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SF Giants -- 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
It's all about focus.  Focus on the prize. CONGRATULATIONS, SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS! You have earned a ticket to The Dance in the Big Apple, beginning with the National League Wild Card game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York City. Taking the hill for the Giants will be Madison Bumgarner (pictured), who will face the Mets' ace, Noah Syndergaard, on Wednesday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN.  Just like all of last week: one game at a time.  Focus!  LET'S GO GIANTS!

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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 - 10-3-16 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers defensive standout and linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53), seen above pressuring Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, would later leave the game with a   lower-leg injury in the third quarter . An MRI is scheduled for Monday at Stanford Hospital to determine the extent of the injury. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

49ers - 10-3-16 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde (28) explodes up the middle for a good gain but his 74 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown were not enough as the 49ers lost an early lead and the game to the Dallas Cowboys. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

eoers - 10-3-16 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek (88) rumbles for yardage on a pass completion and would finish the day with 5 receptions for 79 yards but San Francisco saw a 14-0 advantage slowly slip away, resulting in a 14-14 tie by half time.

49ers - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) runs into the tackle of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) on Sunday, October 2 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.  The 49ers were tied with the Cowboys at halftime, 14-14, but could only muster a 36-yard, third quarter field goal by kicker Phil Dawson in the second half and the Niners suffered their third consecutive loss, 24-17, for a 1-3 record to start the season.  San Francisco hosts their division rivals, the Arizona Cardinals, this Thursday, October 6 at 5:25 p.m. on CBS and the NFL Network

49ers - 10-3-16 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) corrals Dallas running back Alfred Morris (46) but the 49ers would fall to the Cowboys, 24-17, and saw their record slip to 1-3. 

49ers - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott (4) of Mississippi State, filling in for the injured Tony Romo, is sacked for a loss by San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive lineman Ronald Blair (98 / lower right) of Appalachian State and cornerback Chris Davis (43 / left). Dallas defeated the 49ers, 24-17 on Sunday, October 2. 

49ers - 10-3-16=- Kenny Karst
Dallas Cowboys 14-year veteran tight end Jason Witten (82) is tackled after the catch by San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

49ers - 10-3-16 - Michael Zagaris
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly surveys the field and his team as they fall to the Dallas Cowboys, 24-17, at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. The 49ers' next opponent are the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 6 at 5:25 p.m. on CBS and the NFL Network. Photo by Michael Zagaris.

49ers - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
The San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders dance on the field at Levi's Stadium before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 2. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Raiders - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15, pictured in 2015) had his first three touchdown game in Sunday's victory over the Baltimore Ravens, 28-27. Each of his acrobatic catches displayed excellent hands and an availability to take a defender's hit. Crabtree's career has blossomed since coming to the Raiders from the San Francisco 49ers. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 10-2-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiders defensive end Kahlil Mack (52) and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) each recorded a sack on Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco during their 28-27 victory over the Ravens. Oakland's record is now 3-1 while Baltimore falls to 3-1. 

Raiders - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
Raiders punter Marquette King pinned the Ravens deep in their own territory and finished Sunday's game with eight punts for 414 yards (51.8 avg.) and dropped four punts inside the 20-yard line. His longest punt was 62 yards.  On Sunday Oakland hosts the San Diego Chargers at the Oakland Coliseum, with kickoff at 1:25 p.m. on CBS. Photo by Ed Jay.

Raiders - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
Oakland Raiderette Leilani pauses on the sidelines during the Raiders game against the Atlanta Falcons. Photo by Ed Jay. 

Giants - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, September 30 at AT&T Park.  The Giants won, 9-3, thanks to a seven-run 6th inning outburst.  Bumgarner (15-9) pitched 7.1 innings, gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five, while also hitting a double during that sixth inning for two RBIs. 
Giants - 10-2-16 - Kenny Karst
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford makes an out at first base on a ground ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, September 30.  The Giants routed the Dodgers, 9-3, and swept the three game series to earn a berth in the National League Wild Card game this Wednesday, October 5 against the New York Mets in New York City. 
Giants - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
Newly-acquired San Francisco Giants third baseman Gordon Beckham (17), who played the entire season with the Atlanta Braves up until a few days ago, fields a ground ball and makes an acrobatic attempt to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers hitter Yasiel Puig at first base in the top of the 3rd inning as Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) looks on (Puig was safe). The Giants scored often and beat the Dodgers, 9-3, at AT&T Park in San Francisco. © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

