CSN Bay Area http://www.csnbayarea.com/rss/category/%2A/feed.xml en Why it makes sense for 49ers to trade Alex Smith http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-maiocco/why-it-makes-sense-49ers-trade-alex-smith-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Multiple times it&#039;s looked like Alex Smith would not return to the 49ers. As Insider Matt Maiocco details, another such situation is approaching.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:33:17 +0000 comcast.admin 77506 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Waiting for the 'why' in Belcher tragedy http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/ray-ratto/waiting-why-belcher-tragedy-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Until we know what Jovan Belcher&#039;s autopsy tells us, we cannot know just how much to condemn him -- if at all, writes Ray Ratto.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:05:26 +0000 comcast.admin 77476 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Dennis Allen's father passes away http://www.csnbayarea.com/raiders/dennis-allens-father-passes-away <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Raiders head coach Dennis Allen had left the team on Sunday to be with his family. The team says Allen will coach on Thursday against Denver.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:51:45 +0000 comcast.admin 77466 at http://www.csnbayarea.com 49ers can wrap up playoff spot http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-maiocco/49ers-can-wrap-playoff-spot-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>With four games remaining, the 49ers have a remote chance to clinch a playoff spot this weekend -- if one of these six-step scenarios transpires.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:01:29 +0000 comcast.admin 77486 at http://www.csnbayarea.com 'Explosive' plays define Raiders' lost season http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/explosive-plays-define-raiders-lost-season-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver on getting hit by the big play: &quot;We just have to work together to understand why and how it happens.&quot;</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:49:30 +0000 comcast.admin 77496 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Steinmetz's Instant Replay: Magic 102, Warriors 94 http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-steinmetz/steinmetzs-instant-replay-magic-102-warriors-94 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>A 4-0 homestand was not in the works Monday as Aaron Afflalo and Glen Davis both netted 24 points and Orlando downed the Warriors 102-94.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:50:02 +0000 comcast.admin 77776 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Reddick, Cespedes help A's Stand Up To Cancer http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/casey-pratt/reddick-cespedes-help-stand-cancer <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Major League Baseball&#039;s public relations directors have come together to find a unique way to Stand Up To Cancer. Using their unparalleled access to MLB players and their franchises, the PR officials came together to raise money for the Stand Up To Cancer charity.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:27:04 +0000 comcast.admin 77781 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Johnson named WAC Defensive Player of Year http://www.csnbayarea.com/ncaa/johnson-named-wac-defensive-player-year <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Johnson, a senior from San Jose, Calif. also named to the first team, leads the conference in tackles for a loss with 19 for 106 yards.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:08:21 +0000 comcast.admin 77761 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Drew still drawing interest from A's http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/casey-pratt/drew-still-drawing-interest <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Oakland had a mutual option on shortstop Stephen Drew but declined it after the season. Now the A&#039;s have the opportunity to sign Drew for multiple years at a more reasonable annual rate.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:51:15 +0000 comcast.admin 77766 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Sharks notes: Havlat returns to San Jose http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/kevin-kurz/sharks-notes-havlat-returns-san-jose <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Sharks forward Marty Havlat, who has returned to the Bay Area after several months in the Czech Republic, is more confident than teammate Dan Boyle that the NHL lockout will come to an end soon.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:28:35 +0000 comcast.admin 77751 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Scutaro talks continue; Giants weigh LF options http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/andrew-baggarly/scutaro-talks-continue-giants-weigh-lf-options <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Asked to characterize the Marco Scutaro negotiations, Giants VP Bobby Evans said he has been discussing &quot;various offers and considerations from the beginning.&quot;</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:02:58 +0000 comcast.admin 77406 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Bochy will make recruiting pitch to Brian Wilson http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/andrew-baggarly/bochy-will-make-recruiting-pitch-brian-wilson <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he planned to call Brian Wilson in an effort to recruit the three-time All-Star closer, who is not happy that his former team didn&#039;t tender him a contract before Friday&#039;s deadline.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:42:14 +0000 comcast.admin 77746 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Baalke hints James' debut is coming http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-maiocco/baalke-hints-james-debut-coming <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>49ers general manager Trent Baalke intimated Monday that rookie running back LaMichael James will soon get a chance to contribute.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:31:18 +0000 comcast.admin 77396 at http://www.csnbayarea.com How do Raiders scheme for Manning? http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/how-do-raiders-scheme-manning <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>How are the Raiders preparing for a rejuvenated Peyton Manning and a national television audience?</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:43:45 +0000 comcast.admin 77741 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Giants release Cactus League schedule http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/andrew-baggarly/giants-release-cactus-league-schedule <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Giants pitchers and catchers will report to Scottsdale on Feb. 12 and the club will open the exhibition schedule Feb. 23 at home against an Angels split squad -- the earliest they&#039;ve ever started Cactus League play.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:22:13 +0000 comcast.admin 77386 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Magic vs. Warriors: What to watch for http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/matt-steinmetz/magic-vs-warriors-what-watch <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Matt Steinmetz believes Glen Davis and David Lee are two players who struggle to score on the interior against athletic defenders. But since neither is one, it could mean heavy production out of both players.</div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:46:46 +0000 comcast.admin 77736 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Nolan weighs in on lockout http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/kevin-kurz/nolan-weighs-lockout <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Count former Sharks captain Owen Nolen as one of the many NHL fans who is disappointed in the lack of a lockout deal.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:23:18 +0000 comcast.admin 77376 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Focus shifts to Scutaro with Pagan signed http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/ray-ratto/focus-shifts-scutaro-pagan-signed <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The common thought headed into the offseason was that Angel Pagan would require lengthy contract negotiations and Marco Scutaro was close to a sure thing to stay in San Francisco. Not so fast.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:12:31 +0000 comcast.admin 77731 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Raiders had Pryor package for Browns game http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/raiders-had-pryor-package-browns-game <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Terrelle Pryor may have dressed for his first game on Sunday, but didn&#039;t see game action. That may change, according to Raiders OC Greg Knapp, who confirmed the QB&#039;s fate for Thursday&#039;s game.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:09:54 +0000 comcast.admin 69646 at http://www.csnbayarea.com Stewart giving Raiders options at running back http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/paul-gutierrez/stewart-giving-raiders-options-running-back <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>No doubt Jeremy Stewart runs hard. But some might say he looks more adept at running in the Raiders&#039; zone-blocking scheme than did Darren McFadden before he suffered a high ankle sprain on Nov. 4.</p> </div></div></div><div id="gigya-sharebar"></div> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:49:09 +0000 comcast.admin 77361 at http://www.csnbayarea.com