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 11 through Sunday, July 17, 2017
Issue No. 128

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SF FlameThrowers - No. 1
Playoff bound! 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 sport an impressive 11-3 record and finished in first place in the West Conference. Their first playoff game is the weekend of July 16-17 in Los Angeles and, if successful, they will travel to Madison, Wisconsin for the championship. All local games are played at the Laney College football field, just blocks from Lake Merritt and BART
For more information, visit 
See you at a game! 

Henry's Logo - 3-31-16
Berkeley's Best

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Warriors - 7-11-16 - Ed Jay
Proudly displaying the top prize of the 2016 NBA free agency market, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr (left) and Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers (right) bracket forward Kevin Durant, the league's MVP in 2014. Durant will now be paired with two-time MVP Stephen Curry, All-Star Klay Thompson and All-Star Draymond Green, making the Warriors the run-away favorite to capture 
a championship
this upcoming season. 

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 Giants and 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.

Joe Lacob - 7-11-16 - Ed Jay
Pictured above at the Golden State Warriors press conference on Thursday afternoon, July 7, at their training facility are season ticket holders Steve (left) and
Deborah Rocha and majority owner Joe Lacob.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Mazda Raceway - 7-10-16 - Kenny Karst
Davide Giuliano of Rome, Italy leads Race 2 of the FIM Superbike World Championship in the early laps on Sunday, July 10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, coming through Turn #5 on his #34 Ducati Panigale R. He is trailed by the eventual race winner, Tom Sykes of Huddersfield, England on his #66 Kawasaki ZX-10R, Jonathan Rea of Larne, Northern Ireland on his #1 Kawasaki ZX-10R, and Chaz Davies of Knighton, Wales on his #7 Ducati Panigale R. This is the only American track  on the  Superbike  international circuit.  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
Jonathan Rea of Larne, Northern Ireland won Race 1 of the FIM Superbike World Championship on his #1 Kawasaki ZX-10R at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 9. The race was broadcast "live" to motor  sports  enthusiasts across

Mazda Raceway - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
The Monster Energy Drink Girls pose for a picture in the Kawasaki motorcycle tent at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the FIM Superbike  World Championship on Saturday, July 9.  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 7-9-16 - Kenny Kart
Second place finisher Tom Sykes of Huddersfield, England leads the first lap of Race 1 on Saturday, July 9 on his #66 Kawasaki ZX-10R coming through the Corkscrew, Turn 8 and 8a, with race favorite Chaz Davies of Knighton, Wales behind on his #7 Ducati Panigale R, and race winner Jonthan Rea of Larne, Northern Ireland on his #1 Kawasaki ZX-10R.  Davies took the lead in Lap 4 of the FIM Superbike Championship Race 1, but then slid into the gravel at Turn 6 just moments
later and was finished for the day.  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 7-8-16 - Kenny Karst
Alex De Angelis of Rimini, San Marino, who finished ninth on his #15 Aprilia RSV4 RF, comes through the bottom of the Corkscrew, Turn 8a, during Race 1 of the FIM Superbike World Championship on Saturday, July 9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
  © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 7-9-16 - Kenny Karst
Leon Camier of Ashford, Kent, England hugs the apron as he comes through the top of the Corkscrew at Turn 8 during Race 1 of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, July 9. 

Sadie - 7-11-16 - Michael Zagaris
The Ultimate Sports Guide had a very small hand in announcing the Oakland A's  game on Sunday, June 3, when they hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Coliseum. (The A's would lose, 6-3.) Sadie Sprenkle, a precocious 10-year-old and granddaughter of an Ultimate Sports Guide staff member, was selected to announce A's players leading off the bottom of the third inning. Her selection was an Oakland A's Kids' Club perk, with participants chosen from the Club membership. Sadie, pictured above, was guided by the helpful hand of Dick Callahan, the A's public address announcer. Sadie articulated the names of Coco Crisp, Marcus Semien and Josh Reddick to perfection but sadly the inning ended too briefly, three-up and three-down! Photo courtesy of Michael Zagaris.

Oakland A's - 7-11-16 - Rich Yee
Oakland A's pitcher Sean Manaea (left) and catcher Josh Phegley watch from the dugout as the team's best chances of catching the Pittsburgh Pirates melt away on Sunday, July 3, at the Coliseum. Oakland had jumped out to an early lead but by the sixth inning the Pirates had tied the score at 3-3 and would pull away for a 6-3 victory. Photo by Rich Yee.

