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Purdy: Harbaugh-49ers breakup could have been much more messy
Coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers make a clean break, leaving Harbaugh free to become Michigan's next coach
San Francisco 49ers free agents ponder future
Justin Smith is contemplating retirement; Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore have decisions to make
Notebook: Justin Smith mum on retirement; Michael Crabtree, others eye free agency; defense leads in INTs
While Justin Smith postponed making a possible retirement announcement until Monday, Michael Crabtree stopped on his way out the locker room and summed up the uncertain status of several 49ers, including himself.
Thompson: Gore shows once again why 49ers should keep him
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore leaves his heart on the field in the final game of the season, and perhaps his last in a 49ers uniform.
Video: San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's full press conference
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to the media following their 20-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals for their NFL game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Game story: Harbaugh s exit begins next chapter of our team s history
Jim Harbaugh called his 49ers tenure the time of my life once it came to an abrupt but victorious end Sunday.
Kawakami: Electric Jim Harbaugh shows why 49ers will regret this
Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh shines brightly as ever on his way out of San Francisco.
49ers' Kaepernick, Iupati, Boldin have praise for Harbaugh
Colin Kaepernick, Mike Iupati and Anquan Boldin pay tribute to outgoing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Jim Harbaugh transcript: You do your best. If your best isn t appreciated, then you do your best anyway
Jim Harbaugh expressed his gratitude to the 49ers and players for making his four-year tenure "the time of my life.
49ers' Kaepernick talks about end of Harbaugh era
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, speaking after Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals, praises outgoing coach Jim Harbaugh as 'the coach that stood behind me through everything.'
Colin Kaepernick transcript: I ll always be a fan of Coach Harbaugh. Not too sure about Michigan
Colin Kaepernick passed for over 200 yards for the first time in five games, helping end a four-game losing streak and sending coach Jim Harbaugh out with a 20-17 triumph over the Cardinals in Sunday's season finale.
49ers' Harbaugh out as coach by mutal agreement with owners
Jim Harbaugh stops short of making departure official in postgame presser, but team releases statement shortly thereafter.
Final: 49ers win 20-17 in Jim Harbaugh s farewell outing
One of the most chaotic and exasperating seasons in 49ers history came to a close Sunday, in the form of a 20-17 win that is expected to usher out coach Jim Harbaugh s tenure.
49ers send Harbaugh out a winner
Jim Harbaugh calls 49ers tenure 'the time of my life' once it comes to abrupt end with 20-17 victory over Arizona Cardinals
49ers 20, Cardinals 17 — End of 3rd Quarter
Both teams came out of the locker room somewhat sluggish after a decent showing in the first half, which is setting the stage for a down-to-the-wire finish for the 49ers once again.
Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin both go over 1,000-yard marks
A 20-yard, third-quarter run sent Frank Gore over the 1,000-yard mark this season, the eighth time he's crossed that plateau in 10 seasons.
49ers: Awkward Harbaugh, York hug kicks off Sunday
Jim Harbaugh and Jed York embrace before 49ers and Cardinals play football.
Cardinals 17, 49ers 13 — Halftime
The 49ers capped off a drive that started in the first quarter with a 53-yard field goal by Phil Dawson that just cleared the crossbar.
Cardinals 7, 49ers 7 — End of 1st Quarter
The Cardinals started the game and played like a team with something to play for, while the 49ers looked like a team that couldn't wait for the mess that has been the 2014 season to end.
Pregame report: Harbaugh cordial with York, who declines media s interview request; Reid among inactives
Jim Harbaugh emerged from the midfield-suites tunnel, shook hands with a couple fans and headed out for pregame warmups an hour before the 49ers -- and his -- finale.
Photos: Ex-49ers star sells home in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood
Former 49ers defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield has put his five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in San Jose's Willow Glen area up for sale for $1.75 million.
Report: Harbaugh to be introduced as Michigan coach on Tuesday
Jim Harbaugh is departing the 49ers to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, according to CSN Bay Area's Dave Feldman.
Live updates: 49ers vs. Cardinals, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.
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Report: Harbaugh headed from 49ers to Michigan
Coach Jim Harbaugh is departing San Francisco 49ers to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, according to CSN Bay Area
Report: Jim Harbaugh poised to accept Michigan offer
Jim Harbaugh could be going back to school. Once he coaches the 49ers for an apparent final time Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Harbaugh is expected to accept an offer to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, according to Bleacher Report s Jason Cole.
49ers' best wins under Jim Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers' coach Jim Harbaugh goes into Sunday's season finale with a combined 48 regular-season and playoff wins: Here are 10 of his best.
49ers by the numbers in Jim Harbaugh era
Under Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers thrived on defense
Jim Harbaugh's four years as 49ers' coach closing in on the end
San Francisco 49ers' finale against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi's Stadium will cap a downer of an NFL season.
Report: Michigan reps to meet with Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and representatives from his alma mater, Michigan, including athletic director Jim Hackett, will meet this weekend, according to Fox Sports and NFL Network; One report, by CBS5 Arizona's Joe Pequeno, says Harbaugh and Michigan already have agreed to terms on a deal and he could be introduced Tuesday as the Wolverines coach,
Michigan, Raiders reportedly positioning themselves to meet with Harbaugh
While the pursuit of Jim Harbaugh reportedly heats up with the Raiders and University of Michigan, the current 49ers coach wasn t tipping his hand Friday on how he ll handle his future.
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A mountain home for Tilly the turtle
This week, readers are sharing more stories of animal rescue.
Has One Direction lost its luster?
'NCIS' repeat and holiday cartoons top British boy band's behind-the-scenes special Tuesday night.