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Dennis O’Donnell

Countdown to Kickoff

KPIX 5 News Special: Levi’s Stadium Countdown To Kickoff

The KPIX 5 news team aired a special 1-hour noon newscast from the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday.

08/17/2014

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GameDay: Coliseum City Proposal Could Be What Keeps Raiders In Oakland

(KPIX 5) — The Raiders are in Oxnard practicing with the Dallas Cowboys.  Anywhere the Raiders travel the stadium rumors follow like a dark shadow.  One month ago it was San Antonio.  Today it’s Los […]

08/14/2014

A general view during the season opener between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Candlestick Park: Why I Called It A ‘Dump’

Here’s my response to a viewer who emailed a complaint about my comment about Candlestick Park being a dump.

08/04/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 victory during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

GameDay: No New Deal For Harbaugh … Yet

When it comes time to negotiate a new contract, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh might echo the words of Alfred E. Neuman: What, me worry?

07/31/2014

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GameDay: Billy Beane Goes All In With A’s Trade

When you go all in in poker you’re betting you’ve got the best hand. Billy Beane won’t know until October if the river card is an Ace or a Joker.

07/31/2014

The scoreboard at Levis Stadium welcomes attendees to the ribbon-cutting. (CBS)

Levi’s Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Is Culmination Of Dream Redirected From SF To Silicon Valley

KPIX 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell looks at the history of the 49ers stadium efforts and tours the newly-opened Levi’s Stadium.

07/18/2014

Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on April 2, 2014 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

GameDay: The Sweet Comeback Of A’s Pitcher Scott Kazmir

Billy Beane offered Scott Kazmir an eye-popping, 2-year, $22 million contract. The deal stunned many in baseball who believed Beane had risked too much for a pitcher whose home address was Sugar Land, Texas just two years earlier.

07/10/2014

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

GameDay: Can Tim Lincecum Find Consistency After Second No-Hitter?

What puzzles fans most about Tim Lincecum is how he can look do dominating in one start and so average over his next five.

06/25/2014

Vernon Davis (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

GameDay: Does Vernon Davis Have The Leverage During Holdout?

If this were a game of poker, I’d sure like to have Vernon Davis’ cards.

06/24/2014

Jeremy Newberry #62 of the San Francisco 49ers faces the New Orleans Saints during the game at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana. The 49ers won 38-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

GameDay: Who’s To Blame In The NFL Drug Lawsuit?

Are Jeremy Newberry’s shocking allegations really that shocking? For years players have shared with me the dirty little secrets that go on behind closed doors of the NFL locker room. The only difference now is that the secrets aren’t so secret anymore.

05/22/2014

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