The Daily Madden
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is one of the few players in recent history to be born and raised in the Bay Area and be a regular on the big-league club.
Former San Francisco 49ers star receiver Terrell Owens has signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks after sitting out the 2011 season. “Stick-to-itiveness, isn’t it?” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew.
The Cleveland Indians lost to the Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night in a game that featured a Yankees player fooling an umpire in a key situation. With two outs and a runner on third, outfielder Dewayne Wise dove into the stands for a foul ball down the third base line and emerged a few second later holding his glove in the air.
Ashton Eaton set a new world record in the decathlon at the Olympic trials in Eugene over the weekend, finishing with his best time ever in the 1500 meters. At the end of the race when it became clear Eaton had set the record and won the 10-event competition, fellow competitor Curtis Beach slowed to a jog to let Eaton run by him and finish the 1500 first.
In recent series in San Diego and Seattle, there appeared to be as many Giants fans as Padres or Mariners fans in the local ballparks.
The five judges who reviewed the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight for the WBO all scored Pacquiao the winner, contrary to the original split decision in favor of Bradley.
The odds favor the Miami Heat in their NBA finals series against the Oklahoma Thunder. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 game deficit to win the championship.
Owens was the first 49er to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season (1961). But he was best known for his “Alley Oop” leaping catch play. Off the field, he’ll be remembered for his community outreach, his charity work, and his positive attitude.
After trailing by six strokes after two rounds, Webb Simpson quietly moved to the top and was already sitting in the clubhouse Sunday as day-three leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell faltered at the end.
The sun broke out at the often-foggy Olympic Club in San Francisco for Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open and more sunny weather is forecast for the weekend.