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Daily Madden: Will The Raiders See Manziel Sunday?

33 min 29 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Cleveland Browns represent one of the better chances for the Oakland Raiders to get their first win of the season Sunday.

“Is this the week? I think it’s a good chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

The 3-3 Browns lost to the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. Their Pro Bowl center, Alex Mack, is out for the season with a broken leg.

“Top teams in the NFL can lose their center and it’s not a big thing,” Madden said. “But when you’re struggling and you lose your center then that becomes a big thing.”

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled in the loss to the Jaguars. “You may get (rookie backup quarterback) Johnny Manziel in this game on Sunday if things don’t go well (for the Browns),” John said. “They lost to Jacksonville last week and now (if) they’re losing to Oakland, you could see a little panic set in.” (7:15)

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(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 and Monday and Friday mornings at 9:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)

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SF Boat Rental Firm’s Publicity Stunt Hoax On Renaming McCovey Cove Is Dead In The Water

42 min 34 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco boat-sharing rental firm is dealing with waves of negative reaction following a phony announcement that it had secured naming rights to McCovey Cove just in time for the World Series Game 3.

Boatbound, which can be described as the Airbnb of boat rentals, issued what appeared to be an actual press release indicating it had bought rights to rename the popular waterway outside of AT&T Park as “Boatbound Bay.”

#BREAKING just acq'd naming rights 2 #McCoveyCove in time 4 #WorldSeries. Hello #BoatboundBay http://t.co/VhVYTrAthI pic.twitter.com/3BU1btJWZr

— Boatbound (@boatbound) October 24, 2014

The reaction from Giants fans was of stunned disbelief and anger.

.@boatbound screw you. That cove ain't yours and never will be.

— Diet Crystal Pepsi (@CrystalPepsi) October 24, 2014

hey @boatbound, nobody cares #McCoveyCove4ever

— Reuben Poling (@liesandperfidy) October 24, 2014

I don't care what @boatbound is. My dads ashes are in McCovey Cove and always will be. I'll never say otherwise. #SFGiants

— Eric Nathanson (@2outhits) October 24, 2014

Is anyone actually gonna call #McCoveyCove #BoatboundBay? Answer: NO

— Bret Wark (@BM_Wark) October 24, 2014

Soon after the Boatbound announcement the Giants tweeted the real story.

The claim that naming rights of McCovey Cove have been sold is a hoax and completely false.

— #OctoberTogether (@SFGiants) October 24, 2014

It is also completely disrespectful to one of the greatest #SFGiants of all time.

— #OctoberTogether (@SFGiants) October 24, 2014

Boatbound eventually came clean and issued an explanation on its Facebook page and acknowledged its planned publicity stunt. The phony announcement was part of the marketing for an actual promotion for boating rental credits for every home run the Giants hit during World Series Games 3, 4 and 5.

What started out as an idea for a local promo/fun, quickly grew into something we never intended or imagined. We’d never dream of stealing Willie’s thunder or disrespecting him by renaming his cove.
McCovey Cove is still McCovey Cove and as far as we know, always will be.
As further support of our hometown SF bay, McCovey Cove, and the Giants, Boatbound will be making a donation to the Port of San Francisco to help with the upkeep of McCovey Cove so it can be enjoyed safely for years to come.

For the record, we did this out of love for the Giants, Willie, and the cove and meant no disrespect. #nothingbutlove

— Boatbound (@boatbound) October 24, 2014

Still, even the company’s mea culpa and pledge to try and make up for the publicity stunt did not seem to placate many Twitter users.

