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Coach John Madden

Cleveland Browns v Oakland Raiders

Daily Madden: Agreement With New NFL Safety Rule

NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.

03/22/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees reacts after becoming the all-time leader in saves (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Rivera Retirement Will Be End Of An Era For Yanks

The 43-year-old closer is baseball’s saves leader with 608 and is regarded as one of the best clutch pitchers in history, posting a record 42 postseason saves with an 0.70 ERA while helping the Yankees win five World Series championships.

03/08/2013

Receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers slips out of the tackle of Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals after a catch during the second quarter of an NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Getting Plenty Of Rest

With another World Series now in the record books, Bay Area sports fans can turn their undivided attention to football and basketball. Except this week, since one professional franchise is taking a bit of a break.

11/02/2012

Referees take the field before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens led the Browns 9-7 at the half. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Should Regular NFL Officials Take A Bow?

The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and the fans gave them a warm welcome back before bestowing their loudest cheers upon the Baltimore Ravens, who never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.

09/28/2012