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Women's Professional Soccer

by Andy Dolich

 

Wait Till Next Year ... Again

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 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2
Issue No. 78

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Monday, July 27

San Francisco Giants v. Milwaukee Brewers,

     7:15 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. New Orleans Zephyrs,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,

     11:05 a.m.

San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28

San Francisco Giants v. Milwaukee Brewers,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m. 

Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals. 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29
San Francisco Giants v. Milwaukee Brewers,
     12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.

Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals. 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 30

Oakland A's v. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals. 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers @ Pittsburg Diamonds,

     7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 31

San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Cleveland Indians, 6:35 p.m.

San Jose SaberCats v. Arizona Rattlers, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville Sounds v. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Vallejo Admirals. 7:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     6:05 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1

San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Cleveland Indians, 6:05 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Omaha Storm Chasers,

     7:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees, 6:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 5 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Vallejo Admirals. 5:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     5 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 2
San Francisco Giants @ Texas Rangers,
     12:05 p.m.

Oakland A's v. Cleveland Indians, 1:05 p.m.

San Jose Earthquakes v. Portland Timbers,

     2 p.m.

Nashville Sounds @ Omaha Storm Chasers,

     5:05 p.m.

Sacramento River Cats @ Salt Lake Bees,

     12:05 p.m.

San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 5 p.m.

San Rafael Pacifics @ Vallejo Admirals.

     1:05 p.m.

Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds,

     1 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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Billy Beane - Josh Donalson - 7-21-15 - Z
All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson (seated) was traded late last year to the Toronto Blue Jays by the A's general manager, Billy Beane. Recently the principals caught up with each other when Toronto visited Oakland last week. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

 


Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (11-5) threw seven innings of five-hit ball, hit a home run, stuck out seven and yielded just one run to the Athletics as the Giants held on to win 2-1 July 25 at AT&T Park. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.

 


Josh Reddick - 7-25-15 - Rich Yee

A's right fielder Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 and drove in a run as Oakland fell to the Giants 4-3 at AT&T Park on Sunday.

Photo by Rich Yee.

 


Oakland Raiderettes captains - 2015 - Ed Jay

Oakland Raiderettes captains for 2015 are, left to right, Brandi, Marcy, Cassie and Wendy. Photos by Ed Jay Photography.

 


Oakland Raiders - Girls Inc 7-22-15 - Ed Jay

In partnership with Girls Inc. of Alameda County, the Oakland Raiders hosted a Youth Empowerment Summit at their training facility in Alameda on July 22. Participants were empowered by role models and learned confidence-building skills. Pictured left to right: Oakland Raiderettes Marcy and Wendy, Jenna Payne of Girls Inc. and Angela Biletnikoff of the Biletnikoff Foundation. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Photo by Ed Jay Photography.

 


FCB Studios - Levi - 7-24-15 - Yvette Gasca

On Friday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, FC Barcelona, one of the top-tier soccer clubs in the world, and Tawasol Studio introduced an innovative app that connects fans with their favorite players by capturing, editing and sharing their photos with friends and other global fans. From left to right, press officer (name unavailable) for FC Barcelona; Laurent Colette, CCO, FC Barcelona; Sally Ossman, CCO,  tawasolapps.com; and Mohamad Ibrahim, CPO, tawasolapps.com. To view a photo album of the launch, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Yvette Gasca.

 


AUDL - 7-15 - Darren Yamashita

In the season-ending American Ultimate Disc League game July 18, the San Francisco FlameThrowers clinched a playoff berth with a 32-18 victory over the San Jose Spiders at Laney College in Oakland. The FlameThrowers enter the playoffs, to be held in San Jose Aug. 8-9, as the No. 3 seed. The Spiders hold the No. 1 seed. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

Photo by Darren Yamashita. 

 

 

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next week, next year.

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Official baseball historian for MLB

Sports Pulse
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The Portland Thorns FC are a major women's soccer success story, with over 10,000 season-ticket holders.

Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain's exuberant celebration of victory in 1999  captured the world's attention.



Andy Dolich - head shot  

 

Women's Professional Soccer



by Andy Dolich


 

Ever since Brandi Chastain made sports bras a multimillion-dollar business with her shot heard round the globe at the heart-pounding conclusion of the 1999 Women's World Cup, we have seen optimism turn into soccer sackcloth when it comes to the development of a strong and financially successful women's pro soccer league in the USA. First we had the Women's United Soccer League (2000-03), then Women's Pro Soccer (2007-12), and now the National Women's Soccer League.

