New coaches get off to rough starts in 2018

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden was welcomed back to Oakland as a returning hero when he got hired for his second stint as coach of the Raiders. There was a party he hosted for fan...

49ers have little to celebrate after 30-27 win over Lions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman wasn't in a celebratory mood after his first win with the San Francisco 49ers. That's what allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns and needi...

49ers hang on to beat Lions 30-27

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes, Matt Breida ran for 138 yards and San Francisco's longest TD run in four seasons , and the 49ers bounced back from a season-openi...

Gruden's return to Raiders turns into dud after fast start

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden's return to the Oakland Raiders' sideline couldn't have gotten off to a better start, with Marshawn Lynch powering his way into the end zone for a touchdown. ...

Rams spoil Gruden's return with 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams spoiled coach Jon Gruden's much-anticipa...

New Raiders backup QB AJ McCarron rushes to get up to speed

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — AJ McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders. As crazy as those first fe...

ESPN's new Monday night crew prepares for opener

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jason Witten sat in a room with his new teammates going over video of his latest performance. It wasn't much different than what he did for 15 seasons as a ti...

Gruden explains Raiders' decision to trade Khalil Mack

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden didn't mince words. As excited as he was to coach Khalil Mack in his second stint with Oakland, Gruden believes the right move ultimately was to tra...

Raiders release WR Martavis Bryant on busy cut-down day

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders waived Martavis Bryant just over four months after trading a third-round pick to Pittsburgh for the receiver. The move to cut Bryant came o...

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon suffers season-ending knee injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon will miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee on the final play of practice Saturday. ...

Aguayo's kick leads Chargers past 49ers 23-21

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A couple of late-game missed kicks proved to be the difference between making the playoffs and staying home last season for the Los Angeles Chargers. With ...

Carr makes brief appearance in Raiders 13-6 win over Packers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr showed enough in one drive of what used to be the dress rehearsal game in the preseason for coach Jon Gruden to shut him down until Oakland's season opener. ...

49ers' 7th-round picks shine in preseason opener

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and most of the other high-profile members of the San Francisco 49ers made brief cameos at most in the exhibition opener. That gave a pair ...

Texans poised for playoff bid after missing out last year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles went from playoff spectators to hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, an impressive one-season turnaround that was far from unprecedented in the modern NFL. ...

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as "The Catch" sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. ...