Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jan 16, 2015

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

Jan 15, 2015

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in ...

Kaepernick looks forward

Dec 26, 2014

Kaepernick looks forward

Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed. “That’s still ...

Chargers down 49ers in OT

Dec 21, 2014

Chargers down 49ers in OT

Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge. He prevailed through a balky back and ...

49ers release McDonald following latest run-in with law

Dec 18, 2014

49ers release McDonald following latest run-in with law

Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and his agent by phone around ...

Coach backs Kaepernick

Dec 6, 2014

Coach backs Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took exception to the response toward quarterback Colin Kaepernick following his somewhat brief media session on Wednesday. “It’s sad, really, because you don’t know Kap,” Harbaugh said Friday. “You get the honest person with him. If he’s not ...

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Nov 28, 2014

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: “I told their sideline if they threw it my way I’d end the game.” He did exactly that — just like last time. Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, ...

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

Nov 10, 2014

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive in the final minutes of regulation, Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked ...

49ers step up, rally by Rams

Oct 14, 2014

49ers step up, rally by Rams

The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals. “No disrespect, but I didn’t know who their quarterback was,” linebacker Ahmad Brooks said. “We got some good pressure on him. That helped us.” Davis was sacked ...

49ers strike gold with Gore in victory against Eagles

Sep 29, 2014

49ers strike gold with Gore in victory against Eagles

An off-balance Colin Kaepernick improvised, threw across his body and across the field, finding Frank Gore open near the opposite sideline more than 20 yards away. Gore bailed out a broken play and helped get the San Francisco 49ers back on track with a ...

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

Aug 30, 2014

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. Now they know the exact time frame: He is suspended for more than half the season. The star linebacker received his nine-game penalty from the ...

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Aug 18, 2014

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Even Peyton Manning realizes he’s ready for the regular season. Or at least darn close. Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil ...