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    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Kawakami: Kaepernick at his worst in game 49ers should have won

    Colin Kaepernick was everything a San Francisco 49ers quarterback isn't supposed to be, and was the biggest reason for Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. 
    Final: 49ers blow 20-7 lead in fourth quarter, fall 28-20 to Bears in Levi s Stadium opener
    Turnovers and penalties doomed the 49ers not-so-grand opening of Levi s Stadium on Sunday night, a 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears before a debut crowd of 70,799. 

    49ers collapse in Levi's debut
    The San Francisco 49ers blow a 17-point lead, lose 28-20 in their first game at Levi's Stadium 

    Halftime report: 49ers lead 17-7 despite 10 penalties, Kaepernick s back-to-back turnovers
    The 49ers are taking a 17-7 lead into their first halftime break at Levi's Stadium, a lead hindered by 10 penalties and Colin Kaepernick's back-to-back turnovers. 

    Michael Crabtree scores Levi s Stadium s first TD off blocked punt by Aaron Lynch
    Michael Crabtree scored the first touchdown in Levi s Stadium history, only 2:18 into the 49ers home opener against the Chicago Bears. 

    Pregame report: Wide receivers Lloyd, Patton inactive; Looney, McDonald remains in lineup
    Wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Quinton Patton are among the 49ers' seven players inactivated for the home opener against the Bears. 

    Roger Goodell will not attend 49ers' Levi's Stadium debut
    Roger Goodell, the NFL's oft-criticized commissioner, has changed his plans and will not attend the 49ers' regular-season debut at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, according to a team source. 

    Commisioner Roger Goodell will be no-show for Levi s Stadium debut
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has changed his plans and will not attend the 49ers' regular-season debut at Levi's Stadium, according to a team source. 

    Gavin Newsom calls for 49ers to bench Ray McDonald
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says the San Francisco 49ers should not allow defensive lineman Ray McDonald to play while he is being investigated for domestic violence 

    Sunday inactives unlikely to include DT Ray McDonald
    Ray McDonald is still expected to start for the 49ers in today's Levi's Stadium opener. Team CEO Jed York voiced his -- and thus, the 49ers' -- stance the other day: "Each case is its own separate case. 

    Breaking in new homes
    With the 49ers set to officially open Levi's Stadium, here's how the other Bay Area teams fared in the first games at their new homes 

    Purdy: 49ers need to keep viewers' focus on the field
    Only a riveting performance by the San Francisco 49ers will keep a national television audience from reflecting on the worst off-field week in NFL history. 

    Historical look at NFL stadium openings: Teams are 20-29 in debuts, including 49ers 1971 loss at Candlestick
    Inaugural seasons at new stadiums have been cruel to the home team. The next to try their luck are the 49ers, who make their regular-season debut at Levi s Stadium on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. 

    49ers, Colin Kaepernick face Chicago Bears in prime-time rematch
    In Levi's Stadium's regular-season debut, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick faces Chicago Bears, whom he beat in his first NFL start 

    NBC, 'Sunday Night Football' tackle Levi's Stadium
    When the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears meet on 'Sunday Night Football,' they won't be the only ones on a new playing field 

    NFLPA approves new drug policy with HGH testing, marijuana tolerance, two-game suspension for DUI
    The NFL Players Association approved a new drug policy with the league Friday afternoon, and there's no immediate word if it could lessen Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension. 

    49ers cornerback Chris Culliver could start Sunday
    San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is expected to pass concussion test and play in Levi's Stadium opener against the Chicago Bears.
     

    Practice report: Culliver on track to cover Bears injury-laden receiving corps
    By Dan Brown Chris Culliver remains a possibility to start at cornerback for the 49ersĀ on Sunday. The bigger mystery is which Chicago Bears receivers would be covering. 

    Harbaugh transcript: Everybody is more aware, taking the opportunity to be aware of domestic violence
    We're approaching the two-week mark since Ray McDonald's arrest for suspicion of domestic violence, and while police continue their investigation, coach Jim Harbaugh continues to answer questions about a boiling issue. 

    49er Ray McDonald's court date postponed as police investigation continues
    A tentative Monday court date for 49ers player Ray McDonald, who was arrested Aug. 31 on suspicion of felony domestic violence, has been postponed while police continue to investigate the matter.
     

    Live updates: 49ers vs. Bears, Sunday at 5 p.m.
    Join us for live Twitter updates as the San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears in the first regular-season game at Levi's Stadium. 

    Purdy: 49ers home opener brings Marc Trestman 'home'
    Publicly dismissed -- in two words -- by then-49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo in 1997, Marc Trestman returns for the first NFL regular-season game at Levi's Stadium as head coach of the Chicago Bears.
     

    49ers fans throw down big bucks for Levi's Stadium opener Sunday
    The average advertised price across the Web was $309 on Thursday, up 18 percent from the average game last year at Candlestick Park, and the cheapest ticket -- for standing room only -- was $165. 

    49ers' defense knows it must do better
    Rare breach of the 100-yard mark by DeMarco Murray has San Francisco 49ers looking to shore up their run defense for Sunday's game against Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears. 

    Practice report: Culliver closer to returning from concussion; Brock, Davis still out
    Cornerback Chris Culliver is practicing today in a no-contact jersey, moving him a step closer to getting medically cleared for Sunday's home opener against the Bears. 

    49ers run defense wasn t good last week, prepares to face all-purpose threat in Bears Forte
    Only one defense in the NFL did not allow a 100-yard rusher last regular season: the 49ers. So much for a repeat. 

    Deuce Bruce? Roman says Ellington, Miller could fill in as No. 3 RB
    Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday that rookie wide receiver Bruce Ellington could fill in as the emergency, No. 

    Breaking down the Bears in advance of Sunday s home-opener
    BREAKING DOWN THE BEARS * The skinny: The Bears are fresh from a season-opening loss at home. In the process, starting wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, among other key players, got injured. 

    49ers-Bears: Breaking down Chicago
    San Francisco 49ers open Levi's Stadium against Chicago Bears on Sunday; what to watch for from Bears. 

    NFL: What you'll be hearing about in Week 2
    Aside from the Ray Rice, Roger Goodell scandal, here are the themes that will dominate NFL discussions. 

     
     
     
    ( jason bennert )
    Quick Bite: The 3 B's at Buffalo in Mountain View

    With its plastic-coated menus and counter-ordering system, Buffalo strives for a super-casual atmosphere. But with high-end Wagyu beef, multiple housemade aiolis and an extensive selection of craft beers, the menu is anything but casual. 
    (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Three Lions Entertainment)
    Nicki Minaj says old high school doesn't want her back

    “Anaconda” rapper denied a chance to talk to students at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.