Matt Duffy walks through the dugout after hitting a two-run homerun in the first inning as the Giants played the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The Giants won 4-3.Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle … [Read more...] about Matt Duffy pounced on his chance with Giants
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Goff also brings a perfectionist streak common among great quarterbacks. He and backup Chase Forrest had a little competition this season in which they sought to complete every single pass in a particular practice. They pulled it off a couple of times, but not often. … [Read more...] about Cal quarterback Jared Goff about to fulfill childhood dream
New A’s reliever Ryan Madson has seen Gray from the other side and is reminded of a former Phillies teammate. “Sonny has an uber amount of talent. He reminds me of a young Cole Hamels the way he wants to compete,” Madson said. “No one wants to win more than Sonny does, and he has the stuff to back it up.” … [Read more...] about A’s Sonny Gray is among the best — and getting better
In late October, on one of the final Saturdays before the Bears’ season opener, Rabb drove more than 25 miles to a Sheraton Hotel in Pleasanton. He recounted his high school experience for 65 O’Dowd donors, many of whom were retired, and said his scholarship there had changed the course of his life. O’Dowd has raised more than $50,000 since that night. … [Read more...] about Cal freshman Ivan Rabb headed onward and upward
While the younger Chryst has had plenty of role models in the pro ranks, Hogan has been the big one. “I’ve picked up a lot from him,” Chryst said. “Hanging in there in the face of pressure. Subtle movements in the pocket. Keeping his base. Even when there’s a free rusher coming on, he’ll take a little step to avoid that and keep his eyes down the field and deliver a strike.” … [Read more...] about Is Keller Chryst the next great Stanford QB?