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Glenn Dorsey doing all the little things to make strides

Glenn Dorsey quickly emerged as a stabilizing force in the middle of…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers’ Joe Looney takes on key offensive line role

A little-known offensive lineman with less than one full game of NFL…

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Brandon Wade/ap file photoWith NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the helm

Read-option not dead, just in hibernation

Interesting theory making the rounds in today’s NFL, which is not to…

Brandon Wade/ap file photoWith NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the helm
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Back on track, 49ers prepare for rival Seahawks

Donte Whitner realizes how different the 49ers are now from the team…

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carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Crabtree passes first test, but bigger challenge awaits

How much better is the 49ers’ offense when Michael Crabtree is on…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes as St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) applies pressure during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco

With Crabtree back, Niners passing game begins to find its form

Sunday may have been Michael Crabtree’s long-awaited season debut, but it was…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes as St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long (91) applies pressure during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco
Young prom attendees get a red carpet welcome from the 49ers at the prom at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. It is the first prom since the hospital moved to its new Mission Bay location on February 1. From left to right: Dillon Ferrell

Niners look to pick up where they left off in last game

With a dominating win on "Monday Night Football," the 49ers reminded the…

Young prom attendees get a red carpet welcome from the 49ers at the prom at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. It is the first prom since the hospital moved to its new Mission Bay location on February 1. From left to right: Dillon Ferrell
Evan Vucci/APThe 49ers' defense bottled up Robert Griffin III on Monday night and will look to do the same against the Rams on Sunday.

49ers defense is rounding into form

SANTA CLARA -- There's a good vibe in the San Francisco locker…

Evan Vucci/APThe 49ers' defense bottled up Robert Griffin III on Monday night and will look to do the same against the Rams on Sunday.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

49ers still need to prove they can beat top teams

The 49ers predictably crushed another weak team Monday night and now it’s…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Weeknight home games are unlikely for 49ers next season

The 49ers are unlikely to host weeknight games at new Levi’s Stadium…

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AP file Photo/Jeff ChiuSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks off the practice field during NFL football minicamp in Santa Clara in June 19. Smith was sentenced on gun and DUI charges on Friday.

49ers’ Aldon Smith to appear in court on weapons charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will be in Santa Clara County…

AP file Photo/Jeff ChiuSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks off the practice field during NFL football minicamp in Santa Clara in June 19. Smith was sentenced on gun and DUI charges on Friday.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is tackled by the Panthers' Mario Addison (97) and Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter Sunday at Candlestick Park.

Niners' offense shut down in loss to Panthers

With Vernon Davis sidelined by injury, the 49ers' offense sputtered in the…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick is tackled by the Panthers' Mario Addison (97) and Luke Kuechly in the fourth quarter Sunday at Candlestick Park.
AP Photo/Sang TanSan Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) breaks the challenge of Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) on his way to scoring a touchdown during the NFL football game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London

Niners’ run game is now a strength

The 49ers have gone from one of the NFL’s worst rushing teams…

AP Photo/Sang TanSan Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) breaks the challenge of Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) on his way to scoring a touchdown during the NFL football game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Niners activate receiver Manningham, cut cornerback Asomugha

Wide receiver Mario Manningham is back for the 49ers, and could make…

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EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOA San Francisco startup paid Niners tight end Vernon Davis $4 million for the rights to 10 percent of the athlete’s future earnings from football and related endorsements.

Company to invest in 49er Davis’ future earnings

Fantex Brokerage Services announced Thursday that it intends to sell shares of…

EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOA San Francisco startup paid Niners tight end Vernon Davis $4 million for the rights to 10 percent of the athlete’s future earnings from football and related endorsements.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers release receiver Marlon Moore

The 49ers released receiver Marlon Moore on Wednesday, a move that could…

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John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks

Harbaugh pleased with Niners' first half of the season

SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself…

John Froschauer/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh walks off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks
Jeff Chiu/AP49ers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is recovering from a case of mononucleosis.

49ers feel right at home in London, rout Jaguars

LONDON -- He ran. He threw. He conquered. Colin Kaepernick did it…

Jeff Chiu/AP49ers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is recovering from a case of mononucleosis.
Bob Martin/USA TODAY SportsThe ability to consistently establish Frank Gore and the running game is a big reason

Niners are right where they need to be at midway point

After five straight wins, it's clear the 49ers are still legitimate Super…

Bob Martin/USA TODAY SportsThe ability to consistently establish Frank Gore and the running game is a big reason
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Jags look to home comforts of London against 49ers

LONDON -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to shake their winless start…

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