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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, May 23 through Sunday, May 29, 2016
Issue No. 121

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Draymond Green - 5-24-16 - Rich Yee
The Golden State Warriors sustained a resounding defeat on Sunday evening, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 133-105, in Game three of the NBA's Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City. But they may have lost a pivotal player for Game four as well. The Thunders' Steven Adams was kicked in the groin by the Warriors' Draymond Green in the second quarter and Green was penalized with a Flagrant 1 foul. This is Green's second flagrant foul of the postseason and subject to League review. The violation could be determined to be sufficient for Green to receive a suspension for Game four and his loss would be a crippling blow to the Warriors' chances to win on Tuesday night, also on the Thunders' home floor. 
Compounding the issue, the NBA just suspended the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones for one game for an equally suspicious whip of his arm into the groin of the Toronto Raptors' Bismarck Biyombo during a similar rebounding situation in Game three of the Eastern Conference finals.

(Green is pictured last year in a game versus the New Orleans Pelicans.)  


Warriors - Joe Lacob - 5-18-16
Above, left to right: Chris Murphy, president, Santa Cruz Warriors; Rick Welts, president and chief operating officer, Golden State Warriors; Joe Lacob, co-executive chairman and CEO, Golden State Warriors; Chip Bowers, chief marketing officer, Golden State Warriors; Kenny Lauer, vice president, marketing and digital, Golden State Warriors. Photo courtesy Golden State Warriors.

The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors were named Sports Team of the Year while Warriors Co-Executive Chairman and CEO Joe Lacob was named Sports Executive of the Year at the ninth annual Sports Business Awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square last Wednesday. The Warriors were previously named Sports Team of the Year in 2014. "Being named Sports Team of the Year and Sports Executive of the Year is a true testament to our 'Strength in Numbers' and the incredible group of people we have in our organization," said Lacob. "We are committed to being one of the top franchises in professional sports, and it's a true honor to be recognized for our efforts by the Sports Business Journal."

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BayAreaSportsHallofFame
BASHOF - 5-16-16 - Ed Jay
The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) held its 37th annual Enshrinement Banquet on May 16 and inducted into the 2016 Class were Raymond Chester, Anne Warner Cribbs, Jeff Kent, Peter Magowan, and Mitch Richmond. Also on hand were family and friends and members of the sports and media community. Above, left to right: Inductee Raymond Chester, Oakland Raiders; Cheryl Nichols, senior vice president, Oakland Raiders; Mark Davis, owner, Oakland Raiders. Photo by Ed Jay.

SanJoseSharks
BASHOF - 5-16-16 - Ed Jay
Left to right: Inductee Jeff Kent, San Francisco Giants; guest; Mark Ibanez, sports anchor at KTVU Channel 2. Photo by Ed Jay.

SanJoseSharks
BASHOF - 5-16-16 - Ed Jay
Left to right: Rich Walcoff, KGO sports reporter; Mark Davis, owner, Oakland Raiders; Marc Badain, president, Oakland Raiders. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

OaklandAs
Oakland A's - 5-17-16 - Khris Davis - Michael Zagaris
Caution -- a fitting reception lies ahead! On Tuesday, May 17, Oakland A's outfielder Khris Davis hit three home runs, including a grand slam, walk-off that propelled  Oakland to an improbable 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers. Above, Davis approaches home plate. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

OaklandAs
Oakland A's - Khris Davis - 5-17-16 - Michael Zagaris
The Grand Moment awaits! Davis will shortly be engulfed by joyful teammates.
 Photo by Michael Zagaris.

