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Darren Yamashita and Larry Rosa.

Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7
Issue No. 131

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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 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 San Francisco FlameThrowers information, visit www.sfflamethrowers.com.
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Berkeley's Best
SPORTS BAR!!!

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Jose Reddick - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
The Oakland Athletics made a trade today that will send outfielder Josh Reddick (pictured) and starting pitcher Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitchers
Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes and Jharrel Cotton.

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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Bank of the West Classic - 7-24-16 - Ed Jay
Champion Johanna Konta (GBR) displays her trophy after having won the 2016 Bank of the West Classic by defeating Venus Williams (USA) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University on Sunday, July 24. Konta became the first British woman to win the Classic since 1977. Williams and Konta will represent their respective countries at the Rio Olympics this month. Photo by Ed Jay.


Venus Williams - 7-24-16 - Ed Jay
Venus Williams met with the press after her loss in the finals at the Bank of the West Classic. Always gracious and expansive, she remains a crowd favorite. As a result of her play, Venus moved up to No. 6 in the WTA (World Tennis Association) 
world rankings. Photo by  Ed Jay.

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Mazda Raceway - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
The winner of Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship, Tom Sykes of Ashford, England, powers through Turn 5 on his #66 Kawasaki ZX-10R at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 10. The next event is the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, featuring four days of racing with historic cars in multiple categories, from August 18-21. Described as a museum springing to life, this is the only event where historic cars are doing what they were originally intended to do...race. Approximately 550 race cars are invited to compete. For further information, visit www.mazdaraceway.com. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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Mazda Raceway - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
Rider Tom Sykes pauses on his victory lap for a photograph with the flaggers of Turn 5 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca after winning Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship on Sunday, July 10. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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Mazda Raceway - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
The beIN Sports Girls pose for a photo during the fan fest activities on pit lane before Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, July 10. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

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SF Giants - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain experienced the highs and lows of a quality starting pitcher on Sunday. Cain pitched a no-hitter for five innings against the Washington Nationals but was lifted for a pitch hitter!  And his replacement? Another pitcher! But Madison Bumgarner quickly validated the decision with a ringing double and another pitcher then became involved. Jeff Samardzija was sent in as a pinch runner for Bumgarner and later scored. Photo by Rich Yee.
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SF Giants - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan continues to put up strong numbers and drove in two more runs in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park, bringing his total for the year to 37. Photo by Rich Yee.
SanFranGiants
Hunter Pence - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence rejoined the team last Saturday after
missing the better part of two months on the disabled list for a serious hamstring injury, and in those last 27 at bats, has nine hits for a .333 average with three RBIs, a walk and four runs scored. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
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SF Giants - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
A Bruce Bochy Gnome greeted the first 30,000 fans to the game on Sunday, presented by AT&T. Photo by Rich Yee.
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San Francisco Giants - 7-26-16 - Rich Yee
Strategy Summit! San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (and a former catcher himself for 11 years) discusses game-time strategy with Giants All-Star catcher Buster Posey before their game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, July 26, at AT&T Park. Something surely worked as the Giants won 9-7 and Buster went 2 for 4 with a steal of third! Photo by Rich Yee.
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San Francisco Giants - 7-26-16 - Rich Yee
Laws of gravity prevented San Francisco Giants center fielder Denard Span from leaping 20 feet higher and snagging the long drive off the bat of Cincinnati's Joey Votto in the top of the fourth inning. Instead, limited to a five-foot jump, Span crashed into the wall as Votto's ball sailed on for a home run and bounced off the head of the fan with his hands outstretched. (Ball is pictured.) Photo by Rich Yee.
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Oakland A's - 8-1-16 - Michael Zagaris
Fleet-footed Oakland A's shortstop Marcus Semien eludes the tag of Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis and scores the winning run on Josh Reddick's infield single for a walk-off 4-3 victory in the 10th inning on July 19. Surprisingly, Semien scored from second base on an errant throw by Houston's shortstop Carlos Correa.

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Oakland A's - 8-1-16 - Michael Zagaris
Let it fly! The Oakland A's right fielder Josh Reddick (with hair!) and infielder Yonder Alonso celebrate after Reddick's infield single in extras walks off the Houston Astros, 4-3. (Breaking news now tells us Josh Reddick will be wearing Dodger Blue.)

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Stephen Vogt - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
Oakland Athletics veteran catcher Stephen Vogt puts on his gear in the dugout during a recent game at the Oakland Coliseum.  Vogt was a member of the 2016 American League All-Star team that played on July 12 in San Diego.