.@boatbound's PR strategy: lie to the press, piss off #SFGiants fan & just wait for the cash to roll in… #BoatboundBay #OctoberTogether

— Max Wertheimer (@MaxWertheimer) October 24, 2014

@boatbound Went from never having heard of you to actively making sure I never use your service. Good marketing

— Taco (@feeerates) October 24, 2014

@boatbound HUNTER PENCE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BOATBOUND

— L Schwartzy (@logainne) October 24, 2014

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Cell Phones Smuggled Into Prisons Find Their Way Into San Jose Domestic Violence Victim’s Hands

48 min 27 sec ago

SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Dozens of cell phones confiscated from California inmates are now going to help victims of domestic violence in San Jose. Even though cell phones are banned behind bars, they somehow they keep making their way into California state prisons.

“One of the easiest ways is for someone on the outside of the prison to basically walk up to the outside perimeter fence of the state prison and throw the cell phone over the fence and barbed wire where the cell phone basically lands on the ground,” said Santa Clara County Prosecutor Johnny Gogo.

He said over 200 phones confiscated from ChuckawallaValley State Prison are now being donated to Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.

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“[It’s] basically paying the rent for their building, electricity, other utilities, and supplies,” he said.

This is the second year the non-profit has received confiscated cell phones. But Gogo said the number of phones being found at Chuckawalla has actually declined recently.

“At that particular prison they do apparently have some type of cell-blocking mechanism, so they are confiscating less cell phones these days,” Gogo said.

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Manhunt Underway After Sacramento Deputy Killed, 3 Others Shot

55 min 43 sec ago

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – A sheriffs deputy has been killed in the line of duty during a crime spree Friday that left two other officers and a civilian with gunshot wounds. Police are now searching in Auburn for the man suspected of carrying out the crimes.

Sacramento County spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman say the crime spree started when the suspect shot a civilian when that person refused to give up the keys to a vehicle Friday morning.

Bowman said the deputy was approaching that vehicle in a parking lot around 10:30 a.m. in the commercial Arden Way area of Sacramento near a Motel 6 when he was shot.

“The person who was inside of the vehicle shot rounds at the officer,” she said. She later said that “at least one shot was fired at our deputy, striking him at least one time.”

On Friday afternoon, Sacramento Sheriffs officials confirmed that veteran Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in that incident.

The suspect fled the scene in a stolen truck. A Blue Alert has been issued by the California Highway Patrol to call 911 if they see a red, 2002 Ford F-150 extended cab with the California plate number 8J34411.

Placer County sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin told The Associated Press that two of her department’s deputies were shot by the same assailant.

She says a woman who was a passenger in the vehicle with the assailant has been taken into custody.

Was informed an officer was shot in Auburn… may be connected. As I said. . Very dangerous situation still going on.

— Sacramento Police (@Chiefsamsomers) October 24, 2014

The conditions of the three other victims are not known at this time.

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Keidel: Dallas Cowboys… America’s Team Or Just A Dream?

1 hour 2 min ago

By Jason Keidel

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Forget how pretentious it is. Well, don’t. Because that’s part of the package that is the Dallas Cowboys.

They are America’s Team, despite having an exactly .500 record the 17 years prior to this season, despite one playoff win since Troy Aikman retired, despite playing before partisan crowds — at home! — and despite the four score and seven years since they last hoisted a Lombardi Trophy.

None of this would offend the senses if they weren’t so careless, perilous and pompous about it. Word was in the ’70s that the Cowboys carved a hole in their stadium so that God Himself could watch His favorite team.

A little presumptuous, no?

First we have to agree on a deity, then his form or height or heft, then straight to the Dallas Cowboys. Forget nuclear arms, cold wars, Vietnam and the buffet of political problems at Nixon’s and our nation’s doorstep, we thought God just wanted to watch Roger Staubach throw the football and Harvey Martin wrench it out of some poor QB’s paws.

And now that they’re 6-1, we’re hearing that the Cowboys have just taken their first, dynastic step up to the clouds.

Granted, they look good. But like so many things in the NFL, it could be a bit illusory. In football parlance, it could be a misdirection. And, given their recent history, you’d be right to be jaded. But what if you’re not? What if they’re real? Then, my friends, gear up for a gaseous ride back to the mountaintop, because you’d be hard-pressed to find a more loquacious group than Dallas Cowboys devotees.

