Table of Contents

 

In Search of the Perfect Golf Swing

By Andy Dolich

 

LeBron Is Tough, but It's 5 Against 1

By Glenn Dickey


Warriors' Win Sends Fans Into Frenzy

By Bruce Macgowan 


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PRESENTS
Sports
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A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or SportsPulse
Monday, June 1 through Sunday, June 7
Issue No. 70

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Monday, June 1
San Francisco Giants v. Pittsburgh Pirates,
     7:15 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Colorado Springs

     Sky Box, 11:35 a.m.

San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Lake Elsinore Storm, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2
San Francisco Giants v. Pittsburgh Pirates,
     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 4:08 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Oklahoma City RedHawks, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Inland Empire 66ers, 7:05 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Lake Elsinore Storm, 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3

San Francisco Giants v. Pittsburgh Pirates,
     12:45 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 4:08 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Oklahoma City

     RedHawks, 5:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 4
Golden State Warriors v. Cleveland Cavaliers,
     6 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Detroit Tigers, 10:08 a.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Oklahoma City

     RedHawks, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. High Desert Mavericks, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 5

San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,

     4:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Boston Red Sox, 4:10 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats v. Spokane Shock, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Oklahoma City

     RedHawks, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. High Desert Mavericks, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh Diamonds v. San Rafael Pacifics,

     7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,

     12:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 6 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. High Desert Mavericks, 5 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh Diamonds v. San Rafael Pacifics, 

     5:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 5:07 p.m.

Burlingame Dragons v. Southern California

     Seahorses, 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 7
Golden State Warriors v. Cleveland Cavaliers,
     5 p.m.

San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,

     10:35 a.m.

Oakland A's @ Boston Red Sox, 10:35 a.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. FC Dallas, 4 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs,

     1 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers,

     1:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. High Desert Mavericks,

     1 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Modesto Nuts, 1:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh Diamonds v. San Rafael Pacifics,

     1:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 1:05 p.m


 

Minor League Team Affiliations

Nashville Sounds, (Oakland A's) -- AAA,

     Pacific Coast League

Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants) --

     AAA, Pacific Coast League

San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants) --    

     Advanced A, California League

Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Advanced A,

     California League

 

Legend 

(BB): Basketball
(M): Men
(W): Women

 

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

 

"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong,

but that's the way to bet."

~Damon Runyon

American newspaperman and author

(1880-1946)


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Curry's Riley

Deflecting attention from the NBA's reigning MVP would be an impossible task for almost anyone else. But for Steph Curry's daughter Riley (pictured above with grandmother Sonya Curry) it's a piece of cake! Her playful, infectious charm has now gone viral, winning fans around the world.  Photo by Ed Jay Photography. 

 


A's clubhouse - 5-31-15 - Z man

Star power! The A's postgame clubhouse was in an upbeat mood after

a 3-0 victory Sunday over the New York Yankees, highlighted by lights-out pitching by winner Jesse Chavez. Oakland took three out of four from the Bronx Bombers. Pictured left to right: Josh Reddick, Golden State Warriors' Clay Thompson, Chavez and Sonny Gray.

Photo by Michael Zagaris. 

 


A-Rod - 5-28-15 - Z man

The Yankees Alex Rodriguez eludes the tag from catcher Josh Phegley,

but his run was not enough as the A's topped New York 5-4 in Thursday's contest. The play was so close it went to video review.

 Photo by Michael Zagaris.

 


Pence slide - 5-28-15 - Rich Yee

 Hunter Pence slides into third base after hitting a triple and would score on an eighth-inning wild pitch. The Giants blanked Atlanta 7-0 Thursday for their eight shutout in May as Giants' rookie pitcher Chris Heston won his fifth game. Photo by Rich Yee.

 


Angel Pagan - 5-28-15 - Rich Yee

For just the second time this year, speedy outfielder Angel Pagan was caught stealing in the Giants' victory Thursday. Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


Chinese Heritage Night - 5-28-15 - Rich Yee

On the Giants' Chinese Heritage Night, May 28, this young fan was eager to participate. The celebration became all the merrier with a resounding Giants win over the Braves. Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


Quakes - Orlando - 3015 - Kenneth Wong
Midfielder Shea Salinas' goal attempt against Orlando City SC is intercepted at the last minute in a recent contest at Levi's Stadium. The Quakes were held scoreless until a late goal by Chris Wondolowski earned a 1-1 draw. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

 


Rita Brenner - Marty Lurie

KNBR's Giants talk show host Marty Lurie signs his Giants bobblehead for Rita Brenner, a longtime friend and high school classmate from Miami Beach. With the purchase of a special ticket to the June 1 Giants-Pirates game, a dual-bobblehead of KNBR personalities Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey is included. Photo: Leonard Schwab.

 


Mikala - 6-1-15 - David Roberts

Mikayla Akers started the season running the 400 meters in 63.29. In a recent Masters competition she ran a 59.64. The 15-year-old sophomore at Los Banos High School will soon join a running club so she can train all year round. Photo by D1 Photo David Roberts

 

 

"Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams."

 ~Roger Kahn

American author, best known for his 1972 baseball memoir,
The Boys of Summer 

Sports Pulse
Golf Swing
Just a few things to remember.
Bill Murray - older
Swing coach Dr. William Murray.
Andy Dolich - head shot  

 

In Search of the Perfect Golf Swing


by Andy Dolich 

One of the great scams in human history is the effluvia spewed from magazines, books, videos and websites on how to improve your golf game.

 

Now that we are into full-contact golf season I picked up a leading golf magazine and found the following articles and tips in the same issue. There is no BS to this BS.

 

1.      My secrets for pure contact

2.      How to play like the best

3.      How to line up putts for success

4.      Start every putt on line

5.      How to hit a dead straight drive

6.      How to stop pushes and pulls

7.      Hit every iron flush

8.      Hit on target chips

9.      Putt from a top tier

10.   Sink a 100-ft. putt

11.   Punch your hybrids

12.   Escape the junk

13.   Find your weak spots

14.   How to hit pure iron shots

15.   How to get balanced at address

16.   How to coil around your right side for more yards

17.   How to stop thin shots

18.   How not to hit it fat

19.   How to strike the ball, not the ground

20.   Lower scores this year

21.   Sync up for proper alignment

22.   Master your 3-wood

23.   Handling crosswinds

24.   Neutralize a hook or slice

25.   How to hit every shot

 

I enjoy hacking like millions of others, especially on all the spectacular courses we have in Northern California. My swing coach is the esteemed Dr. William Murray, who is the longtime and legendary teaching pro out of both the Venckman and Bushwood country clubs.

 

"Spack," as he is known to his students, preaches one simple truth for improved play. "Take a deep breath, close your eyes, lighten up your grip, think Fred Couples, and just focus on the 27 important keys at the top of your backswing."

 

Fore!

 

Longtime sports executive Andy Dolich has more than three decades of experience in the professional sports industry, mostly spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes stints in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. He operates his consulting business, Dolich & Associates, in Los Altos. 
 

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Steph Curry
MVP Steph Curry
LeBron James
LeBron James
Glenn Dickey  

LeBron Is Tough, but It's 5 Against 1 


by Glenn Dickey

In early 2003 I was chatting with Garry St. Jean, then general manager of the Golden State Warriors, and he told me, "There's a high school player out there that you're not going to believe. He's going to be a star in this league from day one."

 

The player was LeBron James. If I'd been paying attention I would already have known about him because he'd gotten national publicity. But when I left Watsonville and came to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1963, I had left high school basketball behind. The only exception was

-- after a year's campaign by my friend Sam Spear -- I went to see Jason Kidd and wrote after that game that Kidd would be an even bigger star in college and the NBA when he got teammates who were prepared for his amazing passing skills.

 

But James was on an even higher level, an amazing athlete who could have starred in football as well; he was all-state as a sophomore. The first time I saw him in an NBA game I saw some resemblance to Oscar Robertson, but he was four inches taller than Robertson and, of course, four years less experienced when he came to the NBA.