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Sonoma Raceway - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger, a local from Los Gatos, CA who qualified for the second spot in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 behind pole winner Carl Edwards, is introduced to the crowd before the race on Sunday, June 26 at Sonoma Raceway.

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Sonoma Raceway - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
The #47 Chevrolet SS of NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger powers through Turn 3 at Sonoma Raceway during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 26. Allmendinger finished 14th in a field of 40 cars. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

SF49ers
49ers - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert, seen here in action against the Cincinnati Bengals last December 20th, will be competing with Colin Kaepernick for the starting position during the 2016 summer training camp. Gabbert, a graduate of the University of Missouri, is playing his sixth season in the NFL. 

SF49ers
Deion - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
FOX Sports commentator Deion Sanders, veteran NFL cornerback and return specialist of the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, is seen here on the FOX set at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara before the game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks last October.  Is there any doubt why his nickname is "Neon Deion?"

SF49ers
49ers - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
The San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders perform a routine between quarters at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara last October 2015.

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Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders have extended the contract of general manager Reggie McKenzie for an additional four years. McKenzie has provided a steady hand in the rebuilding of the team through smart free agent signings and productive draft picks. Many are predicting the Raiders to return to the playoffs this year with a solid core of young, confident and talented players and experienced veterans. McKenzie is pictured with wife, June. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders opened their training camp in Napa over the weekend and during the post-camp autograph session QB Derek Carr attentively asked a young fan for his name. The Raiders first preseason home game is Saturday evening, August 27, versus the Tennessee Titans at 5 p.m. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
Wide receiver Amari Cooper makes a nifty catch at the Oakland Raiders training camp on Saturday in Napa. Cooper and Raiders QB Derek Carr have worked hard this off-season and are also roommates during training camp, which will further solidify their chemistry, both on and off the field. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Oakland Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
Running Back Latavius Murray takes the ball and sprints forward during a training camp drill. Murray ran for over 1,000 yards last year and is expected to improve on that figure as the team has one of the top-rated offensive lines going into the 2016 season. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
A long standing tradition of the Oakland Raiders is to invite season ticket holders to watch their training camp practice in Napa. Fans are always excited as this is the first time they've seen their team since the end of the previous season. For many, this will be the closest they will get to the players. Photo by Ed Jay.

RRaiders
Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
Defensive end and outside linebacker Kahlil Mack takes time after practice to sign autographs. Mack is a dominant defender and was voted No. 13 of the 100 best NFL players in the game today by the players themselves. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.

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Raiders - 8-1-16 - Ed Jay
After taking a break from cheering last year, Raiderette Autumn returns to the field this year for her sophomore season. She is a fan favorite as her name invokes the  Raiders theme song, The Autumn Wind. Photo by Ed Jay.



Pac 12 - 8-1-16 - Ann Cooke
The Ninth annual Bay Area College Football Media Day, presented by the San Francisco 49ers and the Foster Farms Bowl, was held on Thursday morning, July 28, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Left to right: Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector, San Jose State coach Ron Caragher and wife Wendy, and San Jose State wide receiver Tim Crawley. Photo by Ann Cooke.

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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.


Nicole - 8-1-16 - Cal
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Stanford - 8-1-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love, a sophomore out of Wake Forest, North Carolina, will be a major offensive threat in 2016.  Backing up presumed Heisman Trophy candidate running back Christian McCaffrey, Love is seen here last November running for a touchdown against the  University of Colorado in Boulder.
Ultimate
Ultimate - 8-1-16 - Ron Sellers
The All-Star Ultimate Tour, a group of elite college-aged female ultimate players, played a double header against two Bay Area women's ultimate club teams, Fury and Nightlock, on July 26 at Laney College in Oakland. Above, Fury and All-Stars gather for a group photo. Photo by Ron Sellers.

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YCC - 8-1-16
The Bay Area Disc Association is in the midst of a fundraiser to expand Youth Ultimate in the San Francisco Bay Area. With support, they will provide youth with the opportunity to learn and play Ultimate at all levels of competition. A wide range of youth growth experiences await, ranging from entry-level clinics to sending youth select teams to the National Championships. Donations are tax-deductible and will expand the youth program's outreach and impact. For more information, click here.
Deltas
SF Deltas - 8-1-16
The San Francisco Deltas, San Francisco's new pro soccer team, hosted Free Bubble Soccer at Street Soccer USA Park at The Yard at Mission Rock on Saturday, July 23. It was a big success as the event coincided with a neighboring Nike shoe launch and an Anchor Steam corn hole tournament. The next Free Bubble Soccer event will be held on August 20 at the Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant in Golden Gate Park. For more information, visit www.sfdeltas.com.  Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas

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Rugby - 8-1-16 - Austin Brewin
From the USARFU (Rugby) regional Club 7's tournament at Sheerin Field on Treasure Island, July 30. Score: East Palo Alto Razorbacks 12 - Seattle Saracens 19. Seattle advances to the finals in Denver. Photo by Austin Brewin.

