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Stephen Curry has said he wants to have an ownership stake in his hometown Carolina Panthers, and he’s serious about it. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Steph Curry doubles down on desire to own Panthers

OAKLAND — No, seriously, Stephen Curry wants to buy a share of…

 

The 49ers were left wondering what was happening for most of their contest against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No good: Kyle Shanahan’s debut for 49ers marred by the bad and the ugly

SANTA CLARA — When it comes to bad teams, I’m a believer…

 

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry sat down with ESPN to talk about their favorite NFL teams going at it on Monday Night Football. (Courtesy @Warriors/Twitter)

Steph ready to collect after beating KD in NFL wager

OAKLAND — A night after Steph Curry's Carolina Panthers beat Kevin Durant's Washington…

 

The Oakland Raiders defense chases down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on November 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Turnover battle looms as Raiders host Bills

In the final minute of the Oakland Raiders' 35-32 Week 12-win over…

The Oakland Raiders defense chases down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on November 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, seen here against Denver earlier this month, may be relied upon more heavily today with Michael Crabtree and Latavius Murray questionable.(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

After quick turnaround, Raiders welcome Panthers to Coliseum

After rallying to beat the Houston Texans 27-20 in Mexico City on…

Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, seen here against Denver earlier this month, may be relied upon more heavily today with Michael Crabtree and Latavius Murray questionable.(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, right, carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

49ers pounded by Panthers

The San Francisco 49ers ran into a well-rested, powerful Carolina Panthers team…

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, right, carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) bobbles but hauls in a reception past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (25) in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 46-27. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

There’s no defense for Niners’ latest snoozer

#BoycottNFL is off to a rousing start — television ratings are as…

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) bobbles but hauls in a reception past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward (25) in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 46-27. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Ray-Ray Armstrong was impressive through two weeks, but unfortunately, he's now likely done for the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Niners’ chances rely on containing Cam

The San Francisco 49ers defense impressed in Week 1, when they were the…

Ray-Ray Armstrong was impressive through two weeks, but unfortunately, he's now likely done for the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid (35) high fives outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) after making a play against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Circumstances stacked against 49ers in Week 2

The sun rose Tuesday and all was well in the world of…

San Francisco 49ers free safety Eric Reid (35) high fives outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) after making a play against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

‘Sore loser’ Newton damages image

We should listen to our mothers, right? Cam Newton, evidently, did not.…

League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Cam Newton is questioned by reporters after the Carolina Panthers lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Will Panthers fade like 49ers?

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn’t say much after the Panthers lost Super…

Cam Newton is questioned by reporters after the Carolina Panthers lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates a touchdown by running back Jonathan Stewart touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the divisional playoffs on Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP)

Best team ever? Newton, Panthers look to build case

As if the golden-anniversary Super Bowl doesn’t have enough of it already,…

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates a touchdown by running back Jonathan Stewart touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the divisional playoffs on Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP)
Super Bowl City took place in San Francisco. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Super Bowl 50: Complex, polarizing

Seems El Niño and Mother Nature snuck off on a tryst, leaving…

Super Bowl City took place in San Francisco. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Panthers wide receiver Tedd Ginn, pictured during a Wednesday news conference, says he’s glad to be back in the Bay Area, where he previously played as a member of the 49ers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

At last, ex-49er Ginn on fast track to success

Ted Ginn Jr. has said all the right things since his return…

Panthers wide receiver Tedd Ginn, pictured during a Wednesday news conference, says he’s glad to be back in the Bay Area, where he previously played as a member of the 49ers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Ron Rivera and Gary Kubiak will match wits in Super Bowl 50 after overcome long odds to make it here. (Michael Conroy/AP, Chuck Burton/AP)

Rivera, Kubiak: Profiles in survivalism

Not long ago, not long ago at all, the circumstances were aligned…

Ron Rivera and Gary Kubiak will match wits in Super Bowl 50 after overcome long odds to make it here. (Michael Conroy/AP, Chuck Burton/AP)
Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

World’s Team? Homeless Raiders should give it a try

Word has leaked that the Raiders will play the Houston Texans in…

Oakland Raiders fans Griz Jones, left, and Ray Perez make their case for keeping the NFL football team in Oakland outside the hotel where NFL owners met Jan. 12 in Houston to discuss possible relocation plans. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Oakland Raiders coach John Madden walks quarterback Ken Stabler off the field after Stabler was injured on a fourth quarter sack by Don Latimer of the Denver Broncos on Dec. 4, 1978. Extent of his injuries was not known but he was replaced in the lineup by David Humm. Broncos won 21-6. (JP/1978 AP)

Brain disease: The NFL’s big lie

Do they not realize that their brains are rotting and their bodies…

Oakland Raiders coach John Madden walks quarterback Ken Stabler off the field after Stabler was injured on a fourth quarter sack by Don Latimer of the Denver Broncos on Dec. 4, 1978. Extent of his injuries was not known but he was replaced in the lineup by David Humm. Broncos won 21-6. (JP/1978 AP)
Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Oher seeks glory beyond ‘The Blind Side’

The story of Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher was written six…

Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Broncos defensive coordinator has done wonders with the roster he inherited from his predecessor, Jack Del Rio, now head coach of the Oakland Raiders. (Joe Mahoney/AP)

Are Phillips, Broncos playing possum?

The current Raiders coach, Jack Del Rio, was the Broncos previous defensive…

Broncos defensive coordinator has done wonders with the roster he inherited from his predecessor, Jack Del Rio, now head coach of the Oakland Raiders. (Joe Mahoney/AP)