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49ers in 2018: Who’s in, who’s out, who’s auditioning

SANTA CLARA — Six games remain in the 49ers’ season, ample time remains for players to make an impression before more roster turnover strikes next …

George Kittle

Kurtenbach: Examining the 49ers’ biggest offseason needs

The 49ers might be on a bye week after their high-point of the season, but Sunday’s win over the Giants was the team’s first in 10 tries this year — …

Saquon Barkley

NFL Week 11 picks: Raiders fall to Patriots in Mexico

Long story short, here are the NFL Week 11 picks:<p><b>Steelers 31, Titans 17:</b> Ben Roethlisberger enters with 10 interceptions, 11 sacks, 12 touchdown …

Oakland Raiders

Colin Kaepernick shares admiration for Tommie Smith, John Carlos

Colin Kaepernick shared a reverence for Tommie Smith and John Carlos in heartfelt social media posts Wednesday.<p>The controversial former 49ers …

Colin Kaepernick

Goodwin details 49ers locker room after win amid personal tragedy

Marquise Goodwin’s memory from the celebratory 49ers locker room Sunday afternoon is hazy.<p>It’s easy to understand why the wide receiver’s …

Marquise Goodwin

Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig invite 49ers fans to run for a cause

SANTA CLARA — With the 49ers on a bye this weekend, Ronnie Lott and Roger Craig are encouraging fans to work on their running game.<p>They are among the …

Levi's Stadium

49ers Marquise Goodwin appreciates flood of support

SANTA CLARA — Marquise Goodwin credited his wife, Morgan, and their faith in God for getting him through the 49ers’ game Sunday, only hours after the …

Marquise Goodwin

Raiders’ Carr, 49ers’ Staley nominated for NFL’s sportsmanship award

Among the NFL players nominated for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, announced Tuesday, are Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and 49ers offensive …

Derek Carr

Shanahan maps out 49ers QB plan

SANTA CLARA — Quarterback C.J. Beathard’s did not fracture the thumb on his right, throwing hand Sunday. But that doesn’t clear up whether he’s …

C. J. Beathard

Goodwin amazes 49ers coach after son’s tragic death

SANTA CLARA – Marquise Goodwin’s ability to play through the sorrow of his son’s death earlier Sunday had 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan in awe a day …

Marquise Goodwin

Jeff Garcia: 49ers should let Beathard play and sprinkle in Garoppolo

By | dmano@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group<p>PUBLISHED: November 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm | UPDATED: November 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm

C. J. Beathard

The Daily Dieter Podcast: 49ers are a bad team with good vibes

The 49ers finally got a win, but was that a dumb move?<p>Dieter Kurtenbach explains why the win was more important than keeping the path clear to 0-16. …

Podcasting

49ers report card: Shanahan rides Beathard to first win

SANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers (1-9) graded in Sunday’s 31-21 home win over the New York Giants (1-8):<p><b>PASS OFFENSE: A-</b><p>Marquise Goodwin valiantly …

C. J. Beathard

Kurtenbach: No, the 49ers do not have a quarterback controversy

SANTA CLARA — C.J. Beathard had the best game of his young NFL career Sunday, leading the 49ers to their first win of the season with a gutty …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Niner By Nature podcast: Will Jimmy Garoppolo start after bye week?

Now that C.J. Beathard has led the 49ers to a long-awaited victory, should coach Kyle Shanahan stick with him after the bye or turn the quarterback …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Steward: Marquise Goodwin’s heart-wrenching day puts life in perspective

San Francisco 49ers' Marquise Goodwin (11) reaches back to catch a touchdown pass in front of New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins (20) during the second …

Marquise Goodwin

49ers Marquise Goodwin shares tragic news

Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin took an especially emotional pause after his first touchdown of the season Sunday, and he explained heartbreaking news …

C. J. Beathard

Kurtenbach: The 49ers’ winning culture led them to their first victory of the year

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ 31-21 win over the Giants Sunday was a long time coming.<p>Sunday’s win was the Niners’ first of the season, the team’s first …

Santa Clara

49ers outlast Giants for first win under Kyle Shanahan

SANTA CLARA – Game No. 10 was far from perfect but it produced the 49ers’ overdue, first victory Sunday under coach Kyle Shanahan, who got showered …

C. J. Beathard

49ers score first halftime lead in 13 months

C.J. Beathard’s two touchdown passes in the second quarter lifted the 49ers to their first halftime lead in 13 games, dating back to last Dec. …

C. J. Beathard

Once more: 49ers Beathard poised to start instead of Garoppolo

SANTA CLARA — All indications are that C.J. Beathard indeed will make his fourth straight start as the 49ers quarterback Sunday, thus delaying Jimmy …

C. J. Beathard

Joe Staley on 49ers breakthrough: ‘This win felt just as good as winning the NFC Championship’

SANTA CLARA — Joe Staley would rather block than talk. But when Coach Kyle Shanahan asked the veteran left tackle to say a few words to the team on …

C. J. Beathard

Live updates: 49ers vs. New York Giants, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.

Get scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. when the winless 49ers take on the New York Giants at Levi’s Stadium.<p>Stop if you’ve …

New York Giants

Fast facts: 49ers vs. Giants

Here are key facts you need to know when the 49ers (0-9) host the New York Giants (1-7) on Sunday:<p><b>SITE:</b> Levi’s Stadium<p><b>KICKOFF:</b> 1:25 p.m.<p><b>TV:</b> Fox Ch. 2 …

C. J. Beathard

Kurtenbach: Kyle Shanahan’s decision to start C.J. Beathard over Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t make much sense

I like 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.<p>I think he’s a smart guy, a brilliant tactician, a relatable leader, and a meticulous planner, and there’s no …

C. J. Beathard

Shanahan says Beathard, not Garoppolo, will start vs. Giants: “Nothing’s changed”

SANTA CLARA — C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the New York Giants and will have tackle Joe Staley protecting …

C. J. Beathard

John Carlos compares Kaepernick to Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson

John Carlos reportedly called Colin Keapernick “this generation’s iconic civic rights leader.”<p>A civil rights activist after his athletic career, …

Muhammad Ali

The 49ers most consistent player? Maybe it’s their kicker

SANTA CLARA — Robbie Gould has learned the intricacies of kicking at Levi’s Stadium over the last few months since he signed a two-year contract with …

Levi's Stadium

Niner By Nature podcast: Will this be Jimmy Garoppolo week?

San Francisco sits at 0-9, staring a stretch run in the face that could easily have the 49ers winless by season’s end. They’ve also lost a record 11 …

Jimmy Garoppolo