 

He has done nothing but add to his résumé each year he's played. He started with his home state team, the Cleveland Cavaliers -- Akron is his hometown -- but became disgusted when ownership did not bring in enough good players around him to win a championship. So he joined with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to go to Miami and make the Heat champions.

 

This year he returned to Cleveland and, surprise, the Cavaliers are the Eastern Conference champions and facing the Warriors in the conference finals, starting Thursday.

 

It's an interesting matchup because the Warriors are led by Stephen Curry, the league's Most Valuable Player. Curry doesn't have the strength of James, but he's an incredible shooter, hitting 3-pointers from different spots, and his ball handling and passing meet Globetrotter standards.

 

There is no question the Warriors are a much deeper team, and coach Steve Kerr can throw any number of combinations at James. Kerr is very imaginative, and I think he'll use every trick available to slow down James.

 

This will be a much different final from the last one the Warriors were in, their only one since coming to the Bay Area. That Warriors team, a very young one except for Rick Barry, was on a roll, and the players for their opponent, the Baltimore Bullets, were stunned. I was courtside for that one and I remember the defeated look the Baltimore players had. It was over quickly, in four games.

 

I'd expect this one to go seven games and be tight right down to the last whistle. I also expect the Warriors to win it. James will have to carry too much of the load himself and, ultimately, he won't be able to do it. Even an athlete as great as James can't do it all himself.

 

Glenn Dickey is a graduate of UC Berkeley (1958), where he majored in journalism. He was the sports editor of the university's Daily Californian before joining the San Francisco Chronicle in 1963. He currently writes freelance columns for the San Francisco Examiner. Visit Glenn at GlennDickey.com.

 

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Sports Pulse
Draymont Green is unstoppable. 
The adulation continues.
Bruce Macgowan  

Warriors' Win Sends Fans Into Fenzy 


by Bruce Macgowan

Has it really been 40 years since the Warriors have been to the NBA finals? It hasn't seemed that long, but then I remember the last time so vividly, as I was just a kid out of college and got to cover all the Warriors home games for a little sports paper in San Francisco called City Sports.

 

"What won it for us? Defense," Rick Barry said after Golden State had knocked off the Chicago Bulls on that long-ago May night. "It's been defense all season long."

 

The Warriors' defense that year came at opposing teams in swarms, with five or six guys coming off the bench. The Warriors' defense in this postseason has been comparable to that Cinderella club of 40 years ago, as tenacious defenders Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut have swarmed the ball, creating turnovers and fast-break opportunities time and again.

 

Getting a chance to cover this year's postseason for KGO radio in San Francisco was lots of fun. The crowd during the series-clinching win over the Houston Rockets this past Wednesday night was rapt with joy after young Barnes sparked a mid-fourth-quarter rally that pretty much put this game away. His nine straight points featured a long-distance shot from behind the arc, a driving slam dunk, a short bank shot and a lay-in. By the time this brilliant 22-year-old athlete had finished his handiwork, the crowd was in a frenzy. Houston coach Kevin McHale looked flustered, and the Rocket players were visibly slumping in frustration.

 

Before Barnes took over, I had the feeling the Warriors were going to break loose with one of their patented offensive bursts. Midway through the fourth quarter, it couldn't have come at a more opportune time.

 

They had shot poorly early in the game. They picked up the pace a bit later, but sloppy passing didn't help their cause, and the Rockets' James Harden kept getting to the foul line for easy free-throw opportunities. Houston had nearly twice as many free throws as the Warriors, and the fans didn't like it one bit. The boos for the refs were as lusty as those directed at the Rockets' big man, Dwight Howard, who started to show his frustration late.

 

The elbow that Howard threw at Warriors forward Andre Iguodala's shoulder was infuriating enough for Warriors fans, but late in the contest another scary incident occurred, as potentially devastating as the one involving Steph Curry in Game 4.

 

Thompson was whacked hard on his right ear by a flying knee from Houston's Trevor Ariza and was unable to return after suffering a mild concussion. As you'd expect, with the Rockets trying to stave off elimination, this did not sit well, and Green immediately got into Howard's grill.

