Jon Becker, East Bay Times

Jon Becker

East Bay Times

Pleasanton, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Whittier Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jon:

Report: Raiders make offer to free-agent Jadeveon Clowney

Raiders apparently among the teams trying to sign the former No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft. → Read More

Ex-Warrior Stephen Jackson says DeSean Jackson ‘speaking the truth’

Stephen Jackson defends himself for his views on anti-Semitic social media posts shared by DeSean Jackson. → Read More

Eagles’ DeSean Jackson apologizes for posting anti-Semitic messages

Former Cal star receiver criticized for inflammatory online posts, including an anti-Semitic quote attributed to Hitler. → Read More

Ex-49ers lineman Joe Staley has lost 50 pounds since retiring in April

Former 49ers Pro Bowl tackle has changed his diet and lost 50 pounds since retiring from the NFL in April. → Read More

Cal football lands biggest recruiting catch yet in coach Justin Wilcox’s career

Bears sign 4-star receiver J. Michael Sturdivant from Texas, giving Cal five 4-star recruits for 2021. → Read More

Draymond Green, Sen. Chris Murphy teaming up to fight NCAA

Warriors’ star, Connecticut senator co-write an op-ed calling out NCAA’s ‘systemic racism.’ → Read More

Draymond Green, Sen. Chris Murphy teaming up to fight NCAA

Warriors' Draymond Green, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy co-write op-ed calling out NCAA's 'systemic racism.' → Read More

Coronavirus: Giants to show cutout photos of fans instead of real fans

No fans can attend games at Oracle Park, but Giants season ticket holders and others can have their likenesses on display. → Read More

Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Greg Glassman, whose views on George Floyd's killing led to his departure from Santa Cruz-based CrossFit, has deal to sell company. → Read More

Raiders finally get together at their new Nevada facility

Coach Jon Gruden, GM Mike Mayock among the team personnel at Raiders’ new Henderson, Nev. headquarters. → Read More

A’s set to negotiate to buy Oakland’s share of Coliseum site

Oakland City Council approves talks to sell city’s half of 155-acre Oakland Coliseum property to the A’s. → Read More

Warriors’ Mike Brown to interview for Knicks head coaching job

Golden State assistant coach Mike Brown is among 10 candidates for New York Knicks' head coaching job. → Read More

Warriors’ Mike Brown to interview for Knicks head coaching job

Golden State assistant coach Mike Brown is among a reported 10 candidates in New York. → Read More

NFL analyst: Colin Kaepernick better than any backup QB

Could ex-49er Colin Kaepernick's four-year wait to return to the NFL finally be coming to an end? → Read More

Vida Blue rips Major League Baseball, players for not reaching a deal

Former A’s, Giants star said he’s ’embarrassed’ over Major League Baseball’s failed negotiations to get the season started. → Read More

Raiders rookie at house raided by U.S. Marshals, DEA

Raiders’ third-round pick Lynn Bowden Jr. was handcuffed but not arrested during drug raid of home he was visiting in Youngstown, Ohio. → Read More

Ex-A’s star Claudell Washington of Berkeley dead at 65

The former A’s All-Star outfielder from Berkeley had chosen to stop treatment for prostate cancer in 2018. → Read More

Evander Kane, new hockey alliance turn to Colin Kaepernick to fight racism

Sharks star says George Floyd’s death amplifies the need for racial injustice movement in hockey. → Read More

CrossFit CEO on leaked call: ‘We’re not mourning for George Floyd’

CrossFit founder Greg Glassman reportedly caught on Zoom call denigrating man killed by Minneapolis police. → Read More

On this date, 2018: Cavaliers’ stunning meltdown allows Warriors to win Game 1

Warriors take Game 1 of NBA Finals after getting bizarre last-second break when J.R. Smith lost track of score. → Read More