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PRESENTS
Sports
Today!
A convenient list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment
Monday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 26
Issue No. 38

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Monday, October 20

Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs,

     5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21

San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals,

     5:07 p.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers,

      7:30 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22

San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals,

     5:07 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

San Jose Sharks v. Columbus Blue Jackets,

     7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 24

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals,

     5:07 p.m.

Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets,

     7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers,

     7:00 p.m.

Cal Bears vs. Oregon Ducks (Levi's Stadium),

     7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 25

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals,

     5:07 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Buffalo Sabres, 1:00 p.m.

Stanford Cardinal v. Oregon State Beavers,

     12:30 p.m.

San Jose State @ Navy Midshipmen, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 26

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals, 

     5:07 p.m. (if needed)

San Francisco 49ers - BYE

Oakland Raiders @ Cleveland Browns, 1:25 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks, 5:00 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes @ Chivas USA, 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Media:

Cal BB (M) - KGO 810 AM

Cal BB (W) - Pac-12 Network

Cal football - KGO 810 AM

Fresno Grizzlies - KYNO 1430  AM

Fresno State football - 940 AM ESPN Radio

Golden State Warriors - KNBR 680 AM

Oakland A's - 95.7 FM The Game

Oakland Raiders - 95.7 FM The Game

Sacramento Kings - KHTK 1140 AM

Sacramento River Cats - Talk 650 AM KSTE 

San Francisco 49ers - KNBR 680/1050 AM, KGO

     810 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM

San Francisco Giants - KNBR 680 AM

San Jose Earthquakes - 1590 KLIV  AM,

      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)

San Jose Giants - MiLB Gameday Audio

San Jose SaberCats - KNBR 1050 AM

San Jose Sharks, KFOX 98.5 FM San Jose,
       102.1 FM San Francisco

San Jose State football - KLIV 1590 AM

Stanford BB (M) - KNBR 1050 AM, TBS (TV)

Stanford BB (W) - KZSU 90.1 FM

Stanford football - KNBR 1050 AM

Stockton Ports - KWSX 1280 AM

UC Davis football - KTHK 1140 AM

 

NFL Schedule - Week 8

Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco

     49ers

Thursday, October 23

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos,

     5:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 26

Detroit Lions @ Atlanta Falcons (London),

     6:30 a.m.

St. Louis Rams @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m.

Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans,

     10:00 a.m.

Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

     10:00 a.m.

Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers,

     10:00 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals,

     10:00 a.m.

Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars,

     10:00 a.m.

Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots,

     10:00 a.m.

Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets,

     10:00 a.m.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Arizona Cardinals,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland Raiders @ Cleveland Browns,

     1:25 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers,

     1:25 p.m.

Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints,

     5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27
Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys,
     5:30 p.m.

 

 


For your viewing pleasure

Michael Zagaris - Ishikawa - 2014

Bedlam erupted! Travis Ishikawa's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a dramatic comeback and won the NLCS for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals down to defeat, 6-3. Only months earlier Ishikawa had considered leaving baseball altogether, but now finds himself a Giants legend. The Giants return to the World Series for the third time in five years and play the first game on Tuesday evening versus the Kansas City RoyalsPhoto by Michael Zagaris.

 


Ira Klein - parking photo
A sign of the times -- and we have not even gotten to the World Series yet. Ouch!
(Photo supplied by Ira Klein, taken by Dennis Brown.)

 


Michael Zagaris - Manning -10-19-2014

A milestone in the making. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke Brett Farve's all-time touchdown passing record with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 remaining in the first half. The Broncos would defeat the San Francisco 49ers by a final score of 42-17. The 49ers now enter a bye week. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

 


Ed Jay - Raiders - McFadden - 10-19-2014

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden celebrates the Raiders only touchdown with a leap into the friendly stands. Playing competitively for most of the game, the Raiders would lose to the Arizona Cardinals 24-13. Next up for the Raiders is an away game versus the Cleveland Browns. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure

to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

 


Ron Sellrs - Cal - UCLA - 10-18-2014
Cameron Walker runs back a 39-yard interception during the fourth quarter in the Cal Bears versus UCLA Bruins game at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 18 in Berkeley. Cal lost 34-36, just missing a dramatic last-minute score. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure
to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.

 


Kenny Karst - Stanford - 10-18-2014

Stanford sophomore tight end Greg Taboada is knocked out of bounds by Arizona State defensive back Damarious Randall after a 30-yard catch along the Stanford sideline. It was the longest play from scrimmage all night for the 23rd-ranked Cardinal, who lost on the road to the 17th-ranked Sun Devils 

26-10 in Tempe, Arizona, on Oct. 18. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

 


Kenny Karst - 49ers cheerleaders - 9-2014
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader dances during a timeout on a recent Sunday afternoon as the host 49ers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. To view a photo album of the cheerleaders, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenny Karst.
 

