Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Flyers and Knights top seeds in Stanley Cup; Suns remain undefeated in the bubble; plus more

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

On Headlines podcast with Daniel:

1 From under the NHL bubbles: Flyers are top seed in the East, Golden Knights are No. 1 in the West

2 Fighting is up in NHL playoffs

3 NBA: Suns are 5-0 in the bubble, T.J. Warren continues scoring binge for Pacers

4 MLB: Giants’ Johnny Cueto — close but no no-hitter; Cubs-Cardinals series postponed after more positive Covid-19 tests

5 NCAA: Mid-American Conference cancels all of its fall sports for 2020

6 If college football season doesn’t happen, NFL might play on Saturdays

Daniel does Headline Sports each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Bosa says rookie Kinlaw taking to NFL like an experienced player

The San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa talks about rookie offensive tackle Javon Kinlaw saying he’s one of the biggest human beings he’s ever seen (photo from 49ers Webzone)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Nick Bosa knows talent when he sees it and he says rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw will kill it this season.

#2 After taking in video meetings and watching Kinlaw, Bosa said Kinlaw is ready and will not be too overwhelmed while taking his position with the 49ers.

#3 Bosa said that he’s impressed with Kinlaw and also his work ethic in the team meetings saying he doesn’t seem like a rookie out there and he’s adjusting with no problems.

#4 Bosa also said physically Kinlaw doesn’t look like no rookie at 6’5 and 319 lbs. Bosa said he’s one of the biggest humans that’s he’s ever seen in person.

#5 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo says the offense is coming back and it’s a great group and he’s looking forward to getting to work with them.

Join Joe Hawkes each Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

49ers podcast report with David Zizmor: Mostert almost dropped out to be with family; 49ers like Jordan as defensive end

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) scores in front of Green Bay Packers free safety Darnell Savage during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)AP

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert said he was  considering dropping out out of concern for his wife Devon and son Gunnar because of the Coronvirus spread. Mostert said he had long talks with Devon and both decided that he would play this season working with the Niners while Devon and Gunnar stayed in Devon’s hometown of Cleveland during the season.

#2 The 49ers met with two pass rushers this past week with defensive end Dion Jordan and Ziggy Ansah. Jordan’s price tag was more to the 49ers liking making him the most likely one of the two to be signed. It was noted that Jordan had previous battles with drugs and alcohol but most importantly he has been sober since 2017. Ansah had been suspended previously for performance enhancers.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Daniel Dullum: Edmonton and Toronto hosting NHL Stanley Cup; Wild’s Dumba takes a knee during anthem; plus more

Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, appearing on behalf of the NHL and the Hockey Diversity Alliance, took a knee during the U.S. national anthem before Saturday’s game between the Oilers and Blackhawks. Fellow Black players Malcolm Subban JASON FRANSON • THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP

On Headline Sports podcast with Daniel:

1 NHL Stanley Cup tournament is underway in Edmonton and Toronto; Wild’s Matt Dumba kneels during anthem after giving anti-racism speech

2 Increasing Covid-19 concerns for MLB

3 NBA: Thunder players all kneel during the anthem despite threat from Oklahoma lawmaker

4 Clippers sink 25 3-pointers against Pelicans

5 NCAA: Pac-12 unveils 12-game football schedule, Big-10 can’t begin fall football activities until conference deems it safe

6 NFL: Lions reportedly place Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 reserve list; Jets LB C.J. Mosley opts out of 2020 season

Join Daniel for Headline Sports each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Kittle wants to be more than a tight end; Garoppolo encourages fans to wear a mask

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle who is negotiating a contract with the team says he would like to be known more than just a tight end on his new contract (bleacherreport.com file photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes:

#1 The 49ers and 49ers tight end George Kittle are still a ways apart from reaching an agreement with Kittle saying he doesn’t want to be a just a tight end on his contract.

#2 Kittle said he’s more than a tight end and has games where he’s caught some passes and more than likely wants to be in that role as well.

#3 Kittle who was voted the seventh best player in the league wants to be more than a tight end because the tight end market is not offering what Kittle feels he’s worth.

#4 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the NFL and NFL players are trying to workout a Covid-19 economic proposal some of the details of the safety issues are in question and Lynch has call negotiations “tricky”

#5 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has made a public service message encouraging everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and will wear a mask under his helmet this season.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Lynch and Shanahan locked in new contracts; Stubblefield looking at life for rape charge

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch enjoys the preparation of getting into the NFC Championship in this Jan 19th 2020 photo as the 49ers get ready to host the Green Bay Packers. Lynch signed a five year deal with the 49ers keeping him with the team until 2024. (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 The 49ers have signed John Lynch to a five year deal this week that keeps him at the 49ers front offices until 2024. The 49ers also secured head coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six year deal replacing the old contract.