 

The USA Women's National Team's World Cup victory in Canada brought a standing ovation from sea to shining sea and a parade through the Canyon of Heroes in New York City. Women's soccer continues to grow in the United States. It is estimated that of the 19 million soccer-playing Americans, close to 8.5 million are female.

 

Why hasn't women's pro soccer worked?

  • Soccer in the USA is an event-driven sport Whether it be Brandi's bra, Mia's marketing, Hope Solo dancing with stars or Alex Morgan's magazine covers, it's just another Tuesday matchup with no stars to jack up the attendance.
  • Success does not breed success The success of the National Team in the Olympics or the world cups hasn't been enough to sustain a professional league.
  • Soccer OD Ask any soccer mom, dad, sister, brother or player about going to another soccer game after having played four games during the weekend and you might elicit a yawn.
  • Players don't become season-ticket holders Just because you played the game doesn't mean that when you grow up you're going plunk money down on your favorite childhood sport.
  • Why no significant MLS co-promotion? The Major League Soccer model is working well with soccer-specific stadiums and growing fan affinity. Big Brother MLS is starting to put an arm around his little sister.
  • Lack of a consistent and significant TV partner At various times the WUSA, WPS and NWSL was televised on TNT, CSN, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Espanol, CNN SI, ESPN 2, PAX TV and a variety of local and regional sports channels. It helps to have a stable broadcast home.
  • Competition The NBA, WNBA, NCAA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, PGA, LPGA and NASCAR make it difficult to capture disposable sports dollars and time from fans.
  • Moolah and patience The past is prologue. It has taken the men's game in the U.S. 50 years and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment to gain a foothold. MLS is making significant progress.

What's on the horizon?

The kickoff for the 2015 Cup in Canada brought the most live media coverage in history. Fox Sports spread the coverage out on a number of platforms, televising a record 16 games live -- and the ratings blew away even the most optimistic predictions. The Olympics are right around the corner for another soccer spike.

 

Investors

Calling all multimillionaires. You can get in for an affordable investment. The four major sports leagues are starting to cost real dough. Just ask Steve Ballmer about the $2 billion he dropped on the L.A. Clippers or the L.A. Dodgers ownership group who picked up the franchise for a horsehide-choking $2.15 billion. That number would fund women's pro soccer for a few decades.

 

The Women's Professional Soccer League

Formed in 1998 as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation, the WPSL is an independent national league with over 50 teams and an Elite Eight team division whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive women's pro leagues. It flies below the media radar screen.

 

The National Women's Soccer League

The momentum of the U.S. women's victorious road to the gold at the London Olympics launched the eight-team National Women's Soccer League, composed of the Houston Dash, Portland Thorns, Seattle Reign, Washington D.C. Spirit, Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City. The season is on, as we speak. Do you know who your favorite team is playing next weekend?

 

There is a rose within the thorns of women's professional soccer, and it happens to be in Portland: the Thorns, sister team of the fanatically followed Portland Timbers. The Thorns regularly draw over 15,000 per game and have an eye-popping 10,000 season-ticket holders.

 

When the chants of "USA! USA! USA!" quiet down, will there be enough enthusiasm left to drive fans to buy tickets to see their stars play in an NWSL game? Stay tuned.

 

Postscript: The July 23 edition of SportsBusiness Daily posted an article regarding the record crowds some NWSL games are experiencing, specifically the Portland Thorns FC, who draw in excess of 15,000 fans to each game. The senior VP of business operations for the Thorns? Cory Dolich, son of Andy Dolich!

 

Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. sports practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of career development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the business of

collegiate athletics.

 

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A's throw out at 3rd - 7-26-15 - Rich Yee

The A's Jake Smolinski gets rung up attempting to steal third base in the top of the ninth inning. The Giants went on to win 4-3. Photo by Rich Yee.  


Pete Elman  

 

Wait Till Next Year ... Again 



by Pete Elman


 
Not even the reassuring play-by-play of returning hero Ken Korach could save this one. In an entirely predictable development, the A's got swept by the Giants this past weekend, making them 0-for-4 in the post-Scott Kazmir era, another not so surprising fact. If there was ever a series that demonstrated the different directions these two franchises are headed, this was it.

