Monday, October 8 through Sunday, October 14, 2018
Issue No. 245
| San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan yells out towards the field during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. Coach Shanahan's frustration was understandable. The 49ers out-gained their opponent on the ground, 147 yards to 56 yards; in the air, 300 yards to 164 yards; and in time of possession, 40:12 minutes to 19:48 minutes; yet committed five turnovers leading to a 28-18 loss on Sunday, October 7.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) threw for 349 yards, tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another in the losing effort to the visiting Arizona Cardinals, 28-18. The Niners dropped to 1-4 while the Cardinals recorded their first victory of the season, improving
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designated hitter Khris "Khrush" Davis, who provided the only offense against the New York Yankees last Wednesday, October 3 during the A's 7-2 loss in the 2018 American League Wild Card in New York City, had reflective comments following the game. "It's pretty hard but I'm not disappointed at all," said the big league home run champion, who powered a two-run home run off Yankees reliever Zach Britton in the eighth. "I think we showed some people we can do some things and I think next year, we're a little bit more of a threat."
3BALL USA Showcase
Great Mall in Milpitas (Silicon Valley) was the site of the 3BALL USA Showcase in late August, featuring a 3x3 basketball format which will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020. Ten top teams from the US, Europe and Asia competed for a $50,000 grand prize. Above,
Brensley Haywood of the Hungry Huskies (in blue) drives to the basket while his finger snags the drawstring of Dominique "Disco Domo" Jones of the New Yorkies.
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The above video is from the first-ever CricFest held in Brooklyn earlier this year. Join the second edition of the biggest cricket extravaganza in North America on October 13 at the City View at the Metreon in San Francisco and enjoy a similar experience! CricFest, presented by Hotstar, is an exclusive event which gives you an opportunity to interact with cricket legends. Don't miss immersive and fun-filled activities, the chance to win signed memorabilia from cricket legends and the delicious food and beverages. This iteration's star attractions include:
Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag
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quarterback K.J. Costello (3) threw for 381 yards and one touchdown on the night, but was intercepted twice and lost one fumble. The Cardinal next takes the field on Thursday evening, October 18 against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe at 6 p.m.
West Coast Sevens Tournament in San Luis Obispo
Tournament director Andy Doukas said the event was a huge success. "It's just an honor for our West Coast Sevens to have this kind of talent, people, and teams. To have the 21 teams out here, it's just a really special day for us." Above: Christian Dyer. Cal's upperclassmen over Arizona, 31-0, in a Men's Cup Semi-Final match.
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Sonoma Raceway marks 50th anniversary
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SONOMA, Calif. -- Sonoma Raceway will return to the circuit's historic 12-turn, 2.52-mile road-course layout for the 2019 Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend on June 21-23, 2019 as part of its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, raceway officials have announced.
The full track layout, which was originally unveiled when the raceway opened in 1968, incorporates the raceway's signature sweeping downhill corner known as "The Carousel." The Carousel plunges from Turn 4, down through Turns 5 and 6 and navigates a more than
200-degree radius turn before dropping onto the raceway's longest straightaway into the
Turn 7 hairpin.
"The Carousel is a corner where history has been made, and as we celebrate the half century of track history in 2019, we are excited to re-introduce this signature turn on the Sonoma Raceway circuit," said Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president and general manager. "We look forward to seeing a new generation of racers battle through this challenging corner and create moments fans will remember 50 years from now."
The Carousel has been the site of many memorable moments in the raceway's history, including Dale Earnhardt's critical pass of Mark Martin in 1995 resulting in the Intimidator's first-ever NASCAR road-course victory.
"Innovation and exceeding expectations is in the DNA of SMI. This is something fans and drivers have been talking about for years, and we are excited to bring it to them, particularly as part of the track's 50th anniversary," said Marcus Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
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Makhi Gervais, the 5-11, 165-pound Ugly Eagles running back is having a breakout season in 2018. Gervais came up particularly big in a key Diablo Athletic League showdown with Campolindo-Moraga on Oct. 5. Gervais carried 18 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns to help Clayton Valley to a 35-7 win and pushed its league winning streak to 33 games (dating back to 2011). After eight games, Gervais is on the cusp of his first 1,000-yard season. He's rushed for 970 yards, averaging 8.6 yards per carry, and scored nine touchdowns. The Ugly Eagles are 7-1 on the season and appear to be on track for a bid to the North Coast Section Open Division.
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American League Manager of the Year candidate Bob Melvin extended his contract with the A's in 2017 through the 2019 season. Here Melvin is interviewed by Athletics radio announcer Ken Korach before the game against the Minnesota Twins on September 23 at the Oakland Coliseum.
