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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

Canyon News, San Francisco 49ers, Twitter
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

Hyde
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

Lineman
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...

Smith Announces Retirement From NFL

Justin Smith
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49'ers have announced that Justin Smith, a two time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl defensive-end will hang-up his cleats and retire from the NFL. A stalwart along San Francisco's defensive line, Smith proved one of the greatest free agency acquisitions in Niners history, amassing at least 5 or more sacks in all but one of...

Tartt And Ward Reunited As Niners Teammates

SAN FRANCISCO—The NFL Draft brings with it some of the most heart-warming and inspirational moments of the sports calendar, offering football fans a rare opportunity to see hundreds of young men fulfill a lifetime dream. And while this alone serves us a delectable slice of human success, it is the smaller, often quirkier coincidences of draft weekend that truly serve...

Ahmad Brooks Accused of Sexual Assault

Ahmad Brooks
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexual assault in an alleged incident involving former Niners defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The plaintiff of the lawsuit, a woman who alleges that McDonald sexually assaulted her last December after she fell and hit her head by his pool, has named Brooks in a cross complaint that states...

Fullback Bruce Miller Charged With Vandalism

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested on March 5 in Santa Clara on suspicion of spousal abuse, faces additional misdemeanor vandalism charges. Per the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office, the charges are in relation to a heated argument between the fullback and his girlfriend, one in which Miller allegedly hurled her phone into the wall of a hotel...

Draft Report: Baalke Picks Some Head-Scratchers

Draft
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49’ers have officially wrapped-up the first draft of the Jim Tomsula era. This draft was not only a crucial one for the rookie head coach but also for Niners GM Trent Baalke, who has witnessed his once mighty roster slowly wither away in an offseason defined by free agency departures and early retirements. The team selected Oregon...
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