Sure, this could just be an angry tangent from a forlorn Steelers fan. We go back a ways, Dallas and Pittsburgh, from Lynn Swann’s ethereal catch to Neil O’Donnell’s GPS INTs right to Larry Brown.

But even though I bleed black & gold, it’s only right to concede that the Cowboys have a special grip on the nation. If we’re honest and earnest, the Cowboys are America’s Team, even if accidentally or tangentially.

Maybe it’s the star on that helmet, or the men wearing it, or the excess and hubris of oil country, big hats and big guns and JR Ewing. The Cowboys, much like Notre Dame and the New York Yankees, have built this myth that donning the hat or helmet not only imbues a young man with athletic splendor, but also biblical virtue. And, somehow, it works.

If you’d like more linear logic, perhaps the biggest reason the Cowboys are still supremely resonant is timing. They spaced their special squads in perfect order, sequentially flawless.

The dynasty started to form in the ’60s, but fell to Lombardi, as all dynasties did. But there was enough to cobble together a budding congregation. By the ’70s, when Tom Landry had aligned all the stars in the Lone Star State, Dallas was about to spawn a frothing fan base that somehow clouded all the others.

Even if the Steelers were the team of the decade — and no one can dispute four Super Bowls in six years — we only heard about the Cowboys. They were reality television long before the genre was born. You first had Staubach and Norton competing for the QB perch, switching with each game, drive, or play — a melodrama that belied Landry’s laconic refrain.

Then you had Hollywood Henderson, who suggested Terry Bradshaw couldn’t spell “cat” when granted two letters ahead of time. There were the party stories, of drugs stashed in thigh pads, of Doomsday Defenses and shotguns offenses, of epic handles like “Too Tall” and “Manster.” Everything was as outsized as the team and the town.

Then, 20 years later, after the funk of the fallen dynasty, Landry was let go. It had to happen. Indeed, my Steelers faced the same dilemma with Chuck Noll. And just as Pittsburgh was revived under the young, bold leadership of Bill Cowher, the Cowboys got their mojo back with Jimmy Johnson. But much better.

Three rings and a messy divorce later, the Cowboys plunged back down the rungs of relevance. But their timing, every 20 years, is enough to birth a new flock of fans. As those of us born in the late-’60s fell in love with the epic epoch of the ’70s — everyone on my Manhattan block was a Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders or Dolphins fan — the kids sired by my generation were born under the identical template.

So if Dallas is really back — and, at 6-1, it’s looking decent — then their timing is still flawless. The Lone Star can only stay lonely for so long. And, if we’re quite candid, which is never pro forma in pro football, we kinda miss them, too.

Twitter: @JasonKeidel

Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden.

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Silicon Valley Startup Unveils Gun-Tracking Technology For Cops

1 hour 22 min ago

WATSONVILLE (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak, whose agency is among two testing the technology, said it will allow the sheriff’s office to see whether deputies are in trouble and unable to ask for assistance.

“That’s the worst nightmare for any police officer in the field,” he said.

The system will not include a remote disabling mechanism. Yardarm was pursuing that technology and demonstrated it at a conference in Las Vegas last year, but it has since abandoned that effort, according to the Capitola, California,-based company’s marketing vice president, Jim Schaff.

Yardarm’s system would have triggered an alarm on an owner’s cellphone if a gun had been moved, and the owner would then have been able to hit a button to activate the safety and disable the weapon.

Schaff would not say exactly why the company gave up on remotely disabling guns. Gun rights advocates have raised serious concerns that so-called smart gun technology could be used to limit their access to weapons.

The developers insist their latest technology is not creating a smart gun, but rather is “police gunfire tracking technology.”

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, said his organization isn’t opposed to the particular technology Yardarm is developing and other smart-gun technology.

“What we do oppose are government mandates requiring all gun owners to adopt the technology,” Paredes said. “If law enforcement wants to adopt this technology, that’s great. Just don’t make every gun owner adopt the technology.”