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Don Quixote de la Mancha and the Oakland A's
The great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote the unforgettable
Don Quixote de la Mancha.
A fictional character, Don Quixote de la Mancha, is a middle-aged man from the region of La Mancha in central Spain who read a lot of books and imagines the enemies he had to "take on" with his lance and sword to defend the helpless and the poor and destroy evil. In the mind of Don Quixote, he believed he was a knight with bad eyesight, so he saw the windmills as dragons and wanted to fight the windmills.
The Oakland Athletics had a terrific season, which ended with a 97-65 record, the fourth best in all of Major League Baseball. The A's went to New York and they didn't have an imaginary enemy like Quixote. Instead, they had a team like the Yankees, who could start the series with Luis Severino, a legitimate Cy Young contender who finished with a 19-8 record and a 3.39 ERA. Severino started 32 games and pitched 191 1/3 innings with 220 strikeouts.
The Dominican, with a great fastball of around 97 and a very effective slider, went four innings, allowed two hits, no runs, and struck out seven. He set the pace for the Yanks' easy 7-2 victory to eliminate a good and young A's team.
The A's Liam Hendricks, who was 0-1, became the first pitcher ever in Major League Baseball postseason history to begin a game, the "opener" as they call it today, without a victory during the regular season. This is not to criticize Hendricks, as he is not a starter. I am sure you would never hire a plumber to fix an electric problem in your house.
If you look at all the teams currently in the playoffs as of today, they all have a starting rotation. Houston, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Some have better rotations, like Houston, Boston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Atlanta.
The A's did not have one. During the press conference at Yankee Stadium prior to the game last Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin explained that we have to adjust to the times and he had used the system of the "opener" more than once. A lot has to do with his rotation being wiped out by injuries during the whole season. And I say, folks, basically it is what it is, a manager can only use what he has at hand. Melvin will be the Manager of the Year in the American League, but he is not working as a magician at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas during the off-season.
I am willing to go with the program, and when something works, you do not change it. And yes, sometimes opening a game with a reliever will work.
The big thing now is the third time a lineup has seen a pitcher, and how much the bullpens are now a part of the equation. The A's are not the only team to have used "openers." Tampa Bay and others have.
I went to New York to call the game for the A's Spanish Radio Network and New York is a special place for baseball. After all, it is where the first baseball game ever took place. The passion runs deep: The Babe, The Clipper, The Mick, Yogi, Munson, Jeter, and many others. It is a unique and historical place for this great game. New York has won 27 World Series and their fans will let you know if you dare to start an argument about the Yanks.
I lived for a couple of years in New York after I was honorably discharged by the U.S. Army in 1968, after serving my time. I attended games at the old Yankee Stadium as well as the old Shea Stadium. For some reason, I always liked the American League.
I was ready and packed to go to Boston for the ALDS but the Baseball Gods didn't have that in mind. We all should feel good about this A's team and the way they performed during this season. We can only hope that guys like Melvin are retained to stay with the team for many years and Khris Davis will get the multi-year deal he truly deserves.
A good old friend of mine, who passed away a few months ago, used to tell me "Amaury, most people in life do not get what they deserve." You can interpret or spin that in any way you want.
Congratulations to the A's on this 2018 season!
Amaury Pi-González is the Spanish voice of the A's and since 2016, he's on the Advisory Board of the American Sportscasters Association in New York City.
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Monday, October 8
Golden State Warriors v. Phoenix Suns, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings v. Maccabi Haifa, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ NY Islanders, 10 a.m.
San Jose Sharks @ Philadelphia Flyers, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10
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San Jose Barracuda v. Bakersfield Condors, 7 p.m.
amento Kings v. Utah Jazz, 7 p.m.
San Jose Sharks @ New York Rangers, 4 p.m.
Friday, October 12
Golden State Warriors v. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers, 7 p.m.
Stockton Heat @ Ontario Reign, 7 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Cruz Azul, 5:15 p.m.
Jose Barracuda @ Stockton Heat, 6 p.m.
Sacramento Republic v. Las Vegas Lights FC, 7:30 p.m.
Cal Bears v. UCLA Bruins, 4 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. Army Black Knights, 12:30 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies v. Idaho State Bengals, 4 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets @ Southern Utah
Thunderbirds, 5 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs v. Wyoming Cowboys, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 14
Oakland Raiders v. Seattle Seahawks (London), FOX, 10 a.m.
San Jose Sharks @ New Jersey Devils, 10 a.m.
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