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Jock Talk: 30 years ago, quake interrupted World Series

Jock Talk: 30 years ago, quake interrupted World Series

My mainstream sports journalism career reached its apex 30 years ago today — October 17, 1989 — when the Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through Candlestick Park just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.

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By Roger Brigham | October 9, 2019

Last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a simple note on Twitter expressing his support for the cause of demonstrators in Hong Kong.

By Roger Brigham | September 25, 2019

Sports are beginning to open up registration for the 13th annual Sin City Classic in Las Vegas, scheduled for January 16-19, with an expanded list of sports.


By Roger Brigham | September 18, 2019

After months of seemingly nonstop clashes between Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters, many Gay Games supporters are doubting the quadrennial event can be held in Hong Kong in 2022.

By Roger Brigham | September 16, 2019

Early in "Mack Wrestles," a 30-minute documentary about transgender wrestler Mack Beggs that premieres on ESPN's "30 for 30" Sunday, September 22, his grandmother talks about her grandchild's early struggles with self-acceptance.


By Roger Brigham | September 11, 2019

Leaders of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, have long gotten soccer fans accustomed to their habit of repeatedly taking one step forward for progress, then one step off a 35-foot cliff.

By Roger Brigham | September 4, 2019

Dallas beat out San Francisco for the rights to host the 2021 Gay Softball World Series.


By Roger Brigham | August 28, 2019

East Bay Front Runners and Walkers will hold its 15th annual Pride Run and Walk this year Saturday, October 12 — the day after National Coming Out Day.

By Roger Brigham | August 14, 2019

A few years back, Joey Van Matre, an Oklahoma research analyst who had recently relocated to the Bay Area, was in search of a sport to help him open up socially.


By Roger Brigham | August 7, 2019

Gay Games X last year in Paris was a rousing success. It turned a profit, drew more than 10,000 participants, and provided supportive, inclusive competition for the athletes.

By Roger Brigham | July 31, 2019

The LGBT Powerlifting Union, having just completed its third world championship meet in Blackpool, England, has announced that it will hold a series of stakeholder consultation meetings the rest of 2019 to discuss various issues.


By Roger Brigham | July 24, 2019

This month, a new disciplinary code of the international governing body for soccer went into effect, and it imposes stiffer sanctions for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

By Roger Brigham | July 10, 2019

Thoughts on the Women's World Cup.


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