Smart gun technology has been around for decades, but technological advances and recent large shootings have prompted more than a dozen smart gun companies to begin developing weapons. Some began selling in gun shops this year, but analysts say controversy surrounding the technology could limit sales.

The technology that tracks an officer’s gun relies on the Internet and requires a small device that can fit in the handle of most police handguns. It connects to the officer’s smart phone using Bluetooth.

“The officer simply inserts it into the back of the firearm, and now it’s installed. They don’t even know it’s there anymore,” Schaff said during a recent demonstration.

Yardarm is paying for the test in the hopes they can develop the technology nationwide and charge departments for it next year.

Schaff said the company has not yet determined a price.

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Federal Agents, Police Converge On West Oakland Home To Serve Search Warrant

1 hour 29 min ago

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The FBI, U.S. Marshals and Oakland police are conducting a search warrant operation in West Oakland home this afternoon, an FBI spokesman said.

The search warrant operation was ongoing at a building in the area of San Pablo and Mead avenues as of 1 p.m., according to FBI spokesman Michael Gimbel.

Gimbel said he could not disclose the nature of the warrant since it involves an ongoing investigation.

 

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Golden Gate Bridge District Vote Keeps Sidewalk-Toll Plan For Cyclists-Pedestrians On The Table

1 hour 45 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A proposal to look into charging a toll for pedestrians and bicyclists to use the sidewalks on the Golden Gate Bridge will move forward after the bridge district board took a Friday vote.

The narrow 10 to 9 vote was against a motion that was introduced Friday that would have removed the sidewalk- toll proposal from its 2014 financial plan.

Despite more than 50 people who came to oppose the plan and offer public comment at the board’s two-hour-plus meeting, the vote passed, allowing a study that looks at the impact of a sidewalk toll.

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About a dozen attendees gave public comment voicing displeasure with the recommendation that the toll be implemented to help close a projected $33 million deficit over the next five years.

“Anything that gets in the way of encouraging people out of their cars and walk and bike is something that we fundamentally oppose,” Andy Perry with the Marin County Bicycle Coalition

Jeanie Orleano attended on behalf of several bike-rental companies said no one pays to cross iconic bridges in Paris and Brooklyn. “Why would we make our message that the Golden Gate Bridge is now only open to paying customers?”

The sidewalk toll is just one of the 45 points in the bridge district’s financial plan.

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VIDEO: Massive 1962 Storm Pummels West Coast, Delaying Giants Vs. Yankees World Series Game In San Francisco

2 hours 36 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Rain showers are likely Saturday as the San Francisco Giants face the Kansas City Royals in game four of the World Series, but it’ll be drops compared to the storm that pounded the Bay Area 52 years ago, right as the Giants and Yankees fought for Major League Baseball’s highest title.

Four days of hurricane strength winds and torrential downpours took 56 lives and caused over $250 million in damage — the equivalent of $2 billion nowadays.

Tropical Storm Frieda, dubbed the Columbus Day Storm of 1962, still ranks as one of the worst in California’s history. Historical video of the Bay Area shows Oakland streets transformed into gushing rivers and a flooded Candlestick Park.

Before the storm made landfall, the Giants were down three games to two against the Yankees with game six scheduled to take place at Candlestick Park Friday, October 12.

But meteorologists warned both residents and baseball fans that this was no ordinary storm. In Oregon, wind gusts reached 170 mph, causing major damage that killed people caught outdoors.

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California was spared a direct hit, but San Francisco recorded more than 7 inches of rain. The storm flooded Candlestick’s outfield and parking lot postponing the game for days.

By Monday, sunshine and three helicopters hovering over the field had dried the soggy turf enough to play. Over 40,000 fans showed up to cheer the Giants on to a 5 to 2 victory over the Yankees, tying the series at three games each. The Yankees eventually clutched their 20th World Series Championship in game seven.

