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Photos from Ultimate Sports Guide photographers capturing San Francisco Bay Area sporting events and beyond. Our talented photographers include
Michael Zagaris, Ed Jay, Kenny Karst, Rich Yee, Kenneth Wong,
Ron Sellers, 
Darren Yamashita and Larry Rosa.

Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 2017
Issue No. 129

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The Bay Area's team, the San Francisco FlameThrowers, have a roster full of stars and finished the 2016 season with an impressive 11-3 record and in first place in the West Conference. All local games are played at the Laney College football field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART
For more information, visit www.sfflamethrowers.com.
See you at a game! 


Henry's Logo - 3-31-16
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For Your Viewing Pleasure

Mazda Raceway - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
The winner of Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship, Tom Sykes (center) of Ashford, England, is showered with champagne on the victory stand at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by second place rider Davide Guigliano (left) of Rome, Italy and third place rider Chaz Davies (right) of Knighton, Wales on Sunday, July 10.

Game Day - 3-31-16
Henry's Sports Bar is Berkeley's best place to catch all the games on 13 TVs, including the 108" Big Screen TV. We have all the Sports Packages and Sports Channels, including the Pac-12 Network. From baseball to soccer / futbol, to the Rio Olympics to Cal Athletics, come to Henry's for great local and regional craft brews, FAN-tastic food and great times with your friends at Berkeley's Best Sports Bar and GastroPub. Henry's is located in the Hotel Durant, just steps away from UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, and the Greek Theater. Monday Night Baseball specials! Watch the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's and all baseball teams and get ready to SCOOOOOOORE! with the biggest soccer matches of the year at Henry's Sports Bar and GastroPub, 2600 Durant Street, Berkeley, 94704! (510) 809-4132.

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Mazda Raceway - July 17 - Kenny Karst
Race 2 winner of the FIM Superbike World Championship, Tom Sykes, leads the pack on the first lap of the race, coming through Turn 5 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his #66 Kawasaki ZX-10R, with second place finisher Davide Guigliano behind on his #34 Ducati Panigale R, Jonathan Rea on his #1 Kawasaki ZX-10R, and Chaz Davies on his #7 Ducati Panigale R on Sunday, July 10. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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Mazda Raceway - 7-16-16 - Kenny Karst
The Honda Girls display big smiles on pit lane during the fan walk prior to Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Mazda Raceway - 7-10-16 - Kenny Karst
Rider Gianluca Vizziello of Policer, Italy powers up the hill out of Turn 5 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his #4 Kawasaki ZX-10R with riders in hot pursuit during Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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Kevin Durant - 7-18-16 - Ed Jay
ABC News reports new Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant admitted  Wednesday that his relationship with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook likely "won't ever be the same again" and that he'll just have to get used to being the villain. "I just told him. I let him know how I felt," Durant said of his conversation with Westbrook. "Obviously our relationship won't ever be the same again. But it's something I wanted to do, and I expressed that to him. Hopefully he respected it." To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. 
Photo by Ed Jay.

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SF Giants - 7-18-16 - Rich Yee
The "K"s running along the right field wall (top) at AT&T Park tell the dramatic story of Sunday night, July 10. Starting San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (right) is seen deep into the final innings of a brilliantly pitched game, giving up just one hit and striking out 14 Arizona Diamondbacks batters. Each strikeout is symbolized by a "K" and 14 was the final total. The backwards "K?" The batter was called out and did not swing at his last pitch. Final score: Giants 4, Diamondbacks 0.
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SF Giants - 7-18-16 - Rich Yee
Giants Mash-Up! San Francisco Giants outfielders (left to right) Angel Pagan, Denard Span and Gregor Blanco celebrate Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner's remarkable one-hit performance on July 10 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Final score: Giants 4, Diamondbacks 0. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee. 
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SF Giants 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher George Kontos, in his sixth year out of Northwestern University, is a valuable asset in the Giants' bullpen.  Throwing predominantly cut fastballs, Kontos has a respectable ERA of 2.96 in 33 games this year with 20 strikeouts. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
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Ryon Healy - A's - 7-18-16 - Michael Zagaris
Oakland A's infielder Ryon Healy kisses his bat after crushing a three run home run in the second inning for his first major league hit. Outfielder Khris Davis add two home runs of his own as the A's slipped past the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, at the Coliseum on Saturday, July 16. Sonny Gray won for the first time in nearly three months.