 

Luckily for the Warriors, the Rockets couldn't find their range for almost the entire game and had to depend on free throws to stay close. So when Barnes scored nine straight points to turn a four-point Warriors lead into a 13-point advantage late, the crowd finally got a chance to really cut loose, and you could sense the excitement of a conference title only minutes away.

 

I remember back in 1975 how Barry went up at the top of the key for a shot during the final minute of the tense, tight Game 7 and then in midair fired an unexpected bullet pass to center George Johnson.

 

A tall, spindly shot-blocking specialist who backed up Clifford Ray, Johnson then scored the most important basket of his NBA career. He took the ball and in one motion flew over everyone for a thunderous slam that put the Warriors up by five with less than a minute left.

 

When the game ended a few minutes later, a hysterical group of fans swarmed the middle of the basketball floor and celebrated the win by hugging Barry and Johnson, who were all smiles.

 

When the Warriors finished off Houston to exorcise the demons of some 40 years of frustration, the crowd was on its feet and in full roar. The fans cheered madly for a good 20 minutes as the players hugged and the post-game trophy ceremony took place.

 

Like those Warriors of 1975, this current Warriors club is deep, smart, talented and in sync. The players are like a happy family around each other. They have set quite a standard, winning 67 games in the regular season before taking 12 of their first 15 playoff games. It now seems clear to hard-core Warriors fans that they will win it all, and why not?

 

Sure, Lebron James and the Cavs looked tough in their four-game sweep of Atlanta, but the Warriors have more depth, more youth and better health-and they play in a much tougher conference.

 

And it seems this current Warriors team has too much good mojo to miss out on a rare opportunity. It reminds me of what I was lucky enough to watch in person so long ago.

 

And for the long-suffering fans who stuck with this team during the leanest of times, it has now come full circle. All I can say is "Wow!"

 

Bruce Macgowan is a longtime radio-TV sports announcer who has worked in Northern California for almost all of his near 40 years in the profession. He works at KGO radio and co-hosts a syndicated radio show, Sports Econ 101, on the Sports Byline radio network.

 

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49ers Schedule

Preseason

Date                  Opponent      Time                   TV

Sat., Aug. 15       @ Houston       5:00 p.m.             KPIX 5

Sun., Aug. 23       Dallas                5:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   

Sat., Aug. 29       @ Denver          6:00 p.m.            KPIX 

Thu., Sep. 3         San Diego         7:00 p.m.            KPIX 5   


Regular Season

Date                    Opponent      Time                 TV

Mon., Sep. 14       Minnesota       7:20 p.m.         ESPN

Sun., Sep. 20        @ Pittsburgh    10:00 a.m.        FOX

Sun., Sep. 27        @ Arizona         1:05 p.m.         
FOX

Sun., Oct. 4           Green Bay        1:25 p.m.        

FOX

Sun., Oct. 11        @ NY Giants      5:30 p.m.         NBC

Sun., Oct. 18        Baltimore          1:25 p.m.         CBS        

Thu., Oct. 22        Seattle               5:25 p.m.       CBS/NFLN

Sun., Nov. 1         @ St. Louis       10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Nov. 8         Atlanta              1:05 p.m.           FOX        

Sun., Nov. 15       BYE

Sun., Nov. 22      @ Seattle         1:25 p.m.            FOX

Sun., Nov. 29       Arizona            1:05 p.m.            FOX        

Sun., Dec. 6         @ Chicago        10:00 a.m.         FOX

Sun., Dec. 13       @ Cleveland    10:00 a.m.         FOX        

Sun., Dec. 20       Cincinnati         5:30 p.m.           NBC

Sun., Dec. 27       @ Detroit        10:00 a.m.          FOX

Sun., Jan. 3          St. Louis           1:25 p.m.            FOX        

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Raiders Schedule

Preseason

Date                Opponent        Time                TV

Fri.,  Aug 14       St. Louis           7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU

Sat., Aug. 22     @ Minnesota   5:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

Sun., Aug. 30    Arizona              5:00 p.m.            NBC

Thu., Sep. 3       @ Seattle          7:00 p.m.         KTVU/KICU 

 

Regular Season

Date                Opponent          Time               TV

Sun., Sep. 13   Cincinnati            1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 20   Baltimore            1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Sep. 27   @ Cleveland       10:00 a.m.          CBS   

