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12-19-16 - 49ers - Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde continued to run hard, picking up 71 yards on 13 carries, but again the 49ers could not mount a scoring threat in the second half and fell to the NFC North leader, the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) , 41-13. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


12-19-16 - 49ers - Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers tight end Garret Celak hauled in two passes during the game, including a 16-yard touchdown pass, but the time of possession told the story as well: 
49ers, 23:59 minutes; Falcons, 36:01 minutes. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


12-19-16 - 49ers - Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers corner back Tramaine Brock (26)  and linebacker Aaron Lynch (59) bring down Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, but it wasn't frequent enough as Freeman had a career day, rushing for 139 yards and three touchdowns.


12-19-16 - 49ers - Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly confers with quarterback Colin Kaepernick during a time out, but their plans could not stop the Atlanta Falcons from demolishing the 49ers, 41-13, in Atlanta. Next up for the 49ers are the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday,
Dec. 24 at 1:25 p.m. on FOX. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

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12-19-16 - 49ers - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Taylor dances during the pregame festivities at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

12-19-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
 Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski scored 13 of 19 points on Sunday as the Raiders regained sole possession of first place in the AFC West. With their 19-16 win over the San Diego Chargers and after a 14-year drought, the Raiders will be in the playoffs.
"Sea Bass" is the only remaining player from the 2002 team. Photo by Ed Jay.


12-19-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, pictured with Denver Broncos Von Miller, had a dominant game on Sunday and applied constant pressure on Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers. Irvin recorded two sacks and disrupted Rivers late in the fourth quarter, resulting in an interception by safety Reggie Nelson while sealing a 19-16 Raiders win.


12-18-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Talented Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, with his reliable hands and nimble feet, snagged the only touchdown needed against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. 


12-19-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders were on hand at the Raider Image store in Hayward on Dec. 12 to sign autographs in exchange for new, unwrapped toys or cash donations of $20 as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Pictured (left to right) are Raiders WR Andre Holmes (18), LB James Cowser (47), CB T.J. Carrie (38), and DT Dan Williams (90). Also in attendance were Marines, Raiderettes and Raider Rusher, the Silver and Black's youth ambassador. Toys are collected during October, November and December of each year and distributed to needy children during the holiday season. Photo by Ed Jay.


12-19-16 - Raiders - Ed Jay
Raiderette Taylor is all smiles as she performs in front of over 50,000 home fans. 

Warriors - 4-15-2014

Golden State Warriors 
Announce Grants

  The Golden State Warriors announced $1.25 million in grants to 51 organizations working to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, including flagship grants to Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District.
Since its founding in 2012, the Warriors Community Foundation has delivered $6.7 in impact to support education and youth development in the Bay Area.
 
"As the Bay's Team, supporting the community we live and play in is one of our highest priorities," said Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob. "We are committed to helping close the achievement gap for disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area and are fortunate to be in a position to help."
 
In total, grants will be made to 23 organizations that operate in Alameda County, 18 that serve San Francisco County, and 10 that offer programming in both areas. For detailed information on the grantees, see warriors.com/2016grants. To learn more about the Warriors Community Foundation, please visit warriors.com/foundation.

12-19-16 - Warriors - Darren Yamashita
Golden State Warriors All-Star power forward Draymond Green greets attendees as he enters the West Oakland Youth Center on Sunday, Dec. 18 during one of the many Warriors Season of Giving events around the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

12-19-16 - Warriors - Darren Yamashita
Draymond Green presents two pairs of shoes, a Target gift card and a Warriors gift pack
to a young fan. Photo by Darren Yamashita.

