San Francisco 49ers

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin is interviewed after an NFL football practice

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that […]

08/30/2015

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan (10) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Desmond Bishop (51) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015.

Cowboys owner Jones apologizes to 49ers for grass comment

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologized to the San Francisco 49ers for his concerns and criticism of the Levi’s Stadium grass leading up to Sunday night’s preseason game. Jones, speaking outside Dallas locker room after […]

08/24/2015

Ray McDonald

Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in NorCal

The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from him assaulting a woman who was holding a baby. Santa Clara police Lt. […]

05/25/2015

Ray McDonald

NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald assaulted a woman who was holding a baby and was arrested for domestic violence in Northern California. Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was […]

05/25/2015

Chris Borland

49ers’ Chris Borland retiring at 24, wary of head trauma

Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie […]

03/18/2015

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) catches a 9-yard touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Fake punt helps 49ers beat Chiefs 22-17

The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play. And just […]

10/06/2014

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a fan uses an app on a smartphone to order food and drinks at Levi's Stadium during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif. If 49ers CEO Jed York realizes his vision, Levi’s Stadium will channel Silicon Valley’s ingenuity to become known as a technology temple programmed to pamper and connect fans who are more accustomed to being corralled in congested venues with little or no Internet access. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It’s a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport’s TV […]

10/02/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They’ll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks […]

09/19/2014

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) tackles San Francisco 49ers tight end Derek Carrier (46) during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers’ Derek Carrier ready to step in at tight end

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carrier’s decisions to attend a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin and drop basketball for football paid off when he earned a spot on the San Francisco 49ers this […]

09/18/2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is pushed out of bounds by Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte, top, as Shea McClellin helps on defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Kaepernick fined for inappropriate language

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what an official called “inappropriate language” by the 49ers […]

09/18/2014

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