Seminoles hire former South Florida coach Leavitt as analyst
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former South Florida coach Jim Leavitt has been hired by Florida State as a senior defensive analyst.
Coach Willie Taggart announced the hire on Thursday before the...
Prolific TE Kittle takes as much in blocking as receiving
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No tight end has ever been as prolific with the ball in his hands as George Kittle was for the San Francisco 49ers last season when he used his speed and ability to run...
49ers QB Garoppolo looks to bounce back from rough week
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan is confident Jimmy Garoppolo has the physical tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback for the 49ers as evidenced by what he's shown over 10 starts in...
A lot of parallels: Elway has long been Lynch’s idol, mentor
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch always wanted to be like John Elway, his idol growing up and his mentor in the NFL both on the football field and in the...
Mike Shanahan returns to Broncos camp after years away
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan patrolled the sideline with his familiar stare as he watched his son's team practice against his former one.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Shanahan attended a Denver Broncos practice for the first time since he was fired as coach on New Year's Eve 2008.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say four people, including a soccer coach and an 11-year-old boy who had just finished soccer practice, were shot at a busy public park in the Northern California...
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation has dismissed concerns about coach Luis Enrique leaving the national team.
The federation has not considered replacing him despite his long...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five-time NFL most valuable player and two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's latest induction...
With old guard back, Real Madrid wins on Zidane’s return
MADRID (AP) — It was like old times at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Zinedine Zidane was back on the bench, and Real Madrid was winning again.
MADRID (AP) — Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell never considered stepping away when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Being around the game is good therapy, he said,...
Lletget leads US to 2nd straight win under Berhalter
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net.
In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much happier highlight in front of family and friends who made the short drive down from his native San Francisco.
Broncos hire 49ers QBs coach Scangarello as OC
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive coordinator Wednesday.
Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after everything the Los Angeles Rams have accomplished this season, they still knew they probably needed to beat rival San Francisco in the finale for a first-round playoff bye.
Although their high-powered offense did its part as usual, a four-takeaway effort by the defense was even more exciting while the Rams secured a well-deserved week off.
Playoff-bound Rams go for NFC West sweep against Niners
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams already wrapped up their second straight NFC West title four weeks ago, they're embracing the chance to rub it in.
The Rams (12-3) will go for a six-game sweep of their three divisional opponents Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers (4-11). A win also clinches the No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye, leaving Los Angeles with no shortage of motivation heading into the Coliseum.
Rams will play Gurley if healthy to secure first-round bye
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Effectively locked into their playoff seed last season, the Los Angeles Rams rested nearly all of their key players against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17.
The Rams will again host the 49ers in the regular-season finale on Sunday, but have plenty to play for this time around.
Coach Sean McVay said the Rams would go all out to try and secure a first-round bye, including playing running back Todd Gurley if he is healthy.
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Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan.
Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere .
2 newcomers set to play for Denver on Sunday
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos didn't bring cornerback Jamar Taylor and wide receiver Andre Holmes on board this week just to fill in at practice.
"They're both dressing" Sunday at San Francisco, coach Vance Joseph said. "You're going to see Andre out there playing (special) teams and playing on the offense. Jamar is going to be our fourth corner this week."
Isco and Asensio lead Madrid into Copa del Rey’s last 16
MADRID (AP) — Marco Asensio and Francisco "Isco" Alarcon were the big winners in a match that had little at stake for Real Madrid.
The pair made the most of their chances in a second-string Madrid team on Thursday, scoring two goals each in a 6-1 rout of third division Melilla in the Copa del Rey.
Javi Sanchez and Vinicius Junior also netted as the European champion advanced to the last-16 stage 10-1 on aggregate after having won the first leg 4-0 in the small Spanish enclave in Africa.
Gruden: ‘No guarantee’ Foster ever plays for Washington
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After deciding to give Reuben Foster an immediate second chance following his domestic violence arrest, the Washington Redskins say they'll continue to investigate the 24-year-old's legal problems and are making no assurances he'll ever play for them given the obstacles he must clear to return.
Redskins claim Reuben Foster off waivers from 49ers
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers Tuesday after the San Francisco 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest, though it's unclear if or when he'll suit up for them.
The team announced the move in a statement from senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams acknowledging the circumstances surrounding Foster.
Shanahan defends 49ers’ handling of troubled LB Foster
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A day after the San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster following a domestic violence arrest, coach Kyle Shanahan said he and the team were unaware of a prior altercation in October between Foster and the same alleged victim.
Foster was arrested Saturday night for an incident at the team hotel in Tampa, the latest in a string of legal issues involving the linebacker. The 49ers cut Foster on Sunday morning before their game against the Buccaneers.
Struggling Buccaneers, 49ers not giving up on themselves
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With six games remaining in mostly disappointing seasons for Tampa Bay and San Francisco, both struggling squads are seeking answers that will help them beyond 2018.
The odds may be against either club salvaging the year with a playoff berth, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything meaningful the Buccaneers (3-7) and 49ers (2-8) can accomplish beginning Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Turnovers, leaky defense compound Buccaneers QB quandary
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston or Ryan Fitzpatrick.
It doesn't seem to matter who's playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Turnovers and a leaky defense are hindering the team's chances of being successful.
The Bucs (3-7) have dropped seven of eight games following a 2-0 start, vacillating back and forth between Winston and Fitzpatrick, who've played well enough at times that Tampa Bay leads the NFL in passing yards and total offense.
New York Giants finally get that winning feeling back
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After five straight weeks of preparing and coming up empty, the New York Giants have something to smile about starting off a week.
It's amazing what a win can do for a team.
"Anytime you win, it kind of verifies that what you're doing is right," coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Giants (2-7) rallied late to snap a five-game losing streak with a 27-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.