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2 Dead, 3 Critically Hurt In High School Shooting North Of Seattle

2 hours 2 min ago

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.

Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student at Marysville Pilchuck High School, but he could not provide more information including what prompted the shooting, who the gunman was and who he shot. Lamoureux said he did not know if the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound.

Four other young people were brought to Providence Everett medical center, said Chief Medical Officer Joanne Roberts. Three had head wounds and were in “critical” condition, while one considered stable enough to transport was taken to another medical center in Seattle, she said.

Students who were in the cafeteria at the time said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at the school, located about 30 miles north of Seattle, as students started running away from the cafeteria and building after the shots were fired.

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Kansas City Royals With Bay Area, NorCal Ties Return To SF In Enemy Colors For World Series

2 hours 6 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Several members of the Kansas City Royals in San Francisco for the 2014 World Series have local ties and are returning to the Bay Area in enemy colors.

Manager Ned Yost, who was born in Eureka and said he grew up a Giants fan, played baseball and graduated from Dublin High School. He also attended Chabot Junior College in Hayward, making the baseball team as a walk-on.

Game 3 starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie pitched for the Stanford University baseball team, and pitched in the College World Series tournament in 2001. His team made it to the finals before losing to Miami.

Hitting coach Dale Sveum, who once played for the Oakland A’s, was born in Richmond and graduated from Pinole Valley High School in Pinole. He was an All-State and All-American quarterback at Pinole Valley in addition to playing baseball and basketball.

Bullpen coach Doug Henry is a Sacramento native who pitched two seasons for the Giants, helping them reach the playoffs in 1997 and 2000. Henry graduated from Tennyson High School in Hayward and was a teammate of Barry Bonds at Arizona State University.

Bench coach Don Wakamatsu graduated from Hayward High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football. He was also a teammate of Barry Bonds at Arizona State. He also served one season as a bench coach for the Oakland A’s in 2008.

Not quite in the Bay Area but pretty close …. First base coach Rusty Kuntz graduated from Paso Robles High school and attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo where he played baseball, basketball and football. Kuntz later attended California State University, Stanislaus, and was a member of two Division III World Series Championship teams in 1976 and 1977.

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Academy Of Sciences Octopus Picks Giants To Win World Series

2 hours 31 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – If you’re still trying to wrap your head around the fact that the Giants are playing in their third World Series in five years, get ready for this – Ringo the Rational Octopus has wrapped his tentacles around a Giants helmet, meaning it’s time for San Franciscans to start planning another victory parade.

It may have felt to many Giants fans like the team had lost its grip on the title after the Royals evened the series in game two, but that’s when the California Academy of Sciences octopus gave orange & black backers something to cling to by not only grabbing the Giants helmet in his tank but climbing right inside.

The photos are below, but it’s worth noting that you can’t actually see a Royals logo available anywhere in the tank. Perhaps that’s just the Golden Gate Park-based biologists providing a little home tank advantage.

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Still, it’s a good sign for the home team. Either that or just a sign that Ringo has always dreamed of becoming a giant octopus.

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Victim ID’d In Fatal Tour-Bus Accident; SF City Hall Aware Pedestrian-Safety Measures Need Improvement

2 hours 54 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The investigation continues into Thursday’s deadly crash in the crosswalk in front of San Francisco City Hall where a motorized-cable car ran over an accountant from the City Controller’s Office.

Priscila “Precy” Moreto a 68-year-old San Francisco resident, was struck by a cable car-style tour bus in a crosswalk near the corner of Polk and McAllister streets at around 11:30 a.m., according to police.

Mayor Ed Lee said the incident would be “thoroughly investigated.”

“This incident is tragic and also reminds us that we all have a shared responsibility to protect and care for one another on our busy streets,” Lee said.

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“Precy was a dedicated employee who served our city and residents with great distinction. Our thoughts and prayers remain with her family, friends and colleagues during this time of mourning.”