Eugby -8-1-16 - Austin Brewin
From the USARFU (Rugby) regional Club 7's tournament at Sheerin Field on Treasure Island, July 30. Score: Olympic Club (red shirts) 17 - Seattle Saracens 14. Both teams advance to the finals in Denver. Photo by Austin Brewin.

Rugby - 8-1-16 - Austin Brewin
From the USARFU (Rugby) regional Club 7's tournament at Sheerin Field on Treasure Island, July 30. Score: Berkeley All Blues 0 - Seattle Women Saracens 41. The Berkeley Old Blues will not advance, while the Seattle Women Saracens will advance to the finals in Denver.  Photo by Austin Brewin.
Wrestling
Wresting - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
Gold Rush Pro Wrestling held a major slam down billed as The Golden Gate on Saturday night at The Gold Mine in Pacifica, with numerous titans going after each other. Above, Boyce LaGrande is leveled by a punch Heard 'Round the World from MPT
(aka Mr. Prime Time). Photo by Rich Yee.
Deltas
Wrestling - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
The Golden Boy, Dylan Drake, places a perfect kick and sends Wrestling Personified Rik Luxury reeling. Another action-packed evening of wrestling is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 27, also at The Gold Mine in Pacifica. Photo by Rich Yee.
Deltas
Wrestling - 8-1-16 - Rich Yee
Shamrock proudly displays his half of the Tag Team title. For information about future wrestling extravaganzas, visit www.goldrushprowrestling.com/. Photo by Rich Yee.

RAAM
RAAM - 8--1-16
Julian Eisenbeis
What do you do if you're an ultra-cyclist and geophysicist who wants to ride in the Race Across America (RAAM) but finds it impossible to train, since you work aboard a ship that searches for oil? If you're RAAM rookie Julian Eisenbeis (Germany) you bag the job, train your heart out and convince some of your friends to crew for you and go for it. Despite issues with an inflamed shin muscle, Eisenbeis had a strong finish and completed this year's RAAM of 3,080 miles in 11 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes (10.9 mph average) for a sixth place finish.

Eisenbeis arrived well before the RAAM start, spending time in the desert town of Borrego Springs, Calif. "I came here three weeks prior to the race to vacation and use the time to get adapted. At home 25C (77F) is a hot summer day. (Temperatures of 120F were experienced in the deserts of California and Arizona during this year's RAAM.) I wanted to see the the Grand Canyon and other things. We really enjoyed your country." Photo and caption by Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7
Calendar
Monday, Aug. 1
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Rancho Cucamonga, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,
     4:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Oklahoma City Energy
     FC, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees,
     12:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Rancho Cucamonga, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 6 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,
     4:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Bakersfield Blaze, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     6:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Rancho Cucamonga, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 4
San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies,
     10:05 a.m.
Oakland A's @ Los Angeles Angels, 4:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     6:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Sonoma Stompers, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5
San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals,
     4:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. New York City FC, 8 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 7 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     6:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Sonoma Stompers, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6
San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals,
     4:05 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC v. San Antonio FC, 8 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 5 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Albuquerque Isotopes,
     6:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 5:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Sonoma Stompers, 6 p.m.



Sunday, Aug. 7
San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals,
     10:35 a.m.
Oakland A's v. Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 5 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Tacoma Rainiers,
     6:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ Round Rock Express,
     6:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. San Rafael Pacifics, 1:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Sonoma Stompers,
     12 noon
 
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
 
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(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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Andy Dolich -- 2015

$4 Billion Dollar
Tap Out

By Andy Dolich


Since the dawn of civilization hand-to-hand combat has been part of the human condition. The Roman gladiators were one of the first pro leagues to take advantage of the public demand for mayhem and that was 5,000 years ago.
 
Billion dollar purchase price tags for sports franchises are now part of the landscape. The Los Angeles Dodgers broke through at $2.1 billion followed by Microsoft's Steve Ballmer dropping $2 billion on the Los Angeles Clippers.
 