12-19-16 - Warriors - Darren Yamashita
A young girl thanks Draymond Green as she receives her gifts.
Giants 
San Francisco Giants

12-19-16 - SF Giants
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12-19-16 - Oakland Athletics
Individual game tickets for 2017 Oakland A's Spring Training are now on sale. Ticket kiosks will open at Hohokam Stadium in January 2017. Service representatives in the box office at Hohokam Stadium will be available starting February 6, 2017. For information: http://m.athletics.mlb.com/tickets/spring
Heat 
Stockton Heat vs. San Diego Gulls


12-19-16 - Stockton - Jack Lima
Stockton Heat forward Emile Poirier (21) follows through on a shot while lying on the ice. The Heat would win their contest on Friday night, 5-3, versus the San Diego Gulls   at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego .   Photo by Jack Lima .
Heat

12-19-16 - Stockton Heat - Jack Lima
Stockton Heat  right winger Matt Frattin (19) tries to skate past Gulls' defenseman Brandon Montour (26). Frattin would score two goals during the evening and  moved into a tie for the team-lead in goals . Photo by Jack Lima .
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Stanford


12-19-16 - Stanford - Kenny Karst
  Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey (5) eludes the tackle of Oregon Ducks defensive back Juwaan Williams (18) on November 12 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. McCaffrey will enter the 2017 NFL draft and forego his senior year with the Cardinal, and will sit out the final game against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl. The game airs on Friday, December 30 at 11 a.m. on CBS from El Paso, Texas. 
Quakes
San Jose Earthquakes High School Soccer Series

12-19-16 - High School soccer - Darren Yamashita
  The San Jose Earthquakes hosted their first annual Earthquakes High School Soccer Series, presented by Valley Health Plan, over the last several weeks at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Men's and women's teams from 15 local high schools in the Bay Area competed in the 11-game series on the field that serves as the home of the San Jose Earthquakes. Above, a well-timed header pushed the ball away from the goal after a Cal High (black and orange) corner kick during the game between the Heritage Patriots and the California Grizzlies on Saturday, Dec. 17. The Grizzlies beat the Patriots, 6-0 . Photo by Darren Yamashita.

12-19-16 - High School soccer - Darren Yamashita
  Abby Pokrzywinski (17) of the Cal High Grizzlies brings the ball up field as Heritage teammates close in.   Photo by Darren Yamashita.

12-19-16 - High School soccer - Darren Yamashita
  Cal High goalkeeper Kyle Rudd (top, right) punches the ball away from Monte Vista's Tristan Miller (red) as Cal teammates Seth Frankenburger (5) and Blake Hazelton (10) assist.

12-19-16 - High School soccer - Darren Yamashita
  Monte Vista's Tristan Miller (13) attempts to keep the ball away from Cal High's Jacob Edwards (8) during the last of the 11 High School Soccer Series games held at Avaya Stadium over the past two weeks. The Monte Vista Mustangs came away with a 3-0 shutout over the Grizzlies.    Photo by Darren Yamashita.
12-19-16 - SF Deltas
The San Francisco Deltas, the Bay Area's newest soccer team, recently signed their first players: Canadian national team defender Nana Attakora (left), Brazilian winger Jackson Henrique Gonçalves Pereira (known as "Jackson," center) and French goalkeeper Romuald Peiser. All three are veterans of North American soccer and have signed on for the 2017 inaugural season, scheduled to start in Feb . For more information, visit www.sfdeltas.com
SStar
Sports Prep Star --   Selina Xu
Menlo School-Atheron -- Volleyball -- Sophomore
 
The Menlo School-Atherton sophomore posted a triple-double with a match-high 12 kills (along with teammate Ashley Dreyer), 19 assists and 10 digs in a three-set victory in the CIF Div. IV state championship on December 3. It was the Knights' first state title.   Courtesy SportStars Magazine.
12-19-16 - Sportstars
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12-19-16 - Dan Siegel
The Raiders are heading for Las Vegas. 

The Ronnie Lott deal is too rich for Oakland, a city with homeless people camped out everywhere, a crying need for affordable housing, a police department that costs millions every year in claims for misconduct, and streets that would embarrass a Third World country.
 