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Oakland A's - 7-18-16 - Michael Zagaris
Home plate umpire Mark Wegner tosses both Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin and first baseman Yonder Alonso in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was the first ejection of the season for Melvin and Alonso but didn't slow the A's down on Friday night, July 15, as they emerged with an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Z - Giants and A's - 7-18-16 - Michael Zagaris
Oakland A's shortstop Marcus Semien scores on a Josh Phegley double in the top of the ninth inning, extending their lead. The A's would win the shootout against the San Francisco Giants, 13-11 on June 28, and took the four-game Battle of the Bay series, three games to one. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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Sonoma Raceway - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin finished second in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in his #11 Toyota Camry behind the Sprint Cup Series race winner Tony Stewart on Sunday, June 26 at Sonoma Raceway© 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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Sonoma Raceway - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin comes through Turn 3 at Sonoma Raceway in his #11 Toyota Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday,

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49ers - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton leaps into the stands after catching a touchdown pass against the Dallas Cowboys on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium  in Santa Clara. The Niners host the Houston Texans in their first preseason game on Sunday, August 14. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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49rs - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
The San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders dance during pregame festivities last August 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Raiders
Khalil Mack - Raiders - 7-18-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders high-powered defensive end and outside linebacker Kahlil Mack introduces himself to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during their game last September at the Coliseum. The Raiders would win, 37-33. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Raiders - 7-18-16 - Ed Jay
The Youth Empowerment Summit program offered an opportunity for 100+ young women to attend an event hosted at the Oakland Raiders' training facility in Alameda on July 13. The focus was on leadership and in partnership with Girls Inc. of Alameda County and the Biletnikoff Foundation. Participants heard from leading female executives about their roles in the Oakland Raiders organization. Photo by Ed Jay.


Raiders - 7-18-16 - Ed Jay
Panel speakers at the Youth Empowerment Summit included (left to right) Rabiatou Ahmadou, Young African Leaders Initiative fellow; Erin Exum, Oakland Raiders;  Candace, Oakland Raiderette and First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps; Rosie Bone, Oakland Raiders. Photo by Ed Jay.


Raiders - 7-18-16 - Ed Jay
Angela Biletnikoff (eighth from left), of the Biletnikoff Foundation, is pictured with participants of the Youth Empowerment Summit program sponsored by the Oakland Raiders at their training facility in Alameda on July 13. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

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san Jose Earthquakes - 7-18-16 - Kenneth Wong
The San Jose Earthquakes could not penetrate the stout FC Dallas defense on Friday night, July 8, and the Quakes suffered their first home loss of the season, 1-0.  But good news arrived a week later, on Saturday night, July 16, when the Quakes handed Toronto FC a 2-1 defeat at Avaya Stadium, despite playing with only nine men most of the second half. To view a photo album of the FC Dallas game, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.

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Bank of the West - 2016 - Ed Jay
The Bank of the West Classic begins today and will run through this week with the championship round on Sunday, July 24. It is the longest running women-only tennis tournament in the world and is the first stop towards the U.S. Open in September. The event is held on the Taube Family Tennis Center at Stanford. Past tournament winners have included the legendary greats in the sport and Venus Williams is seeded No. 1 this year. She will also represent the U.S. at the Rio Olympics. For more information, visit www.bankofthewestclassic.com.

Cal Student-Athletes
We continue a new series of regular reports on promising Cal athletes for our readers, authored by one of their very own, Nicole Henriksson. Nicole is a talented third-year double major (Political Science/American Studies) student who still finds time to excel on UC Berkeley's field hockey team and compile profiles of her fellow student-athletes. 
We are sure you will enjoy them.


