Thursday, April 12, 2012

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues: What We Learned in Game 1 2OT Thriller

Outplayed for nearly the entirety of the four periods leading up to the second overtime, the San Jose Sharks managed to steal a win in St. Louis, winning 3-2 on a Martin Havlat game-winning slap-shot on Thursday night.

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt Demotion to AAA-Fresno Seems Imminent

Two years ago, there was little doubt that Brandon Belt would become the San Francisco Giants' starting first baseman for years to come, as well as become part of a one-two combo in the middle of the lineup with Buster Posey.  Now with Belt struggling to hit from the plate and having his ball club constantly second-guessing him, the question is not when will Belt become the player we all thought he was, but if he has the talent to do so.

NHL Playoffs 2012: The Sharks Have More to Worry About Than Blues' Goalie Tandem

The San Jose Sharks will be matched up against St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak when their first-round series gets underway on Thursday night in St. Louis. However, for the Sharks, it does not matter who suits up in net for the Blues — there are far bigger problems they must deal with first.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ralph Barbieri Let Go By KNBR: Listen to Tom Tolbert's Tearful Goodbye to 15-Year Radio Partner

Ralph Barbieri, a long-time radio voice on KNBR, has been let go by the radio station after 28 years with the station.  Barbieri was most recently one part of the Razor and Mr. T show with Tom Tolbert, which appeared Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SJSU Safety Duke Ihenacho Hopes San Francisco 49ers Select Him in 2012 NFL Draft

Former SJSU safety and recent graduate Duke Ihenacho will be at his mother’s house in Carson, Cailf. waiting for National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell to call his name during the 2012 NFL Draft on April 26 and begin the next chapter of his life.

“I’m so close, but I still have a lot of work to do,” Ihenacho said about his progression toward possibly playing in the NFL.

Monday, April 9, 2012

2012 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Series Preview & Predictions

After years of the San Jose Sharks entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a favorite, the Sharks now face the test of being the underdog in a series little expect them to win.

A season with so many ups-and-downs and twists-and-turns left San Jose in a struggle down the stretch of the season just to make the playoffs.  Jobs may or may not have been threatened, players' names may or may not have been thrown in the trade mill and the entire franchise may or may not be headed for reconstruction.

Friday, April 6, 2012

San Jose Sharks: Hot Play Gives Them Perfect Chance to Make Run in NHL Playoffs

Much like the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco Giants of 2010, or even the St. Louis Cardinals of 2011, the San Jose Sharks will be riding a high heading into the 2012 NHL Playoffs, giving themselves the perfect chance to make a run in the Western Conference.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

San Francisco Giants: Who's In and Who's Out of the Team's Opening Day Roster?

For the first time in a while, the San Francisco Giants had trouble deciding who to start the season in San Francisco and who to send elsewhere.

A few notable names were wavering on the border of the Opening Day roster, but others seemed to be pure locks to start in the Orange and Black when the MLB starts its 2012 season.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

San Jose Sharks: Ranking the Current Playoff Matchups the Sharks Could Encounter

The San Jose Sharks helped their playoff cause on Tuesday with their win over the Dallas Stars on the road, but barring any terrible turn of events, it is now time to look forward to who San Jose would want to see in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Monday, April 2, 2012

San Jose Sharks: Who Pays the Price If the Sharks Do Not Make the Playoffs?

Whether or not the San Jose Sharks make the playoffs this season, things are about to drastically change in San Jose.

It has simply been a weird year for the franchise. GM Doug Wilson trades away scorers Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi in

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Report: Freddy Sanchez to Start Year on DL; Nowhere Close to Being Ready

San Francisco Giants' second baseman Freddy Sanchez will reportedly start the year on the disabled list, but even worse news for the Giants is that it appears Sanchez is nowhere close to suiting up and taking his place at second base for this team.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed the speculated news that Sanchez was DL-bound on Thursday, and it appears Sanchez' shoulder that was injured last season has not progressed to the extent that the Giants organization would have liked.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Jacobs Was Team's Best Free Agent Acquisition This Offseason

As if the San Francisco 49ers could not do any more to bolster their already impressive offseason, they added a little depth to their backfield on Tuesday by signing running back Brandon Jacobs and making this team lethal in a variety of different aspects of their game.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

San Francisco Giants: A Look at the Projected 2012 Opening Day Lineup

It seems like so long ago now that the team is in Spring Training, but the San Francisco Giants had quite an offseason.

