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NFL: Dwyer head-butted wife, police say

09/18/2014 08:57 PM PDT
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said.
 
Raiders not making good use of Marcel Reece
09/18/2014 07:48 PM PDT - When Oakland visits the Patriots on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, the two-time Pro Bowl fullback brings with him one carry for zero yards and three receptions for 12 yards. 

Former Oakland Raiders can pinpoint downfall: Hue Jackson's dismissal
09/18/2014 07:50 PM PDT - Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer, Jared Veldheer and Matt Shaughnessy shed light on how things went south. 

Dave Rahn, former longtime 49ers' employee, dies
09/18/2014 04:27 PM PDT - Former San Francisco 49ers public relations employee Dave Rahn was close to many ex-49ers including Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Brent Jones and Keena Turner; was also well-known in the music world 

49ers' Justin Smith appears to have discovered fountain of youth
09/18/2014 06:54 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith recently turned 35 but is playing like he is at least a decade younger 

Raiders' opponent: Breaking down New England Patriots
09/18/2014 01:55 PM PDT - Patriots bounced back well from blowing a double-digit lead and losing to the Dolphins in their first game. 

49ers' opponent: Breaking down Arizona Cardinals
09/18/2014 01:54 PM PDT - Coach Bruce Arians, cornerback Patrick Peterson and others are saying the Cardinals need to beat the 49ers if they want to be respected as a legitimate playoff contender. 

NFL Week 3 themes: Super Bowl rematch the highlight
09/18/2014 12:51 PM PDT - Seahawks, Broncos meet up, DeSean Jackson returns to Philly, Brady and Woodson meet in New England. 

NFL: Fantasy football finds for Week 3
09/18/2014 12:47 PM PDT - Niles Paul, Knike Davis and Larry Donnell top this week's waiver wire score list. 

Jerry Rice says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald
09/18/2014 02:46 PM PDT - Rice joins former teammates Ronnie Lott and Steve Young in saying the San Francisco 49ers need to sit McDonald until his domestic violence arrest case is resolved. 

NFL: Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges
09/17/2014 09:53 PM PDT - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child 

Kawakami: Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has plan for domestic violence
09/17/2014 09:44 PM PDT - In wake of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis weighs in on NFL troubles, the stadium issue, and the status of coach Dennis Allen
 

Open season on Dennis Allen, Raiders coaching situation
09/18/2014 10:47 AM PDT - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen faced the media in advance of Sunday's game at New England. 

49ers will face Arizona Cardinals team overcoming adversity
09/17/2014 09:44 PM PDT - A makeshift defense and quarterback Carson Palmer's troubled shoulder hasn't stopped the Arizona Cardinals from a 2-0 start. 

Raiders facing key losses heading to New England
09/17/2014 02:26 PM PDT - Sio Moore, Rod Streater among those not practicing Wednesday as Patriots game looms. 

49ers' Kaepernick will appeal foul language fine
09/17/2014 01:30 PM PDT - Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he will appeal a $11,025 fine he drew for allegedly using foul language Sunday. 

49ers' Harbaugh: Staying the course on Ray McDonald
09/18/2014 06:04 AM PDT - Cases of Adrian Peterson, Greg hardy won't sway 49ers' approach on Ray McDonald. 

NFL: Minnesota Vikings reverse course, tell star Adrian Peterson to stay away until legal issue resolved
09/16/2014 11:45 PM PDT - Sponsors upset over NFL's scandals; Union appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension 

49ers' Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald get good news
09/16/2014 10:32 PM PDT - 49ers tight ends Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, who were hurt Sunday against Bears, might play against Arizona Cardinals. 

Report: 49ers' Vernon Davis could play Sunday
09/16/2014 12:08 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis avoided serious injury to his left ankle and could play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals, according to a CSNBayArea.com report 

Back issue lands Kaepernick on injury report

Colin Kaepernick surfaced for the first time this season on the injury report with a back issue, though he fully practiced Thursday. 
Dave Rahn, former longtime 49ers' employee, dies
Former San Francisco 49ers public relations employee Dave Rahn was close to many ex-49ers including Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Brent Jones and Keena Turner; was also well-known in the music world 

49ers' Justin Smith appears to have discovered fountain of youth
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith recently turned 35 but is playing like he is at least a decade younger 

Hits and giggles: Justin Smith off to great start 14th season
Justin Smith reached the NFL-ozone-layer age of 35 on Sept. 3. On each Sunday since then, the playing field has become his fountain of youth. 

Live postgame chat: 49ers vs. Cardinals, Sunday
Join columnists Marcus Thompson for a live chat immediately following Sunday's NFC West showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals.  

Live updates: 49ers vs. Cardinals, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Keep up with all the action as the San Francisco 49ers look to bounce back against NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals.  

Former 49ers staffer Dave Rahn passes away after cancer battle that inspired Team Dave
Dave Rahn, who worked for the 49ers from 1986-2002, passed away Thursday morning in his hometown of San Diego. 

