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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, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 28
Issue No. 34

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Monday, September 22

San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,

     7:10 p.m.

Oakland A's vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m. 

Tuesday, September 23

San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,

     7:10 p.m.

Oakland A's vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks (Split),

     Stockton Arena, 7:30 p.m. (preseason)

San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks (Split),

     6:00 p.m. (preseason)

Wednesday, September 24

San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Dodgers,

     7:10 p.m.

Oakland A's vs. Los Angeles Angels, 12:35 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres,

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

Friday, September 26

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres, 

     7:15 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, September 27

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 5:05 p.m.

San Jose Sharks vs. Anaheim Ducks, 5:00 p.m.


San Jose Earthquakes @ Colorado Rapids, 

     6:00 p.m.

Cal Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes, 1:00 p.m.

Stanford Cardinal @ Washington Huskies,

     1:15 p.m.

San Jose State Spartans vs. Nevada Wolfpack,

     7:30 p.m.

UC Davis Aggies vs. Eastern Washington Eagles,

     6:00 p.m.

Sacramento State Hornets @ Idaho State

     Bengals, 1:05 p.m.

Fresno State Bulldogs @ New Mexico Lobos,

     5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 28

San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles,

     1:25 p.m.

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins, 10:00 a.m.


San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres,

     1:05 p.m.

Oakland A's @ Texas Rangers, 12:05 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 4

Bye teams: Cardinals, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Seahawks, Rams

Thursday, September 25

New York Giants @ Washington Redskins,

     5:25 p.m.

Sunday, September 28

Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears, 10:00 a.m.

Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans, 10:00 a.m.

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts,

     10:00 a.m.

Carolina Panthers @ Baltimore Ravens,

     10:00 a.m.

Detroit Lions @ New York Jets, 10:00 a.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Pittsburgh Steelers,

     10:00 a.m.

Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders (London),

     10:00 a.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Diego Chargers,

     1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers,

     1:25 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings, 1:25 p.m.

New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys,

     5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 29
New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs,
     5:30 p.m.



For your viewing pleasure

Michael Zagaris - Kaep - 9-21-14

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambles for some of his 54 yards in Sunday's game verses the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix stadium. Arizona would prevail 23-14. Next up on Sunday are the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi's Stadium. Photo by Michael Zagaris. 


Raiders - London

The Oakland Raiders, scheduled to play the Miami Dolphins in London

on Sunday, arrived to a warm greeting.


Joe Na - Raiders crowd - 2014

The Oakland Raiders fell behind by 17 points at halftime and never caught the Houston Texans, losing 30-14. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr showed promise, completing 27 of 42 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. To view a photo album, visit our Facebook page and be sure to LIKE us. Photos by Joe Na.


Kenny Karst - SF -2014

The Sacramento River Cats made it official, announcing the team's affiliate change to the San Francisco Giants. The new deal is for two years and it had been a Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics since the team's inception in 2000. The A's have now signed an affiliation deal with a minor-league team in Nashville.


Michael Zagaris - Jon Lester - 9-19-14

Jon Lester served up another strong outing on Friday night as the Oakland A's defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 at O.co Coliseum to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards. Photo by Michael Zagaris.


Kenny Karst - Stanford - 9-13-14

Stanford WR Devon Cajuste catches a Kevin Hogan pass in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown, despite a hand in the face from Army DB Geoffery Bacon. Stanford would go on to defeat Army 35-0 at Stanford Stadium.

Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Kenny Karst - Fresno State - 9-20-14

Fresno State Bulldog running back Marteze Waller (No. 33) rumbles up the middle of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds' defense for 49 yards on the Bulldogs' second drive of the game at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno Saturday night. Fresno State routed Southern Utah 56-16 for the Bulldogs' first win of their season. To view a photo album of the game, visit our Facebook page shortly and be sure to LIKE us. Photo by Kenny Karst Photography.


Rich Yee - Levi's - racks

San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Technology Dan Williams gives a tour of the new computer server room at Levi's Stadium, pointing out Comcast Business' advanced unified communications services that make the technology innovations at the stadium possible. Photo by Rich Yee.



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Memorable Sports Moment
Robert Moselle - The Corkscrew
Zanadi passes Herta in the Corkscrew.

