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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
NFL: Steelers win AFC North
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals to win the AFC North title.
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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.
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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.