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Report: 49ers, Raiders end preseason matchups

The 49ers and Raiders won't meet in the preseason again because of fan violence at Saturday's game that resulted in two people being shot and one severely beaten, the San Jose Mercury News said Monday.

The NFL and local police are in favor of the move, the newspaper reported.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attended the game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and both saw the brawling.

"They were just constantly wailing at each other without regard to who was there," Lee said of the fans.

San Francisco General Hospital said two of the victims had been upgraded to fair condition. One was a 24-year-old man who was shot several times in the stomach. The other was a 26-year-old man who was beaten unconscious in a restroom. The other shooting victim was treated for superficial facial wounds after the game.

Police have not released the victims' names. No arrests have been made.

Giants' starting CB Thomas tears ACL

Giants starting cornerback Terrell Thomas tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in host New York's 41-13 preseason win over the Bears and most likely is out for the season.

Thomas was hurt with 22 seconds left in the first half in a collision with defensive end and former Bull Jason Pierre-Paul.

ACL injuries are usually season ending, and this one probably will cost the Giants their 2010 leading tackler.

Broncos: Coach John Fox named Kyle Orton his starting quarterback and said Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn have two more preseason games to win the No. 2 job.

Browns: The team reached agreement with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas on a seven-year extension that ESPN said is worth $84 million and includes $44 million in guaranteed money.

Eagles: Vince Young said his comment about the Eagles being a "Dream Team" was taken out of context. Then he spent five minutes essentially reiterating it. When asked by reporters what the context was, Young said in comments reported by CSNPhilly.com, "It's just what I mean. We do have some real talented guys, and if we continue to keep working and taking care of our responsibilities and finish like we want to finish as a team, I really feel like, that's how I called it."

Patriots: Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth pleaded no contest in Washington to a charge of simple assault to resolve a case in which he was accused of touching a female waiter's breast while having drinks at a Washington hotel. If he stays out of trouble over the next 18 months, undergoes alcohol abuse and psychological assessments, and completes 160 hours of community service, prosecutors will drop the charge. Haynesworth originally faced a more serious sexual abuse charge. Prosecutors dropped that charge as part of the plea agreement.

titans: Receiver Kenny Britt meets today with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his two arrests during the lockout.

Vikings: Former Buc defensive end Stylez White signed to fill the roster spot of Scott Kooistra, who was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury sustained vs. Seattle on Saturday.

Report: 49ers, Raiders end preseason matchups 08/22/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:06am]
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