Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Del Rio believes in Raiders, but why should fans?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jack Del Rio says the Raiders are "close" to hitting on all cylinders, but he and others have said that before. With only six games left, time is running out. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/For-Raiders-Being-Close-Wont-Cut-it-Anymore-459090943.html

49ers' seventh-round pick shining at safety

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Seventh-round pick Adrian Colbert of Miami first starred on special teams. Now he's starting at safety, following injuries that opened the door for him. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Versatile-Seventh-Round-Pick-Colbert-is-Impressing-49ers-459083533.html

Are 200-mile races the new trend in ultra running? Organizer Candice Burt's three annual races have become very popular

A few years ago, ultra runner and race organizer put together a race around Lake Tahoe that turned out to be 205 miles long. Now she has three annual 200-milers, and that distance is becoming more popular among the ultra runner group. My story for MotivRunning.com: https://www.motivrunning.com/running-life/running-trends/next-level-inside-200-mile-race-trend/

Monday, November 20, 2017

Oakland offense continues to drop the ball

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: A bad case of the drops -- again -- is a poison pill for Oakland's offense in loss to the Patriots. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Offense-is-Dropping-the-Ball-458832393.html

49ers return from break eager to keep improving

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan says the monkey is off his back after 49ers get their first win, but his real goal is continued improvement and building a foundation for 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Return-From-Break-Eager-to-Build-on-First-Victory-458839403.html

Raiders pounded by Patriots in Mexico City

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Oakland stays close to New England for a half, but then things fall apart in a 33-8 loss. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Go-South-in-Loss-to-Patriots-458688663.html

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tom Brady vs. Raiders D may be a mismatch

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tom Brady leads the NFL in passing for an explosive Pats team, and now the leaky Raiders defense will try to stop him. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Raiders-Defense-Needs-to-Play-its-Best-Game-to-Stop-Patriots-458257413.html

Staley's return helped boost O-line to best performance

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers offensive line finally had a solid game. Is it starting to gel? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Niners-Offensive-Line-Showing-Signs-of-Improvement-458248343.html

Niners' Foster is coming on fast

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Now healthy and getting some experience, rookie linebacker Reuben Foster is wowing observers. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Reuben-Fosters-Terrific-Play-is-Earning-Raves-457997663.html

Raiders are ready for their trip to Mexico

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Indications are the Raiders offense is opening up just in time for a matchup in Mexico City with the Pats. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Raiders-are-Ready-for-Their-Test-in-Mexico-City-458010293.html

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Javelin standout Kara Winger is changing her training in order to peak for the biggest events

Kara Winger is a three-time Olympian and the American record holder in the javelin, but she still hasn't reached her goals. To get there, she's going to change her training pattern so she can peak for the biggest eventshttps://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/15/My-Focus-How-Kara-Winger-Is-Reshaping-Her-Routine-To-Peak-When-It-Matters
. My story for TeamUSA.org:

For first time, Beathard handled the blitz

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: In his first few games, QB C.J. Beathard played poorly when pressured. Against the Giants, he thrived. Has he turned a corner?https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Beathards-Play-Improved-Against-Pressure-457745293.html

Monday, November 13, 2017

Edwards helping Raiders' D improve vs. run

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. has developed into an outstanding run defender. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/A-Healthy-Edwards-is-Helping-Raiders-Run-Defense-457234603.html

Return of Blair helping 49ers defense

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The return to health of defensive lineman Ronald Blair is paying off. Blair's two sacks vs. Giants helped 49ers to first win of 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Blairs-Return-Gives-49ers-Defense-a-Boost-457226953.html

Beathard leads 49ers to 1st win of 2017

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: QB C.J. Beathard throws for 2 TDs and runs for another as the 49ers beat the Giants 31-21 to improve to 1-9. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Finally-Collect-First-Victory-457079403.html