I covered sports for daily newspapers for more than four decades, most recently for nearly 25 years at the Oakland Tribune. My focus there was on college sports, specifically Cal football and basketball. I covered Jason Kidd and Jared Goff and dozens of elite players in between. I've covered Final Fours and Rose Bowls. I also served as the newspapers' Olympics writer, covering the Summer Games in Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing. And in recent years, I contributed to all-hands-on-deck coverage of the Golden State Warriors.