Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Attaochu impressing 49ers early in camp

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jeremiah Attaochu is healthy and wowing the Niners with his speed, relentlessness and smarts. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Attaochu-is-Looking-Sharp-in-49ers-Training-Camp-489632551.html

Conley injures hip, is out for several weeks

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Cornerback Gareon Conley came into camp eager to put the injuries of his rookie year in the past. Instead, he's injured again. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Conley-Fighting-Through-Another-Injury-489630321.html

Monday, July 30, 2018

Wheelchair tennis champion Nick Taylor adding a new sport, boccia, to his Paralympic repertoire

Nick Taylor, a Paralympic champion in wheelchair tennis, is now trying to make the U.S. Paralympic team in the sport of boccia for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/July/27/3-Time-Paralympic-Tennis-Champ-Nick-Taylor-Takes-On-New-Challenge-In-Boccia

Vittese sisters will help power Team USA at Field Hockey's World Cup

Michelle and Tara Vittese are playing together for the first time on the U.S. national team at the World Cup of field hockey this week. My story for TeamUSA.org: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/July/26/Meet-Sisters-Michelle-And-Tara-Vittese-Who-Are-Repping-Team-USA-Together-At-Field-Hockey-World-Cup

Sherman has mixed results early in camp

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Richard Sherman is off to an up-and-down start in training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sherman-Not-Yet-up-to-Speed-in-49ers-Training-Camp-489506371.html

Mack's holdout may last a long while

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Khalil Mack is working out on his own back in Buffalo, and there's no movement reported in his negotiations for a contract extension. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/No-End-Yet-in-Sight-for-Khalil-Macks-Holdout-489511471.html

Players to watch in 49ers training camp

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: These are the five key players to watch in San Francisco's training camp. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Five-Intriguing-Players-to-Watch-in-49ers-Training-Camp-489142591.html

Raiders training camp preview

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: Oakland has a number of boom-or-bust players on its roster this season. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Have-Several-Boom-or-Bust-Players-in-Camp-489145571.html

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

She's a veterinarian, workout warrior, mom, entrepreneur and bi-coastal (San Diego-N. Carolina) traveler

Jodi Lenhardt is a veterinarian, but when she got hooked on high-intensity workouts in recent years she became a fervent fan of working out. Now she's gone bi-coastal, shuttling from San Diego -- where she's opened a workout facility -- to North Carolina and her vet practice. My story on her for the Active San Diego series in the Union-Tribune Health section: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/sd-he-active-lenhardt-20180702-story.html

Jags star corner not buying into Garoppolo hype

Daily 49ers blog for NBC Bay Area website: Jacksonville's All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey says Garoppolo is a good quarterback, but not as good as some are saying. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Jaguars-Cornerback-Counters-the-Garoppolo-Hype-486829231.html

Raiders have strengthened a strength

Daily Raiders blog for NBC Bay Area website: One of Raiders' strongest points, the offensive line, could be even stronger in 2018. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Raiders-Have-Added-More-Muscle-to-a-Strength-486821921.html