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49ers pick defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina

Kinlaw, 22, started for three years as a Gamecock and will come to San Francisco as another addition to the 49ers defensive line.

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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)
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.
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)
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 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)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) hangs onto the football for a gain during the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers defense at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 24. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

49ers Emmanuel Sanders will suit up Sunday for his third championship game

As a rookie out of SMU, the 5-foot-11 receiver wasn’t afraid of the biggest moment at that point of his young NFL career.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (17) hangs onto the football for a gain during the 2nd quarter against the Green Bay Packers defense at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 24. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s running back Tevin Coleman during the 49ers win over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers dominate Vikings, head to NFC Championship game

With a suffocating effort from their own defense to boot, San Francisco won its first playoff game in six years

San Francisco’s running back Tevin Coleman during the 49ers win over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Rams in the 3rd quarter at the Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Rams in the 3rd quarter at the Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2019. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) finds a hole before being tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson (99)) in the 2nd quarter at Centurylink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

49ers clinch top seed in NFC with 26-21 win over Seattle

SEATTLE — It came down to six inches as Seahawks tight end…

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) finds a hole before being tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson (99)) in the 2nd quarter at Centurylink Field on December 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)