SanFranGiants
San Francisco Giants - 5-20-16 - Rich Yee
Whether he's spinning hot stove league gossip or swapping tall tales, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (No. 28) seems to have caught the appreciative attention of outfielder Hunter Pence (No. 8), Eli Whiteside (center) and another dugout colleague. Pictured before taking the field on Friday night, the Giants would later fall to the Chicago Cubs, 8-1. Photo by Rich Yee.
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San Francisco Giants - 5-20-16 - Rich Yee
In the first inning of Friday night's game, Chicago Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward made a spectacular, diving catch off the bat of Giants outfielder, Denard Span. Heyward's momentum sent him crashing into the outfield wall, where he lay in pain, attended to by teammates and the Cubs trainer. After several minutes, Heyward stood and walked unsteadily to the Cubs dugout, to fan applause. An MRI later confirmed Heyward will miss 3-5 days due to a contusion near his right rib and hip area.
SanFranGiants
San Francisco Giants - 5-20-16 - Rich Yee
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Giants outfielder Angel Pagan safely advanced to third base on a ground out by Denard Span. The safe call was not unanimous. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.
SF49ers
San Francisco 49ers - 5-24-16 - Kenny Karst
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (No. 81) remains an unsigned, unrestricted free agent. Has new San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly moved on with the likes of Torrey Smith, DeAndre Smelter and Eric Rogers? Time will tell as summer camp nears. 

SF49ers
San Francisco 49ers - 5-24-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Savannah poses for a photo on the sideline at Levi's Stadium during the football game with the St. Louis Rams on January 3, 2016.  The Gold Rush will cheer on 49ers fans beginning Sunday, August 14 when the Niners host the Houston Texans in their first preseason game of the 2016 season.

OaklandRaiders
Oakland Raiders 5-23-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiderettes have announced their captains for the upcoming 2016 season. Left to right: Jacqulyn, Cassie, Monica and Noelle. Photo by Ed Jay.

AmgenTour
Amgen Tour - 5-22-16 - Ed Jay
After 782 miles and 8 days of racing, Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) of the Etixx -- Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team wins the 2016 Amgen Tour of California with a time of 31:47:50. The Tour of California started one week ago in San Diego and ended on Sunday in Sacramento. At 23-years-old, Alaphilippe is the youngest winner of this race.

AmgenTour
Angen Tour - 5-22-16 - Ed Jay
With thousands of fans lining the streets of Santa Rosa for the Amgen Tour of California, Team KATUSHA's star sprinter Alexander Kristoff (NOR, in red) catapulted to a stage win, his eighth of the season, by a few inches over Peter Sagan of Tinkoff (SVK, in green), who had spent much of the 109.1-mile day in a breakaway. Photo by Ed Jay.

AmgenTour
Amgen Tour - 5-22-16 - Ed Jay
The men's team line up at the start of Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California, held in Santa Rosa. Photo by Ed Jay.

AmgenTour
Amgen Tour - 5-22-16 - Ed Jay
The Women cyclists on the Amgen Tour of California compete in the final stage in Sacramento, a 20-lap circuit through the streets of Sacramento. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Mazda Raceway - 5-24-16 - Kenny Karst
The No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR in the GT Le Mans class, driven by Earl Bamber of Whanganui, New Zealand and Frederic Makowiecki of Arras, France, powers through turn number five at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during a practice run for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship of the Continental Monterey Grand Prix on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The next main event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the Superbike World Championship, July 8-10. Visit www.mazdaraceway.com  for tickets and further information. Photo by Kenny Karst.

