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Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

January 18, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a coaching...



Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female Major League coach

January 16, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed...


Vegas Golden Knights fire head coach Gallant

January 15, 2020

Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of...


Roger Diez: Another name change for NASCAR’s top series

January 11, 2020

Originally called the Strictly Stock series in 1949, NASCAR’s premier series has also gone under the titles Grand National, Winston Cup, Nextel Cup, Sprint Cup, and Monster Energy Cup. Well, that’s all in the past....




Roger Diez: Resolutions for the 2020 racing season

December 29, 2019

Last week we said goodbye to Bill Simpson, a pioneer in racing safety. This week we bid farewell to Junior Johnson, a NASCAR legend. Junior was probably most responsible for NASCAR’s reputation as a place...


Best in West

December 28, 2019

SEATTLE — Even before the transactions of the week, the hype was building. Heated rivals playing the final game of the NFL regular season with massive implications for the playoffs all centered around the winner...



Barracuda Championship moving to Truckee

December 20, 2019

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Reno-Tahoe area’s only PGA Tour stop is making a move to Truckee. The Barracuda Championship announced Dec. 18 it will change venues from Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno to...


Bill Simpson was a safety pioneer in racing

December 20, 2019

The racing community got some sad news last week. Bill Simpson, one of the prime movers in racing safety, passed away at 79. Simpson products are used throughout the racing world. I used Simpson safety...



Raiders bid farewell to Oakland

December 14, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just a few weeks ago it looked as if the final regular-season game in Oakland could be an important one in the playoff chase for the Raiders and Jacksonville. Recent slumps by...


Shanahan faces former team when 49ers host Falcons

December 14, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When Kyle Shanahan looks back on the two years he spent as offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons, it’s the positives he remembers much more than the disappointing ending. After a...



Titans, Raiders headed in opposite directions

December 7, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are moving in opposite directions heading into a stretch run. The Titans (7-5) have won five of six games since switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback,...


Roger Diez: Will Formula 1 champion jump ship?

December 7, 2019

Lewis Hamilton ended the season in a fitting manner for his sixth championship season, taking the pole and winning the season finale in Abu Dhabi in convincing fashion. Hamilton’s Mercedes had no serious competition after...



49ers next team up to try slowing Jackson and Ravens

November 30, 2019

BALTIMORE — The San Francisco 49ers certainly appear capable of putting the brakes on Lamar Jackson and the high-powered Baltimore Ravens. Then again, that’s what some of the so-called experts said about Seattle, New England,...