A's - 6-17-16 - Michael Zagaris
Oakland A's teammates chase down outfielder Billy Burns after his Walk Off single in the bottom of the ninth inning sparked a 3-2 victory over the  visiting

San Francisco Giants - 7-11-16 - Isabelle
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (left), Commissioner of Junior Giants Baseball, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, distributes new gloves to over 1000 Junior Giants at AT&T Park. Prior to the glove giveaway, Duane Kuiper, standing, conducted a question and answer session with Buster and also allowed some of the youngsters to ask questions. Posey funded both the glove giveaway and also tickets for the 1000 Junior Giants, coaches and commissioners who came from all over Northern California for the event. Photo: © San Francisco Giants/Ciera Pasturel.
Madison Bumgarner - 7-10-16 - Rich Yee
Is San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner a competitor? We think the evidence is before us as Bumgarner is shown on the mound at AT&T Park on Sunday night, July 10, spinning a masterpiece against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bumgarner would record a complete game and give up just one hit, as he continues to flirt with an illusive no-hitter and perfect game. Final score: Giants 4, Diamondbacks 0.  Photo by Rich Yee.
San Francisco Giants - 7-4-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy surveys the field at AT&T Park on Monday afternoon, July 4th, shortly before his players would send the visiting Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 defeat. The tight game was settled by home runs, with Giants catcher Buster Posey supplying his 12th and outfielder Angel Pagan his fourth, which netted two runs. Their fireworks were just enough for the win.
SF Giants - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants center fielder Denard Span has 30 RBIs at the All Star break, putting him on track to eclipse his all-time best of 68 when he was with the
Minnesota Twins in 2009. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Kyle Busch - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
This week's featured NASCAR driver from the Toyota/Save Mart 350 is Kyle Busch, who poses here for a photo as he is introduced to the crowd before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 26. Busch finished 7th in a field of 40 drivers in the same lap as race winner Tony Stewart.

Sonoma Raceway - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
The #18 Toyota Camry of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, as seen on pit lane before the start of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 26.

Sonoma Raceway - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch powers his #18 Toyota Camry through Turn #2 of the road course at Sonoma Raceway during the early laps of the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Sonoma Raceway 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
During the latter laps of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, Kyle Busch is up over the apron in his #18 Toyota Camry as he comes through Turn #4 on Sunday, June 26. 

49ers - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley (74) is the anchor of the Niners' offensive line, seen here protecting the quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals  last December. A ten-year veteran, Staley was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Central Michigan University. The 49ers host the Houston Texans in their first preseason game on Sunday, August 14 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. 

49ers - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
Christmas in July? You bet! Seen here cheering at Levi's Stadium last December, San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Natalie will  return for her third season

Anthony Muñoz - Karl Joseph - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz (left) and Oakland Raiders
2016 first round draft pick, safety Karl Joseph.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders, in conjunction with the NFL, have partnered with Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz to host NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp as part of a year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, offering youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football. On Friday, July 8, NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp visited the Raiders facility, much to the delight of the many young fans.

Raiders - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
Karl Joseph, the Oakland Raiders' first round draft pick on 2016, poses with NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp participants.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
In addition to Oakland Raiders mascot Rusher and Karl Joseph (No. 42), instructors included former Raiders offensive lineman Robert Jenkins (second from right, rear). Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp instructors were put through their paces as well.
To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
 Photo by Ed Jay.

(Left) The front door of the newly refurbished Tracey's Place of Hope in Loomis, Calif., is  now open. On Thursday afternoon, June 30, a Grand Opening Ceremony was held before a large crowd of well-wishers and supporters to commemorate the special event. Over $500,000 was raised for the project from Biletnikoff Foundation donors, partners and friends. (Top right) Fred Biletnikoff addresses the many benefactors responsible for restoring Tracey's Place of Hope, a refuge for teenage girls. (Below right) NFL Hall of Famer Biletnikoff was interviewed prior to the ribbon cutting by Oakland Raiders TV.
(Insert) Principal Angela Biletnikoff.  Photos by Ann Cooke.
Serena Williams - 7-11-16 - Ed Jay
On Saturday, July 9, world number one Serena Williams beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 to win a seventh Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title. Above, Williams is pictured winning the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford in 2014.

SJ Earthquakes - 7-8-16 - Kenneth Wong
Award-winning Avaya Stadium awaits the start of the San Jose Earthquakes versus FC Dallas soccer match on Friday night. In a close game, the Quakes would fall to their Western Conference-leading rival, 1-0, with the  winning goal scored in
the 51st minute.  Photo by Kenneth Wong.

sj earthquakes - 7-8-16 - Kenneth Wong
FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz makes a diving save to keep the match scoreless on a heartbreaking attempt by Quakes midfielder No. 3 Anibal Godoy. 

sj earthquakes - 7-8-16 - Ed Jay
The San Jose Earthquakes could not penetrate the stout FC Dallas defense and received their first home loss of the season. Now 5-1-3, the Quakes look to rebound when they host Toronto FC on Saturday, July 16 at Avaya Stadium at 7:30 p.m. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.

