Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Throwing guru brings big-league expertise to workshop in Healdsburg

Young audience hears the insight on throwing Tom House has given to big-league pitchers and NFL quarterbacks

Padecky: Sumpter’s unforgettable strength and courage

Sarah Sumpter was 25 years old and it wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

Padecky: Redwood Empire coaches find attack on ref obscene

Incident during high school football game in Texas staggers sports world.

Padecky: SRJC swim coach strives for equality

Jill McCormick, coach of the SRJC Bear Cubs swim team, believes women swimmers at California junior colleges can and should swim the same distance in competition as the JC men in this state.

Padecky: Petaluma swimathon sheds light on human trafficking

People from all walks of life, including a motel clerk who sees the effects of human trafficking firsthand, took to a Petaluma pool over the weekend to raise awareness of the crime.

Padecky: What Sarah Thomas is in for as an NFL official

Thomas is another example of women in America carving out identities once thought to belong only to male privilege.

Padecky: Casa Grande pitcher’s journey offers perspective

An injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery and 15 long months of rehab taught Justin Bruihl to use caution in pursuing his baseball career.

Padecky: Acceptance at last for gay bowler

Scott Norton was the first active pro athlete to announce he was gay.

Padecky: The QB, the sports writer and the cocaine

Reflecting on the passing of former Raiders QB Ken Stabler, sports columnist Bob Padecky remembers the night his attempt to get an interview with the player went very, very wrong.

Padecky: Dusty Baker wants back in the game

The three-time National League manager of the year believes misperceptions keep him out of Major League Baseball.

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