Practice report: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald remain out while Derek Carrier readies for action
Tight ends Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee) are missing their second straight day of practice, possibly thrusting converted wide receiver Derek Carrier up the depth chart for Sunday's game at Arizona. 

49ers' opponent: Breaking down Arizona Cardinals
Coach Bruce Arians, cornerback Patrick Peterson and others are saying the Cardinals need to beat the 49ers if they want to be respected as a legitimate playoff contender. 

Jerry Rice says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald
Rice joins former teammates Ronnie Lott and Steve Young in saying the San Francisco 49ers need to sit McDonald until his domestic violence arrest case is resolved. 

Jerry Rice on Ray McDonald: I would have totally just taken him off the field
Former 49ers great Jerry Rice would rather see Ray McDonald benched than play a third straight game after a domestic-violence arrest. 

49ers will face Arizona Cardinals team overcoming adversity
A makeshift defense and quarterback Carson Palmer's troubled shoulder hasn't stopped the Arizona Cardinals from a 2-0 start. 

Cardinals top backup RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic assault
Another domestic-violence arrest has joined the NFL s ongoing crisis of off-field abuses, promising to overshadow the 49ers visit Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. 

Practice notes: Vernon Davis still on crutches, among several not practicing
Tight end Vernon Davis may have "dodged a bullet," as Jim Harbaugh said, in terms of Sunday's left-ankle injury, but Davis was still on crutches Wednesday as practice began without him. 

Kaepernick appealing $11,025 fine for inappropriate-language penalty
Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he will appeal a $11,025 fine he drew for allegedly using foul language in the 49ers' home-opening loss Sunday night to the Bears. 

49ers' Kaepernick will appeal foul language fine
Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he will appeal a $11,025 fine he drew for allegedly using foul language Sunday. 

49ers' Harbaugh: Staying the course on Ray McDonald
Cases of Adrian Peterson, Greg hardy won't sway 49ers' approach on Ray McDonald. 

49ers Ray McDonald not poised to join Vikings Adrian Peterson on exempt list
The 49ers have no plans to banish defensive tackle Ray McDonald to the NFL s exempt/commissioner s permission list, which is where the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson was placed early Wednesday and where Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is reportedly headed. 

Jimmie Ward s home-opening sorrows a result of great offensive catches, Cardinals coach says
At 5-foot-11, 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward proved a mismatch against Chicago Bears 6-4 receiver Brandon Marshall on Sunday night, by the tune of three touchdown catches. 

Cardinals coach Arians expects best effort from pissed off 49ers
Coach Bruce Arians has his Arizona Cardinals atop the NFC West with a 2-0 record, and he expects that first-place status to get tested Sunday by an angry 49ers team. 

Drug deal: HGH testing starts within next two weeks; upcoming changes to substance-abuse policy changes
Three players -- none of them 49ers -- had their suspensions lifted by the NFL as a result of changes to the performance-enhancing drug policy, which the implementation of human-growth-hormone testing within the next two weeks. 

49ers get good news on Davis, McDonald; Hunter s rehab going well
The 49ers received a huge dose of good news Tuesday with word that the injuries suffered by tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald against the Bears weren t too severe. 

49ers' Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald get good news
49ers tight ends Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, who were hurt Sunday against Bears, might play against Arizona Cardinals. 

Willis talks about Bears game, state of 49ers defense
Here's what 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis had to say in a four-minute interview with Bay Area media Tuesday afternoon in Santa Clara:   Q: What do you do to move past the Bears game? 

Report: TE Davis has bruised ankle, not ruled out for Cardinals game
Tight end Vernon Davis didn t suffer any structural damage to his left ankle against the Bears, and he hasn t been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cardinals, according to a CSNBayArea. 

Report: 49ers' Vernon Davis could play Sunday
San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis avoided serious injury to his left ankle and could play Sunday against Arizona Cardinals, according to a CSNBayArea.com report 

Santa Clara: Police arrest 31 at 49ers-Bears game at Levi's Stadium
Officers arrested 31 people, primarily for alcohol-related offenses, at the San Francisco 49ers' inaugural regular-season game at the new Levi's Stadium on Sunday, according to the Santa Clara Police Department. 

Thompson: Jim Harbaugh facing greatest challenge
As the 'Sunday Night Football' loss to the Chicago Bears showed, the 49ers have problems on the field too
 

49ers vow to improve postgame Levi's Stadium traffic, but caution it won't be easy
About half the fans who drove to Sunday's regular season home opener against the Chicago Bears were trapped in their lots for up to an hour or two as a constant stream of pedestrians and trains blocked their paths out. 

Taxi squad moves: TE Grimble, CB McFaddn help injury-affected units; LB Skov, CB Casey waived
Tight ends Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee) sustained injuries in Sunday's home opener, so perhaps as a result, the 49ers added depth at that position by signing former USC product Xavier Grimble to the practice squad.