Thursday, December 14, 2017

Carr says he's going all out over final three games

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Raiders QB Derek Carr says he's going to "let it rip" in passing game over these final three games. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Carr-is-Ready-to-Let-it-Rip-vs-Cowboys-464179533.html

Niners' Elvis is still rockin' and rollin'

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Pass-rush specialist Elvis Dumervil has shown he still has plenty left in his tank at 33 and wants to stay with 49ers next season. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Dumervil-Says-He-Still-Has-A-Lot-in-My-Tank-464166503.html

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Who takes the blame for up-and-down Raiders offense?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Derek Carr and the Raiders offense looked horrible in loss to Chiefs. What's the problem? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Offensive-Woes-Will-Have-to-be-Addressed-in-Offseason-463412403.html

Goodwin coming alive in concert with new QB

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Wideout Marquise Goodwin finally is showing the NFL what he can do in the two games with Jimmy Garoppolo throwing to him. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Goodwin-Quickly-Has-Become-a-Familiar-Target-for-Garoppolo-463405303.html

Loss to Chiefs may have ended Raiders' hopes

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: The Raiders' loss to Chiefs drops them to 6-7 with three games left. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Hopes-Are-Slim-After-Loss-to-Chiefs-463236343.html

Garoppolo-led 49ers top Texans for second straight victory

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jimmy Garoppolo has his first 300-yard passing game as a pro to lead San Francisco past Houston. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Garoppolo-Brilliant-in-Leading-49ers-Over-Texans-463240483.html

Friday, December 8, 2017

Greco-Roman wrestler Robby Smith is plenty strong, but to be the best he says he has to build more muscle

Robby Smith has been among the world's top Greco-Roman wrestlers, but the Olympian says he must get stronger if he wants to start beating the best. My story for TeamUSA.org: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/December/08/My-Focus-How-Wrestler-Robby-Smith-Is-Complementing-His-Technique-By-Building-Strength

Can Garoppolo's legend keep growing?

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Will the Legend of Jimmy G. in the Bay Area, launched with a victory in his first start last week, grow larger this week? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Will-Garoppolo-Keep-the-49ers-Rolling-462816883.html

Raiders' games in K.C. often hinge on special teams

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Every time the Raiders go to Kansas City, the Chiefs' special teams produce points. This Sunday, the Raiders need to change that if the want to win. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Raiders-Need-to-Special-Sunday-vs-the-Chiefs-462811083.html

Former college soccer standout Annie Ruffino made the switch to Gaelic football and now is part of a national-championship club

At first, Annie Ruffino didn't know the rules and rhythms of Gaelic football. But over the years the former college soccer player has adapted to the game and helped her Charlotte, N.C., club win a Senior national title for the first time in 2017. My story on her for ESPNW.com: http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/21705903/annie-ruffino-excels-unusual-sport-gaelic-football

Monday, December 4, 2017

Now in his 50s, Jeff Norton keeps exercise a priority for his health, energy and as a good example for his children

Jeff Norton always has been active, but now that he's 51, he's working as hard as ever to stay fit and healthy so he can get the most out of his life. My story on Norton as part of the Active San Diego series for the Health section of the San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/sd-he-active-norton-20171204-story.html

Big men up front give Garoppolo a big boost in first start

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers' offensive line was exceptional in helping new QB Jimmy Garoppolo win his debut start. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Gave-Garoppolo-Great-Protection-Against-Bears-461861373.html

Mack and re-energized defense come through for Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Khalil Mack was almost unblockable as a pass rusher in the Raiders victory over the Giants. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mack-and-the-Raiders-Defense-are-Building-Momentum-461853113.html