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Michael Zagaris, Ed Jay, Kenny Karst, Rich Yee, Kenneth Wong,
Ron Sellers, 
Darren Yamashita and Larry Rosa.

Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31, 2016
Issue No. 130

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Bank of the West -0 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
Johanna Konta (GBR) right, defeated Venus Williams (USA) at the 2016 Bank of the West Classic, 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 in August and are pictured with Nandita Bakhshi, President/CEO Bank of the West. Photo by Ed Jay.

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.

Bank of the West - 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
Venus Williams follows the ball intently as she readies her signature double backhand stroke. Photo by Ed Jay.

Bank of the West Classic - 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
Johanna Konta attacks Venus Williams with a strong forehand. Photo by Ed Jay.

Bank of the West - 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
The moment Johanna Konta realized she had won her first WTA (World Tennis Association) title. Photo by Ed Jay.

Mazda - Kenny Karst - 7-25-16
Joshua Brookes of Sydney, Australia comes through Turn 8a the bottom of the corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his #25 BMW S1000 RR motorcycle during Race 1 of the FIM Superbike World Championship on Saturday, July 9. 

Mazda - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
Leon Camier of Ashford, England comes through Turn 8 at top of the corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his #2 MV Augusta 1000 F4 motorcycle during Race 1 of the FIM Superbike World Championship on Saturday, July 9.

Mazda - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
The Rizla+ Suzuki Girls are all smiles during the fan walk on pit lane at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca before Race 2 of the FIM Superbike 
World Championship  on Sunday, July 10.

Giants Bumgarner - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, seen here during an earlier game at AT&T Park,  lost 3-2 to the New York Yankees last Friday night in the Bronx, despite striking out six batters. San Francisco's lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers is now only three games in the NL West, but the Giants begin a six-game homestand at AT&T Park tonight, with three against the Cincinnati Reds, followed by three against the Washington Nationals.   © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Oakland A's - Ryon Healy - 7-25-16 - Michael Zagaris
Oakland A's infielder Ryon Healy received a hero's welcome as he neared home plate after his home run beat the Tampa Bay Rays in bottom of ninth inning, 4-3, on Saturday evening, July 23, at the Coliseum. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Oakland A's - Manaea - 7-25-16 - Michael Zagaris
A's pitcher Sean Manaea threw eight shutout innings on Friday night, July 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays before Oakland scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the 13th inning, earning a hard-fought, 1-0 victory. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

A's CoCo Crisp - 7-25-16 - Michael Zagaris
Oakland A's outfielder CoCo Crisp delivered a walk-off single that netted the only run of the game on Friday night, bringing home a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and the obligatory post-game shower and pie in the face. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

Oakland A's - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
Oakland Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia, seen here during an earlier game at the Oakland Coliseumis hitting a cool .299 to date in 2016, with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs.  Valencia scored a run in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and the A's travel to Arlington, Texas to begin three-game series against the Texas Rangers tonight.   © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Sonoma Raceway - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is the last to be announced to the fans at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 26 as he was awarded the pole position after winning the prior day's qualifying runs of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race. 

Sonoma Raceway - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
The Toyota Camry of NASCAR driver Carl Edwards comes out of Turn 3 at Sonoma Raceway during the early laps of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 26.  Edwards finished fourth in the Sprint Cup Series race behind winner Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin (second)  and Joey Logano (third). © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

49ers - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis (22) eludes the tackle of St. Louis Rams free safety Rodney McLeod (23) during their game at Levi's Stadium last January.  The Niners will play the Los Angeles Rams, who moved from St. Louis during the off-season, twice in 2016 as NFC West division rivals: once at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, and once in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Rams' temporary home until their new stadium in Inglewood is completed in 2019.

49ers - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Gold Rush cheerleader Jessa dances during pregame festivities last year at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Raiders - 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
The Oakland Raiders start training camp in Napa this week and beginning Saturday, select fans will be able to see their team up close during practice sessions. The upcoming season holds promise for the team, given its productive free agency signings and NFL draft and the return of key players. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 7-25-16 - Ed Jay
Raiderette Kelsi will once again perform on the field for fans. Kelsi is entering her second year and was voted best dancer from last year's squad. Photo by Ed Jay.

