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Raiders - 9-12-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has much to smile about, as his Oakland Raiders defeated the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome, 35-34, to start their 2016 season. Down by one point late in the closing minutes, Del Rio rolled the dice and went for a two-point conversion, rather than face overtime in a hostile environment. The gamble paid off and the Raiders had their first opening-game win since 2011. Photo by Ed Jay.

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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.

49ers - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis (22), seen here last January against the St. Louis Rams, will take on the same team tonight, although they now hail from Los Angeles once again.  Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. on ESPN at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. 

49ers - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader Brooke (center) and her team dance on the field during pregame festivities on August 14 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. 

Raiders - 9-12-16 - Ed Jay
Quarterbacks Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders (left) and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks join hands for a pray circle at the conclusion of their preseason game on Thursday evening, September 1, at the Oakland Coliseum. Seattle would win, 23-21. The Raiders' first home opponent in their new NFL season will be the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon, September 18, at 1:25 p.m. on CBS. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 9-12-16 Ed Jay
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and Oakland Raiders  quarterback Derek Carr (4) share post-game camaraderie as the NFL's preseason came to a close on Thursday, September 1 at the Coliseum. Seattle would win, 23-21. The Raiders began their 2016 NFL season  on the road on Sunday with a dramatic, come-from-behind victory against the New Orleans Saints, 35-34. Seattle was also a winner
over Miami, 12-10.  Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiderette - 9-12-16 - Ed Jay
Cheerleader Taylor is now in her second year as a member of the Oakland Raiderettes. Photo by Ed Jay. 

Stanford - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal tight end Greg Taboada (88) leaps for the catch of a pass from quarterback Ryan Burns (not pictured) as Kansas State Wildcats linebacker Elijah Lee (9) defends the play at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto on Friday, September 2.  The Cardinal, now ranked #7 in the AP Top 25 Poll, won 26-13, and will host the USC Trojans this Saturday, September 17 at 5:00 pm on ABC TV. 
Mazda - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
Indy Lights driver Neil Alberico in the #22 Carlin Mazda leads Dalton Kellett in the #28 Andretti Autosport Mazda under the start/finish bridge and into Turn 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Mazda Road to Indy series in Monterey on Sunday, September 11. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
Indy Lights driver Zach Veach in the #5 Berardi Auto Racing Mazda was the winner of Race 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Mazda Road to Indy series in Monterey on Sunday, September 11. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
In this series of four images, Indy Lights driver Dalton Kellett, in the #28 Andretti Autosport Mazda, spins out in Turn 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ahead of Garett Grist, in the #3 Team Palfrey Mazda, during the Mazda Road to Indy series in Monterey on Sunday, September 11. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Mazda Raceway - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
Indy Lights driver Davey Hamilton Jr. in the #34 McCormack Racing Mazda accelerates out of Turn 2 at  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Mazda Road to Indy series in Monterey on Sunday, September 11. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Hunter Pence - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, seen here during an earlier home game, hit a two-run double in the seventh inning on the road in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, September 11, propelling the Giants into a three-game sweep of their NL West rivals with a 5-3 win at Chase Field.  The Dodgers lost, so the Giants trail Los Angeles by only three games in the division. 
Marcus Seimen - A's - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
In yesterday's game, Oakland A's infielder Marcus Semien executed a sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning, moving left fielder Jake Smolinski to second. Unfortunately Smolinski never scored and Oakland lost another close game to the Seattle Mariners, 3-2, on Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo by Rich Yee.

Oakland A's - 9-12-16 - Kenny Karst
Oakland Athletics left fielder Jake Smolinski, seen here during an earlier game at the Oakland Coliseum, had two hits in four at bats against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, September 11; but after being tied at 2-2 since the second inning, the A's fell 3-2 on three consecutive Mariners hits in the top of the ninth inning. 

A's - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Seattle Mariners left fielder Norichika Aoki also successfully executed a sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning, moving left fielder Leonys Martin to third and shortstop Ketel Marte to second but neither would score. Photo by Rich Yee.

Ron Washington - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Oakland A's third base coach Ron Washington has a long and distinguished baseball career, including as manager of the Texas Rangers, whom he took to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. Washington also served as an A's coach from 1996 to 2006 and returned in 2015. Photo by Rich Yee.

