• Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance - 10/20/2014 06:42 AM PDT
  • 49ers drop ball against Broncos - 10/20/2014 08:03 AM PDT
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    Early return of Aldon Smith would boost defense s star power

    This time next week, Aldon Smith could be practicing with his 49ers teammates and preparing for his season debut. 
    QB Johnson re-signs, Bubba Ventrone re-released
    Duplicating last Tuesday's transaction, the 49ers re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson and released special-teams ace Bubba Ventrone. 

    49ers' Harbaugh says Marcus Martin will get shot at center
    Starting center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled for surgery Tuesday on his broken left leg and headed for season-ending injured reserve. 

    Harbaugh expects most of injured players back in time for Rams game
    Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that he is hopeful of having back most of his injured players in time for the 49ers next game. 

    C Kilgore slated for surgery Tuesday, out for the season
    Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that starting center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled for surgery on his broken left leg and headed for season-ending injured reserve. 

    49ers lose Kilgore to season-ending surgery
    Center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled for surgery on his broken left leg and headed for season-ending injured reserve. 

    Grading the 49ers' 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos
    Here is how the 49ers (4-3) graded out in their 42-17 loss Sunday night to the host Denver Broncos (5-1) 

    Report card: 49ers stumble while Peyton Manning keys Broncos rout
    Here is how the 49ers (4-3) graded in their 42-17 loss Sunday night to the host Denver Broncos (5-1):Pass offense: Four drops in the opening four series proved critical to the 49ers inability to keep pace with Peyton Manning. 

    Report card: Only Peyton Manning impresses on this night
    Here is how the 49ers (4-3) graded in their 42-17 loss Sunday night to the host Denver Broncos (5-1):Pass offense: Four drops in the opening four series proved critical to the 49ers inability to keep pace with Peyton Manning. 

    49ers notebook: Aldon Smith's suspension might be reduced, report says
    49ers center Daniel Kilgore suffers broken leg in third quarter 

    Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance
    San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.
     

    49ers drop ball against Broncos
    San Francisco 49ers' early drops set negative tone in blowout loss in Denver 

    Notes: Daniel Kilgore fractures lower leg; cornerbacks shuffled; Ellington scores first TD
    Center Daniel Kilgore sustained a fracture to his lower left leg in the third quarter, when linebacker Brandon Marshall rolled into Kilgore s leg while tackling Frank Gore. 

    49ers embarrassed by Broncos, record-setting Manning
    Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes to eclipse Brett Favre for the NFL's all-time career lead, serving as Sunday night's showstopper in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers.
     

    Final: 49ers suffer second-most lopsided loss under Harbaugh, fall 42-17 to Manning-led Broncos
    Peyton Manning s record-setting night wreaked embarrassing havoc on a 49ers team that looked doomed from the outset. 

    Peyton Manning sets touchdown record by finding Demaryius Thomas vs. Tramaine Brock
    While Peyton Manning celebrated his record-setting touchdown pass Sunday night with high-fives and television close-ups, cornerback Tramaine Brock took a seat on the 49ers bench after his dubious role in NFL history. 

    Two series, two touchdown passes, two QBs share NFL all-time TD record
    Peyton Manning has tied Brett Favre s NFL record for most touchdown passes, doing so on a 39-yard pass to Wes Welker with 2:57 remaining in the Broncos Sunday night game against the 49ers. 

    Peyton Manning sets TD record, Broncos up 21-10 on 49ers
    Demaryius Thomas beat Tramaine Brock's coverage to catch Manning's third touchdown pass of Sunday night's game, and the 509th of Manning's career. 

    Trent Baalke doesn t confirm report that Aldon Smith s suspension could be reduced
    General manager Trent Baalke said before Sunday night's kickoff he was unaware of an NBC Sports report that Aldon Smith could have his suspension reduced one or two games. 

    Report: 49ers' Aldon Smith could have suspension reduced
    Trent Baalke said before Sunday night's kickoff he was unaware of an NBC Sports report that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith could have his suspension reduced. 

    49ers set to face Peyton Manning with depleted secondary
    49ers welcome back starter Tramaine Brock but won't suit up Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward. 

    Pregame report: CB Tramaine Brock returns, Chris Culliver not suiting up as Manning seeks TD record
    Peyton Manning's pursuit of the NFL's all-time leading touchdown record will come against a revised 49ers secondary, which welcomes back starter Tramaine Brock but won't suit up Chris Culliver and Jimmie Ward. 

    Hochman: 49ers Colin Kaepernick's birth mother in stands in Denver Sunday, awaits to see son
    Colin Kaepernick's mother will be in the stands Sunday, watching Colin Kaepernick in her matching Colin Kaepernick jersey, alongside her other son, Colin Kaepernick's 10-year-old half brother. 

    Colin Kaepernick goes from Manning Passing Academy counselor to Manning s SNF counterpart
    Rick Kaepernick vividly recalls dropping off his son at the Manning Passing Academy in 2010 at Nicholls State University, about an hour drive outside of New Orleans. 

    49ers need Colin Kaepernick to play keep-away from Peyton Manning
    Peyton Manning on cusp of another passing record, giving him top billing in 'Sunday Night Football' matchup between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers 

    Live blog recap: Peyton Manning sets passing record, Broncos beat 49ers
    Follow all the action as the San Francisco 49ers play the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. 

    49ers' headache: Who will cover Broncos Julius Thomas?
    Denver tight end Julius Thomas, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, has nine touchdown receptions through the Broncos' first five games. 

    Task for Fangio figuring out who covers Broncos TE Thomas
    Linebacker, safety or cornerback, a combination of defenders. Someone in a 49ers uniform is going to have to cover Denver Broncos all-world tight end Julius Thomas. 

    49ers will play Broncos without Willis, Iupati
    Linebacker Patrick Willis and left guard Mike Iupati will not play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. 

    Willis, Iupati out; Borland slated to make first NFL start
    Linebacker Patrick Willis and left guard Mike Iupati will not play against the Denver Broncos as a result of injuries they suffered in the 49ers most recent game. 

     
     
     
    (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
    San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

    The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 
    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

    The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.