Dan Siegel, Attorney, Oakland
Warriors - 4-15-2014
NBAOdds to Win the
2016-17 NBA Championship
(As of Dec. 12, 2016)

Golden State Warriors   5/9
Cleveland Cavaliers         5/2
San Antonio Spurs          15/1
Los Angeles Clippers      25/1
Toronto Raptors             40/1
Houston Rockets            45/1
Boston Celtics                50/1
Charlotte Hornets         60/1
Chicago Bulls                 75/1
Memphis Grizzlies        75/1
New York Knicks   75/1
Oklahoma City Thunder   80/1
Utah Jazz   80/1
Atlanta Hawks     100/1
Portland Blazers  125/1
Detroit Pistons   175/1
Milwaukee Bucks   200/1
Indiana Pacers    250/1
Washington Wizards      250/1
Minnesota Timberwolves  500/1
Sacramento Kings  500/1
Denver Nuggets    600/1
New Orleans Pelicans    600/1
Los Angeles Lakers      1000/1
Miami Heat  1250/1
Orlando Magic     1250/1
Brooklyn Nets     5000/1
Dallas Mavericks  5000/1
Philadelphia 76ers      5000/1
Phoenix Suns      5000/1


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WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR
Monday, December 19 through Sunday, December 25
Calendar
Monday, Dec. 19
Carolina Panthers @ Washington Redskins, 
     5:30 p.m., ESPN
Stanford (M) BB @ SMU, 6 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Cal State L.A., 5 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v Southern Mississippi, 4:30 p.m.,
     Las Vegas Tournament
Santa Clara (W) BB v. Oklahoma State, 8:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's (W) BB v. CSUN, 6:30 p.m.
Cal State East Bay (W) BB v. Cal State L.A., 3 p.m.
UOP (W) BB Northern Colorado, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (W) BB @ Weber State, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Golden State Warriors v. Utah Jazz, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Portland Trailblazers,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Calgary Flames, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose Barracuda v. Stockton Heat, 1:15 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi,
     7 p.m.
UOP (M) BB v. Kennesaw State, 7 p.m.
Fresno State (M) BB @ Oregon, 8 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v Oklahoma, 6:45 p.m.,
     Las Vegas Tournament
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz, 6 p.m.
SJSU (M) BB v. Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Cal (M) BB v. Virginia, 7 p.m.
Sacramento State (M) BB @ Washington State,
     6:05 p.m.
Cal (W) BB v. Arkansas State, 9:15 p.m.,
     Las Vegas Tournament
Stanford (W) BB @ George Washington, 4 p.m.
USF (W) BB v. UC Davis, 1 p.m.
UOP (W) BB v. William Jessup, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles,
     5:25 p.m., NBC
Golden State Warriors @ Brooklyn Nets, 4:30 p.m.
Stanford (M) BB v. Idaho, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Clara (M) BB @ Valparaiso, 5 p.m.
Saint Mary's (M) BB v. South Carolina State, 7 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. Utah, 9:30 p.m., Hawaiian
     Airlines Diamond Head Classic
UC Davis (M) BB @ Air Force, 1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23
Golden State Warriors @ Detroit Pistons, 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves,
     5 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Edmonton Oilers, 7:30 p.m.
USF (M) BB v. TBA, TBA, Hawaiian Airlines
     Diamond Head Classic
UOP (M) BB v. Pacific Union, 2 p.m.
  Saturday, Dec. 24
San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams,
     1:25 p.m., FOX
Oakland Raiders @ Indianapolis Colts,
     1:05 p.m., CBS
Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m. CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints,
     10 a.m., FOX
New York Jets @ New England Patriots,
     10 a.m., CBS
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 
     10 a.m., CBS
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers,
     10 a.m., FOX
San Diego Chargers @ Cleveland Browns,
     10 a.m., CBS
Washington Redskins @ Chicago Bears, 
     10 a.m., FOX
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers, 10 a.m., FOX
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks,
     1:25 p.m., FOX
Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans,
     5:25 p.m., NFL
Sunday, Dec. 25
Merry Christmas!
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers,
     2:30 p.m., NFL
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs,
     5:30 p.m., NBC
Golden State Warriors @ Cleveland Cavaliers,
      11:30 a.m.
USF (M) BB v. TBA, TBA, Hawaiian Airlines
     Diamond Head Classic

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: 95.7 FM The Game
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
12-19-16 - Hotel
Anndy
Oakland A's tarps
For the Athletics, the Oakland Coliseum has been tarpped over since 2006.