Sun., Oct. 4      @ Chicago          10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Oct. 11    Denver                1:25 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Oct. 18    BYE                

Sun., Oct. 25   @ San Diego       1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Nov. 1    NY Jets                 1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun. Nov. 8     @ Pittsburgh       10:00 a.m.         CBS

Sun., Nov. 15  Minnesota           1:05 p.m.           FOX

Sun., Nov. 22  @ Detroit            10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Nov. 29  @ Tennessee      10:00 a.m.          CBS

Sun., Dec. 6    Kansas City          1:05 p.m.            CBS

Sun., Dec. 13  @ Denver            1:05 p.m.            CBS   

Sun., Dec. 20  Green Bay           1:05 p.m.             FOX

Thu., Dec. 24  San Diego            5:25 p.m.           NFLN

Sun., Jan. 3     @ Kansas City    10:00 a.m.            CBS

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Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street

The Chieftain, 198 5th Street

Danny Coyle's, 668 Haight Street

Dave's, 29 Third Street @ Kearny

Final Final, 2990 Baker @ Lombard

The Holding Company, #2 Embarcadro Center

Il Pirata, 2007 16th Street

Jake's Steaks, 3301 Buchanan Street

Jullian's, 101 4th Street

The Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan Street

Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight Street

Mucky Duck, 1315 9th Avenue

Nickie's Bar, 466 Haight Street

Players Sports Grill, Pier 39, Buildings L & M

Polo Grounds, 747 3rd Street

 

East Bay

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

Crogan's Montclair, 6101 La Salle Avenue, Oakland

Cue & Brew, 1029 Arnold Drive, #6, Martinez

Dan's Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Street, Walnut Creek

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill, 77 Hegenberger, Oakland

Ed's Mudville Grill, 6200 Center Street, Clayton

The Englander, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Francesco's Restaurant, 8520 Pardee Drive, Oakland

Frank's Saloon, 2014 Marina Blvd., San Leandro

Funky Monkey, 22554 Main Street, Hayward

George & Walt's, 5445 College Avenue, Oakland

Grand Oaks Restaurant, 3701 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Go Sports Bar, 736 Washington Street, Oakland

Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Kingfish, 5227 Claremont, Oakland

Linguini's Pizza & Brew, 1508 Park Street, Alameda

Livermore Casino Sports Bar, 3571 First Street, Livermore

McCovey's Restaurant, 1444 N. California, Walnut Creek

Mr. Lucky's Bar & Grill, 1527 Locust Street. Walnut Creek

Oakland Moose Club, 690 Hegenberger Road

Oaks Corner, 4099 San Pablo, Emeryville

Otaez Mexican Restaurant, 1619 Webster Street, Alameda

Pacific Coast Brewing Co., 906 Washington Street, Oakland

Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda

Pete's Place, 610A San Pablo Avenue, Pinole

Rancho Sports Bar, 3912 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante

Ricky's Sports Grill, 15028 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro

Sports Edition Bar, Hilton Oakland Airport, Oakland

Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek

Tierney's Sports Bar, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

WPLJ's Dance Club, 2112 North Main Street, Walnut Creek

 

Brisbane

7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.

 

Burlingame 

The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

 

Campbell 

Capers Eat & Drink, 1710 West Campbell   

 

Fair Oaks

Players Sports Pub, 4060 Sunrise Blvd.

 

Half Moon Bay 

Cameron's Restaurant Pub & Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Hwy

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Road

 

Foster City 

The Club House Bistro, 1221 Chess Drive  

 

Palo Alto 

Sundance The Steakhouse, 1921 El Camino Real

 

Point Richmond

Up & Under, 2 West Richmond Avenue   

 

San Jose 

Bay 101 Casino, 1801 Bering Drive

Britannia Arms, 5027 Almaden Expressway

Britannia Arms, 173 West Santa Clara

Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd.    

 

San Rafael 

Pete's 881, 721 Lincoln Avenue

 

Santa Clara

City Beach, 2911 Mead Avenue

 

Santa Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    

 

Vacaville 

Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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