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San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrate his touchdown score during Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers lose the Super Bowl in a heartbreaker

At a final score of 31-20, the Chiefs win their second title in franchise history

San Francisco 49ers full back Kyle Juszczyk (44) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrate his touchdown score during Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk celebrates after scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl LIV. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

The Chiefs and 49ers are tied at half time in the Super Bowl

The 49ers have outgained Kansas City 177-155 in total yards of offense but a shaky start to the game by 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk celebrates after scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl LIV. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during the Super Bowl LIV media availably press conference at the James L. Knight Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kyle Shanahan: From 49ers ball boy to head coach

Unwrapping the box, Shanahan was elated when he picked up a red, No. 21 Deion Sanders jersey

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during the Super Bowl LIV media availably press conference at the James L. Knight Center at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers celebrate and rally for their team before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Photos: 49ers faithful cheer on their team in SF and Miami

49ers faithuful in San Francisco and in Miami cheered on their team…

San Francisco 49ers celebrate and rally for their team before kick-off of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Miami, Florida. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young has been elected to…

Former 49ers defensive line Bryant Young elected to 2020 class of Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) heads back to the team locker room before playing against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Nick Bosa: An unlikely 49ers fan favorite

In the 49ers locker room, Bosa’s widespread acceptance has become commonplace

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) heads back to the team locker room before playing against the Cleveland Browns at Levi’s Stadium on October 7. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed, along with Police Chief William Scott, address plans for Super Bowl Sunday at Kezar Stadium, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City prepares for Super Bowl celebrations

Extra police and safety officers will be deployed throughout the City and…

Mayor London Breed, along with Police Chief William Scott, address plans for Super Bowl Sunday at Kezar Stadium, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
When it comes to rushing, the San Francisco 49ers need to wash, rinse and repeat during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here, running back Raheem Mostert (31) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 21.

What to watch for as the 49ers meet the Chiefs in the Super Bowl

It’s been a week unlike any other for this San Francisco 49ers team.

When it comes to rushing, the San Francisco 49ers need to wash, rinse and repeat during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Here, running back Raheem Mostert (31) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 21.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Wildcats compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3 in Daly City. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Prep roundup: Riordan and SI pick up road wins

Leading by 10 with 2:29 left, Riordan (16-2, 7-1 WCAL) let the Padres claw back in with a pair of 3-pointers from Ryan Wilson,

Sacred Heart Cathedral Wildcats compete against St. Ignatius Wildcats in the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game at the Cow Palace on January 3 in Daly City. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Richard Sherman leaned on Kobe Bryant to help him through his torn…

Kobe Bryant’s death impacts 49ers ahead of Super Bowl LIV
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is interviewed by the media during Super Bowl Opening Night presented by BOLT24, the national kick off for Super Bowl LIV festivities at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/MIami Herald/TNS)

49ers’ legendary champions: How they continue to inspire as team heads to Super Bowl

Back when coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh were neophytes…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is interviewed by the media during Super Bowl Opening Night presented by BOLT24, the national kick off for Super Bowl LIV festivities at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/MIami Herald/TNS)
Fans gather to mourn the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at a mural near Staples Center on Jan. 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, a day after nine people were killed in the helicopter crash which claimed the life of the former Los Angeles Lakers star and his 13 year old daughter. The NBA has postponed the Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game that was set for Tuesday

The NBA has postponed the Lakers-Clippers game that was scheduled for Tuesday.…

Fans gather to mourn the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at a mural near Staples Center on Jan. 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, a day after nine people were killed in the helicopter crash which claimed the life of the former Los Angeles Lakers star and his 13 year old daughter. The NBA has postponed the Lakers-Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant celebrates his 3-pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 . (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 dead in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with…

The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant celebrates his 3-pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 . (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
With Tuesday night’s 62-51 win at Mitty, the Crusaders defeated the Monarchs on the road for the first time since 2002. (Ethan Kassal/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Prep basketball: Riordan ends long-standing losing streak at Mitty

“One of the things we talked about that we wanted to do this year was knock off Mitty at Mitty,”

With Tuesday night’s 62-51 win at Mitty, the Crusaders defeated the Monarchs on the road for the first time since 2002. (Ethan Kassal/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) is carted off the field with a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Star of 49ers win, Mostert consoled injured teammate: “We’re brothers”

Raheem Mostert, who broke his arm against the Oakland Raiders in 2018, was able to empathize with some of the pain that Coleman was experiencing

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) is carted off the field with a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hector Desantis of Daly City, a lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, watched Sunday’s game at the historic 7 Mile House. Some of today’s fans, he said, are more superficial than they used to be. (Meyer Gorelick/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Niners faithful recall a different time as they celebrate their team’s victory

Minutes from Candlestick Park, the ancestral home of the 49ers, several of…

Hector Desantis of Daly City, a lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, watched Sunday’s game at the historic 7 Mile House. Some of today’s fans, he said, are more superficial than they used to be. (Meyer Gorelick/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks a tackle and scores the first touchdown of the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner.

The Niners are going to the Super Bowl

With a 37-20 win over the visiting Green Bay Packers, the 49ers punched their tickets to Miami, FL

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks a tackle and scores the first touchdown of the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks a tackle and scores the first touchdown of the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner.

San Francisco 49ers own the first half, 27-0

Leading the charge for the 49ers has been running back Raheem Mostert

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) breaks a tackle and scores the first touchdown of the game against the Green Bay Packers in the 1st quarter at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner.
Somaya Garcia, 8, has her face painted by Andrea Paris as 49ers fans tailgate before they take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Photos: San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate at Levi’s

San Francisco 49ers fans tailgate at Levi’s Stadium before the big game

Somaya Garcia, 8, has her face painted by Andrea Paris as 49ers fans tailgate before they take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) speaks during a press conference after the game at Levi’s Stadium on January 11. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

What to watch for as the San Francisco 49ers take on Green Bay

The presence of the George Halas Trophy in Santa Clara means that the NFC Championship game is here.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) speaks during a press conference after the game at Levi’s Stadium on January 11. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)