Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching baseball’s shrine.
The ballot will be announced today.
Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling are certain to be among the other first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are the top holdover candidates. Read More
Preliminary ballots for the Pro Football Hall of Fame are in the mail, and we are left to ponder whether the committee finally will enshrine the most obvious candidate on the list.
That would be Eddie DeBartolo, the former owner of the 49ers. Read More
Danny O’Donoghue hopes he doesn’t appear too calculating. But there was method to the Script bandleader’s madness last year when he landed a coveted judge’s seat on the TV competition “The Voice U.K.,” where he coached young vocal talent alongside fellow stars Jessie J, will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones. Read More
Quarterbacks at all playing levels from across the country share one phone number on their speed-dials.
Tom Martinez is busy fielding calls from quarterbacks who need help with their throwing mechanics as the football season progresses.
Among the group of 15-20 quarterbacks that regularly call Martinez are a couple of Serra High School graduates. Read More
Saturday is going to be a memorable one for those associated with Galileo High School.
The school located near Fisherman’s Wharf is hosting Berean Christian (Walnut Creek) in football at 1 p.m., but that’s just the appetizer to a full day of celebration.
Galileo is celebrating its 90th anniversary by unveiling the Galileo Sports Hall of Fame and the new Hall of Merit. Read More
Chris Mullin has come a long way, from the consolation prize in the 1985 draft to a richly deserved induction into the basketball Hall of Fame today.
The NBA had just started its draft lottery in 1985, and Al Attles was the Warriors representative when the lottery order was decided and televised. Patrick Ewing was the big prize, and the nation could see Attles’ stricken look when the Warriors were slotted at No. 7. Read More
If you haven’t heard, the MLB All-Star Game is not just about the big leaguers anymore. Starting earlier this week and running through Monday, Major League Baseball is hosting the third annual Jr. RBI Classic, consisting of young baseball and softball teams from various inner cities across the country, including a team of disadvantaged boys from San Francisco. Read More
Nine athletes covering seven decades of competition in six sports from six high schools comprise the 2011 San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame induction class.Zac Lee and Ray Calcagno, St. Ignatius quarterbacks from different generations, are two of the nine who will be honored at the May 21 ceremony. The third St. Ignatius football inductee is the late Jack McKay. Read More
It was all about the past. And the future. The celebration was for what had been, Jerry Rice, Eddie DeBartolo, the Team of the ’80s.
The thoughts were for what might be, a renaissance of the 49ers.
No, never will be there be another Rice, with his flair, his hands, his 1,549 receptions. Or another Niner dynasty. Read More
Bill Walsh rarely got it wrong. But, a decade ago when he released Jerry Rice after 16 mostly glorious seasons with the 49ers, the Genius did something Flash 80 rarely did. He dropped the ball.
Walsh thought his star receiver, then 38, was fading. So he turned the 2000 season into Jerry’s farewell tour. Too bad Rice wanted no part of the show. While many NFL insiders and Jerry’s so-called second father supposedly knew best, Jerry fumed. Read More