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A handy list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment or SportsPulse
Monday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 22
Issue No. 55

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Monday, Feb. 16 

Tuesday, Feb. 17

San Jose Sharks @ Nashville Predators, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
San Jose Earthquakes v. Fresno Fuego
     (preseason, closed to the public)

San Jose State (M) BB v. Utah State, 7 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB v. Colorado State, 7 p.m.

Cal (W) BB v. Stanford, 7 p.m.

San Jose State (W) BB @ Utah State, 6 p.m.

Fresno State (W) BB @ Colorado State, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19  

San Jose Sharks @ Dallas Stars, 5:30 p.m.

USF (M) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB @ Pepperdine, 6 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Portland, 8 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB @ Long Beach State, 7 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB v. Northern Colorado,

     7:05 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Pepperdine, 7 p.m.

Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Gonzaga, 6 p.m.

USF (W) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.

UC Davis (W) BB v. Long Beach State, 7 p.m.

Sacramento State (W) BB @ Northern Colorado,

     7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20 
Golden State Warriors v. San Antonio Spurs,
     7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Boston Celtics, 7 p.m.

CSUEB (M) BB v. Cal State San Bernardino,

     7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB v. Chico State, 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (W) BB v. Chico State, 5:30 p.m.

CSUEB (W) BB v. Cal State San Bernardino,

     5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21  
San Jose Earthquakes @ Sacramento Republic,
     5 p.m. (preseason)

Sacramento Kings @ L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.

San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings, 7 p.m.

Cal (M) BB @ Stanford, 3:30 p.m.

USF (M) BB @ Pepperdine, 7 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB @ Loyola Marymount, 3 p.m.

Saint Mary's (M) BB v. Gonzaga, 7 p.m.

San Jose State v. San Diego State, 7 p.m.

CSUEB (M) BB v. Humboldt State, 7:30 p.m.

UC Davis (M) BB v. Hawai'i, 7 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB v. North Dakota,

     7:05 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB @ Utah State, 6 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus,

     7:30 p.m.

Sonoma State (W) BB v. Cal State Stanislaus,

     5:30 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m.

Saint Mary's (W) BB @ Portland, 7 p.m.

USF (W) BB v. Pepperdine, 2 p.m.

San Jose State (W) BB @ San Diego State, 2 p.m.

CSUEB (W) BB v. Humboldt State, 5:30 p.m.

UC Davis (W) BB @ Hawai'i, 9 p.m.

Sacramento State (W) BB @ North Dakota, noon

Fresno State (W) BB v. Utah State, 2 p.m.  

Sunday, Feb. 22 

Golden State Warriors @ Indiana Pacers, 3 p.m.

Stanford (W) BB v. Cal, 1 p.m. 



(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: KNBR 680 AM
Oakland A's: 95.7 FM The Game
Oakland Raiders: 95.7 FM The Game
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 Earthquakes: 1590 KLIV  AM,
      1370 KZSF AM (Spanish)
San Jose Giants: MiLB Gameday Audio
San Jose SaberCats: KNBR 1050 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




"A baseball game is twice as much fun
if you're seeing it on the company's time."

~William C. Feather


For your viewing pleasure

Brandt - winner of Pebble
Brandt Snedeker, winner on Sunday of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. To view a photo album of the tournament, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenneth Wong.


AT&T Pebble Beach - 2015 Kenneth Yee
Former 49ers Dwight Clark tees off on the 18th hole in the fitth annual Chevron Shoot-Out competition between the 49ers and the Giants prior to the start of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last Tuesday. At stake was a $100,000 grant from Chevron to be donated to the Giants Community Fund, the 49ers Foundation and other local charities. (The 49ers would prevail.) To view a photo album, visit our  Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Kenneth Wong.


AT&T Pebble Beach - 2015 - Kenneth Wong
Former San Francisco 49ers teammates Jerry Rice and Steve Young consider options. To view a photo album of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure
to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


AT&T Peble Beach - 2015 - Kenneth Wong
Giants pitcher Javier Lopez and former 49ers tight end Brent Jones find reason to celebrate. To view a photo album of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenneth Wong.


Bill Murray - Phil Del Rio - 2-2015
Perennial tournament favorite Bill Murray looks sharp at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. To view a photo album of the tournament, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Phil Del Rio.


Brandon Crawford
Giants infielder Brandon Crawford was a crowd favorite at the Giants FanFest, held recently at AT&T Park. To view a photo album of the FanFest, visit our Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by Rich Yee Photography.


Zagaris - spring training - 2014
Stormy weather lies ahead in a classic shot by photographer Michael Zagaris at a 2014 Oakland A's spring training game. The A's first Cactus League game is March 3 versus the Giants.


Comcast - Trophies - 2-2015
All 18 championship trophies won by Bay Area teams -- including eight Super Bowl trophies -- were displayed at the inaugural Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards reception at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on Feb. 5, 2015. The trophies were assembled from the Bay Area's professional football, basketball and baseball teams. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area served as host and provided TV coverage the following evening. To view a photo album of the reception, visit our Facebook Page and be sure to LIKE us.
Photo by William Yee.


Cal swim - 2-14-2015

The No. 3 Cal Bears women's swim team upset No. 2 Stanford by a score of 158-142 in the Big Swim at Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex on Saturday. The competition attracted a record crowd with more than 1,000 fans filling the bleachers and lining the pool at the diving end. To view a photo album of the meet, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee Photography. 


Standfor men's gymnasts - 2-2015

 Displaying perfect form, a Stanford gymnast extends his legs so that they seem to disappear. Host No. 4 Stanford scored a season-best 442.000 to 407.550 victory against Arizona State on Friday night in Burnham Pavilion on the Stanford campus. To view a photo album of the meet, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.

Photo by Rich Yee Photography.  


