Kaval: ‘We Believe That in Another Generation Soccer Will be the Preeminent Sport in America’

With a potential work stoppage looming, Dave Kaval, the president of the San Jose Earthquakes, is thinking about the big picture—the really big picture. “We’re 100 percent focused on the stadium, opening the stadium,” said Kaval following the ribbon cutting ceremony at Avaya Stadium on Friday after I asked him if the possibility of a strike adds an extra level more »

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Sharks drop Stadium Series, playoff contention

The San Jose Sharks fell to rival Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in front of a sellout crowd of 70,205 in the inaugural Northern California NHL Stadium Series game. Despite a sloppy first period that saw San Jose allow eight giveaways to LA’s four and a holding penalty on Brenden Dillion, the Sharks managed to go into the first intermission in more »

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Trade Deadline Fast Approaching for Wilson and Sharks

Entering their Thursday night contest against the Dallas Stars the Sharks were the ninth team in the Western Conference and out of the playoff picture which, of course, is not an incredible surprise since general manager Doug Wilson announced last summer that the team was going into a “rebuilding” phase. Rebuild or not, it has become clear that the Sharks more »

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Tomsula on Justin Smith: ‘He’s Earned The Right to Make Decisions on His Terms’

As Jim Tomsula explained on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, he’s been in touch with veteran defensive tackle Justin Smith during the offseason. “Yea, Justin’s come around to bust my chops. You know that’s the way he does things,” said Tomsula. But the 49ers head coach won’t be pushing Smith to return for an eighth season with the team more »

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Baalke on Gore: ‘We’re Going to Do What We Can to Get Him Back’

While speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke suggested that the team would like to bring back Frank Gore for an 11th season, but wouldn’t make any promises. “Frank is just the energizer battery, [he] keeps on ticking,” said Baalke of veteran running back, who cracked the 1,000-yard plateau for the eighth more »

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Heavy Postseason Workload Raises Concerns About Madison Bumgarner’s 2015

Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason performance is one that will be talked about for decades. It was flat out legendary. In all, Bumgarner threw 52.2 innings in the playoffs and surrendered just five earned runs. He basically won the World Series all by himself, allowing just one run in two starts and a five-inning, Series-sealing relief appearance. Rarely these days does more »

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A’s 2015 Fan Fest Finale

After a tumultuous offseason in which the Athletics completely overhauled their roster in a barrage of jaw-dropping trades and head-scratching acquisitions, the loyal fan base came out in force on a stormy Sunday afternoon to support their club and get some answers. Billy Beane opened his eighteenth offseason as GM of the A’s wheeling and dealing as aggressively as he more »

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John Doyle: ‘You’re Always Looking for Another Player’

On Monday at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes introduced Innocent Emeghara, the club’s third designated player. When asked if the 25-year-old forward would be the final addition before the start of the MLS season, general manager John Doyle wouldn’t rule out the possibility that another player could be brought in. “I wouldn’t say that. We’re always trying to get more »

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