#2 Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield is looking at a 15 years to life sentence for the forcible rape of a developmentally disabled woman while using a gun in April 2015. The woman came to Stubblefield’s Morgan Hills home thinking she was going to be interviewed for a babysitting job. Stubblefield led the 49ers in sacks with 10.5 in his rookie year and played for San Francisco from 1993-97 and returned with the team for two seasons 2001 and 2002.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NFL podcast with Tony Renteria: NY Giants Solder opts out; Eagles Johnson tests positive for Covid-19; plus more

New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder (76) otped out of playing this season after concerns for his family and not taking any chances of bringing the virus home with him (Newday file photo)

On the NFL podcast with Tony R:

#1 The New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder has opted out of playing this season because of family concerns he said he had been praying to God and wrestling with the concerns of playing this season and came to the conclusion it was a family decision to opt out.

#2 Three time lineman and Philadelphia right tackle Lane Johnson has tested positive for Coronavirus and will be sidelined on the reserve/Covid-19 list. Johnson said that he will follow the team and NFL protocols and looks forward to coming back after being quarantined.

#3 Tony San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that despite a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million which is $40 million less that was anticipated before the Covid-19 epidemic the 49ers feel like they can get a deal done with tight end George Kittle who is expected to make $2.1 million this season which is the last year remaining on his contract.

#4 Tony talk about Los Angeles Charger defensive end Joey Bosa who had agreed to a five year extension with the Chargers at a price tag of $135 million. This season is the last year on Bosa five year rookie contract with the Chargers.

#5 Jamal Adams who is a All Pro safety who was dealt from the New York Jets to the Seattle Seahawks was also sought by the 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Adams deal was to make $9.86 million in his last year of his contract with the Jets.

Tony Renteia does the NFL podcasts every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: There is No Social Distancing in Football

(lineups.com image) The Houston Texans are scheduled to open the season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday September 10th

There is No Social Distancing in Football

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

By Amaury Pi-González

In football the purpose is to move the ball towards the opposition’s end zone ultimately into their end zone to score a touchdown. This is achieved by 1-Running with the ball until you are tacked. 2-Throwing the ball down field to score. And of course, there is a field goal kicker. That is the NFL-type of football we know.

Even when you play “touch football” in a park with friends, we still make contact with each other, that is why we call it “touch football’. Football is antithetical to baseball, where one team on the field is well separated by bases 90 feet apart, and even more of a distance among the three outfielders.

The catcher, the hitter and the umpire are the ones that are closer to each other during most of the game. But, how can you have social distancing in football, when the core of the sport is a brutal confrontation with the purpose of hitting your opponent hard until you beat his brains out.

The NFL is planning to have their season. If it all goes well as the NFL hopes, their season opener will have the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans in their season opener Thursday, September 10. To be followed by a complete 17-week season, then playoffs and eventually Super Bowl 55 in Tampa on February 7, 2021. The league also has contingency plans to start the season later, if necessary. Just like in baseball, although for different reasons, in the case of baseball a labor disagreement between owners and players, the NFL seems to be committed to play a full 2020–21 season.

For the NFL their biggest opponent this season is #19, Covid-19 to be exact. Controversy has followed the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell is not a very popular man. Goodell is like “Captain Obvious” he said (quote) “The NFL in 2020 will not look like other years”.

Special helmets. Sports manufacturing Oakley, who already build face shields for the players have send some NFL teams their new helmets equipped with a Mouth Shield they hope will protect players from Covid-19 for their approval. The biggest challenge for the league is probably not on the playing field, but in the traveling, hotels and especially when players have some free time available.

My favorite quote about football. “Football has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealously, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting”

-George Orwell.

Stay well and stay tuned.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez does News and Commentary podcasts each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: How much Samuel will be missed; Mostert and 49ers trying to work it out

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert and the 49ers sound like they’ve reached some middle ground after Mostert had requested a trade (49erswebzone.com photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David talk about Deebo Samuel the 49ers wide receiver who broke his foot who was working out with the team in Nashville back on Jun 18th and is sidelined for 12-16 weeks how much will the team miss his talents.

#2 49ers running back Raheem Mostert who earlier requested a trade from the team but in the last two days it was reported that the 49ers and Mostert are in a better place.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: NBA reporting no new cases of Covid; NFL reports 70 new cases will it put a doubt on the season?

The NBA and WNBA are both playing in the bubble at the ESPN Walt Disney Sports Complex in Orlando. The NBA has reported no cases of Coronavirus as the regular season restarts on Fri Jul 31st (Los Angeles Times file photo)

On Headline pod with Barbara:

#1 Barbara you had just gone over some of the statistics regarding Covid-19 cases in the NBA and there have been zero cases and it’s got to give the players and employees at the ESPN Walt Disney World Sports Arena a piece of mind.

#2 As for the NFL where there is no planned bubble there have been a reported 72 cases of Covid and talk of cutting pre season to just zero games down from the original four pre season games.

#3 The Oakland A’s played host to the San Francisco Giants at an empty Oakland Coliseum even though it’s a pre season game how much does it mean to Bay Area fans to have the games getting underway as of Monday.

#4 Talk about the regular season games that will be getting started for the Giants as they head to Los Angeles after tonight’s pre season match up against the A’s at Oracle Park.

#5 The A’s host the Los Angles Angels in the first of four games which opens up the regular season on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum. The Angels always loaded with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. Trout had doubts that he would play this season where is he on the 2020 regular season right now?

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports each Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com