A's - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Oakland A's racing mascots Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley and Rollie Fingers have become fan favorites and staples at A's home games. Here they race down the first base line during the seventh inning stretch on Monday afternoon, September 5, versus the Los Angeles Angels. What a surprise, Rickey is ahead! (The Angels would win the slugfest, 10-7.) Photo by Rich Yee.

Angelique Kerber - US Open - 9-1-216 - Ed Jay
On Saturday at the U.S. Open finals in New York, Angelique Kerber (GER) defeated Karolina Pliskova (CZE) to become the 2016 U.S. Open Champion.  Kerber and Pliskova also faced each other in the 2015 Bank of the West Classic finals at Stanford (pictured above), also won by Kerber. Earlier this year she defeated Serena Williams for the Australian Open title and was a finalist at Wimbledon. Kerber won a silver medal at the Olympics and is currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Photo by Ed Jay.
San Jose Earthquakes - 9-12-16 - Darren Yamashita
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chad Barnett (19) rises up to head the ball during the game between the San Jose Earthquakes and C.F. Pachuca at Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Saturday, September 3. A late Earthquakes rally fell short as Pachuca earned a 4-3 victory. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Darren Yamashita.
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 
comp i le profiles of her fellow student-athletes. 
We are sure you will enjoy them.

Cal Bears - 9-12-16
Giant Race - 9-10-16 - Rich Yee
A fast runner checks his time at the finish line of the seventh annual Giant Race held at AT&T Park on Saturday, September 11. The race is sponsored by the San Francisco Giants and one of four races held each year. Other race sites include San Jose,
Sacramento and Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo by Rich Yee.

Giant Race - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Joyous runners beam with understandable pride as they celebrate their race finishes. The Giant Race, sponsored by the San Francisco Giants, had several races to choose from, include a half marathon, 10K, 5K, the FedEx Kids Race and a Family Relay.
 Photo by Rich Yee.

Giant Race - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Runners file into AT&T Park at the conclusion of their races. Photo by Rich Yee.

Giant Race - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
Participants surround the Willie Mays statute located at the entrance of AT&T Park, on Saturday, September 10. Photo by Rich Yee.
Gold Rush Wrestling - 9-12-16 - Rich Yee
During intermission at a recent Gold Rush Pro Wrestling event, masked pro wrestling sensation Kaka Meng flexed and posed with two of his top fans. Meng presently has his sites set on capturing the coveted Dynamite Division Championship. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.
Gold Pro Wrestling - 8-29-16 - Rich Yee
Mr. Goldsworth (rear), an eccentric and stalwart butler in the employ of Mr. Alexander G. Bernard of Gold Rush Pro Wrestling fame, looks on disapprovingly as young fans enjoy copies of the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest sports publication, the renowned Ultimate Sports Guide!  Photo by Rich Yee.
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 Deltas - 9-12-16
The San Francisco Deltas, San Francisco's new pro soccer team and set to debut in February, held a Happy Hour at the Kezar Pub in San Francisco recently for their excited fans. Above, Ricardo Stanford-Geromel, director of community outreach with the Deltas, celebrates good cheer with Emma Johnson (left), his wife, Madison Stanford-Geromel (second from right) and friend. For more information, visit 
Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
RACE - 9-12-16
Alberto Blanco is a sentimental favorite of many Race Across America (RAAM) fans, the man who in 2011 (seen above) developed a severe case of the dreaded Shermer's Neck Affliction*. Nonetheless, he completed the 3,000 miles from Oceanside to Annapolis through sheer will, stubbornness and a head support made from bike parts and duct tape to take fourth place and Rookie of the Year honors. He came back for another RAAM last year and despite having life issues that prevented him from training as well as he'd hoped, he declared at the start, "This is going to be war, man, and it's going to come down to who can hurt and who can push themselves, you know?" Unfortunately he withdrew in Salome, Arizona, less than 24 hours into the race when it became apparent he had neither the speed nor condition to contend. Displeased with his 2015 RAAM, Blanco wants redemption and has begun a rigorous training schedule and has just registered for RAAM 2017. (*Named for an early RAAM racer, Michael Shermer, it is a condition of extreme fatigue of the neck muscles that makes it impossible for a rider to hold up his/her head.
The malady is virtually unheard of outside of ultra-cycling.)   

