The Early Lead: San Francisco 49ers


Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/20/2014

NaVorro Bowman may have torn ACL, MCL, report says

49ers linebacker was injured late in NFC championship game loss to Seattle Seahawks.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NaVorro Bowman, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Jim Harbaugh loses it over call in NFC championship game (GIF)

49ers coach expresses his dismay in game against Seahawks.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Seahawks player leveled by guy in street clothes on 49ers sideline (GIF)

LaMichael James was shaken up on play in NFC championship game, but real action was on the sideline.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Jim Harbaugh’s pants cost $8 at Walmart. A mystery is solved.

Jim Harbaugh’s pants cost $8 at Walmart.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Jim Harbaugh loses it in 49ers-Panthers game (GIF)

It was deemed unsportsmanlike to run onto the field questioning an official call, even when you’re right and other coaches do it all the time.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

49ers-Panthers: Preview of NFL divisional round

Carolina, San Francisco met earlier this season, with Panthers winning in Candlestick Park.

By Kelyn Soong  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Panthers, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/05/2014

How cold is it in Green Bay? Very. (Photos)

The Packers and 49ers are playing a wild-card playoff game in near-zero temperatures.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Packers-49ers wild-card game may break Ice Bowl record (video)

An Arctic blast -- a polar vortex -- is heading for Green Bay Sunday evening.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Candlestick Park: Joe Montana won’t attend finale but Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice will

The old place, scene of “The Catch” and other iconic moments, will host its final regular-season game tonight.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candlestick Park, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013

49ers fans plan to taunt Seahawks with billboard

The war between the fan bases is escalating after a flyover 10 days ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Jim Harbaugh open to idea of 49ers on “Hard Knocks”

Plenty of NFL coaches aren’t thrilled with the idea of HBO filming training camp.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hard Knocks, Jim Harbaugh, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Aldon Smith takes leave of absence, says problem will “get fixed”

49ers linebacker apologizes, seeks treatment after arrest last Friday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aldon Smith, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Seattle Seahawks add undercover police in San Francisco 49ers gear

Team plans to continue to crack down on unruly fans all season long.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:40 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Anthony Dixon turns down $24,000 from Nnamdi Asomugha for No. 24

Maybe Kerry Washington will kick in a little more cash.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Dixon, NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/09/2013

Colin Kaepernick wears Dolphins cap and hears about it

49ers quarterback made a move that wasn't popular with fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Kaepernick, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Michael Crabtree has torn Achilles, report says

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver was hurt during organized team activity.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Crabtree, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013

Marcus Lattimore drafted by 49ers in fourth round

South Carolina RB, who is recovering from second injury, will be brought along slowly.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Lattimore, NFL draft, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Anquan Boldin says trade to 49ers was "an initial shock"

Reached in Senegal, wide receiver had "no clue" he was about to be traded from the Ravens to the 49ers.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anquan Boldin, Baltimore Ravens, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2013

David Akers will be released by 49ers, report says

Kicker who struggled during the 2012 season was due to earn $3 million.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Akers, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Darrelle Revis to the San Francisco 49ers?

Jets reportedly are looking for a trading partner and the Niners could use some help in the secondary.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:18 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Darrelle Revis, New York Jets, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 02/27/2013

49ers agree to trade Alex Smith to Chiefs, report says

When the trade becomes official March 12, Andy Reid will have his QB in KC.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:10 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013

49ers close to a deal to trade Alex Smith

Although his destination isn't certain yet, the former No. 1 pick, who lost his job to Colin Kaepernick, could land in Kansas City or Arizona.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Smith, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Randy Moss, Alex Smith: 49ers look at their options

General Manager Trent Baalke isn't tipping his hand yet on the players' future.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Smith, NFL, Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/03/2013

Super Bowl 2013: Ravens vs. 49ers

Super Bowl 2013: Live blog

By Cindy Boren  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XLVII

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Super Bowl XLVII: What if game comes down to David Akers?

49ers looked at another kicker as the postseason began with Akers struggling.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Akers, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XLVII

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Frank Gore fined $10,500 for uniform violation, report says

That'll teach the 49ers running back not to pull up his socks.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XLVII

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 01/20/2013

NFC championship 2013: Jim Harbaugh throws a fit

Before his team takes the NFC title, 49ers coach loses his temper, and we win with a classic GIF.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:05 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kaepernicking craze heads for NFC championship game

Tebowing and Griffining are, like, so over.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Kaepernick, Kaepernicking, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Brandon Jacobs suspended by 49ers for rest of regular season

For now, no one is saying if Brandon Jacobs is still on the team or whether he'll play for the Niners again.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith? Jim Harbaugh isn't saying

With Alex Smith sidelined with a concussion, Colin Kaepernick steps up in a stellar performance and creates a dilemma for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Alex Smith won't play for 49ers against the Bears, report says

Quarterback Alex Smith, who suffered a concussion last week, will be replaced by Colin Kaepernick tonight in the San Francisco 49ers' game against the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Jim Harbaugh treated for irregular heartbeat

A little heart problem forces San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh to take a short break from planning for Monday night's big game against the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Alex Smith, Jay Cutler working their way back from concussions

With a big NFC game looming Monday night, Alex Smith and Jay Cutler are trying to recover from concussions they suffered last week.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Jim Harbaugh talks turkey and Alex Smith gobble gobbles the Cardinals

With the 49ers 6-2 and Alex Smith nearly perfect in a victory over the Cardinals, Jim Harbaugh gets his gobble on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Carlos Rogers is ready to dance. Victor Cruz, you were warned.

If Carlos Rogers get an interception Sunday, he says he'll just have to dance, even if it angers Victor Cruz

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Reports: Santonio Holmes likely to miss the rest of the season

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes reportedly suffered a midfoot injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season

By Cindy Boren  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, San Francisco 49ers