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SANTA CLARA, Calif. Dion Dawkins Bills Jersey . - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.He just didnt specify where exactly he is headed next, though it might wind up being one of footballs most poorly kept secrets. The hints were everywhere.Harbaugh would neither confirm nor deny that he is indeed about to accept the job at alma mater, Michigan, except to acknowledge he wouldnt be around come Monday.When asked specifically about taking over the Wolverines program, he said, There will be announcements made concerning those things.Harbaugh will not fulfil the final season of his $25 million, five-year contract coaching the 49ers that he signed in January 2011, reaching a mutual agreement with the team to part ways. The announcement came after Sundays 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals and following an 8-8 season in which San Francisco had hoped to establish some momentum in new $1.3 billion Levis Stadium.Its been the time of my life, Harbaugh said. Been a lot of great memories, great moments. ... Its been a tremendous four years, its been a pleasure to work and serve for this organization. I feel great about what we accomplished.Might he miss the NFL if he moves to Ann Arbor?Is the NFL going somewhere? Harbaugh quipped.Harbaugh and his players gathered for one final, familiar chant: Whos got it better than us? No-body!The last, Whos got it better than us? I said it as loud as I could, said wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who could soon follow the San Francisco coachs departure. I guess they say every good thing comes to an end.The unraveling of 2014 began months ago, almost a year back, really. San Francisco lost in the NFC championship game last January at Seattle, then watched the rival Seahawks go on to win it all. Shortly after, CEO Jed York acknowledged the Cleveland Browns inquired about trading for Harbaugh.The 49ers saw thousands of empty seats at most games this season. San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 17-7 loss at Seattle on Dec. 14, its second defeat to the rival Seahawks in an 18-day stretch.Harbaugh guided the 49ers to three straight NFC championship games and a Super Bowl near miss.Jim and I have come to the conclusion that it is in our mutual best interest to move in different directions, York said. We thank Jim for bringing a tremendous competitive nature and a great passion for the game to the 49ers. He and his staff restored a winning culture that has been the standard for our franchise throughout its history.The 49ers came oh so close to their sixth Super Bowl championship after the 2012 season, losing 34-31 to Harbaughs big brother, John, and the Baltimore Ravens.Harbaugh had a 49-22-1 overall record in four years with San Francisco, which might look to promote from within to replace him. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsulas name has been mentioned.From his signature outfit of khaki pants and a black 49ers pullover to his signature phrases and motivational tactics, Harbaugh did things his way. And, largely, his way worked.But not this season, when star linebacker Patrick Willis was one of several key players to go down with injuries on what had been one of the NFLs stingiest defences.Its a business, running back Frank Gore said. I wish Coach Harbaugh the best. Hes a great coach. I like how he approached the game of football. My best years, they were with him as a team.Harbaughs future was in doubt all season after he didnt receive the contract extension York publicly said he hoped to work out. Neither side seemed particularly focused on doing so.Then, when the 49ers lost at home 19-3 on Thanksgiving night to Seattle, York turned to Twitter to express his discontent with the team — perhaps only a preview of a relationship that couldnt be repaired.He wrote: Thank you #49ersfaithful for coming out strong tonight. This performance wasnt acceptable. I apologize for that.Harbaugh pulled off a tremendous four-year turnaround at Stanford before doing the same for a 49ers franchise that had suffered an eight-year playoff drought.Im forever proud to have been a part of this, Harbaugh said. I feel we accomplished great things. Tremendous football.Harbaugh said all season he would not be fazed by the constant chatter about his fate, or by those outside the organization questioning whether he had lost the locker room.Some people hate you, some people love you, and most of those people dont even know you, he told The AP in October. You take it with a grain of salt, smile, and go about your business.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Tre Davious White Jersey . Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Nathan Peterman Bills Jersey . Although taking two of three from the Baltimore Orioles wasnt nearly as uplifting as winning the World Series, it still felt pretty darn good. Felix Doubront and four relievers combined kept Baltimores potent lineup in check, and David Ortiz had three of Bostons 12 hits off Wei-Yin Chen in a 4-3 victory Thursday night.Manchester United won its fourth straight game, beating Stoke 2-1 Tuesday night on Juan Matas 59th-minute goal to maintain fourth place in the English Premier League.In Spain, Real Madrid routed third-tier Cornella 5-0 to advance to the Copa del Reys fifth round on 9-1 aggregate.A look at the top action in Europe on Tuesday:___ENGLANDAt Old Trafford, United lacked creativity without the injured Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria, but Marouane Fellaini scored on a header off Ander Herreras cross in front in the 21st minute.Steven Nzonzi tied the score with a shot from the edge of the area in the 39th, but Mata put the Red Devils ahead for good on an inswinging free kick that bounced in. United (7-3-4) is eight points back of first-place Chelsea (10-0-3), which hosts Tottenham on Wednesday.Liverpool (6-6-2) is eighth after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Leicester. The hosts went ahead in the 22nd when Leonardo Ulloas shot a the post and rebounded into the net off goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. But Adam Lallana tied the score four minutes later and captain Steven Gerrard put Liverpool ahead in the 54th. After Wes Morgan was ejected for dragging down Rickie Lambert, Jordan Henderson got the final goal in the 83rd.West Ham (7-4-3) stayed fifth after rallying to edge WWest Brom 2-1 on goals by Kevin Nolan and James Tomkins, and Swansea (6-4-4) is sixth after beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 on goals by Sung-Yueng Ki and Wayne Routledge. Zay Jones Jersey. QPR (3-9-2) is next-to-last, one point above Leicester (2-8-4), and Burnley (2-6-6) climbed out of the relegation zone by drawing 1-1 with Newcastle. Aston Villa (4-6-4) and American goalkeeper Brad Guzan won 1-0 at Crystal Palace as Christian Benteke scored his first goal in nine months, giving the Villans their first league win since September.___SPAINWith Cristiano Ronaldo resting, James Rodriguez led Madrids attack and scored twice in the first half in between setting up Francisco Isco Alarcon.After Javier Hernandez scored the fourth goal in the second half, Jese Rodriguez came off the bench to score on his return after an injury layoff of nearly nine months.Defending champion Madrid and Cornella played their first leg in October so that Madrid can play at the Club World Cup later this month.In first-leg matches, Athletic Bilbao drew 1-1 at third-tier Alcoyano, and Espanyol won 2-0 at Alaves.___FRANCEAndre-Pierre Gignac saw his goal-bound shot saved with just seconds remaining as French league leader Marseille missed several chances in a 1-1 draw at Lorient. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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