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 ...

Harbaughs come together for 49ers-Ravens tilt

Aug 7, 2014

Harbaughs come together for 49ers-Ravens tilt

They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn’t often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August. The exception to the rule will occur this week. Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will face John Harbaugh and ...

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 ...