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Pats not the right fit for Lavelle

Edison grad Lavelle Hawkins has had an eventful few months. In May, the receiver was released after five seasons by the Titans, the team that drafted him out of Cal in 2008. Just days later, he signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, but that didn’t work out and he was released in July. Days later, [...]

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A few good minutes with Lavelle Hawkins

  Lavelle Hawkins was in town this week to visit family and friends during the Tennessee Titans’ bye week. The 26-year-old Edison High and Cal product is in his fifth season with the Titans. This season has been especially frustrating as the receiver has been activated for only three games. “We’ve had some injuries and [...]

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Hamilton talks about Junior

Edison High graduate Lynell Hamilton played college football at San Diego State. So, the 26-year-old former member of the New Orleans Saints witnessed first-hand the iconic status former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau had in the city. Hamilton’s favorite restaurant in San Diego is Seau’s, a Polynesian surfer sports bar. I’ve been there. It’s great. Seau [...]

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Seau’s passing a sad tragedy

Junior Seau was one of my favorite football players at my alma mater USC. He was one of the best linebackers in the NFL in his era. Word that he committed suicide was a shock. He seemed to have so much going for him. But we never really know the story behind the scenes of [...]

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Franco backs Paterno

NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris visited Lottie Grunsky Elementary School on May 1 to receive students’ feedback from a taste test of some of the products from his company, Super Bakery, which provides about 10 food and snack items to Stockton Unified School District. The items are compliant with government nutritional guidelines. [...]

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Tebowing’s old hat. Try Bradying.

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Violence at Candlestick Park

In retrospect, we were lucky to get caught in traffic. My dad gave my wife and I his season tickets for the 49ers-Raiders preseason game last Saturday. My wife had to work that morning and we weren’t ready to leave Stockton until about 2 p.m. I knew it would be a close call making the [...]

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Niners, Raiders draft on second day

I guess I like the choices the 49ers and Raiders made in the second round of the NFL draft. It’s such a crapshoot. Who knows if Colin Kaepernick ever will be the franchise quarterback San Francisco has yearned for since the retirement of Steve Young. I believe the Raiders made a solid pick by taking [...]

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Cutler questioned

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a face any poker player would love to have. Expressionless. Emotionless. Great if you’re bluffing Phil Ivy but not if you’re an NFL quarterback. Cutler received a storm of criticism from fans and NFL players when he didn’t play in the second half — except for one series — because [...]

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Cable out, Baalke in

The Raiders have fired head coach Tom Cable, making him the once-proud franchise’s eighth coaching casualty since the team returned to Oakland in 1995. Under Cable, the Raiders showed progress finishing 8-8 this season, their best record since 2002. Former Pacific quarterback Hue Jackson likely will succeed Cable. Jackson was brought in this season to [...]

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