January 24, 2014 |
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been fined $7,875 by the NFL for taunting the San Francisco 49ers during the final minute of the NFC championship game on Sunday in Seattle. With 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Sherman deflected a pass in the end zone intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith intercepted the tipped pass, sealing the Seahawks' 23-17 victory over San Francisco. After the play, Sherman ran after Crabtree, patted his behind and tried to shake his hand, prompting the San Francisco receiver to push the Seahawks cornerback in the face.
January 24, 2014
Richard Sherman, songwriter: "It's a Small World, After All. " Richard Sherman, defensive back: "It's a Gall World, All About Me. " Dave Sanderson La Cañada :: As a lifelong fan of both sports and dignified humility, I resent being labeled as hypocritical [Bill Plaschke, Jan. 21] because I thought Richard Sherman's it's-all-about-me sideline spewing was pathetic. The majority of true fans want to see quality plays made by athletes with class and respect for the game and its traditions.
January 19, 2014 |
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are heading to their second Super Bowl - and they have their smothering defense to thank. All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman made a huge play Sunday evening to preserve a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game, setting up a Super Bowl XLVIII showdown with the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With 30 seconds to play and his team at the Seattle 18-yard...
January 13, 2014 |
San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Seattle's Russell Wilson will be facing off for the fourth time in their young careers on Sunday, but this time more than an eyebrow will be on the line. The two quarterbacks will be hoping to propel their teams to the Super Bowl with a victory in the National Football Conference championship. Kaepernick and the 49ers made it there last year, losing to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31. The second-year starters are among the most exciting young QBs in the NFL and provide an interesting side story to the game with the level of success they've achieved with their dual-threat playing styles.
January 12, 2014 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In his second season as a starter, Colin Kaepernick improved to 3-0 in road playoff games, but it will take a successful journey to the most hostile environment in the NFL for the 49ers to repeat as NFC champions. The 49ers toppled the host Carolina Panthers, 23-10, Sunday, taking over the game on two Kaepernick touchdowns, one a throw and one a run, sandwiched around halftime. San Francisco advanced to the NFC championship game Sunday in Seattle, where the 49ers have been blown out the last two seasons.
January 11, 2014
San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Carolina's Ron Rivera, teammates with the Chicago Bears in the 1980s, square off with very similar teams. Both have stifling defenses, productive power running games, and mobile, dynamic quarterbacks who can pick up first downs with their feet. Whereas Colin Kaepernick helped bring the 49ers to the brink of a Lombardi Trophy last season, Cam Newton will make his first postseason appearance for the Panthers. Carolina stunned San Francisco in November with a 10-9 victory at Candlestick Park, but the 49ers were without Kaepernick's favorite target, receiver Michael Crabtree, who missed 11 games because of a torn Achilles' tendon.