Can 49ers overcome extended loss of Aldon Smith?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers knew this was coming. But will the reality be too much to overcome?

The nine-game suspension of All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith announced Friday by the NFL will make the Super Bowl path of a team that has played in...

Vikings' Jerome Simpson's suspension upheld

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson's three-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy was upheld by the NFL.

Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a ...

49ers' Aldon Smith draws nine-game suspension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Aldon Smith drew a larger-than-anticipated nine-game suspension from the NFL on Friday, a day after commissioner Roger Goodell outlined a stronger stance toward violations of the league's personal-conduct policy.

Smith, the...