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Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during an NCAA college football game in Honolulu.  The cover-up is frequently worse than the crime. Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous lies in pro sports have involved athletes trying to cover themselves for things they know they shouldn¹t be doing. Tough to explain to your bosses paying millions of dollars that you can¹t play because you were doing something forbidden under your contract. USC is sharing some of the blame for publicizing Shaw¹s story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Shaw has admitted the story was a lie, but hasn¹t offered an alternative explanation. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury.

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Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws Colorado Rockies in the first inning of their game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.

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Rockies beaten by Buster Posey, Giants again

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, right, hops over Colorado Rockies' Justin Morneau (33) after completing a double play in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Nolan Arenado was out at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For two nights, the Colorado Rockies have had no answers for Buster Posey. Or San Francisco’s stellar starting pitching, either.

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Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants

San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy’s 1,600th managerial victory.

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After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.

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