Friday, July 20, 2018

Young U.S. field hockey team headed to World Cup

After the 2016 Rio Olympics, several key members of the U.S. women's field hockey team retired. Now a team with a re-made roster, full of many young players, goes to the World Cup wondering how well it will fare. My story for TeamUSA.org: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/July/20/Young-US-Womens-Field-Hockey-Team-Is-Hungry-To-Prove-Itself-At-World-Cup

Arden Key could be an X-factor on Raiders defense

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Former LSU pass rush standout Arden Key could be a semi-secret weapon for Oakland's defense.

49ers' McGlinchey, Pettis remain unsigned

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Should 49ers be worried that No. 1 pick Mike McGlinchey and No. 2 pick Dante Pettis are unsigned?https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Top-Pick-Mike-McGlinchey-Still-Unsigned-488727191.html

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Garcon will give Garoppolo a security blanket

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: A healthy Pierre Garcon may not be among the NFL's elite receivers, but he could be terrific with Jimmy Garoppolo. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Garoppolo-to-Garcon-Combination-Could-be-Terrific-488402461.html

After the catch, Cooper is among best

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Amari Cooper had a disappointing season in 2017, yet even last year he ranked among the NFL's best wideouts in making things happen after he caught the ball. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Cooper-Among-NFLs-Best-Receivers-After-the-Catch-488398641.html

Monday, July 16, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Professor Gruden assigns homework

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Head coach Jon Gruden told the young players on the Raiders roster to do their homework before reporting for training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gruden-Expects-Young-Raiders-to-be-Ready-to-Compete-488019321.html

Are 49ers' skill players underrated?

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Though Jimmy Garoppolo has received high marks, the RBs, WRs and tight ends on the roster are mostly considered non-elite. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Is-49ers-Group-of-Offensive-Skill-Players-Underrated-488009671.html

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Melvin eager to show he's among NFL's top corners

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rashaan Melvin signed with the Raiders as a free agent because of the talent on the roster, Jon Gruden's energy and the chance he'll have to show he belongs among the league's elite cornerbacks. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Melvin-Excited-by-What-He-Sees-From-Raiders-487901591.html

Foster gives 49ers' D an extra dimension

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers defense that will be without LB Reuben Foster the first two games of 2018 will be much different than the unit that will have him for the final 14 games. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Defense-is-Much-Different-Without-Foster-487897671.html

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Raiders see Irvin getting 'double-digit' sacks in 2018

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: In his move from linebacker to defensive end, Bruce Irvin may prove to be an elite pass rusher, says his coordinator. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Guenther-Expects-Irvin-to-Get-Double-Digit-Sacks-487781341.html

Goodwin is a great win for 49ers offense

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Receiver Marquise Goodwin, who exceeded all expectations in 2017, could be on the verge of stardom in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Goodwins-Stock-May-Continue-to-Rise-487776921.html

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hurst could have major impact on Raiders' D

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Those who've watched Maurice Hurst play believe the rookie defensive tackle will be a big hit in the NFL. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Hursts-Impact-on-Raiders-Defense-Could-be-Enormous-487665611.html

Darcy McBride started winning swimming trophies at age 10; 56 years later, she's still competing on a national level

Nebraska's Darcy McBride fell in love with swimming early. As a coach, teacher and competitive swimmer, she's helped hundreds follow in her wake. My story on her for ESPNW.com's Women Going Places series. http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/23989271/at-66-darcy-mcbride-swimming-goals