 

 

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Trivia question!

 

Both the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals qualified for the 2014 World Series as wild card teams. Five previous wild card teams have won the World Series.

Which are they? (Answers below.)

 

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Memorable Sports Moment
  
Ira Klein


The baddest man
in the world

--Ira Klein

It started as just a routine walk through a shopping mall. Then I spied a huge sign shouting out the personal appearance of the erstwhile world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

 

I was all in, for a number of reasons. Who wouldn't want to meet the Baddest Man in the World ... in person? Besides, both Tyson and I grew up in the same neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., albeit a few years apart. Ironically, it would be a casual meeting like this that would bring us both together, 3,000 miles from where we both started out.

 

With my adrenaline building toward attending my first celebrity meet-and-greet, I anticipated a long line of fans waiting to see the champ. Upon arriving, I was shocked to see Tyson sitting at a desk with a line of only a few dozen people waiting for his autograph. There were, however, a few hundred people eagerly watching from a distance, snapping pictures of Tyson as if he were a caged animal in a zoo.

 

I made my way through the outer circle of watchers and purchased my ticket to meet the legendary boxing champion. With a few minutes until my spot in line put me directly in front of Tyson, I had time to go over what I would say to him.

 

A lot of thoughts raced through my mind. This man had a world-class career of 58 total fights: 50 victories (44 KOs), six losses and two no-contests. He had demolished opponents only seconds after the start of a fight. He had bitten part of Evander Holyfield's ear off in a hotly contested battle in the ring. Tyson had made hundreds of millions, which he had eventually lost to his fight promoter and friend Don King. Then came the accusation of rape, and King hired the best attorney he could find. Unfortunately it was a tax attorney, and before he knew it, Tyson was a convicted felon doing hard time, isolated in an Arizona jail. After his release, his career apparently over, he found himself shunned as a deranged fighter and rapist whom the public feared and never really understood.

 

A few famously bad marriages and Tyson was a rolling train wreck. Then tragedy struck and Tyson lost a young daughter to a tragic accident in his home. The IRS would subsequently come looking for unpaid taxes, and the battered train just about derailed.

 

Before I knew it, I was directly in front of the champ himself. He was wearing a set of headphones, trying to distance himself from the distractions of a personal appearance, but more important, I would later learn, he was trying to separate himself from thoughts of being a caged animal at a zoo, with dozens of fans taking pictures and shouting out to him. He had tried to rehabilitate himself during the years he spent in jail, embracing religion, focusing on his family, and pondering how he could become a better member of society.

 

I shook hands with Tyson and was astonished by this ex-world champion's gentle handshake. Before he could pass me off to the next fan, I told him I grew up in the same neighborhood as he and only a few years earlier. He immediately slid his headphones down and asked me where I currently lived. It felt like we talked for 30 minutes, while those behind me anxiously awaited their moment.

 

It was during this brief encounter that I asked Tyson a few personal questions. I learned he was making just a few thousand dollars for this gig. It didn't seem right, and I mentioned he should be making $30,000 or more for attending trade shows and autograph appearances. He laughed and said maybe he should be partnering with me. I gave him my card and was ushered on, having taken more time than most of those who came either before or after me. I watched Tyson for the remainder of his appearance and walked away with an autograph and a memorable moment.

 

Two days later I got a call from him. He reminisced a bit about Brooklyn and wanted to get together and work out an appearance schedule where he could meet his legions of fans, rehabilitate his image and, oh yeah, earn that $30,000 appearance fee.

 

The rest is history. We worked together for the next two years, toured the country making appearances. Tyson always left his fans with the impression that he was thrilled to meet each and every one of them. He was humbled by the outpouring of fans and went out of his way to thank each of them for their support during his tumultuous rise and fall from the throne of a champion. From these experiences eventually evolved his one-man Broadway show. But that's a whole other story.

 

During our time together, we expanded Mike's appearances to includes photo ops. The one here is typical of just how far you can go with the New Mike Tyson, formerly the Baddest Man on the Planet.

 

It's no wonder why at 6 foot 7 Ira Klein stands alone as the biggest name in the sports memorabilia industry. While in college he worked for a sports marketing firm owned by Howard Cosell and fondly remembers the former Cassius Clay as Cassius joked and fought his way to the heavyweight championship. Ira went on to own numerous sports memorabilia retail stores, publish Legends magazine and host hundreds of signings with the celebrities and sports personalities he represented. Ira owns CharityWorks, a consignment company for silent and live auctions, as well as Memorabilia4Less.


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World Series wild card winners!

 

Florida Marlins in 1997 and 2003

Anaheim Angels in 2002

Boston Red Sox in 2004

St. Louis Cardinals in 2011

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