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Jock Talk: Sweets and lumps of coal for all

Jock Talk: Sweets and lumps of coal for all

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 19, 2018

You've procrastinated all year and now have just a few shopping days left to get gifts for the holidays. I can't help you with what to get for your loved ones, but I do have some ideas on gifts for so many in the sports world.

Jock Talk: AfroGames a success despite obstacles

Jock Talk: AfroGames a success despite obstacles

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 12, 2018

The participation numbers were a fraction of what organizers first dreamed of.

Jock Talk: Santa Skivvies Run this weekend

Jock Talk: Santa Skivvies Run this weekend

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 5, 2018

The 10th annual Santa Skivvies Run to benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be held Sunday, December 9, in the Castro.

Jock Talk: Giving thanks in our sporting lives

Jock Talk: Giving thanks in our sporting lives

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Day is a bit more somber this year for many of us.

Jock Talk: Renamed Rainbow Sierrans ramp up activities

Jock Talk: Renamed Rainbow Sierrans ramp up activities

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 14, 2018

The recently renamed Rainbow Sierrans will hold its annual holiday party Saturday, December 8, at the Muir Beach Community Center.

Jock Talk: Warriors, and coach Kerr, keep things in focus

Jock Talk: Warriors, and coach Kerr, keep things in focus

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 7, 2018

We live in disturbing and divisive times that promise to remain disturbing and divisive as the ripples from the midterm elections play out and are absorbed.

Soccer league considers trans policy

Soccer league considers trans policy

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 24, 2018

After reported incidents of some athletes hassling or disrespecting transgender players, the Golden Gate Women's Soccer League is considering the development and adoption of a league policy to govern participation of transgender athletes.

Jock Talk: Gay Games co-founder Paul Mart dies

Jock Talk: Gay Games co-founder Paul Mart dies

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 24, 2018

Gay Games co-founder Paul Mart has died. He was 100.

Jock Talk: Former hoops coach Azzi to share stage with Kerr

Jock Talk: Former hoops coach Azzi to share stage with Kerr

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 17, 2018

Rare are the star athletes who go on to post-playing stints that are just as brilliant as their first careers.

Jock Talk: Local pro, college teams plan LGBT events

Jock Talk: Local pro, college teams plan LGBT events

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 10, 2018

Local pro and college sports teams announce various Pride- and diversity-themed events.

Jock Talk: Fitness for all

Jock Talk: Fitness for all

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Oct 3, 2018

Some health clubs and training facilities seem stuck in a primitive past — intimidating places with auras seemingly inhospitable for women, gays, transgender individuals, people of color, or the cast of "Modern Family."

Jock Talk: Miami Outgames lawsuit dropped

Jock Talk: Miami Outgames lawsuit dropped

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 19, 2018

A class action lawsuit against organizers of the failed 2017 World Outgames in Miami has quietly been dropped, although the prospect for civil action down the road remains a possibility.

Jock Talk: The Kaepernick effect

Jock Talk: The Kaepernick effect

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 12, 2018

Think we live in confusing times, when even the term "United States" suddenly seems oxymoronic?

Jock Talk: Coaches behaving badly

Jock Talk: Coaches behaving badly

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Sep 5, 2018

I've often told friends that the vast majority of criminal news about wayward elite male athletes involves abuse of women, abuse of drugs, and possession of guns.