The great thing about baseball is that there's a crisis every day.
~Gabe Paul, general manager and executive,
Cincinnati Reds, Houston Colt 45s, Cleveland Indians
and New York Yankees

Monday, September 12 through Sunday, September 18
Monday, Sep. 12
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Kansas City Royals, 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 13
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres, 7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Kansas City Royals, 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep. 14
San Francisco Giants v. San Diego Padres,
     12:45 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Kansas City Royals, 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 15
San Francisco Giants v. St. Louis Cardinals,
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Kansas City Royals, 4:15 p.m.
Friday, Sep. 16
San Francisco Giants v. St. Louis Cardinals, 
     7:15 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 17
San Francisco Giants v. St. Louis Cardinals,
     6:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes @ Colorado Rapids, 6 p.m.
Cal Bears v. Texas Longhorns, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. USC Trojans, 5 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. Utah Utes, 7:30 p.m.
UC Davis Aggies @ Wyoming Cowboys, 1 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets @ Weber State
     Wildcats, 5 p.m.
Fresno State Bulldogs @ Toledo Rockets, 12 p.m.
Sacramento Republic FC v. LA Galaxy II, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 18
San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers, 
     10 a.m., FOX
Oakland Raiders v. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 p.m., CBS
San Francisco Giants v. St. Louis Cardinals,
     1:05 p.m.
Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 12:05 p.m.

Golf Tournaments
       Marathon (GKM)Sept. 11-12, Peacock
      Gap Golf Club, San Rafael, CA
     Sept. 23.  Monarch Bay Golf Course, 13800
      Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA
      Oct. 31,  Sequoyah Country Club,  4550 Heafy
      Road Oakland CA

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
(BB): Basketball
(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: 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
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Andy - 9-12-16
Andy - 9-12-16
Media members will again fill our minds with football inanities

Andy Dolich -- 2015

Tick Off at Kickoff

By Andy Dolich

With footballs flying through the air, from Pop Warner to the NFL, it's time to review what we will be hearing when players, coaches, broadcasters, athletic directors, general managers, owners and the media start searching for the best way to answer the inane questions asked time after time throughout the season. Here are some phrases we will hear over and over again, subject to translation.
We really competed. That's nice. What were you supposed to do, take a nap?
He is a high motor guy. We have to change his oil at halftime.
It's a groin. Thank you for that in-depth medical insight.
OTAs are optional. If a player opts to pass on the option, his paycheck will become optional and his activity with the franchise may be optioned out.
He is an amazing downhill runner. Too bad all the fields played on are flat.
Games are decided by turnovers. Betty Crocker just joined our football operations staff.
He took that one to the house. We would have preferred the end zone.
This team won't accept losing. The actual league standings mean nothing to us.
That was a great football play. That usually happens in a freaking football game.
We beat ourselves. It's a bit kinky but it works for us.
He plays within himself. It's amazing. You can see the little guy on his CT scan.
You can't measure heart. Actually you can with an EKG, ECG and angiograms.
This could be his breakout season. His acne is totally out of control.
His mechanics are screwed up. That what happens when you have 11 high-performance imported cars sitting in your garage.
He tweaked something. We have team rules about that and he may be fined.
He has a gun/rocket/bazooka/machine gun/RPG/ for an arm. We always get hassled by the TSA on road trips.
He's a shutdown corner. It's the rest of the neighborhood that he has trouble with.
He's like another coach on the field. We like him on the bench, where he belongs.
It's like a chess match between these two coaches. Unfortunately our coach only plays checkers.
You have to take care of the football. It's so deflating when we don't!
On Draft Day, we never thought he would still be there. At the Bunny Ranch in Elko, Nevada?
He's a great locker room guy. His towel snaps are the best in the league.

He's a lunch pail guy. Teammates are always stealing his PBJs, bananas, carrot sticks and juice boxes.
He's the complete package. Some of our guys are concerned about the bow he wears in his hair.
Big third down. One time, just one time, can an analyst say this third down is completely unimportant?
These first games can set the tone for the entire season. At least until the second game.

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Andy Dolich has worked as an executive in all four major sports leagues, including the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. He is the managing director and head of U.S. Sports Practice for Odgers Berndstson, the UK's leading executive search firm, and director of Career Development for the University of San Francisco's online master's program in the Business of Collegiate Athletics.

