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A convenient list of games involving San Francisco Bay Area teams and
their dates and times and a Memorable Sports Moment
Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 9
Issue No. 40

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Monday, November 3

Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 4

Sacramento State (M) BB v. Holy Names (exh.),

     7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5

Golden State Warriors v. LA Clipper, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento Kings v. Denver Nuggets, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 6

San Jose Sharks v. Vancouver Canucks, 7:30 p.m.

Cal (M) BB v. Cal State San Marcos (exh.),

     7:30 p.m.

Stanford (M) BB v. Cal Poly Pomona, 7:00 p.m.

Santa Clara (W) BB v. Dominican (CAL), 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Novrmber 7

Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns, 6:00 p.m.

Santa Clara (M) BB v. Cal State East Bay,

      7:00 p.m.

Sacramento State (M) BB v. Menlo (exh.), 7:05 p.m.

UC Davis (W) BB v. Sonoma State, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 8

Golden State Warriors @ Houston Rockets, 

     5:00 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Dallas Stars, 5:00 p.m.

San Jose State @ Fresno State, 7:30 p.m.

UC Davis @ Northern Arizona Lumberjacks,

     1:00 p.m.

Sacramento State Hornets v. Southern Utah

     Thunderbirds, 2:00 p.m.

Stanford (W) BB v. UC San Diego (exh.),

     2:00 p.m.

Sonoma State (M) BB @ Pacific, 7:00 p.m.

USF (W) BB v. Saint Thomas (exh.), 2:00 p.m.

San Jose State (M) BB v. Notre Dame De Namur

     (exh.), 1:00 p.m.

Cal State East Bay (M) BB v. Cal Maritime (exh.),

     7:00 p.m.

Sacramento State (W) BB v. Chico State (exh.),

     6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 9

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints,

     10:00 a.m.

Oakland Raiders v. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m.

Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix Suns,

     5:00 p.m.

Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder,

     4:00 p.m.

San Jose Sharks @ Chicago Blackhawks,

     4:00 p.m.

San Jose State (W) BB v. UC Santa Cruz (exh.),

     2:00 p.m.

Fresno State (M) BB v. UC Santa Cruz (exh.),

     4:00 p.m.

Fresno State (W) BB v. Notre Dame De Namur,

     2:00 p.m.



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


NFL Schedule - Week 10

Bye teams: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins

Thursday, November 6

Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals, 5:25 p.m

Sunday, November 9

Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills, 10:00 a.m.

Miami Dolphins @ Detroit Lions, 10:00 a.m.

Dallas Cowboys @ Jacksonville Jaguars,

     10:00 a.m. (London)

San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints,

     10:00 a.m.

Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens,

     10:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Jets,

     10:00 a.m.

Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

     10:00 a.m.

Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders, 1:05 p.m.

St. Louis Rams @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m.

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 10

Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles,

     5:30 p.m



For your viewing pleasure

Willie Mays - Ed Jay

Who says lighting can't strike twice? It just takes 56 years! Just ask Mr. Willie Mays, again pictured coming down Market Street on Friday in a San Francisco Giants parade in celebration of their most recent World Series victory. 

Photo on right: Ed Jay.


Michael Zagaris - 49ers linemen - 11-2-2014

The San Francisco 49ers offensive line experienced a long day in the trenches, contributing to a total of 8 sacks of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as the St. Louis Rams hung on for a 13-10 victory at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Next up for the 49ers is an away game against New Orleans. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Ed Jay - 49ers - 11-2-2014
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick fumbled at the goal line with 2 seconds left, handing the visiting St. Louis  Rams a 13-10 upset win on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. After the game Kaepernick said, "I know I crossed the line. I was looking into the end zone."
Photo by Ed Jay.


Stanford v. Oregon - 11-1-2014

Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Ty Montgomery is knocked out of bounds after a short pass reception by Oregon Ducks defensive back Troy Hill. The Cardinal fell to the host Ducks, 45-16, before a partisan, capacity crowd of 58,794 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 1. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure

to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


Stanford v. Oregon State - 10-25-2014

Stanford thumped Oregon State 38-14 down on The Farm on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Cardinal would have their way with the Beavers on a day of sunshine and brief periods of rain. Above, Stanford inside linebacker Blake Martinez trades fists full of face mask with Oregon State offensive lineman Dustin Stanton. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page and

be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst.


The Cal Bears toppled a determined Oregon State Beavers team Saturday night at Reser Stadium, seen above, 45-31. Despite a highly unpredictable season, Cal at 5-4 is only one win away from becoming Bowl eligible, a remarkable turn-around from their 1-11 season one year ago.

