Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

After soccer, basketball, field hockey, tackle football and rugby 7s, Jessica Javelet is now on U.S. 15s World Cup rugby team

Jessica Javelet is a multi-sport standout and Olympian. Now she's taking on a new challenge, moving up from rugby sevens to the national rugby 15s team now in the World Cup. My story for TeamUSA.org: http://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/August/08/Do-It-All-Star-Jessica-Javelet-Already-A-Rugby-Sevens-Olympian-Takes-On-New-Challenge-At-15s

Rookie safety Jerome making plays in camp

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie safety Lorenzo Jerome is getting playing time in training camp thanks to injuries to veterans, and he's opening some eyes. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Injuries-Have-Opened-Door-for-49ers-Jerome-439226223.html

Vanderdoes giving Raiders some muscle inside

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Ex-UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes has earned a spot on the first-unit defense for Oakland. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Rookie-Vanderdoes-Earning-Great-Reviews-439218873.html

49ers lose Malcolm Smith for season

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Niners invested heavily in former Raiders linebacker Malcolm Smith, but now an injury has knocked him out for 2017. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Expected-to-Lose-Malcolm-Smith-For-Entire-Season-439007543.html

Is Sean Smith about to lose his job?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: High-priced cornerback Sean Smith has lost his job on the first defensive unit and could be in jeopardy. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Sean-Smith-off-to-Bad-Start-in-Camp-439002693.html

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thirty sacks in a season? Mack says it's a goal

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Khalil Mack and Von Miller of the Broncos both say they are aiming for 30 sacks in a season, which would blow away the NFL record. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Could-Khalil-Mack-Break-the-Sack-Record-in-2017-438552133.html

49ers cut ties with Bruce Ellington

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Once, receiver-returner Bruce Ellington looked like a possible star. But after three injury-shortened seasons, the team has waived him. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Niners-Move-on-From-Ellington-After-Three-Seasons-438542623.html

As Usain Bolt gets ready to step into retirement, a closer look at the amazing sprinter's 10 greatest races

Was it his record-setting 100 meters at Berlin in the World Championships? Was it breaking Michael Johnson's "unbreakable" 200-meter mark? Was it his feat of winning a third straight Olympic 100 meters race in Rio? As Usain Bolt gets ready to run in his final World Championships before retiring, we rank his 10 greatest feats. My story for ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com/athletics/story/_/id/20244888/iaaf-world-athletics-championships-2017-best-performances-usain-bolt-career

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Slam challenges ultrarunners with a lineup of five of the country's toughest mountain races

Running 100 miles through the Rocky Mountains is challenging enough. Doing it four times, in race conditions, over a span of 3.5 months is a huge accomplishment. Doing it earns runners the Rocky Mountain Slam. My story on the Slam for Competitor.com: http://running.competitor.com/2017/07/trail-running/rocky-mountain-slam-ultrarunning_166675

Water polo a big part of San Diegan's fitness regimen

John Martin, 46, has incorporated water polo into his fitness regimen, a sport that gives him more than just exercise. My story on Martin 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-martin-20170731-story.html

Penn holding out for better deal from Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: The Raiders want left tackle Donald Penn to report, but they're proceeding with out him for the time being. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Proceeding-in-Camp-Without-Donald-Penn-437878543.html