It’s not clear why the driver of the vehicle, owned by Classic Cable Car Charter didn’t see Moreto.

Bob Salmon, a managing partner with the company, told KCBS as far as he knows, the driver was not narrating the tour to the passengers.

“I believe there was a separate tour guide, but I cannot confirm that,” he said. According to police who responded to the scene, something distracted the driver. The driver told police he did not see the victim until after she was under the wheels of the coach.

Passengers said they were occupied by looking at City Hall. Some tour bus drivers do wear headsets and narrate tours legally as they drive.

The Controller’s Office declined to comment on Moreto’s death. She was said to be a longtime employee.

Meanwhile, Mayor Lee said this incident is another example of how dangerous city streets can be and that voters should pass Proposition A, a $500 million transportation bond measure.

“Almost $300 million of the $500 million is dedicated (in most part) to pedestrian safety, education, enforcement,” said Lee. He said the measure would include funding for more signage and traffic signals.

A signal was in the works at the currently-marked crosswalk where the victim was killed and will be installed next year.

Supervisor Scott Wiener said some people don’t pay enough attention to her surroundings.

“Our roads are being used by a lot of different users drivers, bikes, pedestrians and people really have to be on the lookout,” he said.

As San Francisco gets more crowded, Wiener said the city must step up traffic enforcement and improve to make them safer to navigate.

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Peyton Manning Is Particular, Andrew Hawkins Is Funny And Aaron Craft Is A Bear?

3 hours 4 min ago

by @TaraLipinsky

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I love a good rookie prank and Peyton Manning proves he is nothing if not a perfectionist.  Here are the top five most amusing sports stories this week.

Rookie Bear?

Rookie pranks come and go, but thanks to modern technology and social media this video of Golden State Warriors newbie Aaron Craft dressed as a bear singing Miley Cyrus’s ‘Party In the USA’ will live on forever.

That’s THE Ohio State, right?

Just Kidding

There is nothing I love more than an athlete with an amazing sense of humor who doesn’t take himself too seriously.  Well, except for an athlete with an amazing sense of humor who doesn’t take himself too seriously who also makes children the butt of his jokes.

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins did just that. Check out the Instagram video starring his son whose favorite receivers just so happen to be Mohamed Sanu and A.J. Green – Hawkins’ former teammates.

Out Brady-ed

Bad news for Tom Brady and his model-wife Gisele Bundchen: As it turns out quarterbacks can “bleeping” throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.  Some even score their own touchdowns.

Enter Exhibit A:  North Greenville University signal-call Nelson Hughes. Something tells me Hughes doesn’t even own a pair of Uggs.

The Wolves Of Rodeo Drive?

Even though the rookie players on the Minnesota Timberwolves were barely alive when Beverly Hills 90210 ruled the television airwaves, the organization has used the 90’s smash hit to create a mash-up hype video.

I wonder if they all went to the Peach Pit to hang out with Nate after the video shoot?

Manning The Ship 

Remember that warm and fuzzy moment on Sunday night when Peyton Manning broke the career touchdown record and some of his teammates started an impromptu game of keep away? Endearing right? Only, it wasn’t exactly impromptu. And Manning allegedly came up with the idea himself.

Manning was blown up by Demaryius Thomas during a post-game interview. Thomas even claimed they practiced the moves beforehand.

If there was ever a question in your mind about Manning’s fastidiousness this should leave no room for doubt, although he refused to completely cop to the pre-planning.

And speaking of his fastidiousness……  Peyton Manning freaked out during the final minutes of Thursday Night’s game as the Broncos were trying to run out the clock on their way to a divisional win because the crowd was going absolutely wild.

Manning’s on-field histrionics wouldn’t be so surprising if they weren’t up 14 points and, essentially, had already won the game.

This behavior makes it perfectly clear why I got Peyton Manning in our CBS Local Sports quiz  ‘Which NFL Quarterback are you?’ You can take the quiz here.

Let me know which play caller you are!  E-mail me at tara.lipinsky@cbs.com or send me a Tweet @TaraLipinsky. 

 

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Injury Report: 4 Key Injuries For Raiders Defense This Week

3 hours 24 min ago

By Sam McPherson

As they prepare to play the Cleveland Browns on the road this weekend, the Oakland Raiders have four key injuries on defense they can ill afford as they try to win their first game of the season.

The 0-6 Raiders could be missing as many as two defensive ends and two secondary players, which is a shift from the usual linebacking injuries the team has been facing in 2014. The poor Silver & Black just can’t field a healthy, strong defensive unit to save their lives this year.

Overall, Oakland has eight players listed at questionable or out for the game on Sunday.

Free safety Usama Young (knee) is out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL. Combined with the earlier loss of Tyvon Branch, the Raiders’ weak secondary gets even flimsier now. Look for the Browns to exploit this weakness as much as possible with their passing game this weekend.

Likewise, defensive end LaMarr Woodley is out for the season with a torn bicep. Another one of General Manager Reggie McKenzie’s silly offseason acquisitions, Woodley had five tackles in six games this year—and no sacks. Remember, the Raiders signed him for two years and $12 million, but he’ll probably be waived in the offseason.

(Since the Raiders are so weak on defense, maybe it makes sense for them to sign free agent Michael Sam now and give him a chance at playing in a regular-season NFL game. Why not? It can’t hurt the team at all.)

Defensive end Justin Tuck was inactive last week for the game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he’s been limited in practice this week with the knee issue. Like Woodley, he was signed in the offseason, but Tuck hasn’t done much to justify his presence or salary on this defense. 

(Again, why not sign Sam and give him a shot? He was SEC Defensive Player of the Year, after all. Sam must have some athleticism.)

Cornerback Carlos Rogers made five tackles last week against the Cards, but his knee troubles kept him from practicing on Wednesday—and Rogers was limited on Thursday in practice. Chances are he will play, because he hasn’t missed a game yet this year, but clearly he’s nursing some challenges with his leg joint.

These are four players who were expected to do something this year for the team, and the Raiders can’t get much thinner on defense with all these injuries. Even so, backup cornerback Keith McGill will probably be inactive against after not practicing this week with his groin injury. He hasn’t played since Week Four in London.

Offensively, the Raiders also can’t afford injuries, but at least on that side of the ball, Oakland is still functioning at times. 

Although he’s played in every game so far, tight end David Ausberry has just two catches—and he hasn’t practiced this week at all due to an injured foot. Don’t expect him on the field Sunday in Cleveland.

Wide receiver Vincent Brown’s hamstring has limited him in workouts this week, but he, too, has been a minimal contributor to the Raiders offense this season with just three catches. He hasn’t played since Week Four, either.

Finally, running back Marcel Reece has a bad hamstring which limited him in practices both Wednesday and Thursday. He missed last week against Arizona, but you know the veteran fullback in just itching to get back on the field this Sunday. Look for him to make it out there if he can.

Questionable:

  • Tight end David Ausberry (foot)
  • Wide receiver Vincent Brown (hamstring)
  • Cornerback Keith McGill (groin)
  • Running back Marcel Reece (quad)
  • Cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee)
  • Defensive end Justin Tuck (knee)

Out:

  • Defensive end LaMarr Woodley (bicep)
  • Safety Usama Young (knee)

For more Raiders news and updates, visit Raiders Central.

Sam McPherson is a freelance writer covering all things Oakland A’s. His work can be found on a Examiner.com.

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UC Berkeley Study Finds Motorcycle Lane Splitting Is Sometimes Safe

3 hours 37 min ago

BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Most California drivers have felt it, that moment your heart jumps when a motorcycle zooms past you in heavy traffic. Lane splitting doesn’t feel safe, but according a new study it is, at certain speeds.

That fear has led to California being the lone state where the practice of driving between cars on the freeway is legal, when done in a “prudent” manner. Motorcyclists say the practice is safe when it’s done with the same level of caution used when driving in the lane, and now a new study from U.C. Berkeley suggests they’re right.

Researchers found that when motorcyclists are driving 10 miles an hour faster – or less – relative to car traffic, they are no more likely to get in a wreck than at any other time. If they go more than 10 miles an hour faster, the risk shoots up quickly.

As for people driving much, much faster than traffic?

“They are asking for it,” motorcycle safety instructor Oscar Herera tells CBS News’ Carter Evans. “At 30 miles-per-hour, by the time you hit the brakes, you’ve already passed two cars.”

Evans’ full report has more on the study:
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3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their Advantage

3 hours 55 min ago

OAKLAND (KCBS)— Three of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city’s ranked-choice voting system. They’re characterizing the election as “outsiders” vs. “insiders”.

City Auditor Courtney Ruby, former KCBS and KPIX political analyst Joe Tuman, and Port Commissioner Bryan Parker held a joint news conference asking voters to list them as choices one, two and three (in no particular order) on their ballots.

They’re calling themselves outsiders as opposed to the mayor and two city councilmembers who are running and have been leading in the polls.

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“Oakland deserves the leadership that is outside City Hall to create the change we need,” said Ruby. Tuman said you’d never see the “substantive change” needed in the city if the same group of people continues to be sent into office.

“The insiders have had long enough,” said Parker.

Ruby’s office is actually inside City Hall where she’s been the auditor for the past eight years.
A spokesman for Mayor Jean Quan’s office called the coalition an act of desperation. Front-runner Rebecca Kaplan, who sits on the city council, said she’s been fighting against insiders ever since she took her seat in office.

Some have said, the trio’s strategy is to try to take away some second-place votes from Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, in hopes the instant runoff vaults one of them into the Mayor’s office.

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Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Pharrell & Tim McGraw to Perform on ‘A Very GRAMMY Christmas’

3 hours 56 min ago

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Maroon 5Pharrell WilliamsAriana Grande and Tim McGraw serenade you with Christmas songs, you’re in luck, thanks to the GRAMMYs this holiday season.

In its inaugural year,  A Very GRAMMY Christmas, announced today (Oct. 24), will feature those artists giving their best Christmas renditions for an hour at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, with a TV broadcast set for Dec. 5.

Of course, given the title of the event, seeing Pharrell sing “Jingle Bells” — or whichever other Christmas songs and hits of his make his setlist — presumably while wearing a Santa hat isn’t the only draw.

Related: We Can Survive 2014: What Have the Performers Been Up To?

During the performance, the nominees for the 2015 GRAMMY for Album of the Year will be announced, following the announcements of all other 82 categories for the awards ceremony earlier that morning.

Read more on Radio.com.

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Evenflo Recalls 200,000 Infant Seats To Fix Stuck Buckles

4 hours 23 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.

The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency.

The recall comes after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Not all Embrace 35 models are covered by the recall. For others, the company will provide replacement buckles if requested by customers.

Affected model numbers include 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237, 48111200, 48111215, 48111215A, 48111218, 48111234, 48111235, 48111235A, 48111462, 48411391, 48411391D, 48411392, 48411504, 48411504D, 52911307A, 52921040, 55311138, 55311238, and 55311292. The seats were made at various times from December 2011 through May of 2013.

Owners with questions can call Evenflo at (800) 490-7591.

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11 Insulting Tweets #SFGiants Fans Can Use To Annoy Kansas City Royals

4 hours 25 min ago

San Francisco towers above Kansas City in so many comparisons, from our SF Giants baseball team to our food. KC has Russell Stover chocolate, we have Ghirardelli. They gave us Burt Bacharach, we gave the world Metallica. They have Folgers, we have Peets. Here are 11 ways the Bay is better.

Please retweet to your heart’s content, and of course, we all know our hearts are in San Francisco.
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