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Stanford - McCaffrey - 5-24-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey, seen here during the 2015 Pac-12 Championship Game against USC, will no doubt be a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy this year. In 2015, McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting behind Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Photo by Kenny Karst.
CalBears
Cal - 5-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cal center fielder Aaron Knapp (No. 23) races in to make a diving catch during the Bears' Pac-12 game (29-19, 11-14 Pac-12) against the Utah Utes in Berkeley on Saturday evening. The Utes (22-25, 16-9 Pac-12) hit three home runs to earn the 8-3 victory.
CalBears
Cal v. Utah - 5-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cal's Robbie Tenerowicz (No. 1) applies the tag on Utah third baseman Dallas Carroll's (No. 23) unsuccessful attempt to steal second base. Photo by Darren Yamashita.
CalBears
Cal v. Utah - 5-21-16 - Darren Yamashita
Bears catcher Brett Cumberland (No. 28) drives a ball deep to left in the ninth inning (multiple exposure image in camera). The Bears and Utes conclude the series Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Both games can be seen on the Pac-12 Network. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Darren Yamashita.
thefitexpo
The Fit Expo - 5-23-16 - Kenneth Wong
TheFitExpo returned to the San Jose Convention Center for the fifth year on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, with competitions, demonstrations, seminars, fitness exhibits and vendors. Venum, a clothing and nutrition company, offered interested parties a discount on the Perfect Shaker. For more information, visit www.venum.com or www.thefitexpo.com. Photo by Kenneth Wong.
raceacrossamerica
The Fit Expo - 5-23-16 - Kenneth Wong
NLAforHer/workout supplements for women, also participated in TheFixExpo with a full compliment of staff. For more information, visit www.nlaforher.com or www.thefitexpo.com. Photo by Kenneth Wong.
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RAAM - 5-23-16
After last year's Race Across America (RAAM) and finishing second, David Hasse (USA), with his best time ever (8 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes, 14.16 mph average speed), lamented the commitment it takes to mount a serious RAAM effort and mentioned that 2015 would be his last Race. But within weeks of his strong effort, the four-time RAAM finisher reconsidered. "I struggled a little until September when I decided I was going to do it again." So Haase is back and insists (again) this is his last. "I already have my bikes and my RAAM van listed for sale," he revealed with a laugh. Haase is among the favorites for this 35th edition of RAAM, which starts June 14 and hopes to be the first US-born winner of the 3,000 mile coast-to-coast race since Allen Larson in 2003. "That was a pretty good race for us last year," Haase observed, "I know there's room for improvement, but I don't know how much. It's still down to how fast I can ride." Photo credit: Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.
SFDeltas
San Francisco Deltas - 4-23-16
A player is knocked upside down after a hit during the San Francisco Deltas bubble soccer event held at Marina Green on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in San Francisco. The Deltas are a new North American Soccer League (NASL) Division II member set to debut at Kezar Stadium in February of 2017. Photo credit: Santiago Mejia/SF Deltas @sfdeltas

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Calendar
Monday, May 23
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m.,
     Game 5 (Playoffs)
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Seattle Mariners, 7:10 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes,
     7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24
Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder,
     6 p.m., Game 4 (Playoffs)
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Seattle Mariners, 7:10 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:35 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25
San Jose Sharks v. St. Louis Blues, 6 p.m., Game 6,
     (Playoffs)
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Seattle Mariners, 7:10 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     12:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:35 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
 Thursday, May 26
Golden State Warriors v. Oklahoma City Thunder,
     6 p.m., Game 5 (Playoffs)
San Jose Giants @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:35 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, May 27
San Jose Sharks @ St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m., Game 7
     (Playoffs, if needed)
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Detroit Tigers, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Oklahoma City
     RedHawks, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lake Elisnore Storm, 7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Saturday, May 28
Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder,
     6 p.m., Game 6 (Playoffs, if needed)
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
San Francisco FlameThrowers v. Vancouver Riptide,
     6 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC v. Swope Park Rangers,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Oklahoma City
     RedHawks, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lake Elisnore Storm, 6 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Sunday, May 29
San Francisco Giants @ Colorado Rockies,
     1:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Modesto Nuts, 1 p.m.
San Jose Spiders v. Vancouver Riptide, 1 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Oklahoma City
     RedHawks, 1:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Lake Elisnore Storm, 1 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Salt Lake Bees, 5:35 p.m.
Golf Tournaments

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) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate, California League
Stockton Ports (Oakland A's) -- Class A
     Advanced Affiliate, 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
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AndyDolich
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
Curry - 5-23-16
Stephen Curry
Andy Dolich -- 2015

All That Jazz
 
By Andy Dolich

In light of the ongoing magic carpet ride of the Golden State Warriors and the individual onslaught on the record book by the current NBA Most Valuable Player, the arguments over who is pro basketball's all-time greatest player are about as worthwhile as naming the No. 1 jazz performer.
 
In gyms and jazz joints, the only point that matters is, Can you play?
 
MJ, Dr. J, Big O, Magic, Kareem, the Iceman, Kobe, Hakeem, Tiny, Wilt, the Logo, Elgin, Bird, Russell, Duncan, Moses, the Pearl and Cousy, every one of these maestros made his own music.
 
Billie Holiday, Charlie Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Etta James, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis -- if you are a jazz aficionado, tell me: Who is the absolute best ever from this group?

Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Stephen Curry is the NBA's MVP and MVI (Most Valuable Improviser). He bounces to lyrics, arcs, riffs, notes, glass kisses and angles that nobody else sees. He is hip with hops and chops.
 
Innovative instrumental artists and kings of the court follow the same path to greatness: their own. You can't GPS yourself to the summit of your craft. The ESP in becoming an MVP is in their DNA.
 
When these all-stars aren't being judged by the media, their contemporary challengers, stars of another time and fans, they are always working in some fortress of solitude, improving on skills that are already special.  
 
NBA courts, no matter where the arena may be, are all the same: 94 by 50 feet with two 10-foot baskets. Over the years, hall-of-famers wrote their own masterpieces on different parts of the hardwood song sheet. There are no air right restrictions or speed limits in the NBA. A basketball arena, like a jazz club, is a three-dimensional world of creativity.

Wilt, Shaq, Bill Russell and Dikembe made the paint a place where you couldn't play any music in their house. Cousy, Stockton and Nash were happy to drop you a dime, with no questions asked. Magic, Bird, Iceman and Curry were riffing all over the court, like the best jazzmen. 
 
Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley
Dave Brubeck
Dave Brubeck
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

The quintet on the courts resemble the great jazz groups of five. Stars don't shine as brightly without superior sidemen of skill. Talent and teamwork are in perfect balance when the magic begins.
 
Curry and the jazz all-stars always amaze. Steph has redefined the game. He plays the Spalding as a finely tuned instrument. He can launch from another zip code or lay the highest, softest, sweetest kiss higher off the glass that anyone's ever seen.
 
Every gig or game is an opportunity to create something never heard or seen before. That's what masters do. Even hardened veterans of the hardwood or jazz sessions know when a new frontier is being crossed. Curry just dropped 17 in OT on the Blazers after coming back from two weeks off with a knee injury. Miles Davis liked to say, "Don't play what's there; play what's not," or "You have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself."
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The game, like the music, has seen many virtuoso performers who bring their audiences wonder, joy, surprise, tears, purity and beauty. Whether you are listening to Charlie "Bird" Parker or watching Larry Bird, there is a special sauce that these artists know how to whip up, lay down and spread out.
 
It does not matter whether you are Steph breaking ankles before launching a stepback three or John Coltrane wailing outside the musical lines, these hoop hipsters and musical magicians are the coolest cats. Whether the lights go up in the arena or down in some jazz cavern, these cats are pure and in a zone that others just dream about.

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.

Sports Pulse
Dave Newhouse - 5-19-16 - Barnes & Noble
Co-authors Lou Campanelli (left) and Dave Newhouse at their book signing at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Emeryville, May 19, 2016.

Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream: How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World
 
By Lou Campanelli
and Dave Newhouse
Former Cal basketball coach Lou Campanelli and local veteran sportswriter Dave Newhouse have co-authored a book chronicling Campanelli's accomplishments as a successful collegiate basketball coach. Campanelli started in 1972, when he arrived at a small teachers college known as Madison College in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The name was changed to James Madison University and Lou built the basketball program into national prominence before coming to Cal and returning the Bears program into a Pac-10 winner.
 
Co-author Dave Newhouse will be making the following appearances: Friday, June 10, Berkeley Breakfast Club, 7 a.m. (general author talk); Saturday, June 25, Castro Valley Library, 2 p.m. (general author talk); Saturday, July 23, Montclair Library, Oakland, 3 p.m. (general author talk).
 
The book can be ordered at Amazon.com and at bookstores.
Sports Pulse
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To register, visit www.berkeleychamber.com or call 510-549-7000.

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De La Salle Summer Basketball Camps 
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Registration for our summer 2016 De La Salle basketball camp sessions are filling up quickly, with young boys and girls eager to have fun. Inspire a child's love for basketball by encouraging them to sign up and participate in one of our many camps this summer.

Click here to register for our summer basketball camps. Early registrations by May 1 will receive a special discount off the regularly scheduled price.

We hope to see many young boys and girls this summer at De La Salle High School.

