Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

Patriots have the NFL’s toughest schedule next season

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

With or without Tom Brady at quarterback, those traditional complaints about the Patriots having an easy schedule will likely die down a bit next season. Yes, there's still the AFC East for the Pats to feast on, but based on their opponents' records in 2019, New England has the NFL's toughest schedule in 2020. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Djokovic Novak Djokovic does not feel antagonized by lack of fan support when facing his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in major finals on the ATP Tour, Serbia's world number one said on Tuesday. Tennis pundits have often suggested that Djokovic gets infuriated as well as galvanized by overwhelming support for Federer and Nadal when he locks horns with them, but the 32-year-old from Belgrade offered a different view.

49ers’ Richard Sherman defends Darius Slay during Lions trade rumors

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Richard Sherman is back on Twitter, and the 49ers star is here to defend a fellow Pro Bowl cornerback. Sherman, who has been an advocate for fellow players, is all for Slay defending himself amid rumors the Detroit Lions are looking to trade him. Slay responded to a tweet that showed he has led the NFL in passes defensed since 2017 with 56.

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners' scandals in the sport's history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.

Trump pardons former NFL team owner DeBartolo over gambling fraud scandal

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Donald Trump has pardoned a former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful teams in American football history. Edward DeBartolo Jr, who owned the 49ers during their 1980s-90s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners' scandals in the sport's history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid 400,000 dollars to former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling licence.

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo Jr., who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty, was involved in one of the biggest owners' scandals in the sport's history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.

George Kittle leads six 49ers ranked in PFF’s top 101 players of 2019

Friday, February 14th, 2020

George Kittle was voted as the winner of the 49ers' most-prestigious team award. Kittle, as PFF describes it, graded out as the best player, regardless of position, in the NFL last season on a snap-by-snap basis. Kittle, who was voted by his 49ers teammates as winner of the Len Eshmont Award, had 1,053 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the regular season.

Why 49ers’ Deebo Samuel reaching 1,500 total yards isn’t bold prediction

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Deebo Samuel had a tremendous rookie season for the 49ers, over which the wide receiver showed an elite ability to make defenders miss. Among all San Francisco pass-catchers, Samuel trailed only tight end George Kittle in receptions (57), targets (81), receiving yards (802) and yards after the catch (481). Considering it was his first season in the NFL, there is every reason to believe Samuel can improve upon those numbers in his sophomore season with the 49ers.

Protest-leading ex-NFL star Kaepernick writes his story

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who instigated a kneeling protest that aroused the ire of US President Donald Trump, said Thursday he will release an autobiography later this year. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will release the book through his own publishing company with Audible releasing a spoken-word version. In 2016, Kaepernick refused to stand for the US national anthem before a pre-season NFL game to protest police brutality and social injustice.

NFL-Kaepernick writing memoir about decision to protest during national anthem

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, will publish a memoir later this year, the former NFL quarterback announced on Thursday. The book will be released by Kaepernick Publishing who described it as "part political awakening and part memoir" and said it would reveal the life experiences that led him to risk his NFL career in one silent act of protest. "My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning," Kaepernick said in a news release.