Sports
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A handy list of photo albums and games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and 
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or Sports Pulse
Monday, Mar. 14 through Sunday, Mar. 20
Issue No. 111

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SF FlameThrowers - No. 1
The fastest growing professional sport in America, Ultimate Frisbee, is now in Oakland! See the best in the world play a fast-paced, exciting game of non-stop action. The Bay Area's team, The San Francisco FlameThrowers, have a roster full of stars and opening day is in early April at the Laney College Football Field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART. Go to www.sfflamethrowers.com for our 2016 season schedule and tickets! Photo by Darren Yamashita.

Table of Contents

Photo Gallery:
Oakland Raiders, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, LPGA Swinging Skirts, Maria Sharapova, San Jose Sharks v. New Jersey Devils, Cal v. San Jose State (water polo), Stockton Heat v. Texas Stars,
Race Across America

Weekly Sports Calendar

Nine Innings, Count 'em, Nine!
By Dick Lupoff


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Ed Jay - Raiders - 3-16
The Oakland Raiders served notice on the first day of the NFL's free agency period that they are intent on improving their team by signing guard/left tackle Kelechi Osemele, linebacker Bruce Irvin and cornerback Sean Smith. Above, general manager Reggie McKenzie (left) and head coach Jack Del Rio are seen at Del Rio's introductory press conference last year. Photo by Ed Jay.


Steve Vogt - 3-16 - Kenny Karst
Oakland A's veteran catcher Stephen Vogt has been relegated to designated hitter duties during spring training while he rehabs a surgically-repaired right elbow but Vogt is driving the ball deep, most recently on Saturday when he hit another home run versus the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Az. Vogt now sports a gaudy .545 batting average and 1.979 OPS. The A's open the regular season at home versus the Chicago White Sox on Monday, Apr. 4. 
Photo by Kenny Karst.


Brandon Crawford - 3-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is performing well in Cactus League play this spring, hitting a home run in his first at bat of spring training versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on Mar. 6. The Giants open the 2016 season on the road versus the Milwaukee Brewers, then host the Dodgers for their first home stand with a four-game series beginning Thursday, Apr. 7 at AT&T Park.
Photo by Kenny Karst.


Stephen Curry - 3-16
World No. 1 and Swinging Skirts back-to-back golf champion Lydia Ko met NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday, in advance of the tournament media day. The third annual Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, presented by CTBC, returns to Lake Merced Golf Club on
April 18-24. Photo courtesy of IMG.


Lydia Ko - 3-16
Champion Lydia Ko (left) is pictured with Ann Cooke, director of sales, for the Ultimate Sports Guide
Mike Scanlon - IMG - 3-16
Mick Scanlan of IMG oversaw media day at the Lake Merced Golf Club. Photo by Ann Cooke.


Maria Sharapova - 3-16
Maria Sharapova, the 28-year-old tennis star and commercial powerhouse, tested positive earlier this year for meldonium, a performance-enhancing drug. Sharapova has taken full responsibility and is not contesting the finding. She began a provisional ban on Saturday from the International Tennis Federation and faces a possible lengthy suspension. Several of her major sponsors,  including Nike, suspended their connections. Photo by Ed Jay.


San Jose Sharks v. Devils - 3-11-16 - Rich Yee
Thursday evening the San Jose Sharks (in black) played host to the New Jersey Devils at SAP Center, only to fall in a shutout, 0-3. The Sharks lost for just the second time in seven games and remained four points behind first-place Los Angeles and three in back of Anaheim in the Pacific Division. Photo by Rich Yee.


San Jose Sharks v. Devils - 3-11-16 - Rich Yee
Sharks goalie Martin Jones made 13 saves but...


San Jose Sharks v. Devils - 3-11-16 - Rich Yee
...a shot by Devils center Travis Zajac (19) trickled past Jones and defenseman Brent Burns. The puck barely crossed the line before Jones brought it out and officials initially ruled no goal on the ice before replay showed the puck had gone in, giving the Devils a 2-0 lead. Photo by Rich Yee.


San Jose Sharks v. Devils - 3-11-16 - Rich Yee
New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves for his second career shutout and turned away Sharks forward Logan Couture (39). To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Cal v. San Jose State - 3-12-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cal goalie Madison Tagg stops a San Jose State shot during the Bears' 13-4 water polo win over the Spartans on Saturday on the Cal campus. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Cal v.  San Jose State - 3-12-16 - Darren Yamashita
San Jose State's Cara Robinson (8) and Cal's Emily Loughlin (7) battle for the ball during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener at Spieker Aquatic Complex on the Berkeley campus. The Bears would emerge victorious over the Spartans, 13-4. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Cal v. San Jose State - 3-12-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cal Bears junior center Emily Loughlin fires a shot on goal late in the game against the San Jose State Spartans. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.


