11:36 AM EDT, Tue May 26, 2015
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 19 hours ago

Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald

That was certainly quick. The Chicago Bears announced Monday afternoon that they have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald. They signed him to a one-year deal recently, but news of his arrest of a domestic violence charge resulted in a quick release. The Santa Clara police department arrested McDonald Monday morning following an incident in which he allegedly physically assaulted his ex-fiancee while she was holding their child. The fact that she was holding the child resulted in a child endangerment charge. Here is the press release from the police: Here's the news release from the...

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Ray McDonald, who is now a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Monday morning by Santa Clara police on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, police said.

A’s performance points a finger of blame at Billy Beane

Here is my Sunday column on the A’s. In the best interest of the Oakland Athletics, the team he partly owns, Billy Beane should fire himself. He should call himself into his office, place a mirror on his desk and let himself down easy. “Billy, thanks for coming in today.” “My pleasure. What’s up?” “Billy, […]

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Here is my Saturday column. SANTA CLARA Little differences. Jim Tomsula wears a black 49ers tracksuit with red sleeves and a gold zipper on the upper left arm during Thursday’s OTA. He tucks the jacket of the track suit into his polyester pants. Jim Harbaugh wore khakis, a sweater and a baseball cap during practice […]

Footy SF – Soccer Roundup

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Books Inc. to open Silicon Valley store in 2016

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San Jose Mercury News May 22, 2015

Don't overlook Lawrence Okoye as he enters Year 3 of his NFL transformation

Lawrence Okoye isn t counting on Justin Smith s retirement to finally free him a spot on the 49ers defensive line for regular-season action.

Don't overlook Lawrence Okoye as he enters Year 3 of his NFL transformation

Lawrence Okoye isn’t counting on Justin Smith’s retirement to finally free him a spot on the 49ers defensive line for regular-season action. Okoye, however, does like his potential. Two years ago, he joined the club with no previous football experience, but with an athletic… Continue Reading →

Tomsula: “when you want to point a finger or blame, just point them all at me. OK? Nobody has full autonomy.”

Here is the transcript of Jim Tomsula’s post-OTA press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ public relations department. Pretty up tempo practice out there. Is that the goal here to emphasize a faster pace environment? “Yeah. We’re just going to go at a pace. We’re just working on the clock.”   When you say working on […]
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2015

The Tomsula Transition: full speed ahead

Jim Tomsula patrolled the 49ers practice field Thursday as an orderly head coach, rather than an affable, defensive-line boss.

The Tomsula Transition: full speed ahead

Jim Tomsula patrolled the 49ers practice field Thursday as an orderly head coach, rather than an affable, defensive-line boss. Noticeable changes went beyond him in a black sweat suit instead of Jim Harbaugh’s preferred khaki pants. Tomsula hollered for perfection… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2015

OTA practice: up-tempo approach under Tomsula; Bowman off today; Hyde doesn't practice

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman was among those not present, but he did participate the previous two days, according to a team spokesman.

OTA practice: up-tempo approach under Tomsula; Bowman off today; Hyde doesn't practice

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman was among those not present, but he did participate the previous two days, according to a team spokesman. Bowman likely was getting a routine day of rest as he returns from his January 2014 knee injury. Also absent, as was… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2015

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