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Upcoming Super Bowl Sites, 49ers Recruit Hoops Star, Why Gore Has More

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Five 49ers Headlines

>>There are 16 reasons why running back Frank Gore, who turned 31 this month, has a lot left in his tank. 

>>Bruce Ellington, the team's fourth-round NFL Draft pick this month, wants the ball in his hands on special teams, too.

>>At least five of San Francisco's 10 draft picks from 2011 are expected to start in '14, making that class the class of the NFL.

>>General manager Trent Baalke has invited a basketball player from his alma mater, Minnesota's Bemidji State, to this weekend's rookie minicamp.

>>Brandon Marshall's new contract with the Chicago Bears could prove to be a ceiling in Baalke's negotiations with his own wideout, Michael Crabtree.

Five NFL Headlines>>Within minutes of signing their first-round pick, linebacker Anthony Barr, the Minnesota Vikings also locked up their second top pick, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

>>There's won't be an expansion of the league playoffs in 2014, but there very well could be in '15, at least according to the NFL's chief.

>>At age 36, the Arizona Cardinals John Abraham is "shooting for at least 20" sacks, or 3.5 more than his single-season career high.

>>Owner Mark Davis said his Oakland Raiders can come up with $400 million for a new stadium but need help to cover the remainder.

>>Speaking of ballparks, the league voted on Tuesday to give Super Bowl LII to the Vikings and their new digs. Here's the play-by-play of the voting process.

Super Bowl 52 site presentation order - Minnesota, New Orleans, Indianapolis. order determined ystrdy by picking out of a bowl — Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 20, 2014

here we go w/ bid presentations for Super Bowl 52. each group gets up to 15 minutes. team also closes w/ brief remarks — Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 20, 2014

balloting begins for Super Bowl 52 site. here's a card — Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 20, 2014

going to 4th ballot for Super Bowl 52. down to Minnesota and New Orleans. need simple majority to win. — Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 20, 2014

Minnesota selected to host Super Bowl 52 in 2018. last hosted in 1992 — Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) May 20, 2014

The 49ers, of course, will host the NFL's title bout in 2016. Here's a gallery we put together of the event's many homes over the years.

Take a look back at the stadiums that have hosted the NFL's championship game.

Rookies Loving Life

San Francisco's draft picks are only in their second week of being working professionals, but their enthusiasm is still a welcome sight.

Who else loves getting up & going to work every morning #DreamJob — Keith Reaser (@KeithReaser3) May 21, 2014

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