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

Cal - 7-18-16 - Nicole
Stanford - 7-25-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal senior outside linebacker Peter Kalambayi (34) goes toe-to-toe with University of Oregon tight end Evan Baylis during their game at Stanford Stadium last November. Stanford has been predicted to win the Pac-12 championship in 2016, and they open their football season by hosting the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday, September 2 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.
Ultimate Tour - 7-25-16
Tuesday evening the All-Star Ultimate Tour plays a special Ultimate double header against two elite Bay Area women's club teams, Fury and Nightlock. Stop by Laney College at 7 p.m. in Oakland for a thrilling night of Ultimate. For more information, click here. Photo by Marshall Goff of UltiPhotos. @allstarultimatetour

Sacramento River Cats - 7-25-16 - Larry Rosa
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, on rehab assignment with the Sacramento River Cats, signs autographs for fans prior to the start of their game versus the El Paso Chihuahuas (an affiliate of the San Diego Padres) at Raley Field on July 23, 2016. The River Cats would win in a rout, 12-0, and Pence would go 1-4 with a double and one run scored. Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
San Jose Giants - 7-25-16 - Larry Rosa
Santa Claus got the crowd going during Christmas in July as the San Jose Giants hosted the Inland Empire 66ers on Friday evening, July 22, sponsored by Bank of the West. Santa also threw out the first pitch but left no presents for the Giants, as they lost, 10-3.
Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
San Jose Giants - 7-25 - 16 - Larry Rosa
In addition to baseball between the San Jose Giants and Inland Empire 66ers on Friday night, Christmas in July also came to San Jose's Municipal Stadium and was sponsored by Bank of the West. A post-game fireworks show followed. Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
San Jose Giants - 7-25-16 - Larry Rosa
Two young fans eagerly await an autograph from a San Jose Giants player prior to the start of the Giants game  versus the Inland Empire 66ers (an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels) on Thursday evening, July 21, at Municipal Stadium in San Jose. The Giants would win 13-6 and the kids won as well, each receiving autographs.  (The ball players were very gracious with their time and allowing access.)  Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
San Joe Giants - 7-25-16 - Larry Rosa
Inland Empire 66ers center fielder Michael Hermosillo makes an impressive running catch near the warning track on Thursday night. Considered a bright prospect, Hermosillo entered the game with a .429 batting average and leads his team. Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
San Jose Giants - 7-25-16 - Larry Rosa
San Jose Giants players wore special Latin Heritage Night jerseys that became available during an in-game silent auction. After the game the winning bidders went to the field to retrieve their jersey off the respective player's back. Photo: MiLB/Larry Rosa.
Faction Brewing - 7-25-16 - Ann Cooke
 Faction Brewing Company staff pose in front of a pouring station during their Ales for ALS fundraiser on Saturday, July 23, in Alameda. Pictured left to right, Kiera Gilooley, Raquel Garza, Erin Dooley and Randi Grant. Photo by Ann Cooke.
Fraction Brewing - 7-25-16 - Ann Cooke
Above, Faction Brewing Company owner Claudia Pamparana (left) and executive assistant Erin Dooley. (Rodger Davis, Claudia's husband and co-owner, is not pictured.) The Faction Brewing Ales for ALS fundraiser looked to exceed its previous successes, having raised $38K in 2014 and $45K in 2015. Photo by Ann Cooke.  
San Francisco Deltas - 7-25-16
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. Above, staff members of the San Francisco Deltas (left to right) Zuzka Czerw, Street Team Ambassador; Ricardo Stanford-Geromel, Director of Community Outreach; and Gabi Torres, Street Team Ambassador; express their delight. The next Free Bubble Soccer event will be held on August 20 at the  Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant in Golden Gate ParkFor more information, visit  
Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
YCC - 7-25-16
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.
SF Rush - 7-25-16 - Austin Brewin
The San Francisco Rush, a Pro Rugby League team in their inaugural year, hosted the Denver Stampede at Boxer Stadium in Balboa Park on Sunday, July 24. After a competitive match throughout, the Stampede would pull ahead late and emerged the winner, 31-24. Photo by Austin Brewin. 
San Francisco Rush - 7-25-16 - Austin Berwin
This was the San Francisco Rush's last home game of their inaugural season in the Pro Rugby League. Their final game will be Saturday evening against Team Sacramento. 
7-25-16 - RAAM
7-25-16 - RAAM
Martin "Honey Badger" Gruebele (USA) earned an impressive victory in the Race Across America (RAAM) men's 50-59 age category. With a finish time of 11 days, 0 hours and 49 minutes (11.59 mph average) he completed this year's 3,089-mile course a full 9 hours ahead of second-place racer Chris O'Keefe. That he rode such a calculated race should come as no surprise-the 52-year old is a physical chemist and biophysicist who is currently a Professor of Physics, Professor of Biophysics and Computational Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published more than 200 articles in areas ranging from quantum computation to spectroscopy of high-energy molecules to folding of RNA in protein molecules in the test tube and inside cells. When asked at the finish if his work entered his head during RAAM he replied, "While I'm on the bike I'm actually thinking about science. I mean you have hours and hours and days and days. And I have all kinds of research ideas that I'm going to give my students the moment I get back to the university."   Photo and caption by Vic Armijo / RAAM Media.

Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31
Monday, July 25
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ High Desert Mavericks, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Omaha Storm Chasers,
     7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ High Desert Mavericks, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. San Rafael Pacifics, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Vallejo Admirals, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27
San Francisco Giants v. Cincinnati Reds, 12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Giants v. Bakersfield Blaze, 12:30 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports @ High Desert Mavericks, 7:05 p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     12:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. San Rafael Pacifics, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Vallejo Admirals, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 28
San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,
     7:15 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
Sonoma Stompers v. San Rafael Pacifics, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburg Diamonds v. Vallejo Admirals, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 29
San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 4:10 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats @ Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10p.m.
Nashville Sounds v. Colorado Springs Sky Sox,
     7:05 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 7:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 30
San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 4:10 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC @ Rio Grande Valley FC
     Toros, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 7:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 7:10p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs, 6 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers, 5:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 31
San Francisco Giants v. Washington Nationals,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Cleveland Indians, 10:10 a.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ Houston Dynamo,
     6 p.m.
San Jose Giants @ Modesto Nuts, 6:05 p.m.
Sacramento River Cats v. Salt Lake Bees,
     5:05 p.m.
Stockton Ports v. Visalia Rawhide, 6:10p.m.
Nashville Sounds @ New Orleans Zephyrs,
     4 p.m.
San Rafael Pacifics v. Sonoma Stompers,
     1:05 p.m.
Vallejo Admirals v. Pittsburg Diamonds, 12 p.m.
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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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Tim Duncan - 7-25-16
Tim Duncan
Nate Thurmond - 7-25-16
Nate Thurmond
Andy Dolich -- 2015

The Tim Duncan and Nate Thurmond Way: Teamwork

By Andy Dolich

If someone were to ask me what is the most valuable quality an athlete should develop to thrive in today's manic, ever-changing sports world, I would put being a team player at the top of my list. In a business defined by teams, athletes, owners, fans and the media, the dynamics of creating a nurturing team environment are easy to talk about but a bitch to deliver on a daily basis. How many of the 122 teams in the Big Four sports can pass the teamwork test?
Business author and speaker Patrick Lencioni's new book, The Ideal Team Player, explores how to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues of teamwork in an individual.
* Humility: No one in sports has ever won a Nobel Prize.
* Hunger: Be a lifelong learner; live your life through the windshield, not the rearview
* Smarts: As in "street" smart.
Star power is the fuel that runs the media engine of the NBA and our growing digital world. If one man's ceiling is another man's floor, then the dueling concepts of look-at-me versus look-at-my-team are played out every day in the headlines. The retirement of San Antonio's Tim Duncan and the passing of Warriors legend Nate Thurmond underscores the value of teamwork and the qualities that they lived, in all facets of their lives, as players and members of the community.
Tim Duncan, the Big Fundamental, born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, came into the NBA in 1997 as the No. 1 pick after a four-year career at Wake Forest. He refused free agency in not moving to Orlando in 2000. Very few athletes stick with one franchise during a 19-year career. Four NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs show the value of teamwork with his pals David Robinson, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the maestro, Gregg Popovich. The Spurs became one of sports' model franchises, no matter the market size. When it was time to go, Tim Duncan just left. A wink, a nod and a goodbye.
Nate Thurmond defined cool whether it was trading elbows with Wilt Chamberlain and becoming one of the NBA's 50 greatest players or being a vital part of the San Francisco scene for decades after he retired. Many people literally had to look up to Nate, but Nate never overlooked anyone. He was the perfect fit for the Warriors and the unique vibe that is the San Francisco Bay Area.
When you think about the values of teamwork, quality and class, along with being humble, hungry and smart, the careers of Tim Duncan and Nate Thurmond are the shining stars of what a true teammate should represent.

                                                                 *          *          *
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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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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