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Comeback king Mahomes sparks Chiefs to Super Bowl win

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:58 AM

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs erase a double-digit deficit to win for the third straight game as Kansas City ends a 50-year Super Bowl title drought

ALL SMILES. Patrick Mahomes (right) and Frank Clark celebrate as the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl since 1970. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

New era beckons as Chiefs, 49ers clash in Super Bowl

Feb 02, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The Super Bowl could mark a changing of the guard for the NFL's quarterback hierarchy as the curtain comes down on the league's 100th season

HISTORY-SEEKING. The Kansas City Chiefs look to win their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. Photo from Instagram/@chiefs

Chiefs, 49ers advance to Super Bowl showdown

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The Chiefs end a 50-year wait for a Super Bowl appearance, while the 49ers try to complete their unfinished business 7 years ago

BREAKTHROUGH. Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes steers the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl. Photo from Twitter/NFL

Controversial Kaepernick set for first NFL start this season

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:12 AM

Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has polarized audiences by protesting the US national anthem will start against the Buffalo Bills

STARTING QB. Colin Kaepernick will get his chance to make his statement on the field against the Bills. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

NFL: Kaepernick says he received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The 49ers quarterback says his protest of the US national anthem has led to death threats he says

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick booed after latest anthem boycott in San Diego

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Kaepernick triggered furious debate over his decision to sit during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Ex-NFL star charged with raping developmentally disabled woman

May 04, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers player Dana Stubblefield angrily denies the charges with his lawyer calling it a money grab

CHARGED. Former San Francisco 49ers player claims the encounter was consensual. Photo from NFL.com

Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips found dead in jail cell

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:06 AM

Troubled former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in a California prison where he was awaiting trial for killing a cellmate

FINAL DOWN. Lawrence Phillips, who played for a number of NFL teams before exiting the league, had been serving a 31-year prison term and awaiting trial on a murder charge. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Peyton Manning breaks NFL touchdown record

Oct 20, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre s all time record for touchdown passes throwing 4 against the 49ers to eclipse the previous mark of 508

Peyton Manning is the new NFL touchdown leader. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NFL: Concussion sidelines Seattle's Harvin for 49ers game

Jan 19, 2014 - 2:24 AM

Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will not play in Sunday s National Football League playoff game against San Francisco because of a head injury Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday

SEAHAWK DOWN. Percy Harvin is helped off the field during last week's game against the Saints. Photo by Stephen Brashear/EPA

NFL: Super Bowl spots at stake in playoff showdowns

Jan 17, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Peyton Manning will lead Denver s record setting offense against Tom Brady and New England for a Super Bowl berth Sunday while Seattle s NFL best defense faces San Francisco for the other spot

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after a touchdown in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of their AFC Divisional Playoff game. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: 49ers, Broncos punch tickets to conference championship games

Jan 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers while the Denver Broncos topped the San Diego Chargers to earn trips to NFL divisional championship games

GOLD RUSH. San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gains yardage against the Carolina Panthers. Photo by Davis Turner/EPA

Lewis takes his final bow as a champion

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Ray Lewis bid farewell to the National Football League and he did it in style going out a champion after the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl 47

CHAMPION. Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. Photo by AFP.

Ravens survive 49ers' charge to win Super Bowl XLVII

Feb 04, 2013 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The Baltimore Ravens fended off a second half onslaught by the San Francisco 49ers 34 31 to emerge as champions of Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens holds aloft the Vince Lombardi Trophy following their 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Super Bowl resumes after power outage halts game

Feb 04, 2013 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED The Super Bowl America s iconic sporting spectacle resumed Sunday February 3 after being halted for 35 minutes by a power outage at the Louisiana Superdome the first such mishap in its history

STADIUM HALF-DARK. A power outage brings Super Bowl XLVII to a halt leaving the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers waiting for half the lights in the Louisiana Superdome to be restored February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

NFL: 49ers rally past Falcons to book Super Bowl trip

Jan 21, 2013 - 9:57 AM

Frank Gore had a pair of touchdown runs in the second half as the San Francisco 49ers stormed back from a 17 point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28 24 and earn a trip to the Super Bowl

JUMP FOR JOY. Anthony Dixon #24, defensive back Darcel McBath #28 and defensive back Perrish Cox #20 of the San Francisco 49ers react after stopping the Atlanta Falcons on fourth down in the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Jessica Simpson's past due

May 01, 2012 - 10:53 AM

People wonder when the expectant mom will finally really be a mom

HAPPILY EXPECTING. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson had to put their wedding plans on halt because of the pregnancy. Photo from celebrific.com