Press Democrat Sports RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ With Jimmy G and 13th pick, is QB such a crazy idea for 49ers? ]]> If the 49ers were to draft a quarterback with the 13th pick in the upcoming draft, would your head explode?The 49ers have given no indication … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:01:14 PDT <![CDATA[ MLB considers starting season with all teams in Arizona, no fans ]]> NEW YORK — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:49:06 PDT <![CDATA[ Commentary: Coronavirus shutdown an especially wrenching blow to these sports cities ]]> They are cities defined by iconic sporting events.When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:23:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Coaching changes for area high school basketball teams ]]> Two coaching changes at high-profile Santa Rosa boys high school basketball teams are afoot — one expected and one a surprise.Coaching legend Tom Bonfigli, who … ]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:53:12 PDT <![CDATA[ Bourne signs tender with 49ers ]]> Kendrick Bourne’s strong season earned him a raise for 2020, and he’s accepted it.Now that Bourne has signed his $3.26 million tender as a 49ers … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:12:02 PDT <![CDATA[ British Open canceled, Masters moved to the fall ]]> The Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in September for the first … ]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:59:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Commentary: Sports is off the table until virus is controlled ]]> The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:08:00 PDT <![CDATA[ With nowhere to play, Curry spent 5 hours building a basketball hoop in his driveway ]]> Stephen Curry, six-time All-Star for the Warriors, found himself without a place to practice after coronavirus shelter-in-place order. But five hours and “a pretty serious … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:10:27 PDT <![CDATA[ Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey dies at 73 after struggling with coronavirus ]]> NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a … ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:08:09 PDT <![CDATA[ Nevius: No harm in going ahead with revamped NFL draft this month ]]> As you know, we are all supposed to hate Roger Goodell. And the NFL commissioner has given us plenty of reasons.He’s consistently mishandled issues. The … ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2020 19:21:00 PDT <![CDATA[ NBA greats Bryant, Duncan, Garnett headline Hall of Fame class ]]> Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.And he’s got plenty of elite company in … ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:49:10 PDT <![CDATA[ Will 49ers break pattern, draft top cornerback? ]]> The 49ers have a chance to do something radical in the upcoming draft:They can draft a cornerback before Round 3 for the first time since … ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2020 22:09:36 PDT