Thursday, January 10, 2013

49ers: Akers to Start Saturday, Justin Smith Limited Again


In a surprising turn of events, it was David Akers who seemingly won the kicker battle that ensued for the better part of the last week.

Free agent kicker Billy Cundiff was called in to challenge the struggling Akers for the starting spot this last week in Saturday's playoff game against the Packers, and Cundiff was widely considered the favorite to take over for

Report: San Jose Sharks To Start NHL Season Jan. 20

The San Jose Sharks will reportedly face off against the Calgary Flames to start the NHL lockout-shortened 2013 season. The game will be played on Sunday, January 20, in Calgary.

Among the storylines entering the 2013 NHL season for the Sharks is the injury-ridden defense, how the team will bounce back from a disappointing

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Harbaugh: Justin Smith Will Play vs. Packers


Justin Smith will be on an NFL field for the first time in four weeks, since he suffered a partially torn triceps tendon against the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh said he expects Smith to start Saturday's game against the Packers.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Golden State Warriors: Predicting the Return of Andrew Bogut



By now, we can be fairly sure Andrew Bogut’s ankle injury that kept him out virtually all of 2011-12 with the Milwaukee Bucks and again with the Golden State Warriors will take a lot longer to heal than 7-10 days.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Harbaugh on Kickers: 'We Have A Leader in the Clubhouse'


Jim Harbaugh was unusually full of information on Monday, as the 49ers begin their week of preparation for the Green Bay Packers.

While Harbaugh acknowledged that it is likely the team will go with two kickers on Saturday -- David Akers and Billy Cundiff -- he said they do have a "leader in the clubhouse." Recent reports have made it moderately clear

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Will the Shortened Season Help or Hurt the San Jose Sharks?


The San Jose Sharks' offense is ready to go. The majority of the roster has played overseas and experienced significant playing time in a competitive environment. Most notably, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were key players for their respective teams in Switzerland.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

San Francisco Giants' Closer Sergio Romo Detained in Las Vegas


TMZ -- World Series hero Sergio Romo was handcuffed New Year's Day at the Las Vegas airport ... TMZ has learned -- after allegedly becoming belligerent with a TSA officer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

David Lee: 'I have confidence I'm the best power forward in the league'


Take notice, NBA. The Golden State Warriors are for real -- and so is David Lee.

It was quite a measuring stick on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. An angry Clippers squad coming off the snapping of their lengthy winning

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Harbaugh, 49ers Will Have Hard Time Keeping Assistant Coaches



There is a different side to Black Monday in the NFL, the ceremonial day of coaching staff firings that occur one day after the final week of the season. There are currently seven openings for a head coach around the NFL, and there are successful teams with successful coordinators that are coveted to fill them.

49ers Sign Kicker Cundiff, Keep Struggling Akers


The 49ers were active Tuesday, signing free agent kicker Billy Cundiff and waiving Eric Bakhtiari.

Cundiff came to Santa Clara on Monday for his second workout this season with the 49ers, after Akers went 2 for 4 on field goals in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Monta Ellis Thinks He's As Good As Dwyane Wade


Monta Ellis is not as good as Dwayne Wade -- glad we got that out of the way.

Still, Ellis has decided there is not much separating him and a top-5 player in the NBA, just more wins and two NBA championships .... that's all.

Friday, December 28, 2012

49ers: Vernon Davis Expected to Play, Justin Smith Running the Risk


Justin Smith will not be seeing the field until at least the playoffs, as he was listed as doubtful to play in Sunday's regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. However, Vernon Davis, who sustained a concussion on a hit by the Seahawks' Kam Chancellor last week, is "on course" to start.

Tom Tolbert To Join Golden State Warriors Radio Broadcast


KNBR 680's Tom Tolbert will be joining radio play-by-play voice Tim Roye in the booth for many Golden State Warriors broadcasts during the remainder of the regular season.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Report: 49ers' Justin Smith Out For Rest of Regular Season

49ers DT Justin Smith will not only miss Sunday night's game against the Seahawks, but he will also miss the 49ers' final regular season game against the Cardinals, as well.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Smith will be out the rest of the regular season and hopes to be ready for the 49ers' first playoff game.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

PHOTO: Did Tim Lincecum Cut His Hair?


Something needs to change for Tim Lincecum. He and his long locks went through a bit of a rut in 2012, resulting in a solid performance in the MLB playoffs .... in the bullpen.

You can't blame Lincecum for changing up some parts of his baseball repertoire during the offseason -- his wind-up, his mindset on the mound, HIS HAIR?!?!?!

Justin Smith's Injury? Harbaugh Playing With Pete Carroll Through Media


The heart and soul of the 49ers' defense, Justin Smith, may or may not be injured, and that gives head coach Jim Harbaugh the perfect opportunity to provide a bit of uncertainty to the Seahawks/49ers game on Sunday night.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vernon Davis: Kaepernick and I Don't Have Chemistry


Vernon Davis has 10 receptions for 112 yards in five games since Colin Kaepernick took over for Alex Smith under center. For the Pro Bowl tight end, that is simply not up to par.

WATCH: Alex Smith All Smiles in 49ers' Postgame Celebration


Alex Smith does not have to be all smiles in the 49ers locker room after a big win. His starting job was stripped of him after suffering a concussion, and given to a second-year player with a bright future.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Aaron Rodgers: 49ers' Alex Smith Needs New Team


It is hard for Alex Smith not to be compared to Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers.

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 instead of taking Rodgers out of UC-Berkeley. The Packers went on to select Rodgers with the 24th overall pick.  Smith was widely considered the safer pick, but fast forward seven years and Rodgers has a Super Bowl ring and is a bonafide elite quarterback in the NFL.

Harbaugh: Justin Smith's Injury Not Serious


49ers' defensive tackle Justin Smith left in the third quarter of Sunday night's thriller against the Patriots, and New England scored 21 unanswered points in his absence.

Smith hurt his elbow during the game and did not return. Luckily, the 49ers were able to stave off a 28-point comeback by the Patriots that tied the game at 31-31 at one point.

Akers Still 49ers' Kicker, Needs to 'Make the Play'


49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh said troubled kicker David Akers is still on the team, but that he expects him to come through in the weeks leading up to the playoffs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Moss on Kaepernick: 'He Dislocated My Finger'


Colin Kaepernick's arm can dislocate fingers -- true story.

In November 19th's game against the Chicago Bears, Kaepernick threw a dart to Randy Moss so hard it dislocated Moss's finger, according to the future Hall of Famer, himself.

Report: Sony Partners With 49ers For New Santa Clara Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers are not messing around when it comes to their new stadium, the franchise's first brand new venue in its existence.

The team has announced that Sony will be the official electronics partner of the stadium that 49ers CEO Jed York said will be "software-driven."