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Jim Harbaugh's hubris is on full display

Jim Harbaugh's hubris is on full display

sfgate.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Jim Harbaugh's hubris is on full display In his second season, Harbaugh has flouted conventional wisdom, broken unwritten rules and picked fights with anyone who dares ask questions. While his team is in the same position it was a year ago - hosting a d…
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  • Key pieces of 49ers' playoff puzzle

    Key pieces of 49ers' playoff puzzle

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Key pieces of 49ers' playoff puzzle Left guard Mike Iupati (No. 77) move his 330-pound frame up and down the line, pulling and trapping, gaining leverage on unwitting defensive linemen. His ability to move quickly and clear out big holes on the trap pla…
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  • Behind the scenes at Candlestick Park

    Behind the scenes at Candlestick Park

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Behind the scenes at Candlestick Park This season, the 49ers Insider iPad magazine has taken a look behind the scenes at Candlestick Park. These photos are some of the highlights of the series. For the full experience, go to bit.ly/Q7x8P8 "Being ab…
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  • Packers embrace underdog role vs. 49ers

    Packers embrace underdog role vs. 49ers

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Packers embrace underdog role vs. 49ers The Packers are the underdog for only the third time this season, with the 49ers listed as a three-point favorite in Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. The 49ers boast a better record, bea…
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  • Active rosters: Active rosters Active rosters Active rosters Th…

    Active rosters: Active rosters Active rosters Active rosters Thro…

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Active rosters Active rosters Active rosters Through Thursday
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  • Hardest-working diva in show business

    Hardest-working diva in show business

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Hardest-working diva in show business After his first get-to-know-you meeting with Michael Crabtree five years ago, Lincoln Riley was surprised when the shy redshirt freshman wide receiver playfully jabbed him about his youth and inexperience. Noting th…
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  • 49ers statistics, Jan. 12

    49ers statistics, Jan. 12

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers statistics, Jan. 12 On offense 49ersPackersPoints397433Yards5,7895,751Yards per play65.5First downs322341Completions289274Attempts436558Passing yards3,2984,049Passing TDs2340Interceptions88Yards per att.6.96.6Rushes492433Rushing yards2,4911,702Rus…
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  • 49ers rekindle rivalry with Packers

    49ers rekindle rivalry with Packers

    sfgate.com ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers rekindle rivalry with Packers Before Michigan faced a formidable opponent during Jim Harbaugh's college days, Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler demystified the foe by noting things could be worse. "I remember Bo doing this and same with my hig…
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  • Green Bay's strengths and weaknesses

    Green Bay's strengths and weaknesses

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Green Bay's strengths and weaknesses [...] quarterback Aaron Rodgers set career highs this season in attempts (552) and completions (371), despite a subpar offensive line and injuries to receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. On defense, nose tackle …
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  • Kaepernick's throws keep receivers alert

    Kaepernick's throws keep receivers alert

    Kaepernick's throws keep receivers alert Aaron Rodgers might throw with incomparable accuracy, but Rodgers - or virtually any other passer - cannot match Kaepernick for mind-blowing, finger-bending, glove-ripping velocity. Miller, now the 49ers' fullbac…
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  • 49ers Quotes of the year

    49ers Quotes of the year

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers Quotes of the year To go on record, A.J.'s going to be an outstanding football player. Jim Harbaugh's unprompted training-camp response to criticism of first-round pick A.J. Jenkins, who didn't have a catch in the regular season Justin Smith is a …
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  • 49ers Playoff Preview

    49ers Playoff Preview

    sfgate.com ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers Playoff Preview First playoff starts Colin Kaepernick will become the sixth quarterback to start a playoff game for the 49ers in the Super Bowl era. [...] let's reconsider if Crabtree has an epic catch in the NFC title game to send the 49ers into …
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  • Brown, Sapp among finalists for HOF voting

    Brown, Sapp among finalists for HOF voting

    insidebayarea.com Jan 11, 2013
    Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown and defensive lineman Warren Sapp are among the 15 modern-era finalists in voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sapp is among the four first-year-eligible nominees. Brown made the cut for the final 15 last year befor…
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  • Giants add righty Tobin to bullpen competition

    Giants add righty Tobin to bullpen competition

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    Right-hander Mason Tobin joined the competition for what's expected to be one, and only one, vacancy in the Giants' bullpen, signing a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.
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  • Justin Smith cleared to play, all the 49ers probable

    Justin Smith cleared to play, all the 49ers probable

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Apparently, the creek has not, in fact, risen. The 49ers appear to be as healthy as anyone’s going to be this time of year, and defensive tackle Justin Smith has been given the go-ahead to return to action. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, S
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  • Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl match…

    Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
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  • Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at ha…

    Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.
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  • PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, PFT Planet calls and tw…

    PFT Live: 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    We’ve reached Friday, which means we’re just a bit more than 24 hours away from the start of the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The 49ers will be one of the teams playing this weekend and Mike Florio will have Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area on Friday
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  • Sando's best guesses: Week 19 predictions

    Sando's best guesses: Week 19 predictions

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    It's a little early to start previewing a Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Both teams have hurdles to clear in the NFC divisional playoffs this weekend. It's so close to happening, though, and how sweet it would…
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  • 49ers revamp reduces Gore's impact

    49ers revamp reduces Gore's impact

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers revamp reduces Gore's impact After eight seasons toting the ball for the Red and Gold, he's the team's all-time leading rusher. He ranks third in overall yards from scrimmage. Despite overall numbers that nearly mirror his performance from last se…
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  • Packers receiver Jones talks a good game

    Packers receiver Jones talks a good game

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    Packers receiver Jones talks a good game Packers receiver James Jones had four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's season-opening 30-22 loss to the 49ers. For Jones, staying motivated is crucial, as he doesn't have the size (he's 6-foot-…
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  • 49ers keep backup kicker ... stay tuned

    49ers keep backup kicker ... stay tuned

    sfgate.com Jan 11, 2013
    49ers keep backup kicker ... stay tuned Harbaugh announced that Akers will be his kicker for the divisional playoff game against Green Bay. The 49ers have gone from being the only team in the league with two starting quarterbacks - as Harbaugh called bo…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Who is picking the Packers? 04:20

    'Playbook': Who is picking the Packers?

    Jan 11
    Can the Green Bay Packers put together a running game to help out QB Aaron Rodgers? Find out if any of our "Playbook" analysts think that Rodgers and company can pick up a win in San Francisco.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers 03:39

    'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Jan 11
    What has changed since the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers last played in the first week of the season? Our "Playbook" guys take a look at the 49ers' offense versus the Packers' defense.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Saturday Preview 03:05

    NFL Live OT: Saturday Preview

    Jan 11
    Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards preview Saturday's Ravens-Broncos and Packers-49ers games.
  • Video - 'NFL Films Presents': Week 15- San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots 04:03

    'NFL Films Presents': Week 15- San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots

    Jan 11
    It was a Sunday night game that looked like a blowout, but you can never count out Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Relive one of the best games of the 2012 season.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…