Andy Dolich -- 2015


The Tarp Twins

By Andy Dolich

Recently I was able to secure an exclusive interview with the Tarp Brothers while they were hanging out in their usual location. There is a constant buzz these days regarding the future homes of the Oakland Raiders and Oakland A's and we thought this was the perfect time to get their view from the top.
 
What would you like to say to Raiders and A's fans?
 
"You see us at every game at the Coliseum, covering up the A's since 2006 and the Raiders since 2013. We have rolled up and down at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum (OACC), Network Associates, McAfee, Overstock.com, O.co and now back to OACC. We loved the panoramic view of the Oakland hills, which was a staple at A's games, until the concrete mess named Mount Davis ruined everything."
 
Who is bigger?

"I guess it's me," said Greenie, who covers up 20,878 seats for A's games. "My brother Blackie only covers up around 11,000 seats."
 
What happens if the Raiders move and the A's build a new ballpark?

"On advice of our legal team we are not at liberty to answer that question."
 
Who is your favorite player?

"For us it's not a player but Clay Wood, head groundskeeper at the Coliseum. While most Californians are letting their lawns turn 'Cleveland' Brown and wither away during the drought, Wood is making sure his Coliseum sod is just the right color of green. The Coliseum is the last stadium in the country shared by the cleats and spikes of a Major League Baseball team and a NFL team.
 
Going from football back to baseball and back again is a massive operation. Dozens of workers, including stagehands, crane operators and clean up crews, must work in tandem to remove extra seating from the outfield and infield grass, change signage, swap the tarps (us) that cover the top deck seating, and exchange goal posts for foul poles. Clay and his small crew are our MVPs."
 
How would you describe your relationship with the Athletics?

"In 2006 , the Athletics asked me to cover the entire third deck, reducing capacity to 34,077, the smallest in the majors. I cover up 20,878 seats, which would otherwise be usable for baseball. For the 2008 season, Sections 316-318 of the third deck, behind home plate, were re-opened as an all-you-can-eat food area. That increased the Coliseum's capacity for baseball to 35,067. The A's originally told me that closing off the upper deck would create a 'more intimate environment' for baseball.

For the 2013 American League Division Series (ALDS), the tarp was removed from the original third deck, though Mount Davis remained covered. The attendance for the first game of the ALDS was 48,401, the highest since 2004. The Coliseum was rocking.

The A's have made some changes at the top of their business hierarchy and they are telling us that our days may be numbered, if they make progress in identifying and building a new baseball park."

Oakland Coliseum -- Raiders
For the Raiders, the Oakland Coliseum has been tarpped over since 2013.

How would you describe your relationship with the Raiders?

"In February 2013 the Oakland Raiders announced that my brother, Blackie, would cover 11,000 seats in Mount Davis to help the then struggling Silver and Black avoid blackouts. This reduced capacity to 53,250, the smallest in the NFL. (The league rules require a minimum capacity of 50,000, and no other stadium has fewer than 61,000 seats.) Under NFL rules, the tarps have to stay in place throughout the season."

Any parting thoughts?

"You don't exactly need to be a marketing genius to realize that the Raiders are in a magical turnaround season and I should be rolled back ASAP," Blackie continued.
 
"I'll show you 11,000 seats that could be sold in around 30 minutes. Cut me into pieces and sell them as souvenirs and have them autographed by Raider stars of yesterday and today.
 
The Raiders have one remaining home game on December 24 versus the Baltimore Colts. Sell the tickets for $50 bucks a seat or more and we could raise a half million dollars for the fund that the hometown teams have set up for the victims and families of the Warehouse Fire tragedy. Greenie will do the same for A's Opening night on April 3. We'd like to help on the way out."
 
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.   

Michael Zagaris

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San Francisco 49ers & Oakland Raiders Schedules

 
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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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

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street, Alameda

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

The Cooler, 1517 East 14th Street, San Leandro

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 Sports Pub, 101 Parrott Street, San Leandro  

Evie's, 7138 Village Parkway, Dublin

Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch Street, Alameda

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 Cruz 

One Double Oh Seven Club, 1007 Soquel Avenue    

 

Vacaville 

Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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