 

For the second time in a row, poor Marcus Semien whiffed to end the game, sadly marking yet another in a frustrating season of one-run losses -- the Athletics' record in these nail-biters is now a pathetic 10-25. The respectful, quiet, never-complaining young man from Saint Mary's High School and Cal just went 0-for-10 against the Giants with five strikeouts, dropping his average to a season-low .249, to go along with his MLB-leading 28 errors. What were Beane and Melvin thinking when they anointed him the everyday shortstop?

 

The A's had gotten a reprieve in the bottom of the eighth, dodging a bullet after two more infield errors, courtesy of Ben Zobrist and Brett Lawrie. My hopes were up because the embattled and maligned bullpen rose up and pitched their best game of the year, holding the Giants scoreless for a remarkable 6⅔ innings, and more startling, not yielding any walks. But even with these auspicious signs a victory was not to be.

 

The top of the ninth was comical. After Oakland got two on with no out, Josh Phegley whiffed on a Santiago Casilla (formerly Jairo Garcia when he pitched for the green and gold) slider, and rookie Jake Smolinski, apparently emulating fellow rookie speedster Billy Burns, inexplicably attempted to steal third and was easily gunned out by an alert (as always) Buster Posey, setting up the clarion call to the wings, where the femme avoirdupois was summoned to home plate at AT&T park. As Semien went down swinging, the Fat Lady delivered the coup de grace for the A's 2015 campaign.

 

The saving grace for a diehard A's fan? Tim Hudson earned a win against the only team he had never beaten in his illustrious 17-year big-league career, and that means something. When he was on this side of the bay, Hudson was a crowd favorite, the Bulldog, the one player we could count on to never back down. He may not have half the stuff he used to, but between the ears nothing has changed, and that is why the Giants will still be playing come October (and we know anything can happen once they get there!) and the A's will be going fishing.

 

Last year Billy rolled the dice -- to his credit -- and lost. This year there were low expectations, and the A's have met them. But something feels different about this team. For the first time in years, I cannot see the one thing I've always been able to glimpse, out there over the horizon: hope. And that's a bad feeling. Wait till next year ... again.

 

 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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USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier at Sequoyah Country Club. June 30. Photos by Randy Millares.

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20th annual Keena Turner Golf Tournament. June 22, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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Colin Kaepernick ProCamp.  June 20, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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Andre Ward defeats Paul Smith. June 20, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Golden State Warriors Championship Parade. June 19, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Jose Earthquakes defeat Sacramento Republic FC on penalty kicks. June 16, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco Giants lose to Seattle Mariners, 5-1. June 15, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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GRID and San Francisco Fire (large file). June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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GRID and San Francisco Fire, San Jose. June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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TheFitExpo, San Jose. June 13-14, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Yee.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas, 0-0. June 7, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Jose Giants Race,  June 6, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Francisco Giants lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-4. June 2, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers defeat Los Angeles Aviators, 24-17. May 31, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Francisco Giants defeat Atlanta Braves, 7-0. May 28, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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San Jose Earthquakes draws with Orlando City SC, 1-1. May 24, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers lose to San Diego Growlers, 21-18. May 16, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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BASHOF Enshrinement Banquet, May 11, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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Amgen Tour of California, Stage One, Sacramento, May 10, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco Giants lost to Miami Marlins, 6-2. May 9, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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San Francisco FlameThrowers lose to San Jose Spiders, 20-18. May 9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Francisco Bay Bombers feast on Brooklyn Red Devils, May 9, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers. 

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World Golf Championship -- Cadillac Match Play, May 3, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay. 

 

Amari Cooper Press Conference at Oakland Raiders HQ, May 1, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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NFL Draft Day with the Oakland Raiders, April 30, 2015. Photos by Ed Jay.

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, April 23-26, 2015. Photos Ed Jay.

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Oakland A's lose to Houston Astros, 5-4. April 24, 2015. Photos by Kenny Karst.

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Stanford Cardinal 6, UCLA Bruins 1, men's baseball, April 24, 2015. Photos by Rich Yee.

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Cal Bears Spring Scrimmages, April 18, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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Cal Bear 57, Navy Midshipmen 15, men's rugby, April 18, 2015. Photos by Ron Sellers.

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San Jose Giants Opening Day loss to Bakersfield Blaze, 6-0. April 16, 2015. Photos by Kenneth Wong.

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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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