Thursday, October 10, 2019

Incognito has played very well for Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Richie Incognito comes with baggage. He's had a troubled career. But there's also no doubt he can play. Five weeks into this season and he ranks among the NFL's top-graded guards. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Richie-Incognito-is-Giving-Raiders-Stellar-Play-at-Guard-562725201.html

McGlinchey hurt and out for four to six weeks

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: With Mike McGlinchey out with an injury, little-used Daniel Brunskill will start at tackle against the Rams and for five to six more games after that. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Now-Will-Start-Two-Backups-at-Offensive-Tackle-Spots-562722551.html

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

49ers' lose fullback Juszczyk for 4 to 6 weeks

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, one of the keys to the success of the running game, will be out of action for a while because of a knee injury. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Running-Attack-Will-Miss-its--562624651.html

Crosby becoming a playmaker on defense

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie DE Maxx Crosby is getting more playing time and making his presence felt. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Maxx-Crosby-is-Playing-a-Larger-Role-on-Defense-562627221.html

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Zay hey! Wide receiver Jones joins Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: More than two years ago, current Raiders GM Mike Mayock loved wideout Zay Jones coming out of East Carolina. Now Mayock has him. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Mayock-Has-Always-Liked-Raiders-Newest-Wide-Receiver--562529671.html

Niners, Breida run all over the Browns

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: San Francisco is running ahead at full speed, with the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack, led by the explosive Matt Breida. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Running-Attack-is-at-Full-Throttle-562525551.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

49ers' pass rush could feast on Browns

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: San Francisco's pass rushers could have a good night against Cleveland's struggling offensive line. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Defensive-Line-Could-Have-a-Big-Night-562428281.html

Suddenly, Raiders look like a contender

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: With two consecutive wins on the road, the Raiders -- who looked hopeless early -- suddenly are 3-2 and looking better and better. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Suddenly-Raiders-Look-Like-an-AFC-Playoff-Contender-562424491.html

Friday, October 4, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mack gets his chance for revenge vs. Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Former Raiders star Khalil Mack, now with the Bears, gets his first shot at his old team this Sunday in London. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Khalil-Mack-Gets-a-Chance-to-Wreck-Raiders-562073301.html

49ers' threesome of RBs is off and running

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers rank No. 2 in the NFL in rushing -- without having any RB in the top 15 of league leaders. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Group-of-Running-Backs-is-Producing-562077611.html

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Former Olympian and firefighter Chris Barlow has made exercise a lifetime commitment

Chris Barlow, who grew up in the United Kingdom, once dreamed of having a job that paid him to work out and keep fit. He found that by being a firefighter, and the former U.S. Olympic kayaker still is on the water whenever possible. My story on him for the Health section of the Union-Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/story/2019-09-30/former-water-sports-ace-stays-fit-coaching-next-generation-athletes

Shanahan waves off 3-0 start in 2019

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan says his undefeated 49ers haven't won anything yet and could still miss the playoffs. They need to keep bearing down, he says. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-is-Being-Cautious-Even-After-49ers-3-0-Start-561975521.html

Jacobs so far is NFL's top-rated rookie

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Running back Josh Jacobs, after four games, is graded at the top of this draft class by national analysts.https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Jacobs-Ranks-as-NFLs-Top-Rookie-So-Far-561972821.html

Crosby putting Maxx pressure on QBs

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby appears to be the real deal. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Maxx-Crosby-is-Coming-On-in-a-Rush-for-Raiders-561899351.html

Rookie Moseley will get shot at cornerback

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Undrafted rookie Emmanuel Moseley will start at cornerback in the absence of Ahkello Witherspoon. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fast-and-Feisty-Rookie-Cornerback-is-on-the-Spot-for-49ers-561895891.html

Monday, September 30, 2019

NFL may suspend Raiders' Burfict

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was thrown out of Sunday's win over the Colts for an illegal hit and now faces a possible suspension for the rest of the season. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Reports-NFL-May-Suspend-Burfict-for-Entire-Season-561776321.html

49ers may bring in new cornerback

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: With Ahkello Witherspoon out and Jason Verrett "nicked up," the 49ers will bring in some free agent CBs for a tryout. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-May-Seek-Help-at-Cornerback-561777691.html

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Now-healthy Pettis is coming on strong

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan sees big things ahead for WR Dante Pettis, who's coming off a key performance in a victory over Pittsburgh. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-says-Pettis-is-Coming-On-Strong-Now-That-Hes-Healthy-561435611.html

