6:31 PM EDT, Thu October 27, 2016

Five keys to watch in 49ers’ matchup against Bucs

Will the 49ers play hard in their final home game before the bye week? Do the players still care about this season? Or have they already quit on head coach Chip Kelly? These are the questions that will determine the outcome of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Click here to read the rest of my […]

After getting buffaloed, 49ers have shot at redemption with Bucs

After getting buffaloed, 49ers have shot at redemption with Bucs In January, on the day he was introduced as the 49ers’ head coach, Chip Kelly was asked what he wanted the identity of his new team to be. Nine months and six regular-season games later, the 49ers (1-5) are in the midst of a difficult and adversity-stuffed season that won’t end for 71 more days. There is already little doubt they won’t reach the playoffs, but this question remains: In the final 20 minutes of 45-16 loss to Buffalo, they were outscored 28-3 and allowed 10 yards a play and 249 yards, which would translate...
CSN Bay Area Oct 22, 2016

WR Smelter gets second chance for first impression with 49ers

SANTA CLARA – Wide receiver DeAndre Smelter is getting a second chance with the 49ers to show them, for the first time, what he can
CSN Bay Area Oct 22, 2016

Is Durant ready for first Warriors season? 'Can't wait'

Kevin Durant recaps the Warriors preseason finale win and shares his emotions for what lies ahead.
CSN Bay Area Oct 21, 2016

Silver says NBA labor deal not done yet, but getting close

NEW YORK -- This season hasnt started and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver already has good news about next season.It appears theres no chance it will be

49ers ready for ILB rotation; WR Smelter slimmer

Head coach Chip Kelly and defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil acknowledged this week they need to rotate inside linebackers after Bellore and Michael Wilhoite logged the majority of the snaps in the two games since Bowman sustained a torn Achilles tendon. Bellore, who had played 40 defensive snaps in his six-year career before Bowman was injured, has played all 147 snaps in his first two career starts. Wilhoite has played 128 of 147 snaps as the 49ers’ 32nd-ranked defense has allowed 485 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in losses to Arizona and Buffalo. The 49ers haven’t...
CSN Bay Area Oct 21, 2016

Klay 'pissed' that 'cowards' quote about Warriors went unnamed

OAKLAND – Klay Thompson typically is placid and mellow during interview sessions. Not on Friday morning.Asked about a recent ESPN The Magazine article that portrays

49ers RB Davis has best chance to prove he’s no bust

In his second NFL season, running back Mike Davis is back to his high-school weight. With Carlos Hyde likely to be sidelined with a shoulder injury, Davis and Shaun Draughn are expected to take his carries. Davis, who is listed at 5-foot-9 and 217 pounds, dropped weight in the offseason and says he’s stayed around 205 for the first time since he played at Stephenson High in Stone Mountain, Ga. Davis has acknowledged his rookie season was a wake-up call that inspired him to divorce himself from fatty foods biggest sacrifice: Said wide receiver Torrey Smith: I think the biggest...
CSN Bay Area Oct 21, 2016

Act of Kindness Puts Homeless Student's Life on Track

Any first-year student at San Jose State University should expect to face some difficult classes along the way to a degree.What Brandon Beebe didn't expect, though, was having to make such a difficult decision before the school year even started. Villages Retaken in Bid to Drive ISIS Out of Mosul "I didn't have enough savings so it was 'Do I get a room or pay tuition?'" the 21-year-old Beebe said.[[397927851, C]]It all goes back, Beebe said, to the death of his father earlier in the year.
CSN Bay Area Oct 21, 2016

Giant Nude Statue in California Stirs Controversy

There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind.A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.
CSN Bay Area Oct 20, 2016

Shot of the Game: Chemistry on display on Marleau goal

Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture played tic-tac-toe en route to a goal against the Penguins.

Team unlikely to pass on quarterback in ’17

Kizer (Notre Dame), Watson (Clemson) and Kelly (Mississippi) could be the top quarterbacks in the 2017 draft. The three-day event is 189 days away, but supporters of going-nowhere teams (hello, 49ers) with quarterback issues (hi, again) already have circled the dates in red ink on their calendars. “I don’t believe that there is an absolute slam-dunk franchise quarterback — at least there doesn’t appear to be — right now,” Rang said. The 49ers are one of four teams (Chargers, Falcons, and Panthers) that hasn’t used a top-200 pick on a quarterback in the past five drafts and...
CSN Bay Area Oct 20, 2016

Teen Apologizes for Defacing War Memorial in Danville

Jared Vance says he regrets what he did and understands his actions hurt many people.The 19-year-old played a role in defacing a war memorial in Danville in the summer of 2015. $6,500 Reward Offered in War Memorial Vandalism Case Veterans who discovered the prank last year were outraged.But now Vance got a second chance from the vets, who hope this teen and former Eagle Scout will not do anything else that forces a repeat apology.

Charles Haley talks about his demons

Remember when the 49ers and Cowboys once dominated the NFL landscape? It’s hard to believe that for some of us that was 20 years ago. So for those who do remember those years, or want to know more about 49ers’ history, THE key player in that rivalry, Charles Haley. He just came out with a book, “Fear no evil: Tackling quarterbacks and demons on my way to the Hall of Fame,” tracks Haley’s struggles and triumphs during his quest for five Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and Cowboys. Swapped to the Cowboys after the 49ers tired of him in 1991, the Cowboys quickly gained the upper hand...

Chip Kelly on Colin Kaepernick: “The wind was a bigger factor I think in his first time out.”

SANTA CLARA This is the transcript of Chip Kelly’s Thursday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   With the second full week of practice that QB Colin Kaepernick has taken most of the reps, is there anything specific that you look for him to build on during the week of practice? “I think […]