sf Giants - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
In perhaps the most bizarre "play" of the game between the Dodgers and Giants on Friday, September 30, San Francisco Giants left-fielder Angel Pagan body slams an animal rights activist who ran onto the field with bunches of white carnations. The short-lived wrestling match created a standing ovation for Pagan by the crowd at AT&T Park.
© 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Giants - 10-3-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey ended the 2016 MLB season on a high note on Sunday by driving in three runs and helping the Giants sweep their So Cal rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-1. With their victory the Giants locked up the National League's second Wild Card berth and on Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. visit the New York Mets for a one-game elimination contest. The winner will advance to play the Chicago Cubs
Brandon Crawford - 10-2-16 - Rich Yee
San Francisco Giants  shortstop Brandon Crawford shared the coveted 2016 Willie Mac Award with reliever Javier Lopez, bestowed upon a player(s) by a vote of their teammates, coaches, trainers and clubhouse personnel who "best exemplifies the spirit and leadership consistently shown by (Willie) McCovey throughout his long career."  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.   Photo by Rich Yee.
Oakland A's - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt, seen here obtaining a ball from the home plate umpire in an earlier game, hit a home run in the A's final game of the season on Sunday, October 2 against the Seattle Mariners, and Oakland won, 3-2.

Warriors - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
The 2016 Golden State Warriors coaching staff (left to right); Chris DeMarco, Mike Brown, Bruce Fraser, head coach Steve Kerr, Jarron Collins, Willie Green and Ron Adams
Photo by Ed Jay.

Warriors - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
The Golden State Warriors hosted Media Day at their practice facilities on Monday, September 26, in Oakland. Engaging veteran center Anderson Varejao spoke to the large crowd of reporters and TV crews and displayed a hand sign we hope to see many more times. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.
 Photo by Ed Jay.

Cal - 10-3-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal wide receiver Demetris Robertson (8) brings in the first of his two touchdowns for the day, a 39-yard pass from Cal quarterback Davis Webb, who presently leads the country in passing yards with 2143. The Bears would topple the No. 18 ranked Utah Utes, 28-23, at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Photo by Ron Sellers.

Cal Bears - 10-6-16 - Ron Sellers
On the final play of the game, Utes running back Zach Moss (2,  far left), is stuffed by Cal defensive tackle James Looney at the 1-yard line as time ran out, ending Utah's undefeated season. The Utes now stand at 4-1 while the Bears are 3-2. 

Cal Bears - 10-3-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal players erupt in celebration after their defense turned back the Utes at the 1-yard line on the final play of the game, preserving their 28-23 victory.  To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.

Cal Bears - 10-2-16 - Ron Sellers
Cal cheerleaders had much to cheer about as the Bears won a thrilling contest at Berkeley's Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 1. Cal's 28-23 victory was not ensured until the final play. Cal next takes its high-wire excitement to Corvallis, Oregon, to meet the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday at 6 p.m.  Photo by Ron Sellers.

bearsCal 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.

Nicole - 9-26-16
Stanford - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
Stanford Cardinal junior running back Christian McCaffrey (5), seen here during a previous game against the Oregon State Beavers, was held to just 49 yards rushing on 12 carries by the host Washington Huskies in Seattle, and Stanford was routed, 44-6, on Friday, September 30.  The defeat saw Stanford drop in the Associated Press poll from #7 down to #15.  Next up for Stanford is a home game against Washington State Cougars at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto this Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. 
Mazda - 10-3-16 - Kenny Karst
For the second straight season, Pirelli World Challenge teams and drivers close out their season on California's beautiful central coast at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this coming Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. The popular series features more than 100 cars from more than 15 manufacturers including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Lamborghini, Nissan, McLaren and Porsche that are battling wheel-to-wheel. For further information, visit © 2016 Kenny Karst Photography.

