Football

Darnell Dockett Released By 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, September 4, the San Francisco 49ers released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett. The team has since confirmed the cut. The 34-year-old Dockett was released just six months after being signed to a 2-year, $7.25 million contract, with $2 million guaranteed. Dockett was originally signed to replace defensive end Justin Smith, who retired in 2014 after a 14-year career in the...

SF 49ers Release Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. Photo by Mike Morbeck.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of a hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” the team said in a statement released on their website. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and...

USC Picked By Media To Win Pac-12 Title

BURBANK—Don’t look now Southern California fans, but your Trojans are back on top of the infamous Pac 12 Preseason Poll. USC was chosen as the favorite to win the 2015 Pac-12 Conference football title in a preseason poll vote of 45 media members on Thursday, July 30. Five teams received votes as the conference champion, but the Trojans—last picked to win...

Mike Holmgren Rejected By 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO— Mike Holmgren showed interested in a coaching job for the San Francisco 49ers in January, but has been rejected by the organization. According to Holmgren, they were looking for someone younger.   Holmgren was the former assistant coach for the 49ers and the former head coach for the Green Pay Packers and Seattle Seahawks . He also served as the...

SF 49ers Dial To Pay Tribute To Fan

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49ers upcoming season will open in a touching way for the family of one fallen fan. Nearly two weeks ago, Alex Fernandez lost his years-long battle with brain cancer at the age of 20. Among the things included on his bucket list, Fernandez stated that he wanted to attend a 49ers game this season, but...

Recapping The Espys

LOS ANGELES―Espn's annual Espy Awards took place on Wednesday, July 15, in Los Angeles. Hosted by Joel McHale and featuring a plethora of athletes and celebrities, the event was full of laughs and tear-jerking moments. The first bit of Espy news to catch the attention of social media came during the pre-show and on the red carpet when Ronda Rousey...

San Francisco 49ers App Raises $9 Million

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SAN FRANCISO—The San Francisco 49ers’ stadium app with VenueNext raised $9 million to move beyond the field. Both Twitter and Live Nation recently invested in the company forcing the industry to take a look at the profitable social media impact this app will play as it expands to more venues and arenas. Causeway Media Partners also joins Twitter and Live...

Rapper Diddy Claims Self-Defense In UCLA Incident

WESTWOOD—UCLA's football program found itself under the national spotlight following Monday's incident which resulted in the arrest of rap icon Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs, whose son Justin is a reserve defensive back for the Bruins. Justin's father has been seen at many of the team's practices. The rap mogul is a well-known public figure and has an estimated net worth of $700...

Hyde Returns To Practice With Big Shoes To Fill

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SAN FRANCISCO—Carlos Hyde has some big shoes to fill when the 2015 season kicks off. Expected to be the first 49ers running back not named Frank Gore to start a season in a decade, the second-year tailback returned to practice for the first time on June 5 after missing all of OTA's and voluntary workouts with a leg injury. Now healthy,...

Lineman Arrested For Domestic Violence

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SANTA CLARA—Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested on Monday, May 25 on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. The arrest came after McDonald allegedly attacked a woman that was holding a baby in his Santa Clara home. Initial reports suggest that a violent and intoxicated McDonald broke down a door and assaulted a woman believed to...
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