Press Democrat Sports RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Barber: 49ers touch down in Miami for Super Bowl ]]> MIAMI - The 49ers have arrived. Metaphorically, they have arrived. They are the best team in the NFC this year, and in a week will … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:23:59 PDT <![CDATA[ Handful of 49ers have Super Bowl experience ]]> MIAMI — They’re too young.They’re inexperienced.They’re terrific, but they’ve been terrific for only six months.No matter how many games the 49ers have won, or how … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:39:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others killed in Southern California helicopter crash ]]> CALABASAS — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:01:31 PDT <![CDATA[ Sports world mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant ]]> NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers- Celtics … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:46 PDT <![CDATA[ Family of fallen Northern California soldier is going to the Super Bowl thanks to George Kittle ]]> 49ers tight end George Kittle has given two Super Bowl tickets to the family of a Sacramento soldier killed in Iraq, Kittle recently tweeted. [tweet: … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:01:26 PDT <![CDATA[ LA unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant ]]> LOS ANGELES — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:43:35 PDT <![CDATA[ Tell us: Are you buying tickets to the Super Bowl? ]]> Are you heading to Miami for the Super Bowl this Sunday? If you're going to Florida for the big game, we want to know your … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:23:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Ex-Warriors player, local basketball talent reunited after special visit ]]> Bobby Sharp shot nearly 87% from the free-throw line his senior year at the University of Portland. His pre-shot routine was not typical: No dribbles, … ]]> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:56:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Nevius: Super Bowl advice for 49ers — embrace the hoopla ]]> SANTA CLARA — In a group media session last week, Nick Bosa was asked about growing up in Florida, where the Super Bowl is being … ]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:09:42 PDT <![CDATA[ 49ers assistant is 1st woman, 1st openly gay coach in the Super Bowl ]]> HESSTON, Kansas — The old downtown strip, like so many in small towns across America, is quiet on a brisk January morning, just a few … ]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:30:08 PDT <![CDATA[ Ukiah triumphs at Puma Classic wrestling meet ]]> With nearly 300 wrestlers from Northern California competing Saturday, the last major local tournament of the wrestling season came to an end with Ukiah High … ]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 22:01:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Another young American ends Coco Gauff's run at Australian Open ]]> MELBOURNE, Australia — Coco Gauff’s latest history-making Grand Slam run at age 15 ended with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0 loss in the Australian Open’s … ]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:25:00 PDT <![CDATA[ College basketball roundup: San Francisco men rally past BYU ]]> Khalil Shabazz made all 10 of his shots from the field, including six 3-pointers, to score a career-high 32 points and rally San Francisco to … ]]> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:21:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Barber: A's pitcher Fiers goes silent on sign stealing ]]> OAKLAND — The most controversial athlete in America placed himself in a corner booth Friday afternoon, doing his best to blend in with the rest … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:13:36 PDT <![CDATA[ Benefield: Sonoma County baseball veteran knows all about stealing signs ]]> Marshall Brant calls the Houston Astros sign-stealing hullabaloo the biggest scandal to rock baseball since the Chicago White Sox threw the 1919 World Series against … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:13:36 PDT <![CDATA[ Can 49ers contain Chiefs' Mahomes? ]]> SANTA CLARA — Patrick Mahomes is just different. Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins are good quarterbacks, but not good enough to compete with the 49ers’ … ]]> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:33:00 PDT