Sailing - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
Over 68 boats from 15 countries competed in the Alcatel J/70 Worlds 2016 held over four days on San Francisco Bay and sponsored by the St. Francis Yacht Club. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ed Jay.
Sailing - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
A member of the Australian boat relaxes as the crew heads towards the race's starting point on Saturday for the Alcatel J/70 Worlds 2016 championships on San Francisco Bay. Photo by Ed Jay.
Gold Pro - 10-2-16 - Darren Yamashita
Cowboy Charlie spins through the ropes to deliver a 619 to Matt Carlos and Manny Mars during the Fatal Four-Way tag-team championship match at Gold Rush Pro Wrestling's The Fourth Golden Rule event on  Saturday night in Pacifica. (A 619 move is when the opponent is draped over the middle rope and the attacking wrestler performs a two-footed spinning kick to the face, grasping the top and middle ropes in the process.)
Gold Pro Wrestling - 10-3-16 - Darren Yamashita
Mr. Prime Time Zack Reeb executes a second rope moonsault onto War Pig Jody Kristofferson during the Gold Rush Pro Wrestling Championship match. 
Gold Rush Wrestling - 10-3-16 - Darren Yamashita
JR Kratos (in ring) picks up and throws Bad Boy Boyce LeGrande into the steel cage wall, collapsing it onto the floor below. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us.  Photo by Darren Yamashita.
SF Deltas - 10-2-16
The San Francisco Deltas, a new pro soccer team set to debut in February of 2017, held a Happy Hour at their headquarters recently and were joined by Deltas staff members Ricardo Stanford-Geromel (front row, second from lef) and Myriah Johnson (back row, fourth from right). For more information, visit  Photo: SF Deltas. @sfdeltas
Sports Prep Star - Baylei Coston 
Freedom-Oakley High School - Football - Junior

Receiver Baylei Coston and the Freedom-Oakley Falcons air attack was in full effect on September 16 as Freedom defeated visiting San Leandro, 48-20, and improved to 4-0. Coston caught seven passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the win. The three scores gave Coston seven in just four games, already eclipsing the five he scored over 12 games in 2015. The speedy receiver, who is also a key player for the Freedom basketball team, has 22 catches for 560 yards and is just 97 yards shy of reaching his 2015 season total of 657. His yards-per-catch average since the beginning of his sophomore season is an impressive 18.7. 
Sports Prep - 10-2-16

Monday, October 3 through Sunday, October 9
Monday, Oct. 3
New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings, 5:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers,
     7:30 p.m.
Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets, 5:30 p.m.
San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6
San Francisco 49ers v. Arizona Cardinals, 5:25 p.m.,
Golden State Warriors v. Sacramento Kings,
     7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
San Jose Sharks @ Arizona Coyotes, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
California Golden Bears v. Oregon State Beavers, 
     6 p.m.
Stanford Cardinal v. Washington State Huskies,
     7:30 p.m.
San Jose State Spartans v. Hawai'i Rainbow
     Warriors, 1:30 p.m., Homecoming Game
UC Davis Aggies @ Southern Utah Thunderbirds,
     5 p.m.
Sacramento State Hornets v. North Dakota
     Fighting Hawks, 6 p.m., Homecoming Game
Fresno State Bulldogs @ Nevada Wolf Pack, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9
Oakland Raiders v. San Diego Chargers, 1:25 p.m.,
New England Patriots @ Cleveland Browns,
     10 a.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions, 10 a.m., FOX
Chicago Bears @ Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m., FOX
Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins, 10 a.m., CBS
Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens, 
     10 a.m., FOX
Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings, 10 a.m., CBS
New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 10 a.m., CBS
Atlanta Falcons @ Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., FOX
Cincinnati Bengals @ Dallas Cowboys,
     1:25 p.m., CBS
Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., CBS
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers, 5:30 p.m.,             NBC
San Jose Sharks @ Anaheim Ducks, 5 p.m.

Golf Tournaments
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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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(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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James Jones - 10-3-16 - Ed Jay
James 'Raiderfan' Jones and  Maritza 'Raider Ritza' Maldonado

James Jones, a.k.a. Raiderfan Jones

My name is James Jones, a.k.a. Raiderfan Jones, and I am a Raiders fan. Better yet, I'm a member of the World Wide Raider Nation! And this is my story of how and why I became a fan. 

My father was a die-hard football fan when as I was growing up. I remember seeing his football memorabilia throughout the house, watching him and his friends getting ready for the games, taking their binoculars and camelback flasks full of liquor. Back then it seemed like going to football games was just another thing my dad did - kind of like fishing or BBQ'n at the park. 