Robert Moselle
Robert Moselle (right) with daughter Monica and the family's Belgian sheepdog Penny.


The winner's circle blues


--Robert Moselle



One of the most famous moments of auto racing took place at Laguna Seca in 1996. It would become known as "The Pass" and occurred when Alex Zanardi passed Bryan Herta on the inside of the Corkscrew on the last lap of the CART race to take the victory. I was in the winner's circle, prepared to present the Lee Moselle Trophy, which was awarded to the winner of the annual CART race. The trophy was named in honor of my father, who served as executive director of the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula, the nonprofit entity that operated the raceway, for 13 years.


The Corkscrew


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.2-mile road course in Monterey. One specific section, Turns 8 and 8A, commonly known as the Corkscrew, is unique in motorsports. The Corkscrew drops 59 feet between the entrance of Turn 8 to the exit of Turn 8A -- the equivalent of a 5�-story drop -- in only 450 feet of track length. From Turn 8 to Turn 9 the elevation falls 109 feet, or just over 10 stories.


Bryan Herta was in the lead in the Team Rahal-Letterman car, and I had my eye fixed on David Letterman as he paced around the winner's circle. It looked like a lock for Herta as he entered the Corkscrew, with Alex Zanardi apparently destined for second. But near the top of the Corkscrew, Herta took his normal line and left open an opportunity for the daredevil Zanardi, who outbraked him as they went into the turn. As Herta started in for Turn 8A, Zanardi blew by him. The crowd went wild as Alex took the checkered flag for Team Chip Ganassi and Joe Montana, and as Zanardi spun celebratory donuts all Letterman could do was stand silently in stunned disbelief. 

(For a video of the last laps, with the final lap starting at 3:54 and The Pass at 4:40, click HERE.) 


Robert Moselle is a California attorney and executive director of the Center for Continuing Education, (CCE). Based in Monterey, CCE (cce-mcle.com) is a State Bar-approved Provider of Continuing Legal Education seminars and online programs. 


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From The Stands
Oakland Coliseum

Pete Elman


Losing by the book: An epitaph? 


--Pete Elman



It was a humid Wednesday evening in September and, predictably, the Coliseum was more than half-empty. The Athletics were not just fighting for the wild card but, more important, their soul. MLB guru Buster Olney said the other day that if the A's fail to reach the postseason they will have engineered arguably the biggest collapse in baseball history.


I fear that Olney's assessment may come true. I have been an A's fan since 1968, and I have never seen the club play this poorly. The 6-1 loss to the Rangers on Sept. 17 was the worst I have ever witnessed -- the nightmare to top all nightmares. Jeff Samardzija's performance was for the ages. His grit and steely determination was nothing short of heroic, given what was at stake. He should have gotten the win. (To add insult to injury on this awful night, the Angels clinched the division.)


Ten left on the bases, the last three in that gut-wrenching eighth inning -- the offense is nowhere to be found. An epic meltdown by Doolittle. We have gone from the best team to the worst, in six weeks. How can one criticize Beane when you look at Samardzija and Lester's performances?  Did the pressure of being prematurely anointed AL champs get to them ... or is it the injuries? Or, I fear, do the A's have no heart?


One person who has not been called to account is the skipper, and tonight it became apparent that Melvin's by-the-book managing is not working. Why did he pull Samardzija when he was destroying Ranger hitters? Is it a sin to pitch a complete game? Why were Moss and Reddick not in the lineup?


Any notions that this series would be a cakewalk were dispatched Tuesday when the A's booted the ball all over the yard. Tonight was a gut check, and the A's failed miserably. This loss had a finality to it that I fear may spill over into next year. Meanwhile, the Royals, the Tigers, King Felix -- or maybe Buster Olney -- await. And in the wings, the cruel ghosts of Octobers past are laughing.


It's midnight and, lo and behold, it's raining outside. Is it a cleansing rain, or the tears of a million A's fans?


Pete Elman worked as a sportswriter for the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune from 2000-2011. In 1991 he came up with the popular moniker "RUN TMC" for the Golden State Warriors of the early 1990s. He is currently publishing a children's picture book with music entitled "Seasons, Rhymes In Time." www.chillincrowbooks.com


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