Photo by Kenny Karst.


Grand National Rodeo - 10-18-2014 - Rich Yee

The spirit of the old west is still alive and well in San Francisco as the Grand National Rodeo enthralled crowds over two action-packed weekends, Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25 at the Cow Palace. For over 70 years this prestigious western lifestyle event has attracted thousands of participants and fans from 7 western states. To view a photo album of the Rodeo, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Rich Yee.


Oakland Raiders players, including defensive back TJ Carrie, guard Austin Howard and tight end Brian Leonhardt, as well as former Raider Sam Williams teamed up with the Clorox Company to put on a community event for students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Oakland. The group first spoke to the student at an assembly about the importance of staying healthy, keeping their environment clean during the flu season and saying "Boo to the Flu" in conjunction with the Clorox Clean Classrooms community initiative. Photo: Tony Gonzales/Raiders.com


Dickson Louise - World Series - boats - 2014

Ships ahoy! A veritable naval fleet suddenly sprung to life in McCovey Cove during the World Series as the San Francisco Giants hosted the Kansas City Royals, producing a very satisfying ending! Photo by Dickson Louie. 


Eugby - Ron Sellers - 10-2014
Saint Mary's College played host, for the second year in a row, to the "Battle in the Bay" Rugby 7's Tournament held Oct. 25-26 at Golden Gate Rubgy's Ray Sheeran Field on Treasure Island. Sixteen collegiate teams competed in the invitational, including Saint Mary's College, Arizona State, Cal, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Central Washington, Oregon, San Diego State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Utah, Washington, and Western Washington. To view a photo album of the contest, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Ron Sellers.


Golden Moment - 2014

Golden Moment, a figure skating show headlined by Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, is coming to the SAP Center at San Jose on Sunday, Nov, 2. Skaters include Charlie White and Meryl Davis (pictured above), Ekaterina Gordeeva, Dorothy Hamill, and many more. Proceeds support the Always Dream Foundation's early childhood literacy program, Always Reading.

Visit AlwaysDream.org for more information. 



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Memorable Sports Moment
Roger Clemens pitching
Roger Clemens in court

Pete Elman

Rocket -- 
or flawed star

--Pete Elman

My seventh circle of baseball hell is reserved for those special few who have truly earned that honor: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez ... and Roger Clemens. Most of you can relate.

Flash back 24 years, to Oct. 10, 1990, game four of the ALCS between the A's and the Red Sox. The A's can clinch their third consecutive pennant, having dominated the Sox in the first three games. The Red Sox send Clemens to the mound, their season hanging in the balance. And the A's counter with death-stare Dave Stewart, who clearly has the Rocket's number.

In the bottom of the second, with a run in, runners on second and third with one out, and a 3-1 count on Willie Randolph, home plate umpire Terry Cooney, who has already made some questionable calls in the bottom of the first inning against Clemens, calls ball four on what looks like a good pitch, loading the bases. Clemens goes ballistic. My brother and I are sitting in Section 214, above first base, probably a good 70 feet from the mound, and we could actually hear the snarling invective that came out of Clemens' mouth. This was the meltdown to end all meltdowns.

Cooney drops his mask, approaches the mound, screams and points at Clemens, and flamboyantly ejects the Red Sox ace. 42,000 people go nuts. I have never heard such anger directed toward a player - this wasn't just booing, but angry, venomous "sit down, you Texas a-hole!" stuff. Marty Barrett walks out of the Sox dugout with a huge Gatorade bucket and unceremoniously dumps it on the on-deck circle. Barrett is ejected, and has to be physically restrained from confronting the umpiring crew. It is the closest thing to a forfeit I have ever seen at a baseball game. You know the rest. The A's won the pennant that day and then got swept by the Reds, their last visit to the Series.

And Clemens? He went on to have one of the most storied careers in baseball history: 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts, two World Series titles, seven Cy Young Awards. And I have hated him with all my heart ever since.

That is why he is up there in my hall of shame with Bonds, Rose and A-Rod. From accusations of steroid use that resulted in Congress indicting him on six felony counts involving perjury and obstruction of Congress (he eventually beat that rap with the help of several Republican congressmen he lobbied) to undignified on-field behavior such as throwing a broken bat at Mike Piazza in the 2000 World Series, to numerous accusations of adultery, lying and general bad behavior, the Rocket has not had an easy go of it in the eyes of the public.

Just to show what the baseball writers think of him, this year he received a paltry 35 percent of the votes to get into the Hall of Fame, even less than last year. Apparently I'm not the only one who hasn't been able to forgive him. But there's an old saying, "Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes."