Stockton Heat - 3-11-16
Texas Stars' Matej Stransky collides with Stockton Heat players Ryan Culkin (3) and Kevin Poulin (39) on Friday night. Stockton would win a tight defensive struggle, 2-1 over the second best team in the Pacific. Photo by Jack Lima.


Stockton Heat - 3-11-16
Stockton Heat defenseman Gabriel Verpaelst breaks his stick on a slap shot attempt. Photo by Jack Lima.


RAAM - 3-16
Few UltraCyclists have a passion for the Race Across America (RAAM) as deep as Ricardo Arap (center). The Brazilian made his first RAAM appearance in 1998 as a member of a two-rider team with fellow Brazilian and Ironman triathlete, Alexandre Ribeiro. After over a decade of team efforts, Arap decided to become only the third Brazilian to finish RAAM as a solo (the late Claudio Clarindo and Julio Paterlini being the only others). His 2014 RAAM had a memorable start--his young son joined him as they pedaled away from the start line but Arap's effort was thwarted by that year's horrific heat; he withdrew after reaching Parker, Az, just 286 miles from the start. Things went better last year when Arap made it over halfway, reaching Ft. Scott, Kansas, before withdrawing. He's registered for another solo go this year. Will 2016 be the year he makes it to the finish? Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.



The beautiful thing about baseball is that anything can happen.
It's like life in that way. As soon as you think you have it all
figured out, something happens that makes you realize -- 
you know nothing.The only thing that's guaranteed is that 
it will be an exciting ride.
~Alyssa Milano
American actress, producer and singer

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, Mar. 14
Golden State Warriors v. New Orleans Pelicans,
     7:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants @ Oakland A's, 7:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 15
Sacramento Kings @ LA Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Colorado Rockies, 1:10 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. New Mexico State, 8 p.m.
    (NIT)
Wednesday, Mar. 16
Golden State Warriors v. New York Knicks,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. New Orleans Pelicans, 7 p.m.
San Francisco Giants @ Seattle Mariners,
     1:10 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Ontario Reign, 7:30 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB v. TBD, TBA (WNIT)
 Thursday, Mar. 17
San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,
     7:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Phoenix Coyotes, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB v. Utah, 4:27 p.m., at Denver,
     CO, (NCAA)
Friday, Mar. 18
Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks,
     5:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons, 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     7:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 1:05 p.m.
Stockton Heat v. Iowa Wild, 7:30 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Hawai'i, 11:00 a.m., at Spokane, WA
     (NCAA)
USF (W) BB v. TBD, TBA (NCAA)
UC Davis (W) BB v. TBD, TBA (NCAA)
Saturday, Mar. 19
Golden State Warriors @ San Antonio Spurs,
     5:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants v. Oakland A's, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's (SS) @ San Francisco Giants, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's (SS) v. Cincinnati Reds, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. New York Rangers, 1 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Iowa Wild, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ LA Galaxy, 7:30 p.m.
     (preseason)
Stockton Heat @ Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 20
Sacramento Kings @ New York Knicks, 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies, 
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Chicago White Sox, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Phoenix Coyotes, 7 p.m.
 



Golf Tournaments
7th Annual Bogey Bash, The Hill Course @
    Castlewood Country Club, Monday, May 9.

Minor League Team Affiliations (Hockey)
San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) -- AHL,  
     American Hockey League
Stockton Heat (Calgary Flames) -- AHL, 
     American Hockey League

Minor League Team Affiliations
(Baseball)
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, KFOX
     102.1/98.5 FM
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 Barracuda: KDOW 1220 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
Sports Pulse
BMI Cadets - Richard Lupoff
The Bordentown Military Institute baseball team, known as the Cadets. Circa 1915.


Nine Innings, Count 'em, Nine!
 
By Dick Lupoff
  

Nineteen fifty-two was my senior year in high school. I was already a professional writer by then, covering schoolboy sports for major dailies in New York and Philadelphia, Newark and Trenton, New Jersey. I had also been recruited as official scorer for our school's varsity baseball team.
 
Prep school sports were pretty hot in our region. My own school, Bordentown Military Institute, fielded an above-average team year after year, but the real New Jersey powerhouse was a school in Newark called St. Benedict's Prep. By the spring of '52 the Gray Bees had run up an amazing record of 63 consecutive wins. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that record stands to this day.
 
Ground rules and general baseball rules were pretty standard in our world, although for some reason some teams played seven inning games and others played the more standard nine. As it happened, the Gray Bees played seven and our team--the Cadets--played nine. When teams with different attitudes on the issue met, the home team got its way. Not unlike interleague play and the designated hitter rule.
 
