SANTA CLARA, Calif. Steve Nash 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 Charles Barkley Jersey . The Italian side scored twice in a four-minute span in the second half to defeat former stars from S. Shaquille ONeal Jersey . Bryant underwent an operation in December to correct an irregular heartbeat. His season ended with four games left because of a rapid heartbeat, a condition he has known about for several years and had been treated for in the past. http://www.officialsunsfanstore.com/grant-hill-suns-jersey/ .ca. Kerry, I hope you address Ron MacLeans comment during the second intermission of Game 4 in Montreal-Tampa series. Basically, he suggested that the NHL should not have used a referee from Quebec, following the Game 3 disputed non-goal, because the referee could be biased towards Montreal.SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has decided to stay with Brazils national team despite the death of his nephew in an accident two days before the opening match of the World Cup. Scolari attended the official FIFA news conference in Sao Paulo on Wednesday and did not travel to be with his family in southern Brazil, where 48-year-old Tarcisio Joao Schneider died in a car accident on Tuesday. He also took charge of the teams training session at the Itaquerao Stadium where Brazil will play Croatia on Thursday. Scolari said he was drawing strength from seeing his players dedication in their preparations for the World Cup. "I find the strength by working with this group, in this environment, where the players are dedicating themselves to their goal day after day," Scolari said. "This helps me leave the sadness behind and stick to the positive things that are happening." The coach was told about Schneiders death just before the teams training session outside Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, one of thee last before the opener. Jason Kidd Suns Jersey. "Sometimes we have to deal with some difficulties, but you have to try to move on," Scolari said. Schneiders brother, Darlan, was one of Brazils physical trainers when Scolaris team won the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Highway police in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul said Schneider, the son of one of Scolaris sisters, died when the car he was driving collided head-on with a truck on the opposite lane. Its not the first time that Scolari has had to deal with a personal tragedy since Brazil began its World Cup preparations. Last month, he had to leave the training camp to attend the funeral of one of his brothers-in-law. There was also a shadow cast over the start of the 2010 tournament in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was not able to attend the tournaments opening match because his 13-year-old great-granddaughter died in a car crash on the way home from a tournament-eve concert. ___ Follow Tales Azzoni at http://twitter.com/tazzoni ' ' '