Flash forward to Feb. 16, 2014. It's a gorgeous Sunday, and I'm at Evans Field at Cal, watching the final game of the first weekend of the college baseball season, between Cal and the University of Texas, which Clemens helped win the College World Series in 1983. In fact, the college pitcher of the year award is named after him.

As I walk in, I hear the announcer say, "Now at bat, No. 42, Kacy Clemens, first base." I look down and see a handsome young man digging in to the left side of the batter's box. The pitch comes and he drills a base hit to right field. I realize, of course, that this must be the Rocket's son, who decided to attend Daddy's alma mater rather than sign with his hometown Astros. I watch the first few innings from behind the plate, sitting next to the scouts with their Jugs guns, iPads and notebooks. After a few innings I move to a little area above third base, where I stand against a low fence leaning out to watch the game, which is scoreless going into the sixth.

I notice a large man of about 50 sitting next to me, watching the game, dark sunglasses on, smartphone in his hand, earphones in his ear. He's wearing a UT Longhorn baseball cap and a UT shirt with a small No. 21 on the chest. Even with the dark sunglasses, I know it's the Rocket, Roger Clemens, right next to me, watching his son play. The fan in me comes to attention. I am in the presence of greatness - two feet away.

An inning goes by, the Longhorns score three runs and I don't say a word. The man is making a couple of calls on his phone. I don't want to disturb him or eavesdrop. But I'd like to be friendly, be civil, say something. But what am I going to tell him? That I've despised him for 25 years? That I'm glad he's not in the Hall, despite the fact that he may the greatest pitcher of my lifetime?

Two kids walk up to him and say, "Mr. Clemens, would you sign our cap and baseball? The Rocket says, "Wait right here, guys, when the inning is over I'll do it for you - don't go anywhere." After the inning he does just that, quietly but graciously. Then he stands up to his full 6 foot 3 and stretches, and I cannot stop flashing back to that day at the Coliseum, when a much younger, more reckless Roger Clemens came apart at the seams.

By the time the next inning rolls around, Texas has a 5-0 lead and here comes Kacy to the plate. The Rocket gets his camera phone ready to record the at-bat, and starts talking softly into his phone as well, giving a pitch-by-pitch description of the at-bat. Kacy pops out to short left field. I look over and see something that I know so well - the slight, almost imperceptible wince, the sag of the shoulders, the exhale I have done a thousand times watching my son at the plate. And it was in that moment - for the first time in my life - I felt empathy toward the enigma that is Roger Clemens. Here he is, a dad watching his kid play ball, with everything invested in how his son does. I can relate.

The 'Horns score a couple of more runs, and it's time for me to go. I can think of a hundred things I want to say to Roger Clemens, but I just can't. Do I tell him how much I liked watching him pitch - totally dishonest - or should I tell him how much I hated him, probably not a good idea. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. For once I am utterly speechless. But before I leave, I look over at the Rocket one more time and smile. He catches my eye behind his shades, smiles back, and nods. The guy is human. As I walk out of the park my mind is racing. I realize then that I feel differently about Roger Clemens.

He was a boy whose father walked out on his mother, and whose stepfather died when he was 9. No wonder he's so involved in his son's life, for better or worse. He never won a title in 13 years with the Red Sox. He pitched, and won, a game on the day his mother died, when he was 42. He might be the greatest pitcher of our time, steroids or no steroids. Hell, everybody did them, and he probably did it as much to rehab from injury as to add mph to his already blistering heater. He just lied about it, like so many others.

He has incurred, and justifiably so, the wrath of baseball fans like me for 25 years, and the one thing he wants - to cement his legacy by being inducted into the Hall - is out of reach, maybe permanently, because of his public persona and his unrelenting stubbornness. I wish he would come clean. It's never too late, Rocket.


How can this not take a huge toll on the guy? Maybe it's time for me to let some of that contempt I've been holding for him all these years go. Maybe if I can forgive Roger Clemens, then, just maybe, I can begin to forgive others, and, eventually, myself.


Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune from 2000-2011. In 1991 he came up with the well-known moniker "RUN TMC" for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He also wrote a column on baseball and American culture for the Oakland Athletics Fan Coalition from 2000-2005. He recently published a children's picture book with music entitled "Seasons, Rhymes In Time," and is currently working on several books, among them a young adult coming-of-age novel, a children's chapter book, a series of biographical vignettes about a dozen of his good friends at the Berkeley YMCA, and memoirs of his life as a rock n' roll musician."


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