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In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Concussions Are Down, But Not Out

John Madden says the NFL appears to be making progress in the effort to reduce player concussions.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/05/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Oakland Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase; SF Mayor Ed Lee Calls It ‘A Good Bump’

San Francisco already has the highest minimum wage in the country but voters on Tuesday pushed it even higher. Now, low-wage earners in both San Francisco and Oakland will be getting raises.

11/05/2014

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Daily Madden: Technology Can’t Replace Good Coaching In The NFL

With NFL game video now readily available on a variety of devices, more players are taking it upon themselves to check out the competition. John Madden said it’s a troubling trend.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/04/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

There are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don’t seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.

11/03/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers on the sidelines against the St. Louis Rams during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. The St. Louis Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 13-10. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The 49ers Have No Excuses

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The 49ers lost at home to the lowly St. Louis Rams 13-10 Sunday. “There’s no way they should lose to the Rams,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/03/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco And Berkeley Soda Tax Propositions Could Set Precedent

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will decide Tuesday whether to tax soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This week KCBS In Depth cohosts Jane McMillian spoke with San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a supporter of the soda tax, and Roger Zalazar, representing the American Beverage Association, who opposes it.

11/03/2014

Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen on a teapot for sale at a vendor's stand at a market on September 7, 2014 in Beijing, China. Chairman Mao, a Communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, led the country until his death September 9, 1976.Mao's ideology, though at times controversial, still wields influence over the leadership of modern China.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Narsai David: Much To Learn At Xiamen, China’s International Tea Forum

Narsai’s recent trip to Xiamen, China’s International Tea Forum was an eye-opening experience that goes to show there’s so much to learn about the drink that predates coffee by centuries.

10/31/2014

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Daily Madden: Seahawks Are Vulnerable Again

OAKLAND (KCBS) – The Raiders face an uphill battle in their game against the Seahawks in Seattle Sunday. “It’s not quite as steep as it was a year ago,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/31/2014

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Daily Madden: Don’t Underestimate The Rams

The 49ers are 10 point favorites to beat the 2-5 Rams at Levi’s Stadium Sunday. But John Madden says St. Louis shouldn’t be taken lightly.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/31/2014

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Daily Madden: Don’t Worry About What’s Next; Enjoy The Giants’ Win

Madison Bumgarner threw the last five innings in relief to preserve the Giants 3-2 lead and win the team’s third World Series championship in five seasons.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/30/2014

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