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49ers issue perfunctory non-statement statement on Crabtree

49ers issue perfunctory non-statement statement on Crabtree

The 49ers have acknowledged the allegation of sexual assault against receiver Michael Crabtree via the issuance of a standard, perfunctory statement that really doesn’t state anything. “We are aware of the allegation against Michael and understand tha
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  • Jim Harbaugh knows how to evaluate QBs

    Jim Harbaugh knows how to evaluate QBs

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    Jim Harbaugh knows how to evaluate QBs On his first full day as a head football coach, Jim Harbaugh got right to work building his reputation as a pre-eminent evaluator of quarterbacks. Oakland Tech's Josh Johnson was 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, and until Har…
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  • 49ers NFC Championship Preview

    49ers NFC Championship Preview

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    49ers NFC Championship Preview Crabtree has doubled his production on throws outside the painted numbers with Kaepernick at quarterback, including five receptions for 64 yards in the playoff win over Green Bay. Kaepernick's record day In his eighth care…
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  • Taking the wraps off Kaepernick

    Taking the wraps off Kaepernick

    Taking the wraps off Kaepernick Taking the wraps off Kaepernick Since taking over as the 49ers' quarterback in week 10 of the season, Colin Kaepernick has shown a knack for capturing the spotlight and drawing attention. NFL quarterback is the ultimate p…
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  • Mike Nolan: 49ers' success 'rewarding'

    Mike Nolan: 49ers' success 'rewarding'

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    Mike Nolan: 49ers' success 'rewarding' Beating the team that fired you to get there would not qualify as a cherry on top, Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan says. There were a lot of offensive coordinators and some friction with quarterback Alex S…
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  • Breaking down the 49ers

    Breaking down the 49ers

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    Breaking down the 49ers What they do On offense, as you may have noticed last week, the 49ers employ plenty of the read-option orchestrated by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who also gained large chunks of his 181 rushing yards against Green Bay when he …
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  • New breed of QBs shaking up the NFL

    New breed of QBs shaking up the NFL

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    New breed of QBs shaking up the NFL Before the days of drop-back passers, pioneered by Paul Brown and mastered by the likes of Don Coryell and Bill Walsh, football was a run-first game that hinged on multitalented quarterbacks who could fake handoffs, r…
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  • 49ers not just happy to be there

    49ers not just happy to be there

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    49ers not just happy to be there Last year, Alex Smith's last-second divisional-playoff touchdown pass to Vernon Davis inspired tears, whoops and hugs as the 49ers secured their first playoff win since 2003. Last week, Colin Kaepernick's 444 total yards…
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  • 49ers previous NFC title game appearances

    49ers previous NFC title game appearances

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    49ers previous NFC title game appearances [...] Dallas' sturdy defense limited the 49ers to a first-quarter field goal and a third-quarter Brodie touchdown pass. The Cowboys followed running back Duane Thomas (143 yards rushing) to their Super Bowl appe…
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  • 49ers-Falcons rivalry mostly lopsided

    49ers-Falcons rivalry mostly lopsided

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    49ers-Falcons rivalry mostly lopsided When it comes to playoffs lore, the Falcons and the 49ers don't have much to share. Rather, the important hardware in the rivalry is the California State Championship Trophy. Neither had the 49ers until 1992, when F…
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  • A fun time to be among the Faithful

    A fun time to be among the Faithful

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    A fun time to be among the Faithful For 49ers fans of all ages, a day at the game becomes even more enjoyable when the team is on its way to a winning year, division title and a chance to play in its 6th Super Bowl.
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  • Position Statement: Where will Alex Smith land?

    Position Statement: Where will Alex Smith land?

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    The future looks bright in San Francisco as Colin Kaepernick has secured his position under center, but where does this leave Alex Smith? Expected to earn $8 million in 2013, Mike Florio says it makes no sense for the 49ers to invest that much money in …
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  • Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their gam…

    Super Possibilities: What has the Falcons reveling in their game with …

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    What has the Falcons reveling in their game with the 49ers? Can the Ravens' defense hold up against the vaunted Patriots' offense? Peter King answers these and more in his Last Word.
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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in pl…

    Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffs

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
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  • 49ers waive kicker Billy Cundiff

    49ers waive kicker Billy Cundiff

    profootballtalk.com Jan 18, 2013
    The kicking competition in San Francisco is officially over. David Akers will continue to be the kicker for the 49ers as the team announced they have waived Billy Cundiff on Friday. Cundiff was signed nearly three weeks ago amid concerns over Akers cons…
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  • Bears fill out coaching staff with Cavanaugh, Peete

    Bears fill out coaching staff with Cavanaugh, Peete

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.
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  • Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    Source: Alicia Keys to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
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  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get reven…

    Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patriots

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
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  • Sando's best guess: Week 20 prediction

    Sando's best guess: Week 20 prediction

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The anticipated trip to Candlestick Park for the NFC Championship Game has taken a detour to Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons earned it with a 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. It's now up to the San Francisco 49ers to give th…
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  • Frank Gore wasn’t sure new offense was “real football”

    Frank Gore wasn’t sure new offense was “real football”

    The results are good, but 49ers running back Frank Gore was slow to warm to his team’s pistol formation and reliance on read-option runs with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. He said the first time he saw the offense was on television “probably Oregon
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  • Conference Championship Game Matchups

    Conference Championship Game Matchups

    nytimes.com Jan 18, 2013
    Will Ray Lewis's retirement tour get one more stop?
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  • Gonzalez learned 'routine' from greats

    Gonzalez learned 'routine' from greats

    sfgate.com Jan 18, 2013
    Gonzalez learned 'routine' from greats The defensive linemen soon show up, to get some extra shots on the blocking sled. The offensive linemen aren't about to be shown up by those Neanderthals, so they hit the practice field a half hour early as well. G…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals 03:17

    NFL32OT: A New Face For Cardinals

    Jan 18
    Episode 252: Kevin Connors and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians. Mark Schlereth breaks down the expectations for Joe Flacco this Sunday. The NFL32 crew discuss which player will impact the 49ers-Falcons game.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games 03:16

    NFL Kickoff Overtime: Title Games

    Jan 18
    Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi preview the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Niners’ defense ready to roll 03:37

    'Playbook': Niners’ defense ready to roll

    Jan 18
    Will the Atlanta Falcons be able to run against the stiff San Francisco 49ers' defense? The "Playbook" gang discusses how the safeties will try and help the run defense.
  • Video - Why did San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick fall in draft? 01:55

    Why did San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick fall in draft?

    Jan 18
    Why did San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick last until the 39th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft? Charley Casserly explains why Kaepernick was expected to go even later in the draft due to his raw tools.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffs

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
  • Chadiha: Progress for minority coaches stalls

    Jan 18
    The Rooney Rule helped, but the NFL needs another push on hiring minority coaches.
  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…