Linebacker Aaron Curry has returned to practice with the Raiders for the first time since May after dealing with nagging knee problems in recent months.
Curry began the season on the physically unable to perform list and was unable to practice for the first six weeks. He made his first appearance on the field with his team on Wednesday, starting a three-week window for Oakland to decide whether to activate him, release him or place him on season-ending injured reserve. Read More
The National Football League has chosen San Francisco as one of two finalists to host the 2016 or 2017 Super Bowl — although the game would be played 50 miles south of The City at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara.
Still, Mayor Ed Lee applauded Tuesday’s announcement and said that hundreds of millions of dollars could be pumped into the region if San Francisco is selected. Read More
Dennis Allen has seen improvement on just about every part of his team. With only one win in five games, the Raiders rookie coach realizes it’s not enough.
Not even taking the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons to the wire before losing on Matt Bryant’s 55-yard field goal in the final seconds provided Allen with a sense that Oakland has turned the corner. Read More
A man who was stabbed during an altercation outside Candlestick Park on Sunday was targeted for wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, police said Monday.
Kristopher Viana, 22, and Alexandro Arguelles, 30, both of San Francisco, were booked on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy in connection with the incident on Harney Way.
The victim, a 27-year-old Elk Grove man whom police did not identify, is expected to survive, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More
NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis will harass the quarterback. The defense will probably force a turnover. Frank Gore will run for around 100 yards and Alex Smith will protect the ball.
Everybody pretty much knows what to expect from the 49ers by now.
That’s hardly the case with the Buffalo Bills. Read More
The 49ers defense has a little inside game of its own going on in practice each week to force as many turnovers as possible to prepare for more of the same come Sunday.
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman claims his unit had nine turnovers during one such session recently — though quarterback Alex Smith begs to differ, calling that number inflated.
The total hardly matters, it’s the principle. Read More
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The San Francisco 49ers are everything Rex Ryan wishes his New York Jets were.
San Francisco used a solid running game, a smothering defense, a little bit of the wildcat-style offense and even blocked a punt to cruise to a 34-0 victory Sunday. Read More
The loss of cornerback Darrelle Revis may weaken the New York Jets defense a bit for their game against the 49ers on Sunday, but it also creates more headaches for 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman to try to figure out how the Jets will compensate.
Rex Ryan and his Jets defensive staff are known for the variety of looks they throw at an offense, and now they may be more unpredictable in terms of how they will alter things with Revis out. Read More
Team owners, spurred by Monday night’s game-deciding controversial touchdown call by replacement officials, are having a major impact on progress toward settlement between the NFL and the locked out NFL Referee’s Association.
How much progress remained unclear Wednesday night.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday that an agreement in principal is at hand and other reports said officials could be back on the job by Sunday. Read More
The NFL ruled Tuesday that the result of Seattle’s controversial 14-12 victory over Green Bay on Monday will stand, even saying it supported the ruling of the replay official who confirmed the game-winning touchdown.
The NFL’s statement elicited another round of reactions, including Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers calling the NFL’s explanation “garbage” during a radio program Tuesday, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll saying it was “cool” the league confirmed the catch. Read More