One bright afternoon shortly before the end of the school year, the Gray Bees arrived in their team bus to take on our guys, the Cadets. The result was a spectacular pitchers' duel. Our pitcher was a skinny fireballer named Harry Helmer. I don't remember the Gray Bees' pitcher's name, but he was every bit as effective as Helmer, mixing curves and change-ups. It was a classic match of junk versus power.
 
Somewhere around the middle of the game--forgive a codger's fuzzy memory--the Gray Bees put up a run. And it held up through the fifth, sixth, seventh innings, and the eighth. Bottom of the ninth our guys came to bat.
 
Our left fielder was a left-handed Venezuelan exchange student named Mauricio Chacron. He was built like Babe Ruth and he played baseball like Babe Ruth. He could hit the ball a country mile, then totter around the base path on his spindly legs.
 
Mauricio came to bat in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, the score still Gray Bees 1 and Cadets 0. The Gray Bees' pitcher hung a curve that didn't break and Mauricio slammed it over the right fielder's head. Any other batter would have had a triple or even a home run--we had no outfield fence and the ball could roll and roll and roll but Mauricio was something of a lead-foot and by the time he chugged into second base the Gray Bees' outfielder had chased the ball down and returned it to the infield.
 
Up came our catcher, a brilliant athlete named Dink Tindle. Dink was a halfback on our football team and a shooting guard in basketball season. Maybe the Gray Bees' pitcher was tiring, maybe their manager should have lifted him for their closer, but instead the manager chose to leave his starter on the mound to face Dink.
 
Maybe it was the Gray Bees' catcher's fault for calling for another curve but in fact he did. The pitcher hung another one and Dink hit it to dead center for the proverbial country mile. Remember, no fence in the outfield; the ball could roll forever.
 
Mauricio came chugging around the bases, huffing and puffing and almost staggering as he ran. Dink started around the base path and was a much faster runner
 
The Gray Bees' center fielder finally caught up with Dink's ball and relayed it to the second baseman who relayed it to the catcher. Dink had actually caught up to Maricio halfway between third base and home but he didn't dare pass him. Under baseball rules he would have been called out.
 
Do I really remember this, or have the decades colored my recollection? I actually saw this--or at least, I think I actually saw this--Dink reached down and delivered a ferocious goose to Mauricio. Mauricio left his feet and sailed into a flying, head-first slide. He collided with the Gray Bees' catcher and the ball went flying out of the catcher's hands. Mauricio flopped onto the plate, crawled off it, and Dink jumped on it. They'd just scored the tying and winning runs. Final score:
 
            Bordentown Military Institute Cadets - 2
            St. Benedict's Prep Gray Bees   -- 1
 
I headed back to what was laughingly referred to as our press office in those days, wrote my story, and put it on the wire to all our clients. Several major papers in New York and Philadelphia ran my brief copy in their Sunday editions. The Trenton Times ran a slightly longer version that I'd provided to them. I wrote up a much longer version which the weekly Bordentown Register ran the following Friday.

And the prestigious Newark Star-Ledger ran its own story. Oh, they got the box-score right and they got the final score right, but the story was a nonstop exercise in sour grapes. It seems the Gray Bees team was accustomed to playing seven inning games. It wasn't their fault that those thugs at Bordentown insisted on playing nine and the Gray Bees' pitcher was exhausted after seven innings. He'd pitched a beautiful shutout game and he deserved the win and Bordentown had insisted on playing those two more innings and stole the win from the brave Gray Bees.

Not only that, they'd broken the Gray Bees' winning streak. What should have been their 64th consecutive win was their first loss in many years. Somehow I didn't feel sorry for them.

Well, where are Harry Helmer and Mauricio Chacron and Dink Tindle today? I have no idea and no idea if they're even residing on this planet. But wherever they are, I'm sure they remember that day in 1952 when they played a full nine inning baseball game and won it fair and square, 
2 runs to 1.
 
Dick Lupoff is widely known as a science fiction and mystery writer but his first professional scribbling gig was as a sports writer. He worked as a stringer covering schoolboy sports for leading East Coast dailies.
 "There I was, fourteen years old. Harry Truman was President and I was sharing the sports pages of The New York Times and Herald-Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Record, and the Newark Star-Ledger with the greats of the day. Yep, it was Red Smith and Stanley Woodward and me, except they got lots of space and bylines and mug shots and I got paid by the column-inch.
"Still, that was the sweetest money I ever earned, even if it came to a dollar and quarter every now and then. I learned a lot about professionalism: respecting deadlines, writing with clarity, economy, accuracy and fairness. Those days taught me precious lessons and left me many treasured memories."
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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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