• NFL: Cardinals' Dockett out for season - 08/18/2014 10:46 PM PDT
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    Levi s Stadium s remedied field to host 49ers-Chargers on Sunday

    Sunday's 49ers home exhibition against the San Diego Chargers will go on as scheduled. On what, exactly, remains a mystery. 
    Jim Harbaugh halts 49ers practice after Levi's Stadium sod problems
    Poor conditions of Levi's Stadium sod cause Jim Harbaugh to cut short San Francisco 49ers' last public practice 

    Sod story: 49ers cut short practice after Levi s Stadium grass looks hazardous
    Coach Jim Harbaugh cut short the 49ers' final public practice at Levi's Stadium on Wednesday after divots kept coming up and players such as Stevie Johnson kept loosing their footing on the 4-month-old sod. 

    Jim Harbaugh, Bob Melvin are new old friends
    Budding relationship in the Bay Area between San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin, writes Tim Kawakami
     

    49ers safety Eric Reid not forgetting what went wrong
    Eric Reid had a great rookie season for the San Francisco 49ers, but a couple of mistakes in the NFC Championship game still have him upset. 

    Eric Reid is way beyond his years, and part of that growth spawns from last year s finish
    Safety Eric Reid s great rookie season didn t have a great ending, thus adding motivation for this season s encore. 

    Roman s crumbling empire? Coordinator wants to see better cohesion
    Three points through two exhibitions. "Not good. At all," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday. 

    49ers' Colin Kaepernick, Packers' Matthews interact in 'Sunday Night Football' intro preview
    49ers' Colin Kaepernick does routine with Packers' Clay Matthews in making-of NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' intro with Carrie Underwood 

    Kaepernick part of NBC s Sunday Night Football intro with Matthews
    Colin Kaepernick got an apology from Clay Matthews. Again, apparently. Remember a year ago when Matthews hit Kaepernick late out of bounds in the season opener? 

    Kawakami: Harbaugh, 49ers could part ways after this season
    Both sides are fine with a 'wait and see' approach to a contract extension 

    Contract extended to lineman ... Glenn Dorsey, despite his biceps injury
    Indulging linemen with contract extensions has become habit for the 49ers, though guard Alex Boone is still holding out for one. 

    49ers sign Glenn Dorsey to contract extension
    Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, out with torn left biceps, is signed with San Francisco 49ers through 2016 season 

    49ers extend Dorsey's deal, but Boone remains absent
    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey signs two-year extension, but right guard Alex Boone remains entrenched in a contract dispute that's kept him away through the offseason program and training camp. 

    Notes: Anthony Davis debuts; no-contact for Willis; Ellington praised; Dawson on rebound
    Here are some notes as the 49ers practiced Tuesday for the first time in nearly a month without the media lingering beyond warmups: -- Right tackle Anthony Davis is on track to play in the Sept. 

    Kaepernick not telling 49ers front office how to spend cap space
    When Colin Kaepernick signed a six-year extension two months ago, he said he intentionally structured it to allow room for other teammates deals. 

    Right on: Anthony Davis excited to return from torn biceps; Joe Looney gaining praise in place of Alex Boone
    Normalcy returned Tuesday to the right side of the 49ers offensive line, in at least one aspect: right tackle Anthony Davis practice debut, four months removed from shoulder surgery. 

    49ers' Colin Kaepernick had chipped foot bone last season
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tells Sacramento paper the extent of last season's foot injury, a chipped bone on forefoot and ruptured capsule in the ball of foot 

    Kaepernick coped with chipped bone, ruptured capsule in foot last season
    Colin Kaepernick has revealed the extent of last season s foot injury: a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot. 

    Fantasy football may cost $13 billion in lost productivity, firm estimates
    Fantasy football may cost employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans who spend the season helming imaginary football teams spend work hours reviewing player statistics and managing their pretend rosters. 

    12 fan arrests at 49ers' Levi's Stadium debut
    12 arrested, mostly for public intoxication, at the Levi's Stadium debut Sunday for the 49ers, according to Santa Clara police. 

    49ers fans complain of 'unbearable' heat at Levi's Stadium amid fan's death
    The death of a 49ers fan at Levi's Stadium and the huge crowds who abandoned the sunny seats for shady concourses are shining a bright light on an issue that many Niner faithful were unprepared for Sunday: the heat. 

    San Francisco 49ers' defense might be bigger concern than offense
    Coach Jim Harbaugh gave players Monday off, but they will have plenty of repairs to make beginning Tuesday after the 34-0 beatdown at the hands of the Denver Broncos. 

    Snap counts: Would-be starters mostly watched 34-0 debacle
    Less than three weeks remain for the 49ers to get their act together before the regular-season opener at Dallas. 

    Kawakami: 49ers have some issues that can't be ignored
    It's no time to panic, but poor play by the backup quarterbacks and the defense are causes for concern for the San Francisco 49ers after their 34-0 loss to the Denver Broncos in their Levi's Stadium debut. 

    49ers shut out 34-0 by Broncos in Levi s Stadium exhibtion opener
    One amenity Levi s Stadium didn t come with for the 49ers: points on the scoreboard. The 49ers debuted there Sunday with a 34-0, blowout loss to the Denver Broncos and reigning league MVP Peyton Manning. 

    Purdy: Levi's Stadium isn't perfect, but it performed much better than 49ers
    Levi's Stadium pulls off a quality fan experience, even if the San Francisco 49ers didn't in losing to the Denver Broncos. 

    Bethea joins 49ers' growing injury list
    San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea suffers concussion, leaves 34-0 exhibition loss to Denver Broncos early in second quarter 

    After 34-0 rout, Jim Harbaugh just wants a backup QB who doesn t commit turnovers
    Coach Jim Harbaugh admits something is definitely off with his 49ers, as if getting skunked 34-0 didn t scream that Sunday in their Levi s Stadium exhibition debut. 

    Notes: Gore wanted to score on first carry; Miller s return a blur ; Ellington is popular target
    Running back Frank Gore broke a 9-yard run on his first carry, during which dirt or sand could be seen kicked up by his linemen on the 4-month-old grass. 

    Bethea says he s doing well in concussion recovery
    Safety Antoine Bethea joined the 49ers growing list of wounded starters when a second-quarter concussion spelled his exit from Sunday s 34-0 exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos. 

     
     
     
    (Nicole diGiorgio)
    Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead

    He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes. 
    (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
    Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

    Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.