Michael Jones

Staff Writer

Michael C. Jones has over ten years' experience covering professional sports. He has written for Southern California's Press-Enterprise and contributed to Yahoo! Sports among other platforms. He is also the Editor of, a West Coast-centric sports hub. Michael is excited to bring his passion for sports to SB Nation as a contributing writer.


Smith limited again, status vs. Saints unknown

Alex Smith headlines the list of 49ers players on the Week 11 injury report.

Ladies and gents, your Bay Area bowl teams are...

With Cal out of the bowl picture, all eyes are on Stanford and an upstart San Jose State squad.

Raiders-Saints clash has shootout potential

Sunday's game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints figures to be a battle through the air. The team that can mitigate its poor passing defense will be the likely winner.

Brandon Rush to visit sidelines at Oracle vs. Nets

Injured swignman Brandon Rush will be on the sidelines as the Warriors take on the Nets, according to a report.

Ailing Thompson leaves game early vs. T-Wolves

Second-year guard Klay Thompson left the game against Minnesota early, suffering from flu-like symptoms.

Backup battle has potential to shake up NFC on MNF

The 49ers could be without Alex Smith while the Chicago Bears will turn to Jason Campbell under center as both starters suffered concussions in Week 10. In any case, it will make for an even more...


Brandon McCarthy cleared following horrific injury

A's right hander Brandon McCarthy has been cleared by doctors after suffering a horrific head injury last season and is set to resume his career after undergoing extensive testing.

Isaiah Thomas set to rejoin Kings Thursday

Isaiah Thomas will likely rejoin his teammates following a short absence following a personal matter according to head coach Keith Smart.

49ers RB Gore feels good following rib x-rays

Frank Gore is 'fine' following x-rays that took a look at his injured ribs. He should turn in another full week of practice in preparation for the MNF contest against the Chicago Bears at The Stick.

Smith dons black jersey in non-contact drills

The Niners signal caller has passed concussion tests and is easing his way back into the mix as he took part in non-contact drills on Wednesday in preparation for MNF vs. the Chicago Bears.

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