Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Whitewater kayaker Elaine Campbell travels the country (and world) seeking new rivers to tame

Each summer, Elaine Campbell, her husband and pets travel the U.S. to compete in whitewater kayaking events. They also just love to find new rivers to experience and explore. Campbell also has been part of the U.S. kayak teams in international competitions. My story on her for ESPNW.com: http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/23660588/world-class-whitewater-kayaker-elaine-campbell-spends-summer-search-rivers-conquer

So far, 49ers' draft class looks promising

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Mike McGlinchey, Dante Pettis, Fred Ward and Tarvarius Moore will likely play large roles for the 49ers in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Draft-Class-Looks-Promising-485932711.html

Carr may work more from under center

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: QB Derek Carr may work less out of the shotgun in 2018 in Jon Gruden's system. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Carr-May-Work-Less-out-of-Shotgun-in-2018-485935801.html

Monday, June 11, 2018

49ers' offseason program will close this week

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers have a three-day mandatory minicamp this week, then will break until July's training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Head-Into-Final-Week-of-Offseason-Program-485138131.html

Guenther eager for Mack to report

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: New defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says Khalil Mack must report soon or he'll have too much to catch up on for training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Guenther-Eager-for-Mack-to-Report-This-Week-485142541.html

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ex-Lion may add teeth to Raiders' defense

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Former Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead wants to make the Raiders defense more physical. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Former-Lion-Adds-Teeth-to-Raiders-Defense-484960231.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_BAYBrand

College professor Lisa Sheehan-Smith feeds her competitive side by competing in national and international figure skating competititons

Lisa Sheehan-Smith grew up in Canada, but never really learned to skate properly until she moved to Tennessee for college. Now, at 59, the college professor talks about her many years competing across the U.S. and the world in age-group championships. My story for ESPNW.com: http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/23607240/at-59-lisa-sheehan-smith-placing-competitive-figure-skating

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Raiders defense must create more turnovers

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Coordinator Paul Guenther is drilling into his players the idea that they must take the ball away from opponents to be successful. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Defense-Hoping-to-Create-More-Turnovers-484855641.html

Pettis gives 49ers an artistic wide receiver

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Second-round pick Dante Pettis is an artist, writer and reader with a passion for the arts. His new coaches with the 49ers say he's also extremely talented and smart. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Love-What-Pettis-Brings-to-the-Wide-Receiving-Corps-484850791.html

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Raiders pleasantly surprised by Carradine

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Defensive lineman Tank Carradine, formerly of the 49ers, has been even better than expected, say Oakland Raiders coaches. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Impressed-With-ex-49er-Tank-Carradine-484695511.html