Go Spartans,
Coach AJ Kuhle

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San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Aug. 11th-15th     Houston Texans            TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 18th-22nd    @ Denver Broncos       TBD        KPIX 5
Aug. 25th-28th     Green Bay Packers       TBD        KPIX 5
Thurs., Sept. 1      San Diego Chargers    TBD        KPIX 5
 
San Francisco 49ers Season Schedule
Week      Date         Opponent                        Time           TV
1   Mon., Sept. 12   Los Angeles Rams     7:20 p.m.   ESPN
2   Sun., Sept.  18  @ Carolina Panthers   10 a.m.      FOX
3   Sun, Sept. 25    @ Seattle Seahawks   1:05 p.m.   FOX
4   Sun., Oct. 2        Dallas Cowboys           1:25 p.m.   FOX
5   Thurs., Oct. 6     Arizona Cardinals         5:25 p.m.  
                                                                      CBS/NFLN/Twitter
6*  Sun., Oct. 16    @ Buffalo Bills                10 a.m.       FOX
7*  Sun., Oct. 23    Tampa Bay Bucs             1:05 p.m.   FOX
8*  Sun., Oct. 30    BYE Week
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     New Orleans Saints        1:05 p.m.   FOX
10*  Sun., Nov. 13   @ Arizona Cardinals    1:25 p.m.   FOX
11*  Sun., Nov. 20   New England Patriots   1:25 p.m.   CBS
12*  Sun., Nov. 27   @ Miami Dolphins         10 a.m.      FOX
13*  Sun., Dec. 4     @ Chicago Bears          10 a.m.      FOX
14*  Sun., Dec. 11   New York Jets                1:05 p.m.   CBS
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ Atlanta Falcons        1:05 p.m.   FOX
16    Sat., Dec. 24    @ Los Angeles Rams  1:25 p.m.   FOX
17*   Sun., Jan. 1     Seattle Seahawks         1:25 p.m.   FOX
 All times Pacific
*  Beginning with Week 6 and excluding Week 16, 49ers kickoff times are eligible to be "flexed" into the Sunday-night window.
Oakland Raiders Preseason Schedule
Date                     Opponent                        Time        TV
Fri., Aug. 12        @ Arizona Cardinals     7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Thurs., Aug. 18   @ Green Bay Packers   5 p.m.   KTVU/KICU
Sat., Aug. 27        Tennessee Titans           5 p.m.   CBS
Thurs., Sept. 1     Seattle Seahawks          7 p.m.   KTVU/KICU

Oakland Raiders Season Schedule
Week      Date        Opponent                          Time            TV         
1   Sun., Sept. 11   @ New Orleans Saints   10 a.m.        FOX
2   Sun., Sept. 18    Atlanta Falcons                1:25 p.m.    CBS
3   Sun., Sept. 25   @ Tennessee Titans       10 a.m.       CBS
4   Sun., Oct. 2      @ Baltimore Ravens         10 a.m.       CBS
5*  Sun., Oct. 9      San Diego Chargers         1:25 p.m.    CBS
6*  Sun., Oct. 16   Kansas City Chiefs             1:05 p.m.    CBS
7*  Sun., Oct. 23   @ Jacksonville Jaguars     10 a.m.      CBS
8*  Sun., Oct. 30   @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 a.m.     CBS
9*  Sun., Nov. 6     Denver Broncos                   5:30 p.m.   NBC
10*   BYE Week
11*   Mon., Nov. 21  Houston Tex. (Mex. City)   5:30 p.m. ESPN
12*   Sun., Nov. 27   Carolina Panthers           1:25 p.m.    CBS
13*   Sun., Dec. 4     Buffalo Bills                       1:05 p.m.    CBS
14*   Thurs., Dec. 8  @ Kansas City Chiefs      5:25 p.m.
                                                                              NBC/NFLN/Twitter
15*  Sun., Dec. 18   @ San Diego Chargers  1:25 p.m.    CBS
16    Sat., Dec. 24     Indianapolis Colts           1:05 p.m.    CBS
17    Sun., Jan. 1      @ Denver Broncos          1:25 p.m.    CBS
All times Pacific
* Subject to change due to flexible scheduling.
 

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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

Henry's Sports Bar & GastroPub / Hotel Durant, Berkeley

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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