A recent Forbes magazine valuation of the Top 50 sports franchises shows these teams in the Top Ten:
Dallas Cowboys -- $4 billion
Real Madrid -- $3.65 billion
Barcelona -- $3.55 billion
New York Yankees -- $3.4 billion
Manchester United -- $3.3 billion
New England Patriots -- $3.2 billion
New York Knicks -- $3 billion
Washington Redskins -- $2.85 billion
New York Giants -- $2.8 billion
Los Angeles Lakers -- $2.7 billion
San Francisco 49ers -- $2.7 billion
 
The recent purchase of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) for $4 billion dollars by WME/IMG (William Morris Entertainment/International Management Group) is a breakthrough moment in sports as just fifteen years ago the UFC was sold for $2 million dollars. The reason for this stratospheric inflation is that sports with multi-platform models are money magnets.  
 
The savvy management team of Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, along with their Zuffa management team, led by UFC president Dana White, have been as nimble and powerful as any of their fighters, when it comes to building the UFC brand.
 
UFC is the powerful engine for aggregating a dynamic combination of rights that made them blow past the competition.
 
Consider their Star Power:
Ronda Rousey has become a multi-media marvel. Think of her as the female "Rock"'
Conor McGregor
Brock Lesnar
Holly Holm
Jon Jones
 
Consider their offerings:
Gritty live events
Over-the-air TV on Fox
Reality TV with "The Ultimate Fighter"
Pay-per-view events
Millennial support
Global audiences
Video games
Fantasy
 
Additionally, future synergy with WME/IMG's stable of media superstars allows for cross promotion. It is more than ironic that UFC's new owner is headquartered in Beverly Hills.
 
New York, New York: In March UFC completed a ten-year project to get every state in the union to sanction their matches. Now the nation's largest market will be fertile ground for their growth when they debut at Madison Square Garden on November 12.
 
Technology-focused Silver Lake Partners, based in Menlo Park, is one of the most successful venture capital players, with investments totaling $24 billion dollars. Silver Lake Partners also backed WME when it purchased IMG in 2013 for $2.4 billion dollars.
 
UFC's $4 billion dollar price and the dynamics that led to the purchase made everyone in the sports business pay attention. This WME/IMG/UFC combination shows how sports and entertainment are looking through the windshield to maximize revenues in every live and digital space available.
 
If you're not sold on the power of the new UFC, they would be happy to introduce you to their CPO (Chief Persuasion Officer) Ronda Rousey. She'll be happy to meet with your sponsorship team to discuss business at the "Arm Bar." 

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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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Evie's

Gerard A. Falzone,

     Attorney at Law

FamFest 2015

Farrington's

Fast Signs

First Choice

Francesco's

Franks Saloon & Sports

     Bar

Freeman Insurance

     Services

Funky Monkey

George & Walt's

Grand Oaks Sports

     Lounge

Go Sports Bar

Harry Hartman Insurance Services

Half Moon Bay Brewing

     Company

Half Moon Bay RV Park

      & Campground

Henry's Sports Bar/

    Hotel Durant

Il Pirata

Imstandinghere.com

Jake's Steaks

Jillians San Francisco

Juan's Place

Keller Williams -- Harvey

     & Pat Cohen

The Kezar Pub

Kingfish Pub & Cafe

KNBR 680 AM

KGO 810 AM

Knuckles Historical
    Sports Bar

Koehler Auto Body

Linguini's Pizza & Brew

Livermore Casino Sports

     Bar

Mad Dog in the Fog

Metropolitan Golf Links

McCovey's Restaurant

Minami Sushi

Mr. Plastic

Mucky Duck

Nickies Bar & Grill

Oakland Moose Lodge

     #324

Oakland Raiders Booster Club

Oaks Card Club

Oaks Corner

One Double Oh Seven

     Club

Orozco's Tires

Otaez Mexican

     Restaurant

Pacific Coast Brewing

     Company

Party Green

Pasta Pelican Waterfront Restaurant

Patriot House

Pete's 881 Card Room *

     Restaurant

Pete's Place

Players Sports Pub &

     Grill, Fair Oaks

Rames Consulting

Rancho Sports Bar

Recology

Ricky's Sports Theatre &

     Grill

Rinetti & Co.

Russell Doi, Reverse

     Mortgage Consultant

Ruth Stroup Insurance

     Agency

San Mateo Jockey Club

Siegel & Yee

Sports Edition Bar

Stadium Pub

Stars Recreation Center

Sundance The

     Steakhouse

Tierney's Sports Bar

Toyota Material

     Handling

Visit Oakland

Waterfront Hotel

Wild Planet Foods

WPLJ's

 



 
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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