peyton Manning

Rihanna at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Lumeimages/Sipa USA/TNS)

Scoop: Rihanna receives MTV VMAs’ top honor, here’s why it makes sense

Only MTV would consider giving its top career achievement award to Rihanna,…

 

Draymond Green took the torch as the best power forward in the league this season. (Darren Abate/AP)

As TD mulls retirement, best PF title is Draymond’s

Change is, paradoxically, one of the few constants in the human experience,…

 

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…

 

Stephen Curry is an American treasure who has no problem holstering his ego to have some fun with the children in Oakland.(Adm Golub/Invision for Brita/AP)

Never, ever take Curry for granted

‘How much sugar is there in a glass of water?” a teacher…

Stephen Curry is an American treasure who has no problem holstering his ego to have some fun with the children in Oakland.(Adm Golub/Invision for Brita/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)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at team headquarters Monday, March 7, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. Manning, who has been in the NFL for the past 18 years, is retiring after winning five MVP trophies and two Super Bowl championships, the most recent last month against the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Manning leaves legacy of greatness, doubt

Peyton Manning made another smart audible on Monday. The old quarterback finally…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during his retirement announcement at team headquarters Monday, March 7, 2016, in Englewood, Colo. Manning, who has been in the NFL for the past 18 years, is retiring after winning five MVP trophies and two Super Bowl championships, the most recent last month against the Carolina Panthers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Manning smartest, but Montana still best

Muhammad Ali stayed too long on the ropes, suffering poundings that led…

Peyton Manning told the Denver Broncos he plans to retire on Sunday. He has the all-time records for MVP awards, game-winning drives, touchdowns and passing yards, among others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)

Manning case: Why assume when you don’t know?

In a country where only 19 percent of working-age Americans have four-year…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 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)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback and former Tennessee quarterback, Peyton Manning holds a framed jersey along with University of Tennessee president John Petersen, left, and coach Philip Fulmer as his number was retired before the game with South Carolina in 2005. (Wade Payne/2005 AP)

Lawyer in Title IX case says focus is UT, not Peyton Manning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The lawyer for six women suing the University of…

Indianapolis Colts quarterback and former Tennessee quarterback, Peyton Manning holds a framed jersey along with University of Tennessee president John Petersen, left, and coach Philip Fulmer as his number was retired before the game with South Carolina in 2005. (Wade Payne/2005 AP)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds the Lombardi Trophy during a parade for the NFL football Super Bowl champions, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Manning alleged assault cited in suit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is mentioned in the…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning holds the Lombardi Trophy during a parade for the NFL football Super Bowl champions, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bay Area won bigger game … and right to more

An estimated 900 pounds of man hugs, give or take a few…

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Broncos fans cheer as they await the start of a victory rally on Tuesday in Denver to celebrate the team’s win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

Denver celebrates as Elway plots repeat

DENVER — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade…

Broncos fans cheer as they await the start of a victory rally on Tuesday in Denver to celebrate the team’s win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. (Brennan Linsley/AP)
Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, left, and Brock Osweiler warm up before Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Is Osweiler heir to Manning?

One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take…

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, left, and Brock Osweiler warm up before Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates after intercepting a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship game on Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Defense, ball control can send Manning off in glory

It’s as if the game already has been played. As if the…

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates after intercepting a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship game on Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry defends. (George Nikitin/AP)

Durant rumors gain momentum

The thought of Kevin Durant in a Warriors’ uniform is as complicated…

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry defends. (George Nikitin/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)
Vernon Davis fields questions from the media during Super Bowl 50 Opening Night on Monday in San Jose. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Ex-49er Davis: Kap has ‘obstacles’ to overcome

The 49ers have until April Fool’s Day to make a decision on…

Vernon Davis fields questions from the media during Super Bowl 50 Opening Night on Monday in San Jose. (Jeff Chiu/AP)