49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

Jul 22, 2014

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

49ers reward Kaepernick with $126 million extension

Jun 5, 2014

49ers reward Kaepernick with $126 million extension

Colin Kaepernick insists he just happened to pull on a pair of socks with dollar bill prints all over them Wednesday morning — before he learned he had struck a new fortune with the San Francisco 49ers. “I had these on before I found ...

May 23, 2014

49ers give draft picks Ward, Borland four-year deals

The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round draft pick safety Jimmie Ward and third-round selection Chris Borland to four-year contracts. Ward was selected 30th overall this month out of Northern Illinois. The team announced the deals Thursday ahead of their rookie minicamp starting Friday. ...

49ers linebacker Smith pleads no contest to gun charges, DUI

May 22, 2014

49ers linebacker Smith pleads no contest to gun charges, DUI

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. The 24-year-old Smith entered his pleas in a Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom in San Jose. He faces a sentence ...

49ers coach Harbaugh content with where he is

Mar 9, 2014

49ers coach Harbaugh content with where he is

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is ready for a busy week ahead with the start of free agency and is moving forward from the recent news that the Cleveland Browns inquired about trading for him. Harbaugh, attending the Utah-Stanford men’s basketball game Saturday ...

49ers, Boldin reach agreement on a two-year contract

Mar 4, 2014

49ers, Boldin reach agreement on a two-year contract

While chatter has swirled about Jim Harbaugh’s future with the 49ers in recent weeks, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has secured his status in San Francisco — and even credited the coach for his decision to come back. The franchise gave him a few million ...

49ers decry Sherman's lack of class, rip him as 'ignorant'

Jan 21, 2014

49ers decry Sherman's lack of class, rip him as 'ignorant'

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner was irked at any Seattle fans involved with throwing popcorn and other debris on injured linebacker NaVorro Bowman as he was carted off at CenturyLink Field. “That’s pure ignorance,” said Whitner, who noted losing to the rival Seahawks ...

Seahawks stand tall to edge Niners in NFC title game

Jan 20, 2014

Seahawks stand tall to edge Niners in NFC title game

Richard Sherman did a CenturyLink Leap. Golden Tate grabbed a 12th Man flag and circled the field with it. Even team owner Paul Allen made an appearance and gave a victory speech. The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the Big Apple for the Super ...

49ers, Seahawks set for showdown

Jan 19, 2014

49ers, Seahawks set for showdown

From the first kickoff back in September, the 49ers and Seahawks seemed destined to meet for the NFC title. Time to get it on. With the conference’s most physical, relentless defenses, adept at forcing turnovers and making opponents think twice about, well, just about ...

Niners oust Panthers

Jan 13, 2014

Niners oust Panthers

Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newton’s Superman touchdown celebration. Three years of frustration had come to a head. “Just a little shoutout,” Kaepernick said. To whom? “I think you know ...

Kaepernick burns Green Bay

Jan 6, 2014

Kaepernick burns Green Bay

Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool. Facing a blitz on third-and-8, the elusive San Francisco 49ers quarterback scrambled 11 yards out of trouble to set up Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 win Sunday over ...