San Francisco 49ers

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

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 […]

09/15/2014

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)

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 […]

09/15/2014

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 […]

09/12/2014

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 […]

09/12/2014

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 […]

09/10/2014

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