News

Denver defense stymies 49ers in preseason opener

Denver defense stymies 49ers in preseason opener

The Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers committed three first-half turnovers, four in all. Photo: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers committed three first-half turnovers, four in all, and missed a field goal in a sloppy 10-6 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night in the teams’ exhibition opener.

Shaun Phillips scooped up D.J. Harper’s second-quarter fumble and returned it 9 yards for the game’s lone touchdown. Mike Adams added a timely interception as the Broncos began anew following that stunning double-overtime loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the AFC divisional playoffs last January.

With the star quarterbacks on either side — Broncos veteran Peyton Manning and third-year pro Colin Kaepernick — playing all of one series each, it was impossible to gauge how good their given offenses will be. Everybody realizes if these teams were to play a meaningful matchup it could really be something, though.

Recent Headlines

38 minutes ago in Entertainment

‘Hobbit’ star found guilty in drug case

Fresh
mikaelbran

Actor Mikael Persbrandt has been sentenced to five months in jail for buying cocaine.

1 hour ago in Music, Viral Videos

Watch Taylor Swift’s video blog of bridal shower surprise

Fresh
taylor

The superstar documented her surprise appearance at an Ohio bride's celebration.

1 hour ago in Music

No cooling down for the hot ‘Frozen’ soundtrack

Fresh
Frozen Anna Olaf

The soundtrack for Disney's animated film continues to dominate the Billboard music charts.

1 hour ago in Entertainment

‘X-Men’ director accused of drugging, raping teen

Fresh
bryansinger

The lawsuit - filed weeks before the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - alleges the director used his influence to sexually assault a teenage boy.

today in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kicked in the head by a train

Updated
Kicked By Train

This man tried to take a selfie while a train passed but was a little too close.

Recent Headlines

mikaelbran

In Entertainment

'Hobbit' star found guilty in drug case

Actor Mikael Persbrandt has been sentenced to five months in jail for buying cocaine.

bryansinger

In Entertainment

'X-Men' director accused of drugging, raping teen

The lawsuit - filed weeks before the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - alleges the director used his influence to sexually assault a teenage boy.

nirvana

In Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 17

A look back at Hollywood's biggest headlines.

donniewahlberg

In Entertainment

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

Jenny McCarthy has the "right stuff" in the New Kids On The Block star's eyes.

brianjohnson

In Music

AC/DC will 'rock on;' Young has 'debilitating illness'

The band plans to begin recording in May, but founding member Malcolm Young won't be among them.