Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Stewart shows there’s still a bit of fire in Smoke

Tony Stewart's victory at Sonoma Raceway was his first on the Sprint Cup circuit in 84 races.

Padecky: Sara Bei Hall still running after Olympic dream

The decorated Redwood Empire runner will be going to Eugene, Ore. for her fourth attempt at making the U.S. Olympic team for the first time.

Padecky: Ali loved to talk, but his fans' reverence spoke louder

When an athlete puts principle above personal glory, takes an ideal over his bank account, that’s an athlete who will live forever.

Padecky: Stompers baseball brings whiff of outside to San Quentin inmates

The Sonoma Stompers independent baseball team played its last exhibition game of the spring training in a place unlike any other.

Padecky: Wright’s perseverance pays off with selection in NFL draft

Former Cardinal Newman star Scooby Wright waited anxiously for his name to get called in the NFL Draft, but his belief in himself never wavered.

Scooby Wright's Draft Day pool plunge

After Scooby Wright finally got word he’d been drafted Saturday by the Cleveland Browns, the Cardinal Newman grad celebrated in Santa Rosa with a pool plunge.

Padecky: Analy softball star takes command of her life

Despite a 13-1 record and 1.22 ERA, Saja Spearman-Weaver has chosen not to play college softball.

Padecky: Don’t be afraid to play like a girl

Women athletes have often found success before the men, so why shouldn’t they receive equal pay?

Padecky: Examining CTE in women’s soccer

Brandi Chastain will donate her brain to researchers after she dies.

Padecky: How Curry's amazing shooting is changing basketball

The star point guard's ability to shoot and make it from any area code has reduced the size of the basketball court.

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