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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has hired Woods as his defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Browns hire former 49ers assistant Woods to lead defense

Feb. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has hired former San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Joe Woods as his defensive coordinator. The addition of Woods to Stefanski's staff has been rumored for weeks, but Cleveland couldn't formally interview him until San Francisco's season ended. After the...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, smiles as Gerrit Cole tries on a Yankee jersey as he is introduced in New York. The pitcher agreed to a 9-year $324 million contract.

Boone upbeat about Yankees' bid for first title since 2009

Feb. 6, 2020 7:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone is not adding baseball to his recent success in predicting the outcome of a major sporting event. The New York Yankees manager nailed this month's Super Bowl, picking the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers by the exact score of 31-20. "How good was that?" a...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks to reporters at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers lament missed chances in Super Bowl loss

Feb. 5, 2020 4:29 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The parade the San Francisco 49ers had hoped to be enjoying was being held a couple thousand miles away in Kansas City. Instead of celebrating a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title that seemed so close, the Niners spent the morning Wednesday packing up their lockers, saying...

This image released by Fox shows host Nick Cannon, left, with Lil Wayne in the third season premiere of

'The Masked Singer' hopes to take advantage of rare edge

Feb. 4, 2020 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will find out soon whether “The Masked Singer” benefits from the best time slot in television. A new episode of the game, usually Fox's most popular prime-time program or close to it, airs on Wednesday. A special edition of the show, with Lil' Wayne as the mystery guest,...

Jaguars hire former 49ers GM Baalke to fill front office job

Feb. 4, 2020 4:27 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke as their director of player personnel. Baalke replaces Chris Polian, who was fired last month after seven seasons in Jacksonville. The Jaguars announced the hire Tuesday. Baalke spent the...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Shanahan should have heeded Belichick's Fangio blueprint

Feb. 4, 2020 9:52 AM EST

A year ago, Bill Belichick borrowed heavily from Vic Fangio's blueprints to throttle the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Fangio's brilliant game plan in the Bears' 15-6 win over LA in Week 14 provided the backbone of New England's 13-3 victory in Super Bowl 53. Had Kyle Shanahan studied Fangio's...

Lions sign G Josh Garnett, former 1st-round pick of 49ers

Feb. 3, 2020 7:03 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed free agent guard Josh Garnett, a former first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers. The Lions announced the move Monday and did not disclose contract terms. Garnett was the 28th pick in the 2016 draft out of Stanford. He spent three seasons with the...

A Kansas City Chiefs coffee cup sits on the desk of Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, after the House's session, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Finch and other Kansas lawmakers cheered the team's victory. The

Kansas House cheers Trump tweet on Chiefs mentioning state

Feb. 3, 2020 6:39 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A tweet from President Trump saying the Kansas City Chiefs had represented Kansas well by winning the Super Bowl was deleted quickly, but Sunflower State lawmakers didn't let it pass unnoticed Monday. The Kansas House had a little fun with Trump's geographical fumble in congratulating...

Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Just under 100 million people watch Super Bowl on Fox

Feb. 3, 2020 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl put a halt to a four-year decline in viewership, with an estimated 99.9 million people watching the Kansas City Chiefs come back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in what is annually the most-watched television event of the year. The Nielsen company said viewership rebounded...