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 ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

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Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Apr 1, 2016

49ers guarantee Kaepernick's lucrative contract for 2016

After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday. Not many figured on this outcome in recent months. The 49ers could have released him or traded him. Instead, the quarterback’s $11.9 million 2016 ...

Jan 22, 2016

49ers give receiver Rogers two-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed former CFL wide receiver Eric Rogers to a two-year deal. Rogers spent the past two seasons with Calgary of the CFL before signing with the Niners on Thursday. Rogers led the CFL with 1,448 yards receiving and 10 ...

Kelly gets second chance, hired as new coach of 49ers

Jan 15, 2016

Kelly gets second chance, hired as new coach of 49ers

Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win — right away. The 49ers hired the former Eagles coach on Thursday, finding the leader CEO Jed York is counting on to turn ...

Nov 7, 2015

Kaepernick says he'll back Gabbert

While coach Jim Tomsula presented the 49ers’ quarterback change this week as a chance for benched Colin Kaepernick to get a chance to “breathe,” Kaepernick insists he is still preparing as he would a usual week and will support starter Blaine Gabbert on Sunday ...

Nov 3, 2015

49ers' Kaepernick benched: source

A person with knowledge of the decision says quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been told he won’t start Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers, replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because the decision wasn’t to be discussed ...

Giants beat 49ers on last-minute touchdown

Oct 12, 2015

Giants beat 49ers on last-minute touchdown

Eli Manning took a sip of a drink on the sideline, then slammed down the cup. Not in frustration, but in celebration. Larry Donnell’s spectacular catch over two 49ers with 21 seconds remaining lifted the New York Giants past San Francisco 30-27 on Sunday ...

Tomsula stands by Kaepernick after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2015

Tomsula stands by Kaepernick after blowout loss

Coming off two straight blowout losses, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula remained in the corner of his starting quarterback. “I believe in Colin Kaepernick and I think he’s got the tools to be a darn good quarterback in this league,” Tomsula said ...