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Sharks Sign Forward Manuel Wiederer to Entry-Level Contract

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Manuel Wiederer (WEE-der-er, @wieds21) to a standard, entry-level contract. "Manuel mixes a defensively responsible two-way game with speed and offensive creativity and has proven that he can play with players..

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The Giant Race names Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as official charity partner

The San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon will be a nationally featured event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program The Giant Race Series has joined forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program to explore new frontiers in cancer treatments through fundraising. The Leukemia & L..

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Oakland Athletics announce leadership transitions

Organization celebrates decades of service, as Lew Wolff and Michael Crowley transition to new roles; John Fisher and Dave Kaval named managing partner and president, respectively The Oakland Athletics today announced that current Managing Partner Lew Wolff will transition to Chairman Emeritus and John Fisher will replace him as..

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San Jose Giants Announce 2017 Diamond Season Schedule

The San Jose Giants have unveiled their 2017 schedule. The 30th season of the San Jose Giants affiliation with the San Francisco Giants will begin on Thursday, April 6 on the road at Inland Empire before opening the home schedule on Thursday, April 13 at Municipal Stadium against the Stockton Ports. The Opening Night Extravaganz..

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A Look Back / Raiders

Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy in 1970 at Stanford and was the #1 overall selection in the 1971 NFL Draft. He joined the Raiders in 1978 and led the Silver and Black to two World Championships of Professional Football with victories in Super Bowls XV and XVIII. Plunkett was named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XV, a 27-..

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Mike Crowley, Living the Life of a Dream

Mike Crowley wears two very different hats. Two different sports, two different teams, two different cities, two different stadiums. We just had a wonderful conversation. He’s totally on top of everything. He’s very excited and optimistic about both programs; he loves every minute of what he does and all that they together are d..

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Lew Wolff, The Special Magic That Is

Iarrived early at the Oakland Coliseum to meet with Lew Wolff, the Owner of the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Earthquakes, plus the owner of some of the nicest hotels and the developer of some of the nicest offi ce buildings - anywhere. It was just a few hours before game time.“Come on in”, said the friendly gate attendant. “It’s Tu..

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Larry Baer, President & CEO SF Giants

It’s A Wonderful Life, circa 2013. Imagine San Francisco without our beloved Giants and where everything south of Market would be nothing but old warehouses. Far fetched? Not at all. The Tampa/St. Pete Giants? It may not sound right, but it was so close to happening.As I drove to meet with Larry Baer, the President & CEO of the ..

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A Conversation With Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach Of The Three-Time World Champi..

They call him “Rags”. Dave Righetti was born and raised locally, in Willow Glen, San Jose. He enjoyed a 16-year major league pitching career and iscurrently in his 16th season as the extraordinary pitching coach of our three-time World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Three World Series Championships in the last five years...

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A Happy Homecoming for Oakland A’s Manager Bob Melvin

His phone rang. “Hello Bob, this is Billy Beane.” That’s how it all started … which leads us to this article and the conversation I would have with Bob Melvin, the Manager of the Oakland A’s. Two and a half years later, the same phone rang again; however, this time it went like this: “Hello Bob, this is Ken Packer.” Billy Beane ..

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A SV Talk With Steve Bono, Former UCLA and SF 49er QB Great and Now Successful W..

SVT: Where are you working now and what do you do? SB: I work with Constellation Wealth Advisors, an independent multi-family investment office. SVT: How did you go from QB for UCLA and the 49ers to a successful career of helping others in finance? SB: This is something that I always wanted to do and I used several off-season..

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Meet Tyler Mariucci, Assistant Athletic Director At The University of Maryland -..

SVT: Where do you work and what do you do? TM: I am working as an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Maryland, College Park. I generate revenue through private and corporate donations for student-athlete scholarships and capital projects (facilities). Currently, we are working to close the gap on an $11 million an..

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How to Perfect Your Golf Swing

The search for the perfect swing is the Holy Grail for golfers all over the world as they strive to fi nd an action that will permit them to play the game to a high standard. Grooving a golf swing that is repeatable and dependable can only be achieved through practice, and this will require time and patience. Trying to perfect ..

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Looking Down Not Up

By Andy Dolich:  At a recent sports industry forum there was a fair amount of discussion regarding the “Looking Down Not Up” media mode of how Millennials and many other two-eyed creatures are consuming their favorite spectator sports.   It’s yesterday’s news, especially in Siliconia, the worldwide capital of innovation, that ou..

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Lessons from Bill King: Renaissance Man of The Mic

Holy Toledo! Nobody could ever say it like Bill King! Nobody!  The life and times of Bill King … a trip down memory lane … unlike any other … a great man who transcended sports … greatly … and life, too. So many pictures … so many memories. It’s funny how things come full circle. Oakland A’s Announcer, Ken Korach, in his childho..

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