Friday, December 28, 2018

49ers' Kittle could set a record Sunday

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tight end George Kittle is 100 yards short of an NFL record, with the season finale Sunday vs. the Rams. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/George-Kittle-Can-Set-a-Record-in-Finale-vs-Rams--503616291.html?hdsf

Raiders could part with OL coach Tom Cable

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: O-Line coach Tom Cable could be on the hot seat. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Tom-Cables-Future-With-Raiders-Isnt-Certain-503613841.html

Raiders are finally seeing the real Jordy Nelson

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Wideout, finally healthy, is producing in a big way now. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Late-Season-Surge-Has-Nelson-Thinking-About-2019-503576621.html

Staley eager to start over in 2019

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Veteran tackle Joe Staley remains upbeat about the team's future and wants to be a part of it. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Joe-Staley-Still-Has-One-Major-Goal-With-the-49ers-503556511.html

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Niners lose Breida, Pettis for finale

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Running back Matt Breida and WR Dante Pettis will be shutdown before the final game of the season this Sunday vs. the Rams. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Niners-Lose-Breida-Pettis-for-Season-Finale-503506811.html?hsf

Raiders' Osemele happy to be back on the field

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Guard Kelechi Osemele made a big impact in his return after being sidelined for several weeks. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Raiders-Offense-Needs-a-Healthy-Kelechi-Osemele-at-Guard-503508161.html?hsf

Raiders win possibly last game in Oakland

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: If the Raiders have played their last home game at O.co Coliseum, at least it left some smiles on some fans' faces. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Say-Goodbye-to-Oakland-Maybe-With-a-Victory-503465011.html

Mullens regrets late-game decision vs. Bears

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Nick Mullens knows he missed a late opportunity in loss to Bears. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mullens-Regrets-a-Play-That-Got-Away-503446231.html

49ers stumble in loss to Bears

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: San Francisco had the ball and a chance for a late, go-ahead score, but didn't produce in a loss to the Bears. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Cant-Snag-Opportunity-for-Victory-over-Bears-503417731.html

Gruden gives Peterman a new life

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Despite his failure in Buffalo, QB Nathan Peterman has been signed to the Raiders' practice squad by Jon Grudne. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Gruden-Takes-a-Chance-on-Peterman-503332731.html

DeForest Buckner hoping for a longer deal

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Standout defensive tackle DeForest Buckner would like to stay with the 49ers longer than his current contract. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Buckner-Hoping-For-a-Contract-Extension-503330151.html

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Carlson or Pineiro? To be determined ...

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Daniel Carlson has been great as the Raiders' kicker, yet he'll have to win the job next year in a duel with Eddy Pineiro. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Carlson-Has-Resurrected-HIs-Career-With-Raiders-503242651.html

Mullens' numbers similar to Garoppolo's

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: QB Nick Mullens' performance has been similar to Jimmy Garoppolo's in 2017, yet he doesn't seem to get much respect from Kyle Shanahan.https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mullens-Has-Put-Up-Garoppolo-Type-Numbers-503238271.html

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Raiders shut out in Pro Bowl voting

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: For the first time since 2003, no Raider is voted to the Pro Bowl. But if openings arise, alternate Jared Cook -- having his best pro season -- will get the call. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Shut-Out-in-Pro-Bowl-Voting-503135321.html

Monday, December 17, 2018

James shows he can be a playmaker

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie Richie James Jr. returns a kickoff 97 yards for a TD, giving his team a glimpse of what he could bring the offense. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/James-Bounces-Back-Shows-49ers-His-Potential-502937902.html

It's been a bruising year for Derek Carr

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Raiders QB Derek Carr has now been sacked a career-high 47 times, with still two games to go. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Carr-Will-Have-Plenty-of-Bruises-to-Remember-2018-502940802.html

49ers go overtime to beat Seahawks

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Robbie Gould's field goal in OT gives 49ers a victory and a two-game win streak for the first time in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Go-Overtime-to-Finally-Beat-the-Seahawks--502890591.html

Raiders let Bengals take over, win game

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: The Raiders rallied to get close, but then couldn't stop the Bengals from taking command and giving them their 11th loss. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Chance-for-Consecutive-Wins-Slips-Away-502884471.html

Thursday, December 13, 2018

D.J. Reed gives glimpse of promise to 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: D.J. Reed has had to be versatile his rookie season and has fulfilled numerous roles. But he truly shined when put at cornerback -- his true position -- for the first time. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Reed-Impressive-in-First-Real-Opportunity-at-Cornerback-502694761.html

Does Mark Davis already regret Cooper trade?

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Six weeks after trading Amari Cooper, Raiders owner Mark Davis acknowledges he may have regrets in the future. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Owner-Davis-May-Regret-Cooper-Trade-502697711.html

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mullens shines again, but what will it get him?

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Nick Mullens has a terrific game in leading the 49ers to a win, but he knows his role, and place on the roster, are always in jeopardy. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mullens-is-Now-2-3-as-49ers-Starting-Quarterback-502362581.html

Carrier plays a rare starring role for Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Journeyman tight end Derek Carrier, who usually toils in the shadows, catches the winning TD pass in decision over Steelers. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/For-One-Game-Raiders-Carrier-Has-a-Starring-Role-502358981.html

Kittle's huge game leads 49ers over Broncos

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tight end George Kittle has seven catches, 210 receiving yards and a long TD play to life 49ers to a rare win. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Kittles-Big-Game-Leads-49ers-Over-Broncos-502308291.html

Raiders' big fourth quarter produces a victory

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Oakland's dynamic fourth quarter, on offense and defense, produces a win over the Steelers. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Come-up-Big-in-Fourth-Quarter-to-Beat-Steelers-502309361.html

Shanahan: Edge rusher is 49ers' top need

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The biggest position upgrade the 49ers need is a pass rusher on the outside, says Kyle Shanahan. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-Sees-Edge-Rusher-as-49ers-Top-Priority-502120781.html

Bryant's season (and time) with the Raiders is over

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: The Martavis Bryant experiment was a failure for the Raiders. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Season-is-Done-for-Raiders-Martavis-Bryant-502119531.html

Friday, December 7, 2018

Jennifer Chaudoir is a survivor and a thriver who's found joy in sports and has become a champion

Jennifer Chaudoir survived two marriages filled with physical and emotional abuse from her husbands to find solace in exercise. First it was running, then snowshoe racing. Today, the Green Bay, Wisconsin, woman is a national and world champion. My story about her for ESPNW.com. http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/article/25471529/meet-jennifer-chaudoir-small-business-owning-mom-two-world-snowshoe-titles

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

It's a new look for U.S. biathlon teams

With new head coaches for both the men's and women's teams, the retirement of two veteran standouts and the addition of some younger prospects, the U.S. biathlon teams are ready for the start of a new season. My story for TeamUSA.org: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/November/29/Excitement-Beckons-As-Biathlon-Season-Begins-With-New-US-Coaches-New-Look-On-Teams

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Rookie tackles struggling to protect Carr

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie tackle Brandon Parker allows three sacks of Derek Carr. Fellow rookie Kolton Miller has had similar problems. How will the Raiders fix this problem? https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Couldnt-Protect-Carr-in-Loss-to-Ravens-501257761.html

Niners lose Jimmie Ward ... yet again

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jimmie Ward, who broke a forearm vs. the Bucs, may have played his last game as a 49er. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Another-Injury-May-Have-Ended-Wards-Time-With-49ers-501255011.html

Formula is the same for another Raiders loss

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: If you've seen one Raiders loss, you've seen them all, even this one vs. the Ravens. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Stick-to-Same-Losing-Script-in-Baltimore-501207821.html