Wideout Ryan Grant released by the Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Veteran WR Ryan Grant went from a Week 1 starter to a Week 3 release. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Release-Game-1-Starting-Receiver-Ryan-Grant-561432531.html

49ers' Jalen Hurd about ready to play

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Wide receiver Jalen Hurd, sidelined with a back injury since training camp, appears about ready to take the field. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Rookie-Jalen-Hurd-Could-be-Ready-to-Play-After-Bye-Week-561330191.html

Incognito played well in Raiders debut

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Guard Richie Incognito was very good in his Raiders debut after a two-game suspension. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Richie-Incognito-Played-Well-in-Raiders-Debut-561332591.html

Monday, September 23, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

Ex-Cal Bear Trevor Davis picked up by Raiders

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Raiders pick up ex-Cal and Packers kick returner this week to fill in for injured Dwayne Harris. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Turn-to-Former-Cal-Standout-to-Return-Kicks-560883971.html

Blair can ease pain of Ford injury

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: With defensive end Dee Ford possibly out Sunday, Ronald Blair can be a worthy one-game replacement. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/If-Ford-Cant-Play-49ers-Can-Rely-on-Blair-560881751.html

Carlson can get last laugh on Vikings

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kicker Daniel Carlson, cut by the Vikings last year, will get a chance to face his former team Sunday. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Carlson-Ready-to-Kick-Against-Former-Team-560772221.html

49ers will catch a break on Steelers QB

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: With veteran Ben Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers will give QB Mason Rudolph his first NFL start vs. 49ers.https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Will-Face-Steelers-Young-Untested-Quarterback-560771421.html

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mahomes rips apart Raiders defense

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: One plus for the Raiders: They only have to face Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes once more this year. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/The-Good-News-Raiders-Only-Have-to-Face-Mahomes-Once-More-560485251.html

Staley's loss is significant for the 49ers

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: The 49ers will be without Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley for at least two months. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Victory-Comes-at-a-Cost-With-Loss-of-Joe-Staley-560481081.html

Carr says he's on a "mission" this season

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Derek Carr says he's more motivated than ever to succeed. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Derek-Carr-Says-Hes-a-Man-on-a-Mission-560241381.html

Mostert will play bigger role than expected

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Running back Raheem Mostert once again will get more opportunities because of an injury to Tevin Coleman. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Shanahan-Confident-Raheem-Mostert-Will-Play-Big-Role-560238261.html

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Witherspoon regains rookie form from 2017

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Ahkello Witherspoon plays at a high level in 49ers opener after a disappointing 2018 season. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Again-See-Witherspoon-as-a-Potential-Star-560038791.html

Raiders lose rookie safety Johnathan Abram

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie Johnathan Abram injures shoulder in opener, a painful loss for Oakland. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/NIners-Nick-Bosa-Had-Outstanding-NFL-Debut-559935231.html

49ers' Nick Bosa has great NFL debut

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa has a sack and consistent pressure in his pro debut. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/NIners-Nick-Bosa-Had-Outstanding-NFL-Debut-559935231.html

Raiders show off new, stronger pass rush

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: After a league-low 13 sacks in 2018, the Raiders get three in Game 1 victory over the Broncos. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Unleash-Improved-Pass-Rush-in-Win-over-Broncos-559932971.html

Monday, September 9, 2019

Raiders can fill Antonio Brown void

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Tyrell Williams, Darren Waller, Hunter Refrow and Ryan Grant are among the receivers capable of making up for the loss of Antonio Brown. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Brown-is-Gone-But-Raiders-Have-Receivers-to-Fill-the-Gap-559831661.html

49ers win opener, but too many penalties is a bad sign

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Kyle Shanahan hopes to clean up his team's penalty problem after three TDs are wiped out by flags in season-opening win over Bucs. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Niners-Will-Need-to-Clean-Up-Penalty-Problem-559834521.html

Friday, September 6, 2019

At 76, former MetLife Foundation CEO is going full speed on her triathlon career, seeing the world and winning medals

Sibyl Jacobson grew up before Title IX and had very few opportunities to be an athlete. But at 61, she tried a triathlon just to see what it was like, and won. Fifteen years later, she's one of the top triathletes in the world in her 75-79 age group. My story about her for ESPNW.com: http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/27552165/living-for-76-year-old-triathlete-sibyl-jacobson-focused-moving-forward