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Dec 7, 2019

How would an all-49ers fantasy football team do? I drafted one earlier this year to find out

On a lazy Wednesday afternoon in early September, I fired up ESPN.com and navigated to the fantasy football landing page. I pressed the “draft now” button. And within minutes, I found myself in a 10-team PPR draft room with one goal in mind: draft a 49er with every single pick in the draft.
Dec 6, 2019

Vegas still doubts the 49ers: 10-2 SF an underdog for the second straight week

Last week the San Francisco 49ers became the first 10-1 team in over a decade to be an underdog — they opened as a 5-point underdog against the host Baltimore Ravens. And while the Niners didn't win — dropping a last-second 20-17 affair in Baltimore — they did cover. This week they enter a battle of 10-2 teams as San Francisco heads to New Orleans for a 10 a.m. date with the Drew Brees and the Saints. And again, they're the 'dogs.
Dec 6, 2019

Sharks fall to Hurricanes in shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. — Petr Mrazek took San Jose’s best shot — squarely in the chin — and it knocked him to the ice. The Carolina goalie picked himself up, and when the game was on the line, he stopped the Sharks cold. Mrazek stymied San Jose in the shootout and Andrei Svechnikov scored the only goal of the tiebreaker, leading the Hurricanes past the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night. Before the shootout, Mrazek stopped 28 shots — and one solid punch from Sharks center Joe Thornton with his chin, dropping straight to the ice after what he called a “cheap shot” and leading to some shoving...
Dec 5, 2019

Richard Sherman, others defend Tim Ryan over Lamar Jackson comments: 'We know his character'

The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio color commentator Tim Ryan on Wednesday for comments he made about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, and many are speaking up in Ryan's defense.
Dec 5, 2019

Richard Sherman, others defend Tim Ryan over Lamar Jackson comments: ‘We know his character’

The San Francisco 49ers suspended radio color commentator Tim Ryan on Wednesday for comments he made about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson — and many are speaking up in Ryan's defense. Ryan said on a Monday KNBR appeara...
Dec 5, 2019

Kyle Shanahan drops weird metaphor to describe Richard Sherman’s recovery

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is nursing a right knee injury that has limited him in practice ahead of the team's Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints, but head coach Kyle Shanahan says he's turned to some, unconventional methods of rehabilitation.
Dec 4, 2019

Report: Madison Bumgarner wants to stay, but Giants 'have shown no inclination to keep him'

Buried near the end of the report is a nugget of interest to Giants fans: Nightengale writes that Bumgarner's "preference is to stay, but the Giants have shown no inclination to keep him."
Dec 4, 2019

49ers announcer suspended for saying Lamar Jackson’s ‘dark skin color’ made him hard to stop

Tim Ryan, the color analyst for the 49ers' official radio broadcast, was suspended Wednesday after saying that Lamar Jackson's "dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform" made it hard to stop him on zone-read plays....
Dec 4, 2019

49ers announcer suspended for saying Lamar Jackson's 'dark skin color' made him hard to stop

Tim Ryan, the color analyst for the 49ers official radio broadcast, was suspended Wednesday after saying that Lamar Jackson's "dark skin color with a dark football" made it hard to stop him on zone-read plays, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dec 4, 2019

Pundit writes that George Kittle is 'not really a blocker.' 49ers fans rise up in anger

"George Kittle, not really a blocker," Gottlieb said, in the midst of arguing that former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowsi was an underrated blocker. "Unbelievable talent, not a blocker."
Dec 4, 2019

Pundit writes that George Kittle is ‘not really a blocker.’ 49ers fans rise up in anger

Doug Gottlieb is the host of the Doug Gottlieb Show on Fox Sports Radio and a former college basketball player. Does this qualify him to break down a football game? According to Doug Gottlieb, it does. On his eponymous radio show ...
Dec 3, 2019

The surprising reasons Bumgarner's stock is rising in free agency

San Francisco still has hopes of re-signing Madison Bumgarner in free agency, but it will have competition and he won't come cheap.
Dec 3, 2019

Klay Thompson says he used to be a hoarder, details other 'silly' financial mistakes

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is currently on a five-year $190 million contract and won't have to worry about money anytime soon, but he says things weren't so rosy early during in his NBA career.
Dec 3, 2019

That was quick: Statistical models now favor Seahawks over 49ers for NFC West crown

By nature of their Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings and a head-to-head tiebreaker over the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks are now in first place in the NFC West at 10-2.
Dec 2, 2019

Giants non-tender Kevin Pillar, A's do the same with Blake Treinen

The Giants declined to tender an offer to center fielder Kevin Pillar after acquiring him from Toronto during the 2019 season. The A’s did the same with relief pitcher Blake Treinen just two years after a Cy Young-contending season as their closer.