After NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas on Monday, team owner Mark Davis stressed that he wants the team to remain a part of the Bay Area community. But an executive for the Coliseum pointed to Oakland showing the team the door sooner rather than later.
Cutting down the nets is one of college basketball’s distinctive traditions, a rite of spring. Yet the ceremony also has built-in (if rarely evident) danger, combining as it does excitement and a feeling of indomitability with a ladder and a sharp object.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said this week that the team has scheduled the 30 pre-draft visits they are allotted but that only one prospect, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, has arrived so far. Here’s the list of visitors, which likely will grow in coming weeks as those meetings are made:
Chris Johnson partnered with Devyn Fitchhorn to win the Sacramento City Four-Ball Championship at Bing Maloney over the weekend. Johnson doesn’t get a lot of acclaim, but he’s been a consistently strong local amateur for a long time.
Six-year-old Isaiah Simpson’s dreams were crushed when he and his mother were turned away at a Golden State Warriors game in his hometown of Atlanta in February due to fraudulent tickets. The Warriors made up for that and then some this weekend.
Would the San Francisco 49ers draft a defensive lineman with their top pick for a third consecutive year? Also, analysts offer up draft scenarios involving trades with the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers.
Kings guard Darren Collison and forward Willie Cauley-Stein connected on two alley-oops in Monday’s win over Memphis. While other teams run the play far more often, the Kings have done so more with Cauley-Stein on the floor.
Former LPGA Tour player Carole Jo Skala pulled Mike Jick, then a 17-year-old El Camino High School senior, from the crowd to caddie for her during her victory in the 1974 Sacramento Union Ladies Classic at Cameron Park. Jick caddied off and on for Skala for the next three years, developing a fondness for the player and a slew of stories to tell.
One sure sign of regime change in San Francisco: Calls are being placed from the 49ers general manager to the University of Michigan head coach. John Lynch told reporters at the league meetings in Phoenix today that he spoke with Jim Harbaugh about some of his draft-eligible players.