Stanford Women's gymnasts - 2-2015

The No. 13 Stanford Cardinal fell to the No. 10 UCLA Bruins 197.075-196.225, in a dual meet on Saturday at Maples Pavilion. Ivana Hong scored 9.975 on the uneven bars, Stanford's second-highest score overall this season, to win the event. To view a photo album of the meet, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee Photography.  


Arif - HOF - 2-2015
The 15th annual Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place recently at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland, inducting an array of distinguish athletes and leaders. Pictured above, Arif Khatib (Hall of Fame founder and president), Sharon Chin (Mistress of Ceremony), Reverend Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr. (Humanitarian Award), and Olympian Tommie Smith, presenter. To view a photo album of the induction ceremony, visit our Facebook Page shortly and
 be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee Photography. 


Arif - HOF - 2-2015 - Jim Otto, Mike Taylor and Panos Pappas

Inducted into the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2015, was all-time Raider great Jim Otto (center). Also present for the Raiders were Mike Taylor (left), director of public affairs; and Panos Pappas, premium seating executive. To view a photo album of the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, visit our Facebook Page shortly and be sure to LIKE us.  

Photo by Rich Yee Photography. 



  "What does a mama bear on the pill have in common

with the World Series?  No cubs."

~Harry Caray

Baseball broadcaster on both radio and television

Spent the last sixteen years of his career as the announcer

for the Chicago Cubs 



Abe Lincoln - #D
Dave Newhouse - USE


 Six months to correct a career divot   


Dave Newhouse 


Brian Williams has six months to work on his golf game, his vegetable garden or his conscience after being suspended from his nightly news-anchor position by NBC for telling a lie. In trying to make himself a hero by saying that the helicopter he was riding in during the Iraq War was shot down from the sky when it wasn't, his television bosses, instead, shot him down.

The debate over how much punishment Williams deserved for his prevarication gripped a nation. Should he have been suspended for six months, or flatly fired, or not punished at all? The last flimsy thinking was based on NBC's nightly news ratings, which are higher than those of CBS and ABC.

But six months isn't exactly a slap on the wrist, especially when Williams won't be paid. And he'll still return, if NBC wants him back, with egg on his face. Deviled egg at that, for he kept repeating his lie.

There seem to be so many debatable acts in today's world -- including the world of sports. Heroes are being shot down right and left, and some are punished worse than others.

Therefore, what is the correct length of punishment? And does the punishment fit the crime? The Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson, the best running back in football, was suspended for the 2014 season after whipping his son so hard that it left ugly marks on the boy's skin. Did Peterson deserve banishment?

Another NFL running back, Ray Rice, was cut from the Baltimore Ravens after knocking out his fianc´┐Że, later his wife, in an elevator. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell initially suspended Rice for two games, but after video of the elevator incident went viral, Goodell, with egg on his own face, then kicked Ray out of football indefinitely.

Abuse cannot be tolerated in all aspects of society, and Peterson and Rice needed to be punished. The only debate is for how long, because many forms of abuse aren't punished at all, or not long enough, or sometimes too long.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was kicked out of football for a year after his players set bounties on knocking opponents out of games. But New England head coach Bill Belichick wasn't suspended at all after spying on another team (although the Patriots did pay a sizable fine). Nonethleless, which coach is more guilty? Both men, after all, desecrated the game.

While you're keeping an eye on Deflategate -- oh, those unpatriotic Patriots -- let's look around sports for other misdeeds. Alex Rodriguez was driven out of baseball for one year after it was proven that he used steroids, which he had denied repeatedly. Yet others suspected of steroids -- Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, et al. -- were allowed to continue playing with hefty new contracts.

Should Rodriguez and others caught with steroids be suspended for life? The inflated numbers they ran up, or the records they set, were the result of their gaining an unfair advantage over others who played the game cleanly. Of course, the ultimate penalty would be forfeiture of any chance of making the Baseball Hall of Fame, which is as it should be.

Which brings us to Pete Rose, who never took steroids as far as we know. He was kicked out of baseball, and any Cooperstown consideration, for betting on baseball -- as a manager, not as a player. Now, if we know with certainty that he never bet on his Cincinnati Reds to lose, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. For betting occasionally on baseball isn't, comparatively, as grievous an act as using steroids, which gives the user an advantage every single day he arrives at the ballpark. 


Pete Rose sliding
Pete Rose, the all-time leader in hits (4,256), was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1963. He went on to win three World Series rings, three batting titles, one MVP award and two Gold Gloves. He made 17 All-Star appearances. Rose is banned from the Baseball of of Fame for betting on this team
while a player and manager.


So it becomes a matter of where to draw the line on liars. I remember Burl Ives as Big Daddy in the movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" saying that what he loathed most was "mendacity," a fancy word for lying. Cyclist Lance Armstrong lied repeatedly about taking illegal substances while acquiring seven Tour de France titles. Finally, he got caught red-handed and stripped of his seven titles. 

Now Armstrong will have to live the rest of his life with his mendacities. The same is true of Brian Williams, Alex Rodriguez and others who resorted to lying. Six months, one year, indefinitely -- whatever punishment is meted out, the ultimate punishment is that people won't ever forget over a liar's lifetime.

And let's not get started on O.J. Simpson, who thinks of his crumbled life every day behind bars. 


 Retired Oakland Tribune columnist Dave Newhouse will have two new books published in 2015: Founding 49ers: The Dark Days before the Dynasty, due out in late-August, and an as yet untitled Hoosiers-like basketball book,

due out mid-fall.


Send us your Memorable Sports Moment or SportsPulse and we will share them with our readers. Write: theultimatesportsguide@gmail.com.

There are 17 days left until the San Francisco Giants meet the Oakland Athletics in a Cactus League game on March 3.   



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