49ers hope hiring of Shanahan ends coaching carousel

Feb 10, 2017

49ers hope hiring of Shanahan ends coaching carousel

For the third straight offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York hired a new head coach and introduced him with a news conference full of platitudes. After running off Jim Harbaugh following the 2014 season and Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly after one-year tenures ...

Shanahan quits Falcons to become 49ers coach

Feb 7, 2017

Shanahan quits Falcons to become 49ers coach

The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month after firing Chip Kelly after just one season. The 49ers settled on Shanahan a couple weeks ago but had to wait until ...

Feb 2, 2017

Ex-49ers cheerleader sues NFL over low wages

A former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit alleging NFL executives and team owners are conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders. The suit filed Tuesday by the woman identified only as “Jane Doe” names the league and each team and seeks ...

Super Bowl opening night tamer than usual

Jan 31, 2017

Super Bowl opening night tamer than usual

A man traipsing around Monday’s Super Bowl opening night in a full-length gown declaring himself “The Empress of Austria, Elizabeth I” was the most outrageous guest at what was a rather tame media night compared to the circus this event has been in the ...

49ers pound Rams as Kelly wins debut

Sep 13, 2016

49ers pound Rams as Kelly wins debut

The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points since moving back to Los Angeles. Carlos Hyde ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers posted their ...

Sep 3, 2016

Kaepernick issue may spark boycott

The union for police officers who work San Francisco home games says its members may boycott policing the stadium if the 49ers don’t discipline Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem. A letter sent to the 49ers from the Santa Clara ...

Jul 16, 2016

49ers' Lynch gets four-game ban

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The NFL announced the suspension Friday. Lynch is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and ...

Jul 12, 2016

Casson named Timberwolves' new CEO

The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired San Francisco 49ers executive Ethan Casson to be the team’s new chief executive officer. The team announced the hiring on Monday. Casson will replace Rob Moor, who stepped down from his post and will start on Aug. 8. Casson ...

May 21, 2016

Former 49er Hayne to suit up for Fiji

Former rugby league and NFL player Jarryd Hayne has been drafted by a Fiji squad looking to confirm a second straight rugby sevens world series triumph this weekend. Fiji confirmed Hayne on Friday for his rugby sevens international debut, as an injury replacement for ...

May 16, 2016

Hayne leaving NFL to pursue Olympic dream

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne’s NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics. “I simply could not pass that chance up,” Hayne ...

May 3, 2016

Ex-NFL lineman Stubblefield charged with rape

Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” woman, prosecutors announced. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Stubblefield, a former defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, allegedly assaulted the woman ...