Then I got my chance to really discover football. It was in the fall of 1976 and I had just moved to Oakland from Los Angeles (back then, home of the Rams). I was never a fan of the Rams, I never went to any of the games, that I remember. Funny, too, because I lived within walking distance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Back then, to me, it was just football and nothing exciting. But now here in Oakland I saw my friends wearing shiny satin coats with this logo that was kind of mysterious. It wasn't an animal or letter or anything that other teams had, just something different. I was a quiet kid back then, doing things like drawing and collecting things. So, I decided I would collect Raiders stuff, just because I liked drawing the logo. 

In 2008 I found myself back at the stadium, wanting to be back in the middle of Raiders football. My very first game back I remember meeting Oaktown Pirate walking through the snack bar area. I asked if I could take a picture with him, we exchanged a few words and I went on my way. The following year I was desperate to go to games and tailgate but I didn't know many people that did those things, so I went to social media.
A friend suggested I contact someone she knew who tailgates and that I could connect with them and I did. It was the best decision I ever made when it came to my Raiders!
This lady said sure, come to our tailgate and I'll introduce you to everyone. That person was Catherine Wirth, who we affectionately call "KK" or "Hardcore," depending on your experiences with her. (LOL).
 Everyone seemed to have nicknames except me, so KK started calling me Jonesy. I liked it and started introducing myself as that. Then I wanted to show my Raiders pride so I took it a step further and so the name Raiderfan Jones was born. While tailgating, I met Oaktown Pirate for a second time, as well as other Super Fans, such as Gorilla Rilla, Afro and Senor. Pirate and I grew to be good friends. I got to know the man behind the Pirate, Azel Wendell Grasty, Sr. I sure do miss Azel - one of the good ones gone too soon, rest in peace.
Soon after I met one of the biggest die-hard Raiders fans around, Rachel Tobey Brown. Rachel, recently inducted into the 2016 Pro Football's Ultimate Fan Association (PFUFA), has had a huge influence on me becoming a Season Ticket Member. Plus she gave me the nickname that so many now associate with my catering business. She told me the name Raiderfan Jones was too much for her to say so she started calling me "RFJ." I loved it and today it's the name of my catering business, RFJ'S BBQ and Soul Food. 

I started my catering business because of the love that my friends and family members had for my cooking, especially once I started cooking for them at tailgates. I would prep and BBQ ribs as my contribution to the tailgate. The idea to start catering hit me when I cooked at our Annual Raider Nation Bonfire in Southern California one year. The event brought Raiders fans from all over the country together to meet-and-greet during the off season. Lots of them had heard about my BBQ skills through word of mouth and social media. I was just there doing what I do, until people started lining up at my grill wanting to "buy" my food! I wasn't prepared for that but the compliments I received and the smiles on their faces led me to start my dream of cooking for others. 
I would like to end by adding that while attending a Raider games and Raider-related functions that I've also met the love of my life. She too is a Raider fan, and Season Ticket holder. Her name is Maritza "Raider Ritza" Maldonado. She shares the same passion for the Raiders that I do and with her never-ending help and dedication I've been able to get RFJ'S Catering to the next level. The business and personal relationships that we've formed while attending Raider games are "For Life" as we say in The Nation. Just like our team, we continue to grow and succeed and we're very excited about what the future holds for both us and the Raider Nation as a whole. 
Today, in addition to being in the catering business and holding a full-time job, I am also a member of the Bad Boyz of BBQ Tailgate Party, owned by another PFUFA member, Kirk Bronsord. You can find us at every home game, grilling away for hundreds of football fans. Bad Boyz is known as the biggest, continuous tailgate at Raiders home games. It's an amazing feeling to know that every Sunday, when there's a home game during football season, I get to meld my two passions together - I get to throw down good eats on the grill and then watch my Raiders play while sitting in The Black Hole. Being a Raiders fan has enhanced my life in so many good ways and has opened up opportunities I may have closed my eyes to in the past. Now you know my Raiders story. See you at our next home game.
James Jones, a.k.a. Raiderfan Jones,  is among a number of Oakland Raiders super fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games. Photo by Ed Jay. 
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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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Il Pirata

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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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