Stories from Bob Padecky

Cliff Branch put up numbers comparable to many Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers, but politics may be keeping him out of Canton.
The University of Rhode Island QB JaJuan Lawson will practice with and compete against some of the best college players in the nation later this month.
John Antonio is the new football coach at the campus where he's already known thanks to his job as the Petaluma PD's school resource officer.
The onetime Oakland player was good and a few times he was very good, but not good enough for Cooperstown.
Steve Page opened up the track for all those who needed a place to stay while the October wildfires tore through wine country a year ago. Now, he's up for one of NASCAR's biggest honors.
The most popular Giant in San Francisco history treated everyone with respect and was a true gentleman.
The late coach's players knew that behind his fiery bombast, all that emotion was for them. They responded in a most unique way.
After senior Courtney Shoda fell face-down on the pitch during a practice, Sonoma State’s coaches worked quickly to help save her life.
Rohnert Park native Chris Fisher came a long way in his recovery from a debilitating spinal cord injury suffered in high school and just got hired as the television play-by-play announcer for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Money drives IndyCar series to leave Sonoma Raceway for greener pastures at Laguna Seca in Monterey.