliest in the NFL to attend -- makes its regular season debut on national TV for a prime-time game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday evening. The average advertised price across the Web was $309 on Thursday, up 18 percent from the average game last year at Candlestick Park, according to aggregator TiqIq.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC

BleacherReport

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers: Betting Odds Analysis, Prediction

The Seattle Seahawks could not have looked much better than they did in crushing Green Bay last Thursday to open the NFL season. And now they have extra rest visiting a team playing with short rest in the San Diego Chargers .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, AFC, AFC West, San Diego Chargers, Philip Rivers, NFL Players, Seattle Seahawks

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