Olympic Club - 9-11-16 - John Abendroth
Olympic Club - 9-11-16 - John Abendroth
Jeff Seong (left photo, center), of Tacoma, Washington won the Boys 7-9 age bracket. Malia Schroeder (right photo, left) of Arlington, Washington with her family. Malia won the Girls 12-13 division. Photos by John Abendroth.

John Abendroth - 9-12-16
2017 Drive,
Chip and Putt Championship at the Olympic Club

By John Abendroth

On Saturday, September 10, 80 juniors from the west coast competed in the Regional Qualifying for the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, with an opportunity for the eight winners of each of the age groups to advance to Augusta National, in April of 2017.
The juniors and their families found a foggy San Francisco day but as the five hours of competition played out, the emotions and the excitement of the winners advancing to Augusta seemed to win out over the weather. Many of the competitors had brothers or sisters who had tried to qualify, and it was fun to see the support each of the players received from their families. 
The age brackets include juniors from 7 years old to 15 years old and they are given points for their results for driving distance and accuracy, chipping and putting. 
Howard Shu from Saratoga started his golf career by watching the Hot-Shot golf video game, progressed to mini-golf and now will be on the grounds of Augusta National as a 10-year-old. Jordan Spieth is his favorite player and he may meet Spieth next year. 
For Malia Schroeder, winner of the Girls 12-13 division, it may seem like "old-hat" as she has tried four times to make it to Augusta and, in fact, this will be her second trip. Last year she finished fifth at Augusta but she feels she can learn from her previous competition and is ready to win in 2017.
The Drive Pitch and Putt Championship is an effort by Augusta National, the Masters Tournament, the USGA and The PGA of America. For more information,  visit: 
Here are results for the eight juniors who will advance to Augusta National for 2017.
Girls 7-9 year olds: Mia Herendeen, Bellevue, WA
Boys 7-9 year olds: Jeff Seong, Tacoma, WA
Girls 10-11 year olds: Riley Yang, San Jose, CA
Boys 10-11 year olds: Howard Shu, Saratoga, CA
Girls 12-13 year olds: Malia Schroeder, Arlington, WA
Boys 12-13 year olds: Marcus Page, Los Gatos, CA
Girls 14-15 year olds: Baylee Hammericksen, Medford, OR
Boys 14-15 year olds: Jack McMullin, Seattle, WA

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San Leandro Chamber - Footgolf - 8-15-16
2016 US Makers Cup Golf and Footgolf Tournament
US Markers Cup video
 Join us on September 23, at the Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro. Contests include Hole in One, Closest to the Hole, Putting Contest and
Footgolf Best Dressed.
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Golf in the Kingdom
Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon Coming To Marin County  

Celebrate human potential through sports while refining your inner golf game at the 6th annual Michael Murphy's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon (GKM) on September 11-12 at Peacock Gap Golf Club in San Rafael, California.

Join PGA Tour Champions players Bobby Clampett and World Long Drive Champion Eric Jones, plus 1971 Cy Young award-winner and former pitcher with the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, Vida Blue, and other local sports celebrities in a benefit for ITP International, a non-profit organization that stewards the groundbreaking work of Golf in the Kingdom author, Michael Murphy, and human potential visionary George Leonard.

For an informative video, click here

Proceeds benefit ITP International and the San Francisco Junior Giants, a charity serving over 22,000 at-risk boys and girls in Northern California. The registration fee for the two-day event is $450. Separately, the fee to participate in Monday's Golf in the Kingdom Marathon is $350, and $200 for Sunday's Golfing in the Zone Clinic.

To register as a player or for more information, visit or call (888) 366-9213.
Hotel Durant - 9-12-16
Hotel Durant - 9-12-16
Hotel Durant - 9-12-16
Hotel Durant - 9-12-16
   Backyard Beer Garden BBQ, Friday Sept 16,
 the night before the big Cal vs Texas football game. Live music, great food, fire pits.
Jewish Induction - 9-6-16
 Partial List of Presenters
Jennifer Azzi, Chris Dorst, Bob Haas, 
Allen Kaplan, Susan Ortwein, Joan Ryan,
Barry Tompkins

Highly Recommended!

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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.  
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
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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

Alameda Island Brewing Company, 1716 Park Street, Alameda

Brennan's Restaurant, 4th & University, Berkeley

Churchward Pub, 1515 Park Street, Alameda

City Beach, 4020 Technology Place, Fremont

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



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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