Author: Scott Ostler

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Now is the time for the NFL to reclaim its manhood. All it has to do is give Colin Kaepernick a job. Specifically, a quarterback... [Read More]
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That settles it, Kevin Durant will be sticking around after this season. Go ahead and save him a locker in Chase Center. I base this... [Read More]
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We got your Boogie Bailout right here, said the Warriors on Sunday evening with their fun-fun-fun 119-114 win at Dallas. The big buzz around the... [Read More]
If you hate the new name of the Giants' ballpark, if you're fed up with the concept of every sports venue being Your Corporate Name... [Read More]
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If you hate the new name of the Giants' ballpark, if you're fed up with the concept of every sports venue being Your Corporate Name... [Read More]
There were signs that it might work out exactly like the 49ers planned it, that Richard Sherman would be just what the 49ers thought they... [Read More]
It was a case of two rocket ships passing in the afternoon Sunday. The Chiefs' awesome rocket ship continued on its destiny mission to the... [Read More]
If you are bored with the normal major-league baseball-game experience, the Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum might be what you're looking for. I'm pretty sure... [Read More]
Random baseball thoughts. . . Bruce Bochy is Don Nelson Some lunatic fringers want Bochy to retire. You're rich and old, Boch, why hang around?... [Read More]
If any two guys in the league are completely dependent upon one another, it's Derek Carr and Jon Gruden. If they go down - as... [Read More]
If any two men in the league are completely dependent upon one another, it's Derek Carr and Jon Gruden. If they go down - as... [Read More]
What the Raiders need to avoid with Amari Cooper is Randy Moss Syndrome. When the future Hall of Famer played for the Raiders in... [Read More]
Mystery of the Month: Did the Raiders chop-block the other Bay Area pro sports teams with an act of shameless grandstanding? That's the way The... [Read More]
There's no crushing disappointment in team sports quite like a flop in the opening game of an NFL season. All the buildup and optimism, especially... [Read More]
The Raiders' season opener Monday night against the Rams cried out for grand, sweeping conclusions about what kind of team Jon Gruden has created —... [Read More]
Goodbye, Colin Kaepernick. This is where we part ways. Not that it's a major breakup, like Simon and Garfunkel. You and I have haven't even... [Read More]
You are a Raiders fan, and you should be brimming with optimism — almost glee. Monday night, baby! But, damn, it's not easy. The hits... [Read More]
Apparently a major sneaker company can have a soul. Nike has made Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. Not... [Read More]
If there was one feature Mark Davis demanded in a stadium for his Raiders, it was parking. Lots of parking, for the Raiders' traditional... [Read More]
Call it Bob Melvin's Revenge. The Yankees come to Oakland on Monday for a crucial three-game series, likely a preview of the AL wild card... [Read More]
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