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Coverage, perspective and analysis of pro sports by the Record’s sports staff.

The Good, The Bad and The Grassy: Manteca’s Levi’s Stadium game delayed

 (HIME ROMERO/MANTECA BULLETIN) Is there any greater irony than the fact that the old, dingy, nearly-dead Candlestick Park might’ve been a better high school football showcase venue than the glitzy, gaudy, Silicon Valley-tinted Levi’s Stadium. Answer, no. At least, not for this season. The 49ers and Levi’s Stadium announced today that the doubleheader between Manteca-Wilcox [...]

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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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Point-Counterpoint IV

Throughout this week, Record Sports Editor and lifelong 49ers fan Bob Highfill has discussed today’s game with Giants beat writer Kevin Gleason of the Times Herald in Middletown, N.Y. Today, the debate concludes with each predicting the outcome. Kevin Gleason, Times Herald (Middletown, N.Y.) I still believe the Giants will emerge from the day as [...]

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Braden says he feels good

Dallas Braden, the Stagg High grad and Oakland A’s pitcher, said Wednesday that he feels good and has finished much of the tedious and painful rehabilitation from the season-ending shoulder injury he suffered last season. Braden said he’s looking forward to spring training. “I wouldn’t say necessarily that I have a new lease on life, [...]

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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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Posey’s future a poser

The Giants won’t have catcher Buster Posey for the rest of this season with a broken ankle, the severity of which could keep him out for part of the 2012 season. The Giants feared from the outset of Posey’s debut with the big club last season that the inherent dangers of playing catcher put their [...]

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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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Strikeforce in Stockton (4th update)

The first Showtime featured featured an unpopular decision. Damion Douglas (cornered by Nick Diaz) won a split decision over San Jose’s Wayne Phillips, 28-29, 30-27, 29-28. Stockton’s Josh Thornbug enters the cage next against James Terry.

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Strikeforce in Stockton (2nd update)

The undercard has featured three one round fights and a lot of waiting around. Edison High graduate Bobby Escalante did get a tap out win in the first round over Raul Sandoval at 130 pounds. Tristan Arenal TKO’d Turlock’s Tommy Peterson earlier. One more fight and lots of waiting left before the Shotwime card begins. [...]

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