10:36 AM EDT, Mon August 29, 2016
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Bay Area, nation divided on Kaepernick anthem controversy

Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the national anthem before Friday's exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers has sparked a thunderous nationwide controversy, with many praising the 49ers quarterback for taking a courageous stand and others condemning him for his lack of patriotism.

Kawakami: Kaepernick defends his stance on national anthem

'I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.'
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

A's proposed stadium at Oakland's Howard Terminal has pragmatic, emotional potential

Officials from the A's and the Port of Oakland tour a potential ballpark site, but an agreement to build the team a new stadium is likely a long way off.

Colin Kaepernick draws a variety of reaction in the 49ers locker room

Colin Kaepernick got a variety of reaction from his teammates on Sunday. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/)What happened in the 49ers’ locker room Sunday was remarkable. It’s a credit to the players the 49ers have amassed, it’s a credit to Colin Kaepernick for the courageous stand he took, it’s a credit to center Daniel Kilgore for his honesty. Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem to protest police shootings and beatings of minorities sparked national attention. Consequently, when a large gaggle of media descended on the 49ers’ locker room Sunday, few media members...
San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago

49ers don't want Kaepernick-anthem protest to distract from team goals

Player after player defended Colin Kaepernick s right to speak out against racial injustice and social concerns.

49ers don't want Kaepernick-anthem protest to distract from team goals

Player after player defended Colin Kaepernick’s right to speak out against racial injustice and social concerns. But what does all this mean to a 49ers team coming off a 5-11 season, a team looking to rebound under new coach Chip… Continue Reading → The post 49ers don't want Kaepernick-anthem protest to distract from team goals appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

49ers' Colin Kaepernick says why he won't be standing for national anthem: to bring justice to America

Kaepernick explains why he'll keeping sitting out the national anthem: 'I'll continue to sit. I'm continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.'

What they said: 49ers discuss Colin Kaepernick

There weren’t many football-related questions posed in the 49ers’ locker room today. The topic, of course, was quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem during the 49ers’ first three preseason games. Kaepernick’s stance inspired a team meeting this morning in which Kaepernick and team leaders spoke. Based on what players said, the meeting prompted thoughtful discussion and provided a better understanding for some of what Kaepernick is attempting to accomplish. Here is a sampling of what players said: WR Torrey Smith I know he’s taking a lot...

Colin Kaepernick: “it’s really hard to lock down one specific thing that needs to change currently.”

Q: What are you trying to accomplish? KAEPERNICK: Ultimately it’s to bring awareness and make people realize what is really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust and people aren’t being held accountable for. That’s something that needs to change. Our country stands for […]
San Francisco Chronicle 13 hours ago

Vogt, Davis homer in A’s 7-4 win over Cardinals

Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings. The A’s have won four of their past five games, and before each of the wins, Vogt has brought out the lineup card. “Whatever works,” said Vogt, who went to the pregame meeting at the plate in his catcher’s gear. Triggs, who was called up from Triple-A Nashville for the eighth time earlier this month, said about 15 family members and friends made the trip from his hometown of Nashville to watch the game, which opened with the temperature at 92 degrees. Jaime Garcia gave up the...

Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow

SAN FRANCISCO – Moments after their most productive offensive game in 17 seasons at AT&T Park, the Giants received more good news.   An MRI confirmed that right-hander Derek Law does not have any major structural damage in his right… Continue Reading → The post Giants right-hander Derek Law receives encouraging news after MRI on elbow appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 14 hours ago

Crabtree says practice paying off for Raiders’ passing game

Crabtree says practice paying off for Raiders’ passing game Practice makes perfect, and so does the preseason, Michael Crabtree hopes. The Raiders’ receiver beat Tennessee Titans cornerback Antwon Blake by a step, maybe a step and a half, and Derek Carr dropped the ball in for a 41-yard completion in the first quarter Saturday night. The completion is Oakland’s longest pass play of the preseason, and Crabtree and the rest of the offense look ready for the season opener on Sept. 11. “That is always good, that team chemistry, two years back-to-back,” Crabtree said. Carr and his...
San Jose Mercury News 14 hours ago

49ers' Kaepernick, Dr. Harry Edwards talk before practice

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick said the team consultant and noted African-American sociologist and activist wasn't involved directly in his decision to sit during the national anthem, but said they are good friends and 'we have a lot of similar views.'

Colin Kaepernick: ‘This stand wasn’t for me’

In fascinating scene in the 49ers’ locker room, a prominent NFL quarterback spoke with reporters for 18 minutes and discussed gun violence instead of game plans and racism instead of reading a defense. Two days after he sparked a national conversation by refusing to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game, Colin Kaepernick explained his controversial stand Sunday afternoon. Kaepernick has refused to stand during the national anthem during each of the 49ers’ preseason games and he said he will continue to do so. Kaepernick has said he doesn’t want “show pride” in...
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

San Francisco Giants muscle up for rout of Atlanta Braves

Joe Panik hits two homers, Denard Span adds a solo shot and Eduardo Núñez also goes deep, giving the Giants their first four-homer game at AT&T Park in six years.

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