Erik W. Ostrom

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Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

VIDEO: Kevin Durant hammers a dunk at the Drew League

Kevin Durant dropped by the Drew League in Los Angeles on Saturday and did the things that Kevin Durant tends to do.<p>Kevin Durant dropped by the famed …

Predicting the Winner of the San Francisco 49ers' Biggest Training Camp Battles

Per the seeming age-old adage these days, the San Francisco 49ers don’t have many training camp battles as most well-documented Super Bowl contenders.<p>Yet, the positional clashes that do exist hold both short- and long-term ramifications. Predicting said winners is thus a very underrated but …

Andre Gurode Signing Gives Oakland Raiders Options on Offensive Line

According to Scott Blair of <i>CSN California</i>, the Oakland Raiders wrapped up their first day of training camp by signing veteran offensive lineman Andre Gurode. Gurode was given the typical Reggie McKenzie one-year deal that many of the general manager's free-agent acquisitions get.<p>Throughout his long …

Football (U.S.)

Fact or Fiction for the Biggest NFL Training Camp Rumors So Far

Even though NFL training camps have just begun, we're already seeing the rumor mill in full swing.<p>From positional battles to free-agent signings, rumors will continue to fly until the regular season starts. Unfortunately, it can be hard to distinguish whether these rumors are true or false.<p>Lucky …

5 Players the San Francisco 49ers Could Bring in Before September

By virtue of what was an odd contractual situation with cornerback Tarell Brown, the San Francisco 49ers saved $2 million against the salary cap this upcoming season, per ESPN.com.<p>According to Overthecap.com, San Francisco now sits nearly $8 million under the cap.<p>This means that it could easily go …

CHC@SF: Barney's great diving stop robs Posey of hit

CHC@SF: Cubs take lead on two-base, two-run error