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Sabercats End Remarkable Season With Arena Bowl Victory

By: Joe Lami The San Jose Sabercats wrapped up their dream season on Saturday night with a 68-47 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks to capture Arena Bowl XXVIII.  It marks their fourth arena bowl championship and their first since 2007. The championship game was played at Stockton Arena in place of the Sabercats’ usual home of SAP Center at San Jose due to an event conflict. Stockton is also the…

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The Search For A New Goal Song Continues

By: Joe Lami The San Jose Sharks sent out another email to their season ticket holders on Friday giving an update on the search for the new goal song. The team decided this off-season to get rid of Rock n Roll Part Two, their goal song for the past 24 years because of Gary Glitter’s legal problems. In the update, the Sharks announced the top two vote getters will continue…

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Toronto Maple Leafs players, from front left to right, Leo Komarov, Peter Holland, Mike Santorelli and Sam Carrick join head coach Randy Carlyle, back left, and assistant coach Steve Spott in watching as Leafs center Daniel Winnik is slid off the ice on a stretcher after being injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DeBoer Brings Spott on as Assistant Coach

By: Joe Lami The San Jose Sharks announced on Monday the newest edition to their coaching staff, Steve Spott. Spott joins Bob Boughener and Johan Hedberg to make up Peter Deboer’s assistant coaches. Spott has previous experience with Deboer, as they worked together for 11 years in the Ontario Hockey League in both Kitchener and Plymouth.  The two helped bring the 2003 Memorial Cup Championship to Kitchener. When Deboer left the…

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San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Mike Purcell (64) runs past Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Mackenzy Bernadeau (73) as he returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Niners Dominate Struggling Cowboys in Pre-Season Home Opener

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The San Francisco 49ers dominated the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in their first home game of the 2015 pre-season with a 23-6 victory.  The win marks the first of the pre-season, as San Francisco improves heading towards opening day. Both teams started their starting quarterbacks, as the Cowboys’ Tony Romo only played the first drive, lasting three plays.  Much was thanks to Navarro…

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte (6)  is greeted by his teammates after hitting a bottom-of-the-ninth baseball game-winning home run off of San Francisco Giants' pitcher George Kontos Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Missed Opportunities Characterize Giants’ Painful Loss to Pirates

By: Ben Leonard Dang nab it. Despite Mike Leake being nearly perfect and having many chances against Gerrit Cole, the Giants found a way to lose 3-2 to the Pirates. They wouldn’t have it any other way. Starling Marte added significantly to the frustration for the Giants, robbing a home run and hitting a walk-off solo home run himself with two outs in the ninth. Brandon Crawford’s shot in the second inning was…

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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) swings for a home run off Washington Nationals' Casey Janssen in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Aces In the Outfield: Why Madison Bumgarner In Left Isn’t (All That) Crazy

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard With the loss of Hunter Pence, the Giants have lost all of their starting outfielders to the DL. What an odd year. This team is lucky to still be afloat with such a brittle roster that only has three of its Opening Day starters still intact (Sorry, Mr. McGehee). Sure, Angel Pagan might come back soon, but with Pence possibly gone for the most, if…

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San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco applauds as he scores on a double by teammate Matt Duffy as Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, right, stands at home plate in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Don’t Sleep On Gregor Blanco

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Gregor Blanco is the kind of guy who always finds a way onto the field. No matter how buried he seems on the bench, something falls his way and he becomes a starter. He’s played in at least 141 games every year since 2012, and could get close to that figure again. But despite his happy-go-lucky attitude, Giants fans have always been particularly harsh towards…

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2012, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith warms up before the start of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The 49ers say Smith sustained minor injuries during an incident Friday night, June 29, 2012, in San Jose and that he is recovering comfortably. A person with knowledge of the situation says Smith suffered stab wounds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because those details had not been released. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Why It Was Time For Aldon Smith To Go

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Friday afternoon was an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers, as they announced the release of star outside linebacker, Aldon Smith. The release came after news broke that Smith was arrested in Santa Clara County on Thursday night. The 25-year old was charged with hit and run, driving under the influence, and vandalism due to a reported altercation with a neighbor….

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Wacky Wednesday on Day Three of Bank of the West Classic

Call it Wacky Wednesday. On the third day of the Bank of the West Classic, a premier Women’s Tennis Association tournament at Stanford University, three out of four seeded players dropped like flies. The first first day match featured sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic, who defeated Venus Williams before falling to Serena Williams at last year’s tournament, as well as her fellow German, Mona Barthel. Petkovic started out with deep, consistent groundstrokes to…

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