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The Basketball Tournament Offers

$1 Million Grand Prize 

by John Ourand 

 

The Fat Lady Is Doing Scales ... Offstage

by Pete Elman


Sports
Today
A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26
Issue No. 77

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Monday, July 20

San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,

     7:10 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,

     8:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Lancaster JetHawks, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21

San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,

     7:10 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. Manchester United,

     8 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,

     8:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Lancaster JetHawks, 12:30 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 6:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     7:07 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22
San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,
     12:40 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,

     1:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,

     12:05 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 6:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     7:07 p.m.

Thursday, July 23

Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 12:35 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,

     8:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,

     7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:45 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:30 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 6:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     7:07 p.m.

Friday, July 24

San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 7:15 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,

     6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:45 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:30 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Diamonds, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 1:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs, 

     6:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,

     6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:45 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:00 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 5:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburgh Diamonds, 5:05 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 26
San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes @ Vancouver Whitecaps,

     4 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,

     6:35 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque

     Isotopes, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:45 p.m.

Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks,

     5:00 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers,

     1:05 p.m.

Vallejo Admirals @ Pittsburgh Diamonds,

     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: KDOW 1220 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

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Rugby - Samoa - 2015 - Rich Yee

Not for wimps: The hard-nosed game of Rugby was on display  Saturday afternoon at San Jose's Avaya Stadium, where Japan topped Canada 20-6 and Samoa edged the USA 21-16 as part of the opening weekend of the Pacific Nations Cup competition. Above, a Samoan ball carrier is taken to the ground by a USA defender. To view a photo album of the contests, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


Rugby - Japan - 2015 - Rich Yee

Japan moved on in the Pacific Nations Cup competition with a victory over Canada. Above, a Japanese offensive player receives a pass. To view a photo album of the contests, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee. 
 

 


Brandon Crawford - 2015 - Rich Yee

All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford doubled twice, singled and scored the winning run in the Giants' first game after the break, a 12-inning 6-5 victory over the Diamondbacks. "It felt like the start of the year at the start of the game," said Crawford. "Now, it feels like July again." Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


A's over Twins - 7-18-15 - Zagaris

A's players mob All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt Saturday night after he singled in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Billy Burns, who had doubled and stolen third, for a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Twins. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

 


Mazda -- FIM -- 2015 - Kenneth Wong

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, returned to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey over the weekend with international riders, teams and manufacturers.  Above, riders in the midst of their practice runs include Leon Carrier of Germany (in foreground), Randy de Puniet of France (No. 14, right) and Santiago Barragan of Spain (rear). To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong. 

 


Mazda - 2015 -- Rich Yee

Riders sometimes seem to defy gravity over the 2.2-mile road-racing track. To view a photo album of the races, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

 


Mazda - 2015 - Rich Yee

Teammates Jonathan Rae of Northern Ireland (front) and Tom Sykes of England flow in unison. To view a photo album of the races, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee. 

 


Mazda - 2015 - Rich Yee

Riding inches above a track surface is not without peril, as Matteo Baiocco of Italy discovered. To view a photo album of the races, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.

 


Mazda -- Fom - 2015 -- Kenneth Wong

The  Suzuki team stands ready to help the riders, including No. 95, Roger Haden. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

 

 

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Sports Pulse

Andy Dolich - TBT - check

A team of Notre Dame alumni celebrated victory at The Basketball Tournament last year. This year's final will be on ESPN and the check will be for $1 million. Photo: Matt Thoman. 


TBT Logo  

The Basketball Tournament Offers $1 Million Grand Prize 


by John Ourand
Courtesy: Sports Business Journal


This summer ESPN is carrying The Basketball Tournament -- a single-elimination tournament of 96 teams that carries a $1 million winner-take-all prize and lists sports industry veterans Tony Ponturo, Andy Dolich and Len DeLuca among its advisers.


ESPN will carry the 1-year-old event's semifinals (Aug. 1) and finals (Aug. 2) from New York. This year's opening rounds began July 10-12 at regional sites in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and continued play July 17-19 in Chicago and Philadelphia. The round of 16 will take place in Chicago starting July 24, with the winners going on to New York. (To see an ESPN video, click here.)

 

Last year's tournament was won by a group of Notre Dame alums. Cornell's 2010 team that made the Sweet 16 entered the tournament last year, as did a team with former first-round NBA pick Hakim Warrick.


"It was like a 'Field of Dreams' moment where all these different teams were reuniting," said TBT founder Jonathan Mugar. "It was really special to see." 

 

Andy Dolich - TBT - 2014

Confetti rains down on the winning Notre Dame alumni basketball team at the conclusion of the 2014 championship game. Photo: Matt Thoman.


