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49ers rookie Trey Lance injures knee in 1st career start

Oct. 11, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Trey Lance's first career start for the San Francisco 49ers featured a bad interception, a couple of promising moments and a knee injury that could sideline him for a week or two. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Lance sprained his...

Harbaugh, Frost take parallels into Michigan-Nebraska clash

Oct. 04, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems that negativity has swirled around Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Nebraska's Scott Frost since they returned to coach at the schools where they enjoyed so much success as players. The vibe is decidedly upbeat around both teams this week, just...

Across MLB, other pro sports, coaches value rest

Oct. 03, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Maddon has long been a believer in the importance of rest and recharging. Each year, he provides his players with an extended mental and physical break by putting them through “American Legion Week” — that is, show up, lace up the cleats and take the field. ...

Rodgers preps for 49ers, who asked about him before draft

Sep. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Imagine if instead of playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in Sunday night’s game against San Francisco, Aaron Rodgers was starting for the 49ers. On the day before this year’s draft, with Rodgers not wanting to return to the team he...

49ers defense to get big boost from healthy Nick Bosa

Sep. 09, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers defense had a different feel once star edge rusher Nick Bosa returned to practice. Now, after nearly a year-long wait, the Niners can't wait to see Bosa's dominance in a game when he returns from a knee injury in the...

Raiders rookies not only ones with something to prove

Aug. 27, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — With the Las Vegas Raiders headed to San Francisco for their final preseason game Sunday, coach Jon Gruden said this year’s lot of draft picks isn’t the only group with something to prove. “Well, it’s all of our young players, last...

Floyd Reese, GM of Titans’ Super Bowl team, dies at 73

Aug. 21, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Floyd Reese, the general manager who assembled the roster for the Tennessee Titans’ lone Super Bowl appearance, died Saturday. He was 73. His family told the team of his death. Reese had cancer and was with his family when he died at his...

Jim Harbaugh happy to be coaching Michigan for 7th season

Aug. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is thrilled and perhaps relieved to still be coaching at Michigan for a seventh season, a year after winning two games and signing a new contract that gives the school an out if it wants to replace him. “Personally, a lot of...

49ers excited to see preseason debut for Trey Lance

Aug. 12, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Coach Kyle Shanahan knows that in the big picture, it won't matter how well Trey Lance plays in his exhibition debut for the San Francisco 49ers. That doesn't dampen Shanahan's excitement to see his rookie first-round quarterback take the field in a game for the first...

Bless Austin corners the market on confidence for Jets

Aug. 09, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bless Austin has a strong message for anyone who thinks the New York Jets are weak and inexperienced at cornerback. Let's just say, he doesn't share your concerns. At all. “I come to camp looking...