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 - Cal - 7-11-16
Stanford - 7-11-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal defensive end Solomon Thomas, a junior from Coppell, Texas, celebrates a sack against UCLA last October.  The Cardinal will host the Kansas State Wildcats in their 2016 opening game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto on Friday, September 2nd. 
FlamThroers - 7-8-16 - Ron Sellers
Lucas Dallamnn of the playoff-bound San Francisco FlameThrowers runs down a pass before stepping out of bounds in the first quarter of Saturday evening's game against their local rival, the San Jose Spiders. The contest see-sawed back and forth until the fourth quarter, when the FlameThrowers separated themselves for a solid 27-20 win.
sf Flamethrowers - 7-9-16 - Ron Sellers
The first place San Francisco Flamethrowers (11-3) are headed for a playoff game in one week and a possible championship matchup, if successful. Above, the team gathers for a pregame meeting before the largest crowd of the season and facing the 
San Francisco FlameThrowers - 7-9-16 - Ron Sellers
Defense, defense! That was the name of the game, as the FlameThrowers' Tim Gilligan (left) and Kevin Cocks applied heavy pressure and forced erratic throws.
San Francisco FlameThrowers - 7-9-16 - Ron Sellers
The FlameThrowers' Clay Miller uses all his handling skills to get his throw around the 5'11" frame of the Spiders' Jon Greenberg. To view a photo album,
visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Ron Sellers.
NaVorro Bowman - 7-8-16 - Kenneth Wong
The Citi NaVorro Bowman Football Clinic was held Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at Santa Clara High School in Santa Clara. San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman (left) led the workshop teaching campers fundamental skills of football. Here Bowman and an instructor rehearse defensive skills.  Photo by Kenneth Wong.
NaVoro Bowman - 7-8-16 - Kenneth Wong
Drills included Bowman throwing passes to prospective receivers. 
NaVorro Bowman Camp - 7-8-16 - Kenneth Wong
A Citi NaVorro Bowman Football Clinic participant displays his team colors. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.
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. Photo by Larry Rosa.

Vineman 70.3 - 7-10-16 - Larry Rosa
The swim split begins in earnest. Photo by Larry Rosa.

Vineman 70.3 - 7-10-16 - Larry Rosa
The Ironman 70.3 Vineman contestant in first place in the  Men's Division receives
an escort.  Photo by Larry Rosa.

Vineman 70.3 - 7-10-16 - Larry Rosa
The final steps of the Ironman 70.3 Vineman Photo by Larry Rosa.

Vineman 70.3 - 7-10-16 - Larry Rosa
Dianna and Brett Favre after Dianna had finished Ironman 70.3 Vineman.
SF Deltas - 7-11-16
The 2016 Pride Parade theme in San Francisco was for Racial and Economic Justice. The San Francisco Deltas, a new North American Soccer League (NASL) Division II member set to debut at Kezar Stadium in February of 2017, gave away soccer goodies to those who participated in the Free Kick Shootout. For more Deltas information, visit Photo: SF Deltas.  @sfdeltas
USA Rugby - 7-11-16 - Darren Yamashita
Make my day, handsome! Members of the winning USA Men's Eagles (rugby) team greeted adoring fans after their 25-0 shutout of the Russians at Bonney Field in Sacramento on June 25. On this fan's mind: How to pass along my number? 

RAAM - 7-11-16
The comeback story of Race Across America (RAAM) 2016 is Dave Haase (USA), who finished second in the 3,060-mile race in a time of 9 days, 23 hours and 28 minutes, at an average speed of 12.82 mph. Haase had been in fourth place in Colorado when a lung issue he'd been suffering since Arizona worsened. His crew took him to a hospital where it was found he likely had a cold or slight lung infection. Haase was taken to a hotel for rest and antibiotics and when he resumed the race 17 hours later, he was back in 10th place. Feeling rejuvenated, he began passing riders and by the finish, some 2,100 miles later, he had battled his way up to second. "My crew kept saying, 'Keep working hard, let's see how much we can narrow the gap,' and that gap kept going down." While winner Pierre Bischoff (Germany) rode the pace he needed to keep ahead, Haase was setting the fastest average speed for many of the time stations and was closing on Bischoff. "If we had to race 5,000 miles we'd probably have won," he quipped at the finish. 

Monday, July 11 through Sunday, July 17
Monday, July 11
San Jose Giants v. Stockton Ports, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12
MLB All-Star Game, 5 p.m., FOX, Petco Park,
     San Diego
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13
San Jose Giants @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:35 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. High Desert Mavericks, 7:10 p.m.
INT All-Stars vs. PCL All-Stars, Charlotte, NC
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 14
Sacramento River Cats @ Round Rock Express,
     5:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lancaster JetHawks, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lancaster JetHawks, 
     makeup of 4/10,ppd in San Jose
Stockton Ports v. High Desert Mavericks, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ El Paso Chihuahuas, 8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Vallejo Admirals, 7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 15
San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,
     7:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Lancaster JetHawks, 6:35 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Round Rock Express,
     5:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. High Desert Mavericks, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ El Paso Chihuahuas, 8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,
     7:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 6:35 p.m.
Saturday, July 16
San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,
     5:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes v. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 6 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,
     7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Round Rock Express,
     4:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 7:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ El Paso Chihuahuas, 8:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds, 6 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 5:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 17
San Francisco Giants @ San Diego Padres,
     1:40 p.m.
Oakland A's v. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ High Desert Mavericks,
     5:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Round Rock Express,
     5:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Modesto Nuts, 6:10 p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ El Paso Chihuahuas,
     7:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics @ Pittsburg Diamonds,
     12 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Sonoma Stompers, 1:05 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
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

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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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.

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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.  
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.
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



7 Mile House, 2800 Bayshore Blvd.



The American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real

Knuckles Historical Sports Bar, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame



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    



Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway

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