ESPN got to know the event last year, when it streamed some of the tournament's games via its ESPN3 service. Magnus said ESPN executives were impressed by the level of play, which included ex-NBA players and ex-college players mixed in with regular Joes.


"From a storytelling perspective, when there's high stakes, there's bigger interest -- like the World Series of Poker," Magnus said. "It's a big money game with people that you've heard of. At the same time, there's this everyman appeal to it as well."

 

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Sports Pulse
Billy Burns - 7-18-15 - Z

A's rookie outfielder Billy Burns' inspired but risky play, to steal third base with no one out in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday night against the Twins, worked perfectly. The next batter, catcher Stephen Vogt, drove Burns home for an improbable come-from-behind 3-2 victory. Photo by Michael Zagaris. 


Pete Elman  

The Fat Lady is Doing Scales ... Offstage 



by Pete Elman

The other day I saw a nice story on CSN Bay Area about the Twins' young pitcher J.R. Graham, a local boy from Livermore who played college ball at Santa Clara. His mother has been progressively losing her sight and is now legally blind. So when Graham pitches he wears high stirrups with an extra amount of white sock showing so that Mom can identify him on the field. The piece was broadcast because his team was in town and his parents would be at the Coliseum to see their son, who has made it all the way to the show. He is a back-of-the-bullpen reliever at this point and will only get into a game that is not close.

 

The Athletics just finished a where-did that-come-from 14-1, five-homer demolition of the Twins, who are surprisingly good this year, with the second-best record in the American League. Graham came into the game in the third inning with his team down 6-0, relieving a former Athletic, the crafty lefty Tommy Milone, who got seriously roughed up. Malone's departure a year ago left many -- me included -- somewhat upset.

 

Graham got pretty roughed up himself, giving up another run that inning and then four more, courtesy of a Josh Reddick grand slam. But this is no time to feel sorry for young Mr. Graham. I'm feeling positive -- not giddy, but good -- about this win, for three reasons.

 

First, the A's needed to take this post-break series, which they did. Second, it is surely not a coincidence that this blowout came on the heels of arguably the best win of the year -- a come-from-ahead, down-to-your-last-strike, come-from-behind extra-inning walk-off, featuring the pell-mell base running of Brett Lawrie and Billy Burns. Fittingly, it was "I Believe In" Stephen Vogt who got the winning hit and received the requisite Gatorade shower (two of them) and the inevitable pie from Reddick, who has been waiting all year to deliver dessert to the grill of a happy player in the middle of the postgame interview.

 

Finally, the "Captain" is back. Those who consider themselves serious A's fans know the importance of Ken Korach. He has been out all season rehabbing from knee-replacement surgery and is back, albeit just for home games (and Giants games). Korach is the beloved voice of the A's, and even with all the heartbreak of the past 15 years, his intelligent, articulate, passionate and likable delivery has been a constant. It's nice to have him back calling games.

 

So now the team is 43-51, eight games below .500, nine behind the Angels in the West and eight behind both the Twins and the Astros, the top two wild card teams. Why would anyone in their right mind think Beane will not go into seller mode and unload Kazmir, Zobrist and Clippard? I can't answer that. When they lost Friday night with Sonny Gray on the hill I figured that was it -- rebuild mode is now officially under way. But after this weekend, well, no -- not yet, doctor; can I have just a little more time? Is there any chance that the grim reaper of regroup and reload can wait outside just a little longer? Please, Billy ...

 

The starting pitching is the best in the American League, and the run differential is plus 53, fourth-best in the league. And the A's record since May 23 is the best in the league. I know, you are what your overall won-lost record is, but the A's are not a bad team. Is it out of the question that they can sneak into the playoffs? Not at all. A cursory look at the recent past shows that the A's, with the painful exception of last year, have had some impressive second halves. Granted they will realistically need to win about two-thirds of their remaining games to get to the postseason, a tall order.

 

So, will Beane keep his word and wait a whole week before he returns phone calls? I hope so. There is scuttlebutt about "lateral moves" where he unloads the aforementioned veterans but gets "equal value" in return. I don't think so. Perhaps some terrific prospects, as usual, but if those three veterans are dealt, it's doubtful that the team can compete. Last year Billy rolled the dice and got snake eyes, and it was awful. This year, maybe he stands pat.

 

So, the fat lady is in costume, warming up in the wings, doing her scales, but she has not taken the spotlight ... yet. 

 

 Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and
Oakland Tribune from 2000 to 2011. In 1991 he came up with the iconic moniker 
RUN TMC for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music, titled 
Seasons, Rhymes in Time. 

 

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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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Below is a list of sports bars we recommend for all your sports viewing needs. Each is a worthy institution and they have the added distinction of also being longtime Ultimate Sports Guide advertisers. When you stop in, please extend our thanks.

 

San Francisco

Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Street

The Blue Light, 1979 Union Street

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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