Cal - 7-18-16 - Nicole
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Stanford - 7-18-16 - Kenny Karst
Wide receiver Devon Cajuste (#89), who has been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, catches a pass for the Stanford Cardinal in the 2015 Pac-12 Championship Game against USC safety Marvell Tell III (#7) on December 5, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Stanford opens their 2016 football season by hosting the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday, September 2 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
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Vineman 70.3 - 7-10-16 - Larry Rosa
Ironman 70.3 Vineman is staged in and around the Sonoma County communities of Guerneville, Windsor and Healdsburg. The split transition race begins at Johnson's Beach, nestled in the redwoods of the town of Guerneville. The 1.2 mile swim out-and-back takes place in the calm, misty Russian River. Athletes transition to their bikes, setting out on the 56-mile course that winds through vineyards and quaint towns. The town of Windsor hosts transition Two, where athletes begin a challenging half-marathon with the finish line at Windsor High School. The course is a tour of Sonoma County's beautiful wine country, passing through four different grape growing regions: Russian River Valley Region, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill. Above: Johnson's Beach on the Russian River. 
To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
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SF Deltas - 7-18-16
 The San Francisco Deltas invited fans of all ages to score a goal at the team's booth at the 38th annual Carnaval in San Francisco recently. The Deltas, a new North American Soccer League (NASL) Division II member, are set to debut at Kezar Stadium in February of 2017. For more information, visit www.sfdeltas.com.
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RAAM - 7-18-16 - Vic
RAAM - 7-18-16 - Vic
When 57-year-old Seana Hogan (USA) left Oceanside, California she was Race Across America's (RAAM) only 6-time winner. When she arrived 3,069 miles away in Annapolis, Maryland, 12 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes later, she succeeded in breaking the women's 50-59-age category average speed record of 9.83 mph previously held by Kathy Roche-Wallace (USA). Hogan is also now the oldest woman to finish solo RAAM and now the event's only 7-time winner (1992, '93, '94, '95, '97  '98 and 2016) and having a 16-year span between wins is another record. Hogan, who won RAAM 6 times in her 20's and 30's, shared the motivation behind her desire to go for the 50-59 record, "A lot of people, when they get older, realize they can't do something as well as they could when they were younger and then they just don't do it. I don't want to live my life that way. I want to be able to feel free, to do what I want to do and not be swayed by other people and what they think." 

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24
Calendar
Monday, July 18
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,
     7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ New Orleans Zephyrs,
    4 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     8:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19
San Francisco Giants @ Boston Red Sox, 4:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,
     10:35 a.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ New Orleans Zephyrs,
     4 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20
San Francisco Giants @ Boston Red Sox, 4:10 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Houston Astros, 12:35 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ New Orleans Zephyrs,
     4 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers,
     12:35 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 21
Oakland A's v. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v, Inland Empire 66ers, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ New Orleans Zephyrs,
     5 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     1:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics @ Sonoma Stompers, 6:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 22
San Francisco Giants @ New York Yankees,
     4:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m.
San Jose Giants v, Inland Empire 66ers, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Omaha Storm Chasers,
     7:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 23
San Francisco Giants @ New York Yankees,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v, Inland Empire 66ers, 6 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,
     7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 7 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Omaha Storm Chasers,
     7:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 5:05
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 6 p.m.




Sunday, July 24
San Francisco Giants @ New York Yankees,
    10:05 a.m.
Oakland A's v. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:05 p.m.
Sacramento FC @ Vancouver Whitecaps, 2 p.m.
San Jose Giants v, Inland Empire 66ers, 5 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,
     1:05 p.m. Game One
Sacramento River Cats v. El Paso Chihuahuas,
     Game Two
Stockton Ports @ Visalia Rawhide, 6 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Omaha Storm Chasers,
     6:35 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 1:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 
     12 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
Hotel Durant - 7-18-16
Newhouse
Book Review

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
Smoky Joe Wood
Smoky Joe Wood
Jerry Lee Lewis 7-18-16
Jerry Lee Lewis
Bruce Jenkins book - 7-18-16

Shop Around: Growing Up With Motown in a Sinatra Household

By Bruce Jenkins
 
Reviewed by Dave Newhouse

Bruce Jenkins' writing style sets him apart from other Bay Area sports journalists, in that he merges the past with the present better than other local scribes in offering a historic picture of progress in the sporting arena.
 
