Sacramento, CA – Everyone is curious to know what’s the secret for a great start this season. The New Orleans Hornets struggled pre-season losing up to seven games. Yet, they managed to turn things around to have one of the best starts leading the western conference.
“Down the stretch we made a few adjustments but guys made plays,” said coach Monty Williams. “Our key every night is defense, we want to defend, rebound and run with a purpose.” “That’s who we are every night!” Read more
San Francisco, CA- It was probably one of the best games played in the postseason, a tied game going into the final inning. Juan Uribe who was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore wrist entered the game bottom of the ninth.
Uribe hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to left field driving in the game-winning run. A remarkable performance from the San Francisco Giants as they took game 4 of the National League Championship Series defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5. Read more
By Malaika Bobino
It’s been a long time since any team from the Bay Area has made the playoffs. That moment came for the San Francisco Giants when they clinched the National League West title after beating the San Diego Padres in the final game of the season.
They faced the Atlanta Braves Thursday to begin the NL division series at AT&T ball park. “It’s all about pitching,” Aaron Rowand said. “Whichever team pitches and plays defense typically comes out on top in the postseason.”
San Francisco, CA – The first batters were lucky, Omar Infante doubled on a fly ball to center field and Jason Heyward flew out to left field. After taking a deep breath, Tim Lincecum had a talk with himself to calm down before he “unleashed the beast” through nine innings.
“I told myself, don’t worry about it, make your pitches and everything will be fine,” Lincecum said. “You tell yourself, you’ve done this a thousand times!” “We’ve been in these situations, it’s another game and just treat it like that.” Read more
San Francisco, CA – The Giants still need one win to clinch the National League West title. The final game of the season is tomorrow, without a win will put them on the road with various scenarios now that the Padres have pulled even with Atlanta in the NL Wild Card standings.
But their fate will wait one more day as they lost 4-2 giving San Diego hope that their playoffs race is still alive. Barry Zito has struggled over the last ten games (9 starts) going 1-7 with 6.50 ERA. He needs just one more victory to reach a double digit win plateau for his 10th consecutive season, that didn’t come today. Read more
San Francisco, CA – The sweet taste of victory will have to wait one more day. After a horrible start from Matt Cain, the Giants celebration will be on hold at least one more day before they can clinch the National League West division.
The San Diego Padres came in here tonight to take game one of the series, they defeated the Giants 6-4. While San Francisco needs only one win to clinch, the Padres need to win two more games to reclaim the number one spot. No one thought it would be an easy task and tonight proved it will be a battle until the end. Read more
San Francisco, CA – An odd start for CY Young winner Tim Lincecum, the second pitch he threw was the result of Stephen Drew’s solo home run to left field. Unfortunately, that was the Diamondbacks only run of the game as they succumb to the Giants 3-1.
Playing with flu like symptoms which was later described as a chest cold, Lincecum struggled in the first frame but managed to regain his composure to reduce San Francisco’s magic number to three. Read more
San Francisco, CA – Two teams have been battling for the top spot in the National League West throughout September. Four games away from clinching the division title is now within reach for the San Francisco Giants.
After a slow start the Giants recovered to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2. Lefty pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was close to being pulled in the second inning when he loaded the bases, gave up a hit and walked two batters back-to-back.
Oakland, CA – The celebration began when the Texas Rangers dugout cleared as players ran onto the field. The Oakland A’s looked on in despair and were eliminated from the American League West contention after losing 4-3. Read more
Oakland, CA – The hitting woes for the Texas Rangers ended tonight. Two out and one day away from clinching the division, the A’s fate falls in the hands of two of their best pitchers. Read more
Oakland, CA – It’s not something that you’ll hear in the locker room or overheard in the dugout. Everyone knows what needs to be done in this four game series. The Texas Rangers lead by by seven and a half games over the Oakland A’s in the American League West. Read more
Oakland, CA – There’s the saying “so close but yet so far” would be best to describe the A’s stunning loss to the Chicago White Sox. In what seemed to be a sure thing changed in the ninth inning. Read more
San Francisco, CA – It will be remembered as one of the best football games on Monday night. The Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints kicked a field goal with the clock running out to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22. Read more
Oakland, CA – In his first home opener Oakland Raider, QB Jason Campbell got his first taste of the infamous politics of the organization. He was benched to start the third quarter and replaced by Bruce Gradkwoski. Read more
San Francisco, CA – Thanks to the San Diego Padres losing again, the Giants were able to maintain their lead in first place despite being shutout 3-0 by the Milwaukee Brewers. Read more
San Francisco, CA – It was only a matter of time before the Giants claimed first place in the National League West. They have been playing exceptionally well since the All-Star break. Tonight Jonathan Sanchez recorded a career-high 12 strikeout performance in a 10-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read more
San Francisco, CA – The Giants continue to stay close in the pennant race after defeating the Dodgers 2-1. They remain a half a game behind the San Diego Padres in the National League West. A tight race leaves all watching the standings daily but for the Giants their victory came right on time. Read more
San Francisco, CA – One team needs to keep pace with the San Diego Padres and the other is not used to going home after the season. Both teams fought through five innings with no score providing enough defense to send the game into extra innings. Read more
Oakland, CA – The seventh inning was the turning point for the A’s. Three runs led to Oakland capitalizing off every mistake and opportunity to stay in the race for the post season. Read more
Oakland, CA – One catch set the momentum of the game. A strategic, well practiced leap over the wall prevented the Boston Red Sox from scoring their first and only run. Falling 5-0, the Red Sox were shutout by the Oakland A’s. Read more
Oakland, CA – They were one game away from a sweep, but things didn’t fall in place for the A’s. With the Texas Rangers being swept by the Minnesota Twins it would’ve been nice to chip away at the number of games Oakland falls behind the the top team in the standings. But the A’s failed to stop the runs behind poor pitching from Vin Mazzaro and lost 7-4 to the Angels. Read more
Oakland, CA – No surprise the Oakland A’s push through tough situations. Another challenging day of pitching led to the A’s defeat over the Angels 3-1. No comparing Trevor Cahill’s performance to Gio Gonzalez who also pitched six scoreless innings the day before. Read more
Oakland, CA – Returning home from a long road trip, the Oakland A’s just want to focus on their remaining games and win. They were swept by the New York Yankees and now trail Texas by ten games in the American League West. Read more
Athens, Greece – Good defense allowed team USA’s victory and their fourth win. The U.S. jumped off to a great start behind player of the game Derrick Rose. Rose with a steady pace led USA to defeat Greece 87-59. Read more
Madrid, Spain – The most intensive game played thus far, happened tonight when team USA faced Spain. With seconds remaining on the clock Derrick Rose heroics late saved the U.S. from facing their first defeat as they beat Spain 86-85. Read more