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Why the San Francisco Chronicle Stopped Using the Term ‘Redskins’

June 18, 2014 | 2:15 pm

Why the San Francisco Chronicle Stopped Using the Term ‘Redskins’

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In light of a trademark panel’s finding that the term is derogatory, a look back at the paper’s decision last fall.

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Lawsuit: NFL Teams Misuse Drugs, Ignore Players’ Health to Gain Profits

May 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

Lawsuit: NFL Teams Misuse Drugs, Ignore Players’ Health to Gain Profits

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Suit by retired players says teams distribute painkillers illegally and foster ‘culture of drug misuse.’

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Golden State Warriors’ Gay Exec: ‘What’s the Big Deal With Gays in Pro Sports?’

February 21, 2014 | 10:00 am

Golden State Warriors’ Gay Exec: ‘What’s the Big Deal With Gays in Pro Sports?’

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Rick Welts: “I don’t know what the concern is. It’s only an issue for those who want to create it.”

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Players Wanted: New Football League Based on Crazy Piedmont High Offense

February 6, 2014 | 11:30 am

Players Wanted: New Football League Based on Crazy Piedmont High Offense

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The new league is hoping a key rule change from the NFL will draw fans.

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Bay Area Awarded Super Bowl in 2016

May 21, 2013 | 11:53 am

Bay Area Awarded Super Bowl in 2016

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Super Bowl L will be held in San Francisco—or actually Santa Clara—in 2016. National media has referred to “San Francisco” in reporting the selection, but the National Football League championship game will actually take place in Santa Clara, where the 49ers are planning to be playing by next year. Only once has the Bay Area […]

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April 5, 2012 | 8:12 am

Audio: Suspended Coach Gregg Williams Names 49ers He Wants Injured in Last Season’s Playoffs

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A documentary filmmaker has released audio of suspended former Saints’ Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, exhorting his players to inflict injuries on the 49ers a day before the two teams met in the playoffs last season. Williams is at the center of the Saints “bounty” scandal, in which players pooled their own […]

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Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

October 8, 2011 | 11:40 am

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

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Local and national columnists Slideshow (SJ Mercury News) Retrospective videos and more (Storify) Silver and Black Pride blog SFGate Silver & Black blog comments Jim Plunkett on Davis: ‘He unlocked the best in me’ (Yahoo! Sports) Mean Joe Greene remembers Al Davis (Yahoo! Sports) Unauthorized bio excerpt (ESPN) Reaction on Twitter OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — […]

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Video, Images: 49ers Unveil New Santa Clara Stadium Model

August 4, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Video, Images: 49ers Unveil New Santa Clara Stadium Model

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The 49ers yesterday trotted out a scale model for their proposed new Santa Clara stadium. From Bruce Newman in the Merc: (T)he 49ers unveiled another set of drawings and a new scale model of the stadium they hope to build in Santa Clara next to Great America. According to the $987 million project’s two lead […]

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December 27, 2010 | 6:32 am

49ers Fire Singletary

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Almost nothing about the 49ers 2010 season makes sense. The 0-5 start. The fact the team was still—somehow, with its embarrassing 5-9 record—a playoff contender going into yesterday’s game against the Rams in St. Louis. The odd shuffling of two mediocre quarterbacks named Smith. The firing of the offensive coordinator after a debate over whether […]

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