Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers forces a fumble from Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Defensive Star, Team Leader Justin Smith Retires From NFL

The San Francisco 49ers have lost another mainstay, with the announcement by the team Monday that five-time Pro-Bowl defensive tackle Justin Smith was retiring from the National Football League.

05/18/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Suspended 4 Games, Team Fined $1 Million For Deflategate Scandal

The National Football League has suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for first four games of 2015 season for his role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in last season’s AFC Championship game.

05/11/2015

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NFL Reportedly Suspending San Mateo’s Tom Brady Over ‘DeflateGate’

The National Football League is reportedly set to suspend New England Patriots quarterback and San Mateo native Tom Brady, in the wake of pro football’s “Deflategate” controversy.

05/08/2015

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field before their game against the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Photos Prove Kaepernick’s Shoe Collection Would Fill Your Apartment

Are you a young professional looking for your first apartment in the Bay Area? Good luck finding a place where you can live as large as 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s shoe collection.

05/07/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in action against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Madden: Manning, Brady Wanted 2006 Rule Change That May Have Led To ‘Deflategate’

John Madden said quarterbacks have had a long history of wanting to work with game footballs during the week and the “Deflategate” scandal was probably a direct result of that.

05/07/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter on October 18, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 13-6. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49ers Ahmad Brooks Accused Of Sexual Assault At Ray McDonald’s Former San Jose Home

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexually assaulting a passed-out woman at former teammate Ray McDonald’s house in San Jose, according to a published report.

05/06/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to  Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL: Patriots Staffers Likely Deflated Balls, Tom Brady ‘At Least Generally Aware’

An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

05/06/2015

Marv Hubbard (Photo credit: Raiders.com)

John Madden Recalls Raiders Fan Favorite Marv Hubbard’s Style On And Off Field

The Raiders announced the death of the three-time Pro Bowler on the team’s website. Hubbard would have been 69 on Thursday.

05/05/2015

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers Select Defensive Tackle Arik Armstead With 17th Pick

With the 17th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the San Francisco 49ers selected Arik Armstead, a defensive tackle from the University of Oregon.

04/30/2015

Amari Cooper. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Raiders Select Amari Cooper With 4th Pick In NFL Draft

With the fifth pick in the 2015 NFL draft the Oakland Raiders select Amari Cooper, a wide receiver from Alabama.

04/30/2015

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Introducing the 2015 Gold Rush cheerleaders!For more photos, visit www.49ers.com

2015 Gold Rush Squad

Introducing the 2015 Gold Rush cheerleaders!

The final auditions for the 2015 Gold Rush squad were held on Thursday evening. The new team will be announced on Monday, April 6th.For more photos, visit www.49ers.com

2015 Gold Rush Final Auditions

The final auditions for the 2015 Gold Rush squad were held on Thursday evening. The new team will be announced on Monday, April 6th.

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