San Francisco's Mayfield TKOs Forbes in 10 rounds


San Francisco's Mayfield TKOs Forbes in 10 rounds

June 17, 2011

Ryan Maquiana

AUSTIN, TX In the opening bout of ESPN2s Friday Night Fights, San Francisco welterweight Karim Hard Hitta Mayfield took a giant step in his boxing career with a tenth-round stoppage of former world champion Steve 2 Pounds Forbes.Behind a heavy overhand right and effective pressure, Mayfield, 146.5, mugged Forbes, 149, throughout the bout and prevented the Las Vegas resident from mounting a consistent offensive attack, as the Fillmore native built a sizable lead heading into the final frame.After a series of blows to the head and body had Forbes (35-10, 11 KOs) reeling into the ropes for cover, Mayfield (14-0-1, 9 KOs) unleashed a final salvo that prompted referee Gregorio Alvarez to call a halt to the bout at 1:03.The moment would mark the first knockout loss of Forbess career as well as a milestone for the rising Hard Hitta, who passed the ten-round barrier for the first time as a pro.I definitely attribute my stamina to the camp both down in L.A. (with Pacquiao) and up in the Bay, said Mayfield, who trains at SFC Boxing in the Tenderloin. My strategy with my coach was to come forward and impose my will on him, and that was also a big key to the win.REWIND: S.F.'s Mayfield to prepare Pacquia for Mosley
It was going to be hard for Forbes to adjust to Karims style, reflected longtime trainer Ben Bautista in the locker room. Before the fight, I knew Karim was going to give him some trouble.With over a year having elapsed since his previous fight, the clock had been ticking on the 30-year-olds stagnant status in the boxing world. However, a month in Hollywood as Manny Pacquiaos sparring partner along with a new contract with Prize Fight Promotions opened the doors necessary for Mayfield to get this opportunity to fight in front of a national audience.It felt good to silence the naysayers and accomplish the victory in front of about 30 friends and family, said Mayfield, whose wife Shanda and three children will commemorate Emancipation Day with him upon his return. It took a heap of money to fly everyone out, but Im just thankful right now for all the support. I cant wait to come home tomorrow and celebrate Juneteenth at the Civic Center.

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Santa Clara Sheriff Office

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield is behind bars. 

According to the Mercury News, Stubblefield was led away from court to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge found there was probable cause to hold him over for trial on charges of rape stemming from May 2016. 

Stubblefield is charged with raping an intellectually disabled woman on April 9, 2015 at his Morgan Hill home when she had gone to interview for a babysitting job. 

According to the same report, Stubblefield had been free on $250,000 bail for more than a year. But the judge ordered him taken into custody Friday after prosecutors formally added the allegation that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, which made it a no-bail case.

Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty and publicly denied the five felony charges and gun enhancement that prosecutors say could lead to at least 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.

Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The San Jose Earthquakes are hoping they've caught lighting in a bottle twice. 

Last season, Nick Lima emerged as one of the game's best young defenders. And on Day 1 of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, San Jose went to the fullback well with the selection of Paul Marie from Florida International University with the 12th pick in the first round. 

"Paul has the profile we were looking for from the very beginning heading into the combine and the draft," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "We were looking for a fullback. We see in him an offensive-minded outside back that has technical qualities and the ability to read the game."

Experts pegged Marie, 22, as a late-first, early-second-round selection. But a pair of solid days during the MLS Combine boosted the Frenchman's stock -- especially on San Jose's board. According to Fioranelli, Marie was No. 4 on their draft board -- having him there at No. 12 must have felt like a steal for Fioranelli and staff. 

"We especially liked that he has character and in the interview that we had with him, he convinced us," Fioranelli said. "The entire coaching staff are really excited about having him part of the club."

San Jose not only lucked out that their fourth-best footballer was there at 12, but with American parents, he does not take up an international slot for San Jose -- the team is still three players over their allotment.

In an interview after his selection with Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio, Marie told San Jose fans what they can expect from the defender. 

"They can expect Paul Marie to give it all for San Jose," he said. 

The Quakes were in need of defensive depth going in to Day 1 of the SuperDraft. In Marie, they have a fullback who can stretch the pitch from the right side and be a backup to Lima.