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Jock Talk: Diver Matthew Mitcham gets married

Jock Talk: Diver Matthew Mitcham gets married

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 4, 2020

Last March, Australian Olympic gold medal diver Matthew Mitcham announced he was engaged to his partner, Luke Rutherford.

Jock Talk: Front Runners adds Singapore running club

Jock Talk: Front Runners adds Singapore running club

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 26, 2020

A running club in Singapore has become the 100th organizational member of International Frontrunners.

Jock Talk: Wrist slap for Astros a blight on baseball

Jock Talk: Wrist slap for Astros a blight on baseball

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 19, 2020

As Major League Baseball desperately tries to remember in what pawn shop it hawked its moral compass, let's talk about the Houston Astros and Pete Rose. Such conversation can draw out enough passion to make the presidential race look boring.

Jock Talk: Super Bowl lived up to the hype, despite 49ers' loss

Jock Talk: Super Bowl lived up to the hype, despite 49ers' loss

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 5, 2020

The game itself featured some horrendous officiating and a dramatic comeback against a defense that went from withering to withered.

Super Bowl bummer

Super Bowl bummer

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 5, 2020

A 49ers' loss in last Sunday's Super Bowl LIV made for dispirited fans in the Castro.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Jock Talk: On the passing of Kobe Bryant

Jock Talk: On the passing of Kobe Bryant

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 29, 2020

When a person who has spent most of his life in the public eye dies, leaving a complex legacy in the hearts and minds of supporters and detractors alike, it can be challenging in the shadow of the moment to process the range of triggered emotions.

Jock Talk: Go, Niners!

Jock Talk: Go, Niners!

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 22, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl in Miami after a blowout 37-20 NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers, powered by a mind-blowing four-touchdown, 220-yard rushing performance by running back Raheem Mostert.

Jock Talk: Warriors exec gets a ring of his own

Jock Talk: Warriors exec gets a ring of his own

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 15, 2020

The new decade comes with a new chapter in the life of Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts.

Jock Talk: 49ers coach Sowers gets airtime

Jock Talk: 49ers coach Sowers gets airtime

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 8, 2020

First off, a big yahoo to the San Francisco 49ers for their clutch regular season-ending victory over the rival Seahawks in Seattle to clinch the division title and capture the top seed in the NFL playoffs.

Jock Talk: 2010-19 in sports: A decade of unfulfilled promise

Jock Talk: 2010-19 in sports: A decade of unfulfilled promise

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 30, 2019

The 21st century has been going through its adolescent years the past decade, swiftly zipping in and out of its teens to enter 2020 as a young adult, fully capable of voting, driving, and spitting into the wind

Jock Talk: Aussie takes helm of LGBT running group

Jock Talk: Aussie takes helm of LGBT running group

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 23, 2019

International Front Runners became a little more "inter" and a little less "national" toward the end of 2019 when it elected Chris Rauchle of Australia as its new president.

Jock Talk: Elite sports need to grow a spine

Jock Talk: Elite sports need to grow a spine

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Dec 18, 2019

Two years ago, I wrote a facetious JockTalk column that said the best holiday gift the collective sports world could get would be a moral compass. This year I think our sports world could use a spine.

Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

Jock Talk: Bodybuilding as self-actualization

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 20, 2019

I've always had a somewhat ambivalent fascination with the sport of bodybuilding that transcends the obvious erotic appeal and focuses on the sport's artistry and discipline.