San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh during the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman’s arrest on suspicion […]


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)

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers. He received the go ahead 90 minutes before […]


San Francisco 49ers players walk out of the tunnel at Levi's Stadium before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers to test re-sodded Levi’s field on Saturday

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will practice in Levi’s Stadium on Saturday, a step that might be more about footing than getting familiar with the surroundings. The 49ers host the Chicago […]


San Francisco Dontae Johnson (36) gestures as teammate defensive back Perrish Cox (20) runs back an interception against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

49ers CBs Johnson, Cox step up after injuries

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a fourth-round pick with nothing more than a fill-in performance on his NFL resume, San Francisco 49ers rookie Dontae Johnson knows what to expect when Jay Cutler and the […]


FILe - In thisa Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) reacts in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The NFL is allowing two more NFL players to continue playing while facing domestic violence issues. Similar to the Ray Rice case, the league says it investigating and waiting for the legal process to run its course before taking action. Greg Hardy already has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence, but has filed an appeal. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for abuse allegations. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active […]


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49ers CEO wants to give McDonald ‘due process’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says he will let “due process take its course” before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of […]


San Francisco 49ers' LaMichael James (23) runs against the Houston Texans during the third quarter of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

49ers release running back LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the move a day after his team’s 28-17 win at Dallas. James has […]


San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) reaches up to grab a touchdown pass as Dallas Cowboys' Bruce Carter (54), J.J. Wilcox (27) and Justin Durant (52) watch in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes to Vernon Davis, one right after the first of three interceptions by Tony Romo, and the 49ers opened the season with a 28-17 win over the sloppy Cowboys on Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

49ers D up to challenge in 28-17 win over Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Patrick Willis and the rest of the San Francisco defense were fine without a couple of key players, at least for the opener against Dallas. The 49ers scored on the second […]


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Seattle at an event showcasing NFL Now, the league’s next-generation video service, which will provide a personalized stream of video from the digital library of NFL football video through apps and browsers on a variety of devices. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald’s case after the institution of a new policy on domestic violence. Goodell spoke Wednesday night after […]


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49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers […]