Press Democrat Sports RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Noose found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall ]]> TALLADEGA, Alabama — A noose was found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday, less … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:51:00 PDT <![CDATA[ College football preparing for restart ]]> Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:49:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Simpson wins RBC Heritage on Father’s Day ]]> HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago … ]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:58:13 PDT <![CDATA[ 'A hard pill to swallow': SRJC football player dies in drive-by shooting ]]> If this were a normal year, Rashaun Harris would have been in Santa Rosa on May 29, finishing up finals at SRJC and reflecting upon … ]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2020 13:56:23 PDT <![CDATA[ Report: 49ers player tests positive for COVID-19 ]]> An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after an informal workout with teammates in Tennessee. The NFL Network reported Friday … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:07:00 PDT <![CDATA[ NCAA issues warning over Confederate flag ]]> Emboldened by the athletes it serves, the NCAA is taking another stand on a social issue.The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with … ]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2020 12:47:34 PDT <![CDATA[ Statues of team owners with racist pasts removed ]]> MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist remarks in 1978 and saying the … ]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2020 12:47:34 PDT <![CDATA[ Montgomery boys soccer coach has his teams at the top ]]> Soccer is a way of life for Montgomery boys soccer coach Jon Schwan, and it shows in the dominant success of the Vikings program he … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 03:30:40 PDT <![CDATA[ Day later, baseball back at impasse with players ]]> NEW YORK — Baseball players proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule Thursday, a plan immediately rejected by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred with the sides 10 games … ]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 03:30:41 PDT <![CDATA[ 49ers' Samuel breaks foot during workouts ]]> San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel underwent surgery Thursday after breaking a bone in his left foot during informal workouts with teammates in Tennessee. The … ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:07:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Trump in favor of Kaepernick returning to NFL, but 'he has to be able to play well' ]]> As President Donald Trump reminded us earlier this month, he is still very much opposed to kneeling during the national anthem. On Wednesday, he reminded … ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:43:22 PDT <![CDATA[ After acrimony, MLB and players move closer to agreement on playing ]]> NEW YORK — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt … ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 07:11:41 PDT <![CDATA[ Serena Williams says she'll play in US Open ]]> Here’s how all-in Serena Williams is on participating in the 2020 U.S. Open: She set up a practice area at her home with the new … ]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 21:19:02 PDT <![CDATA[ Positive virus test rate rising near site of NBA's planned restart ]]> The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Orlando, Florida, area has been soaring in recent days. The NBA hopes that doesn’t matter.After spending weeks … ]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 21:19:30 PDT <![CDATA[ World's fastest man suspended for missing doping tests ]]> The likelihood that the world’s fastest man, Christian Coleman, might miss the Olympics next summer increased Wednesday when he received a provisional suspension for failing … ]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:53:10 PDT