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Pro boxing in Rio? A bad idea in so many ways

Not that long ago boxing was on the verge of being kicked out of the Olympics because corruption, ineptitude and head-shaking decisions had made a mockery of the sport.

February 26, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Don’t let boat ‘sit’ over winter

This is the time of year when the launch ramps are beginning to get crowded.

February 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Hamlin finally in spotlight after Daytona win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Denny Hamlin burst onto the scene a decade ago when he showed up at Daytona International Speedway as a rookie and won the first exhibition race of Speedweeks.

February 23, 2016 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Expect unexpected when relying on buddy to take lead

I've learned over the years to expect the unexpected when fishing with childhood friends.

February 18, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Covering the Super Bowl

They call it Super Bowl Sunday but it is more like a month-long endeavor. The entire Bay Area was affected by hosting the big event this year in many ways. The minute the 49ers lost their last game the NFL took over the stadium and began their preparations. The cities of San Francisco, Santa Clara and surrounding areas were all gearing up for the event in early January even though it was a month away. All of this pointed to Super Bowl Sunday. I for one didn't even realize the magnitude and how it is much more than a ...

February 14, 2016 | HANK VANDER VEEN | Sports Columns


Enjoy nice weather, but don’t expect it to last much longer

When I was growing up, a few houses down from us lived an older retired gentleman and his wife.

February 11, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


OSWEILER ERA?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap.

February 08, 2016 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports Columns


Ugly game is hopefully the last for Manning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera had seen enough.

February 08, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Update on Paiute Trout

For 50 years I have been both fascinated and concerned about a beautiful and extremely rare little purple trout, the Paiute Cutthroat Trout, (Salmo Clarki Seleniris).

February 08, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


It was a ‘super’ disappointment

I try and not write in absolutes – best ever, worst ever, loudest ever, most obnoxious ever. So I will not say this was the worst Super Bowl ever, but it is easily the worst one I can remember.

February 07, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Despite controversies, NFL continues to grow under Goodell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in.

February 04, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Water levels on lakes can be deceiving

Just when I was starting to imagine our lakes being full and our launch ramps being within walking - not hiking - distance from the parking lot, I read somewhere that we're not even close to filling up our local lakes.

February 04, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Ken Stabler’s brain damage intrudes on Super Bowl fun

SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this week.

February 04, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Thursday Night Football on CBS, NBC

"Thursday Night Football" will bounce around among CBS, NBC and NFL Network next season, and league executives are confident fans will find the games just fine.

February 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Super Bowl, football & immature celebrations

Well, the Super Bowl will be upon us soon.

January 31, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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High-end rod-reel combo worth it

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that ...

April 20, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

LONG BEACH . (AP) - Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world.

April 17, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


NBA playoffs are wide open for once

Hey, here's something we haven't heard before.

April 16, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Switching baits draws biting fish on Delta

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend, and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 13, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Now to boar you about California wild pig hunting

Over the last few years I have seen increasing numbers of wild pigs while out on my outdoor excursions. As I understand it, wild pigs ...

April 10, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Trolling Facebook for deals on tackle

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 06, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Can the new Tiger Woods win at Augusta National?

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The new, more social, Tiger Woods was only occasionally seen Wednesday as he made his way around the front nine of Augusta National ...

April 05, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Spring break has come at a perfect time

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time.

March 30, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


MAMMOTH LAKES

MAMMOTH LAKES - I discovered the Mammoth Lakes area quite by accident years ago. We had been visiting Disneyland and the kids wanted to see the ...

March 29, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


No need to break bank for equipment

How much is too much?

March 23, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Minor league players to lose protection of minimum wage laws

Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season would be stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under ...

March 23, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Rules tinkering by baseball bosses is ruining sport

The proprietors of baseball, charged with the task of protecting and preserving the sport, insist on tinkering with it instead.

March 23, 2018 | Hal Bock | Sports Columns


Tolman is Cal Baptist’s first swim champion

Scott Tolman is still making history, but now at a different school.

March 22, 2018 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


MFC Rebels take second in Sunnyvale tourney

Bulletin staff reports

March 20, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

AUSTIN, Texas- Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

March 19, 2018 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


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