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Ray McDonald: New details emerge about alleged sexual assault

mercurynews.com — The woman who claims former 49er Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her told police the alleged attack occurred after she passed out by the pool at his Silver Creek house on Dec. 13 and hit her head on the ground, according to a search warrant affidavit released by the courts Monday.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Update, police typo: #49ers Ray McDonald was actually at the bar/met alleged victim hours after Dec 14 Seahawks loss mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Update, police typo: #49ers Ray McDonald was actually at the bar/met alleged victim hours after Dec 14 Seahawks loss mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

Dec 22, 2014

Update, police typo: #49ers Ray McDonald was actually at the bar/met alleged victim hours after Dec 14 Seahawks loss mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

Dec 22, 2014

The courts released the search warrant affidavit in the Ray McDonald investigation. The dates cannot be correct. mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Woman told police ex-#49ers player Ray McDonald raped her after she passed out mercurynews.com/crime-courts/c…

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Sony lawyer says "The Interview" will be released after all

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 09:31:55 AM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 09:33:14 AM PST A lawyer for Sony said the studio will release "The Interview" after all. So Sony has its confidence back. I guess that's what happens when the guy who holds the launch codes to the world's largest stock of nuclear weapons defends you publicly.

California Supreme Court: Leondra Kruger easily confirmed as new justice

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 01:16:23 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 01:16:27 PM PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Infusing more youth than ever into the California Supreme Court, top Obama administration lawyer Leondra Kruger on Monday breezed to confirmation to the state's highest court. A three-member state commission unanimously approved Gov.
Dec 22, 2014

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Your body is the next battery: New technologies harvest energy from movements, sound and more

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/19/2014 08:00:00 AM PST Updated: 12/19/2014 06:08:58 PM PST Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away. "Energy harvesting" promises to power innumerable consumer devices, often with nothing more than your body's movement or heat.

"I haven't participated and I don't intend to now--I mean, this has been a good 12 months of this kind of thing"

blogs.mercurynews.com — SANTA CLARA-Another very relaxed Jim Harbaugh presser, another day closer to the end for his tenure with the 49ers, and you can put the two together and say that he doesn't seem particularly worried about it. He was asked about Jay Glazer's report that the 49ers plan to remove him-either by trade or firing-a day or two after Sunday's season finale against Arizona.
Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 22, 2014

Jim Harbaugh on speculation about his future: “I haven’t participated and I don’t intend to now–I mean, this h... bit.ly/1t2MRZ4

Jim Harbaugh: ‘This has been a good 12 months of this (speculation). No reason to start now’

blogs.mercurynews.com — The final week is underway for many 49ers' tenures, and none is spotlighted more than coach Jim Harbaugh's. Harbaugh refrained Monday from contributing to constant speculation that Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals will mark the end of his four-year tenure. "I haven't participated and I don't intend to now," Harbaugh said at his press conference.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @CamInman: #49ers Jim Harbaugh won't add to speculation about his future, as hard as that's become blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/12/…

Dec 22, 2014

#49ers Jim Harbaugh won't add to speculation about his future, as hard as that's become blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/12/…

Looking at which 49ers, beside Harbaugh, could be in final week of tenures

blogs.mercurynews.com — So begins be the final week of many 49ers' tenures. The exodus is expected to begin with coach Jim Harbaugh and be followed by a slew of marquee players. Frank Gore, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, is among those ticketed for free agency, which would be a first in his 10-year career.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @CamInman: The final week is underway for many #49ers' tenures (see: Harbaugh, Crabtree, Gore) blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/12/…

Grading the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Bills

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 08:49:18 AM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 08:49:20 AM PST MAKING THE GRADE How the Raiders graded out Sunday in a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum: Passing offense Derek Carr finished 17 of 34 for 214 yards and touchdowns of 3 yards to James Jones and 1 yard to Jamize Olawale.

