Colin Kaepernick

Count Rick Barry as a former player who thinks the current Warriors team is one of the greatest of all time. (Sal Veder/1974 AP)

Barry goes off, puts Warriors haters in their place

The NBA has an acute CTE problem. Seems that whenever a former…

Count Rick Barry as a former player who thinks the current Warriors team is one of the greatest of all time. (Sal Veder/1974 AP)
After a spring training filled with health concerns, Denard Span had no trouble finding a groove offensively on Opening Day on Monday. He hit a three-run home run and went 2-for-5 with five runs batted in. (Tom Lynn/AP)

Giants stake early claim to ‘best offense in baseball’

MILWAUKEE — OK, Sluggo, how’s this for openers ... Twelve runs, 15…

After a spring training filled with health concerns, Denard Span had no trouble finding a groove offensively on Opening Day on Monday. He hit a three-run home run and went 2-for-5 with five runs batted in. (Tom Lynn/AP)
Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Niners, Kap stuck with each other for now

SANTA CLARA — After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick…

Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors’ Thompson is gettin’ Iggy with it at right time

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is so hot, he showers at halftime. So…

Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Hot Pence springs forward, Giants’ hopes follow him

Quick — pack Hunter Pence in bubble wrap and ship him to…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson likes the quarterbacks he could potentially sign. All of them. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Hue Jackson praises Jared Goff, every other QB he’s asked about

This NFL offseason, it’s hard to differentiate between the Cleveland Browns and…

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson likes the quarterbacks he could potentially sign. All of them. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Quarterback Jared Goff says playing for the 49ers “would be awesome.” But does anyone in their right mind want to join Trent Baalke, left, and Jed York aboard the derailing train that is the San Francisco 49ers? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

Does Goff really want 49ers’ chaos?

So now we know why the 49ers aren’t spending much on free…

Quarterback Jared Goff says playing for the 49ers “would be awesome.” But does anyone in their right mind want to join Trent Baalke, left, and Jed York aboard the derailing train that is the San Francisco 49ers? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Chip Kelly continues to praise Colin Kaepernick

STANFORD — While others speculate whether Colin Kaepernick wants to remain in San…

49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

For fluxed-up Niners, it’s business as usual

Let’s see now. It’s five days into free agency, and the Niners…

Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

Kap (LOL!) to Denver? Opens door for Goff

Excuse me for stifling a laugh and tweeting a LOL emoji. But…

The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)
49ers general manager Trent Baalke responds to a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine on Wednesday. Baalke said he expects quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be with the 49ers next season.  (Darron Cummings/AP)

Kap’s spot safe on 49ers roster … for now

INDIANAPOLIS — 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said quarterback Colin Kaepernick will…

49ers general manager Trent Baalke responds to a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine on Wednesday. Baalke said he expects quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be with the 49ers next season.  (Darron Cummings/AP)
Colin Kaepernick yearns for the benefits of playing in New York — the bright lights, and proximity to his semicelebrity girlfriend. The 49ers would be wise to allow him to pursue them.  (Matt York/AP)

Kap + NYC GF = 49ers must dump him

Sometimes in this industry, you must hold your nose and plunge into…

Colin Kaepernick yearns for the benefits of playing in New York — the bright lights, and proximity to his semicelebrity girlfriend. The 49ers would be wise to allow him to pursue them.  (Matt York/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)
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)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, is sacked for a 3-yard loss by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers during a game in 2015. (Tom Gannam/AP)

Kaepernick wants to be a Jet, not a 9er, report says

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't want to play in San…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, is sacked for a 3-yard loss by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers during a game in 2015. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The 49ers have their new head coach, but huge questions remain about who will lead their offense on the field. Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke will have to make a decision about whether to keep Colin Kaepernick, sign Sam Bradford or trade up in the draft to select Cal’s Jared Goff. (AP photos)

QB question looms large

New 49ers coach Chip Kelly is known for his zone-read offense, and…

The 49ers have their new head coach, but huge questions remain about who will lead their offense on the field. Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke will have to make a decision about whether to keep Colin Kaepernick, sign Sam Bradford or trade up in the draft to select Cal’s Jared Goff. (AP photos)
Colin Kaepernick is not an ideal quarterback for the up-tempo system of new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, the former Philadelphia Eagles coach who has gone on record as saying he values “repetitive accuracy” in his quarterbacks. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Reality for Kelly: Kap not answer

When he’s done explaining why he hates green vegetables, why he isn’t…

Colin Kaepernick is not an ideal quarterback for the up-tempo system of new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, the former Philadelphia Eagles coach who has gone on record as saying he values “repetitive accuracy” in his quarterbacks. (Tony Avelar/AP)
After leaving Philadelphia on less than pleasant terms, Chip Kelly will have to redefine how he approaches the game.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The rise — and comeuppance — of Chip Kelly

Is he a certified genius who’s misunderstood? Or a stubborn, overrated pit…

After leaving Philadelphia on less than pleasant terms, Chip Kelly will have to redefine how he approaches the game.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)