By Cam Inman | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: August 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm | UPDATED: August 12, 2019 at 5:45 am SANTA CLARA – Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard each attempted 17 passes, each had one go for a touchdown to Jalen Hurd and each had an interception. All looks equal in the 49ers battle to back up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Or does it? Coach Kyle Shanahan knows best, and he’s been calling it a dead heat, since the offseason program began in April and through Saturday night’s exhibition-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys. “They both did a decent job when they were under duress and a pretty good job handling the entire offense under some tough circumstances,” Shanahan said Sunday on a media conference call. Stoking that competitive fire is the best move, not only for the quarterbacks’ drive but for the 49ers overall outlook. Even if Mullens appears more worthy of the No. 2 role – based on his command of the … [Read more...] about Who’s winning 49ers quarterback race between Mullens, Beathard?
Tough guy race
By Art Wilson | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm | UPDATED: July 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm The hits just keep coming. It seems the racing world can’t even stop for a minute to celebrate what was a positive opening day of racing at Del Mar on Wednesday without tragedy striking again. On Thursday morning, about 6:40, a horrific head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar resulted in the death of two unraced horses and what luckily turned out to be only minor injuries to jockey Assael Espinoza. Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, is a veteran of the sport and says he’s never seen anything like the year horse racing has experienced in 2019. “Never, not as far as horse racing taking all these punches to the gut,” he said. “It’s just been unbelievable.It’s just all kinds of like a flood of bad news on a daily basis.” First, 30 horses die during Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet, and now two more … [Read more...] about Horse racing takes another hit with 2 Del Mar deaths
“Biden needs to give a speech — a speech that deals not only with the women’s issue, but all the issues in his past: abortion, race relations, crime. He has to explain where he is, talk about his evolution. And then he can begin to talk about the future,” Devine said. … [Read more...] about For a guy who’s not running, Joe Biden is having a tough campaign
By Ben Christopher, CALmatters | PUBLISHED: February 7, 2019 at 7:02 am | UPDATED: February 8, 2019 at 4:55 am The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. As photos of gun-toting radicals from Oakland hit front pages across the country, many Americans were shocked to see who was embracing the Second Amendment. In California, as in most states at the time, there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The Panthers’ efforts to “police the police” already had led Republican Assemblyman Don Mulford to propose legislation to ban the “open carry” of loaded firearms within California cities and towns. After the Panthers showed up in the Capitol, his bill sailed through and was signed by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan. (Yes, that Reagan). It’s hard to say which now seems more … [Read more...] about How California got tough on guns
Viet Nam News WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom — Submerged in mud, running over fire, crawling through electrified wires -- it’s not most people’s idea of fun. But 1,500 people from 27 countries, many of them in fancy dress, did just that in the "Tough Guy" competition this weekend in central England. This year the event had around 300 obstacles designed to test the limits of endurance, from the "Colditz Walls" to "Tyre Torture". "I’m so happy that it’s over," said Francesca Chiorando, 33, after completing the estimated eight-mile course on a bitterly cold January day. "It’s cold, hellish, terrifying. To be honest I quite want to cry now," said Chiorando. She knew what it was like, because she had done it once before. So why come back? "For the challenge, to see whether I can do it," she said. "This morning I wanted to find a way out of doing it. "And then you get to the end and you think ’actually, I have done this’. It makes you … [Read more...] about ’Cold, hellish, terrifying’ — tough guys go for it in UK comp