Romo: "All in all, I really just wanted to say home."

blogs.mercurynews.com — When the Sergio Romo portion of Monday's conference call ended, general manager Brian Sabean revealed that Marco Scutaro had back surgery on Sunday. Scutaro has long talked about the procedure, saying it would be something that would allow him to live a more comfortable life when his career is over.
Dec 22, 2014

Romo on returning: "I let him know that I don’t want to go anywhere. I’m orange and black.” bit.ly/1AZeHnr

Giants' Marco Scutaro has back surgery, baseball career in doubt

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 01:56:55 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 02:00:53 PM PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Marco Scutaro had back surgery on Sunday, possibly ending his Giants career. Scutaro will be rehabbing for four to six months, general manager Brian Sabean said, and after that doctors will reevaluate his ability to continue playing baseball.
Dec 22, 2014

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Sharks' McLellan had help staying focused when job security was in question

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 01:39:36 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 01:39:38 PM PST ANAHEIM -- Sharks coach Todd McLellan's job security may not be in question at the moment, but he certainly hasn't forgotten about the volatile nature of his profession.
Dec 22, 2014

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Scutaro has back surgery, out for at least 4 to 6 months

blogs.mercurynews.com — Marco Scutaro had back surgery on Sunday, possibly ending his Giants career. Scutaro will be rehabbing for four to six months, general manager Brian Sabean said, and then doctors will reevaluate his ability to continue playing baseball. The 39-year-old infielder had just 13 plate appearances last year because of continued back discomfort.

Jim Harbaugh on 49ers future: 'What will happen, will happen'

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 01:16:36 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 01:16:38 PM PST SANTA CLARA -- The final week is underway for many 49ers' tenures, and none is spotlighted more than coach Jim Harbaugh's. Harbaugh refrained Monday from contributing to constant speculation that Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals will mark the end of his four-year tenure.
Dec 22, 2014

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Sammy Davis Jr's former girlfriend: Bill Cosby raped me

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 12:51:17 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 01:03:27 PM PST Sammy Davis Jr.'s former girlfriend says Bill Cosby raped her in the early 1970s, according to the New York Daily News. Katherine McKee alleges Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room.

Injury report: Eric Reid to see neurologist; Perrish Cox has shoulder issue; nothing new on Aldon Smith

blogs.mercurynews.com — Already with 16 players put on injured reserve this year, the 49ers could be forced to make more personnel moves to add reinforcements for Sunday's finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Safety Eric Reid will see a neurologist Tuesday as a result of Saturday's concussion, his third in some 16 months, according to coach Jim Harbaugh.
Dec 22, 2014

#49ers injury watch: Reid's 3rd concussion in 16 months is concerning; FA-to-be Cox has AC injury blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/12/…

Best of 2014: The top 10 video games of the year

mercurynews.com — Posted: 12/22/2014 12:00:00 PM PST Updated: 12/22/2014 12:09:16 PM PST With the launch of new consoles, expectations were high for 2014. Games such as "Titanfall" and "Watchdogs" captured fans' imaginations and offered a glimpse of what the next level of games would look like.
Dec 22, 2014

BTW, here are my top 10 games of the year. Honestly, the gap between the top 5 was really thin this year. mercurynews.com/entertainment/…

Special teams coach Fred Guidici not retained

blogs.mercurynews.com — San Jose State will not retain special teams coach Fred Guidici, a team spokesman confirmed Monday. Coach Ron Caragher will keep his options open in terms of filling Guidici's spot on the coaching staff, meaning he could hire a coach for a different position and shift a current assistant over to special teams. Guidici was in his third year at San Jose State, his alma mater where he graduated from in 1989.
Dec 22, 2014

Fred Guidici is going to miss the "experience of a lifetime" of coaching at San Jose State blogs.mercurynews.com/sjsu/2014/12/2… #SJSU

How we remembered Joe Cocker: Social media reaction

mercurynews.com — Around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, many shared memories and reflected on the legacy of the British blues-rock vocalist's forty-year career Monday
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My AP top-25 basketball ballot: Kentucky is No. 1, followed by Duke and Arizona (again)

blogs.mercurynews.com — Highlights from the ballot ... *** Not a single change to the top 10: Nine of the 10 were in action (the exception: Wisconsin), nobody lost, and nobody registered a win that was worthy of moving up. It was a snoozer of a week, frankly.
Dec 22, 2014

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