2014 World Series Rundown: Giants vs. Royals

Welcome to perhaps the most unlikely World Series in recent memory. The matchup between the Giants and Royals for the 2014 title certainly won’t be mistaken for a clash of titans along the lines of the Yankees-Dodgers matchups of the 1950’s. Both teams failed to win 90 games this year (the first time ever two such teams faced each other more »

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Cal Loses to UCLA in Heartbreaker

It was heartbreaking, painful, scary – almost anything bad imaginable for the California Golden Bears, who were defeated by UCLA in a close 36-34 game. UCLA was the first to score in what proved to be a seesaw game. They led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. UCLA outscored Cal 17-14 in a wild second quarter, which saw two more »

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Travis Ishikawa: The Unlikeliest Hero

A few years ago, circa 2010, I used to tell anyone who would listen (there weren’t many) that I considered Travis Ishikawa to be the most one-dimensional player I had ever seen. He did one thing really well on a baseball field: play defense at first base. In all other aspects of the game, I argued, he was charitably mediocre. more »

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Raiders Battle All Day But Lose To Chargers 31-28

In the first game of the Tony Sparano era with the Oakland Raiders, the team lost a heart breaker with a last minute interception by Chargers CB Jason Verrett deep in San Diego territory. “We didn’t walk into this place here today in front of our fans here to play a good game, play a competitive game, do any of more »

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