Roger Federer is great, but is he better than Rod Laver? Serena Williams is fabulous, but is she any more fabulous than Helen Wills Moody? Clayton Kershaw is a lockdown pitcher, but is he Sandy Koufax? And couldn't Wilt Chamberlain score 100 against any of today's NBA centers?
 
These are made-up examples of the manner in which Jenkins educates his loyal column readers in the San Francisco Chronicle. But there's another side of Jenkins' diversified, and earthy, writing skill that once again has surfaced: the world of music.
 
He was born into one world --  music -- and evolved into another -- sports. His father was the famous orchestra leader-arranger-songwriter Gordon Jenkins, while his mother, Beverly Mahr, was quite the singer back in the golden days of radio. Music or sports, Bruce writes in perfect tune.
 
Bruce, at 10, gave a piano recital at Nat King Cole's house; then he sat in on Frank Sinatra's recording sessions, conducted by Bruce's father; and he later interviewed Sinatra for his 2005 book Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins, a tribute to his father, who died in 1984.
 
Now Bruce is back with his latest book on music: Shop Around: Growing Up With Motown in a Sinatra Household (Wellstone Books). He has shown once again, in encyclopedic style, that he is equally astute in discussing Smokey Robinson or Smoky Joe Wood.
 
Bruce believes that Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' recording of "Shop Around" is the music end-all, hence the title of the book. If you love music as well as sports, Bruce is your conductor. His detailed account of the revolutionary Motown sound -- a "new kind of soul music" -- makes the reader feel that Bruce could be as accomplished a music critic as he is a sports critic. A book on pitcher Smoky Joe Wood, a 34-game winner with the Boston Red Sox in 1912, awaits.
 
I've got a decade in age on Bruce, so my music interests began in the 1950s, when rhythm and blues merged with rock 'n' roll to knock such banal ballads as "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window" off the record charts and off the disc jockeys' record stacks. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and the Platters dominated my world, and I felt about "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" (Jerry Lee Lewis) the same way that Bruce feels about "Shop Around." Those were my end-alls.
 
But I learned a great deal, regardless, about music from Bruce's newest book, including how Johnny Cash stole from Gordon Jenkins, turning the latter's "Crescent City Blues" into "Folsom Prison Blues," nearly word for word. Jenkins, the father, received $175,000 for such larceny.
 
Make no mistake, this is a music book, not a sports book. Bruce makes only a brief commentary on sports, which leads to my only negative comment, not of the writing, but the mindset. Everyone knows Barry Bonds cheated in inflating his home run statistics into record status. But, in Bruce's words, "it never stopped me ... from casting Hall of Fame votes for [Bonds] and rigorously defending that stance against the crowd of self-righteous moralists."
 
I guess he's talking about me, but in my mind someone who cheats the game is a cheater, no matter if it's Shoeless Joe Jackson or Pete Rose or Barry Bonds. Look at all the home run leaders, league MVPs, and Cy Young Award winners who sullied their careers with accusations of steroid use. None of them belong in Cooperstown.
 
But don't let that stop you from reading Bruce's book. There's no need to shop around if you like terrific writing, whether it's about layups or lyrics. Bruce is your man, top of the charts.
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Retired Oakland Tribune columnist Dave Newhouse published two books in 2015:
Founding 49ers: The Dark Days Before the Dynasty, and Dare To Dream: How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World.
Both are now available at bookstores and from Amazon.

VisualTreat
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Stanford
SF Giants
San Francisco Giants
David Carr
Oakland Raiders
Steph Curry
Golden State Warriors
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Highly Recommended!

Oaks Card Club - 6-20-16

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Sports Pulse
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De La Salle Summer Basketball Camps 
Now Open!
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

Everywon Race - 6-6-16
For more information, visit https://everywon.org/event/1/info

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San Francisco 49ers Preseason Schedule
Date                       Opponent                        Time          TV
Sun., Aug. 14       Houston Texans            4 p.m.     KPIX 5
Sat., Aug. 20        @ Denver Broncos       6 p.m.     KPIX 5
Fri,, Aug. 26          Green Bay Packers      7 p.m.     KPIX 5
Thur., Sep. 1         San Diego Chargers    7 p.m.     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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Sports bars we recommend visiting or living in

 

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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