USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale told KPIX sports director Dennis O'Donnell he is confident baseball's owners and players will reach a deal for the sport to return in July. "They wouldn't be working out if they weren't optimistic about restarting. The owners want it badly, you talk to players they're ready to go, so I'm very optimistic. I would say 90-10 we are going to be playing baseball." (5-26-20)
MLB Insider Bob Nightengale Confident Baseball Will Return In JulyUSA Today columnist Bob Nightengale told KPIX sports director Dennis O'Donnell he is confident baseball's owners and players will reach a deal for the sport to return in July. "They wouldn't be working out if they weren't optimistic about restarting. The owners want it badly, you talk to players they're ready to go, so I'm very optimistic. I would say 90-10 we are going to be playing baseball." (5-26-20)
Oakland Schoolteacher Hides Secret - Her Mad Basketball SkillsNo one in University of Wyoming basketball history has been a better shooter than Alameda High grad Christine Fairless. Vern Glenn caught up with her in Oakland where she now plays the part of mild-mannered middle-school teacher. (5-23-20)
Where Are They Now: Giants 20-Game Winning Pitcher John BurkettJohn Burkett went 22-7 for the 1993 Giants and was a big part of the baseball renaissance in San Francisco. Now 55-years-old, Burkett has found his calling in professional bowling. (5-18-20)
Where Are They Now: SF State Track Mom Will Tackle FootballOne of the most accomplished track athletes in San Francisco State history, Monisha Lewis still has dreams of qualifying for the Olympics, and plans to move her family to Houston to play professional women's football. (5-18-2020)
Bay Area Paddleboarder Trains for Record-Setting Farallones to Golden Gate VoyageJen Fuller is in daily, intensive training to, as she says, eat the elephant one bite at a time. Translation: she hopes to become the first to make the 30-mile voyage from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on a paddleboard. Vern Glenn reports. (5-17-20)
Racing Resumes At Golden Gate Fields Without Spectators Due To CoronavirusFor the first time in more than a month, horse racing took place at Golden Gate Fields in the East Bay. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, fans must watch races and wager online. (5/14/20)
Analyzing The Impact Of A Short MLB Season For the Gaints, A'sKPIX Dennis O'Donnell discusses Major League Baseball's proposal of an 82 game season with an extended postseason. Katie Johnston reports.
Analyzing The 49ers 2020 Draft Picks And How They Fit Into The RosterKPIX Dennis O'Donnell breaks down the new additions to the 49ers and how they can make a big impact for the team. Katie Johnston reports.
Alameda County Fair Livestock Auction Goes Virtual In Era Of COVID-19The Alameda County Fair is the largest in the Bay Area and its also a victim of COVID-19. Along with the cancellation, comes questions about what will happen to all the farm animals that are normally shown and then auctioned off. John Ramos shows us an unusual solution.
Former A's Pitcher Dan Straily Adjusting To Life In Korean Baseball LeagueFormer A's pitcher Dan Straily is now a member of the Lotte Giants in South Korea's KBO. He joined Dennis O'Donnell on Gameday to discuss what the league is doing to try and keep players safe while they return to the field. (5-12-20)
MLB Owners Pitch Plan To Reopen On 4th Of July WeekendMajor League Baseball owners have reportedly approved a plan to have opening day of the 2020 season during the 4th of July weekend. Dennis O'Donnell tells us there are still a lot of hurdles to clear.
Raw Video: Newsom On MLB Plans To Restart SeasonGov. Gavin Newsom said he has talked to the commissioner of Major League Baseball about the league's plans to begin the season possibly as soon as July. (5/11/20)
Axe Throwing: Fun Sport for Socially-Distancing TimesKPIX 5's Vern Glenn (aka Mr Involvement) ups his skills at an arcane sport that may be perfect for people looking for something to counter coronavirus claustrophobia. (5-10-20)
Bay Area Teen Dominates WakeboardingVern Glenn gets out onto the delta at Discovery Bay to watch wakeboard phenom 14-year-old Tanner Fredericks. (5-8-20)
From The Archives: Willie McCovey Joins Gameday in 2003Willie McCovey's appearance on Gameday makes a second run on the anniversary of his final home run. McCovey sat down with Dennis O'Donnell at his new restaurant in Walnut Creek. (5-4-2020)
Andy Dolich Calls NBA's Disney Idea 'Gimmickry'Can basketball return to a bubble city plan at Disney World in Orlando? Long-time Bay Area executive Andy Dolich thinks there are too many obstacles to overcome. (5-4-2020)
NFC West: SportsLine's Projected Win TotalsSportsLine's Kenny White looks at the NFC West, where the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl the last two years. Katie Johnston reports.
Stanford MLB Study Of COVID-19 Antibodies Reveals More About Spread Of CoronavirusStanford performed a study of major league baseball players to learn more about the spread of COVID-19. Kenny Choi tells us more about the research.
Steve Kerr: 'Warriors in Offseason Mode'If the NBA does return to finish the 2019-20 season, Steve Kerr believes the Warriors will not be apart of it. "It feels like the end of the season for our team. It just does. We don't know anything officially. There's still a chance the league could ask us to come back and play some games... but everybody is just sort of assuming that this is kind of it. We're not going to be involved much anymore," Kerr said Tuesday on a zoom conference call with the University of San Francisco. (4-28-20)
Where Are They Now: Former Heavyweight Boxer Seamus McDonaghKPIX sports director Dennis O'Donnell catches up with boxer-turned-shoeshiner/actor Seamus McDonagh three decades after his infamous fight with Evander Holyfield.
Recapping the 49ers Draft WeekendBay Area News Group beat writer Cam Inman discusses the moves the 49ers made during the NFL Draft. (4-27-20)
Sports Fans Ponder: Will There Be a 2020 Season?KPIX 5's Devin Fehely talks with Dr. Dan O'Brien who thinks there's a decent chance many teams could return to competition this year. (4-26-20)
49ers Introduce 1st Round Pick Javon KinlawThe 49ers selected DT Javon Kinlaw with the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Kinlaw spoke with reporters on a Zoom video conference shortly after he was drafted. (4-23-20)
49ers GM John Lynch Gives Tour Of His Home War RoomWhen the 49ers select 13th overall Thursday in the NFL Draft, John Lynch will make the pick from his guesthouse. Video source: San Francisco 49ers (4-20-20)