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It's Thunder and Lightning time for 49ers

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The 49ers will try a new combination to replace injured Frank Gore, who is out for the season with a hip injury. Rookie Anthony Dixon and veteran Brian Westbrook will share duties in the backfield starting this week.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Say goodbye to the Frank Gore Era 2010. Say hello to Thunder and Lightning. That's how San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary describes the styles of veteran Brian Westbrook and rookie Anthony Dixon, who will share the running back duties now that Gore is out for the season with a fractured right hip. The nickname fits. Westbrook is an instinctual runner with quick moves...

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