They traded away a promising pitcher in Jonathan Sanchez for speed and offense in Melky Cabrera, and they trade pitching relief and aging speed in Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres for an iffy Angel Pagan.

The team did all that while hunting for just the right amount of money to lock up their two franchise starting pitchers for several years.  One was locked up, and the other's tenure in San Francisco is still hanging in the balance.

Monday, March 26, 2012

San Jose Sharks: Reasons Why the Team Is Playing Playoff Hockey

You can call it desperation, or you can call it panic, but the San Jose Sharks are playing terrific hockey right now.  It just happens to be at the exact right time, as well, as the Sharks are in an ever-changing playoff scenario with five other teams to make the NHL playoffs.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Josh Johnson Signing Sends Clear Message to Colin Kaepernick

It does not require much deep thinking to comprehend what a clear message the San Francisco 49ers' newest free agent signing sent on Thursday.

The 49ers signed their second free agent quarterback of the offseason, locking up former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Josh Johnson to a two-year deal.  The signing assumed to have

San Jose Sharks Control Their Own Destiny in Final Eight Games of the Season

So we know the San Jose Sharks have at least a little fire left in them.  A gritty and determined win against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference will do that to a team, though, as the Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night at the HP Pavilion.

Golden State Warriors Must Attempt to Re-Acquire Lottery Pick in 2012 NBA Draft

The Golden State Warriors have reportedly been in talks with the Utah Jazz in regards to getting their first-round pick back for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Owner Joe Lacob said the team is confident they can re-acquire that pick and have been working with the Jazz for the last few months on a proposed deal.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Report: Alex Smith, 49ers Finalize Three-Year Deal

The San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Alex Smith have reportedly finalized a contract for three years and $24 million, NBC's Pro Football Talk is reporting.

The deal was the same one offered by the 49ers just two weeks ago that Smith was reportedly unhappy about.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Report: Alex Smith, Jim Harbaugh "Ironing Things Out," 49ers' Offer Still Stands

It looks like the two sides are closer to kissing and making up, as Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Matt Maiocco is reporting that Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith are "ironing things out."

The 49ers have an offer on the table for Smith for three years and $24 million, including $10 million guaranteed.  The Miami Dolphins reportedly had been negotiating with Smith on Sunday, but the team signed David Garrard on Monday.

Report: Alex Smith Leaves Miami Without A Contract, Headed to 49ers

NFL Network's Rebecca Haarlow is reporting that free agent Alex Smith has left Miami and is headed to Santa Clara to meet with the 49ers.

Smith was reportedly upset with the 49ers after they were in hard pursuit of Peyton Manning over the last week.  Additionally, Smith was unhappy with San Francisco's first offer of three years for $24 million, including $10 million guaranteed.

San Francisco 49ers Still Want Alex Smith; Offer Still Stands

The 49ers’ offer to free-agent QB Alex Smith remains on the table and has not been lowered or revoked, league sources said Monday. The sources said the team is confident Smith will opt to stay in San Francisco.

Smith visited Miami and is in contact with the Dolphins, but that move is being perceived around the league as a play for leverage. Other agents and GMs believe that the 49ers’ offer of $8 million per year is fair. San Francisco also presents the best chance for Smith to prosper on the field and off, with a system and roster suited to him and relatively weak divisional competition.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

NFL Free Agency 2012: 49ers Sign Mario Manningham; Peyton Manning Next?

The 49ers made their second free agent signing at the wide receiver position on Saturday night, signing Mario Manningham a deal with the team.

NBC's Pro Football Talk is reporting that Manningham has signed a two-year deal with San Francisco.

Manningham played last season for the New York Giants, making a clutch game-changing catch to extend the Giants' season on their way to a Super Bowl victory.  He finished last season with 39 receptions for 523 yards.

NFL Free Agents 2012: What Alex Smith Changing Agents Means for 49ers

Free agent quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly considering changing agents and it could meant the end of his career in San Francisco.

Smith, who took the 49ers to the NFC Championship last season, was not happy with San Francisco's contract offer last week and is now deciding on whether or not to pursue other opportunities with a different organization.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Report: Peyton Manning Worked Out For 49ers This Week

In the saga that is Peyton Manning's next destination, a new team has arisen as a possible sleeper to acquire the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that the 49ers worked out Manning this past week, and he took a physical, as well.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

San Francisco Giants: Who's Hot and Who's Not in Spring Training

Spring Training is an excellent measure of how a team is currently built and will be built for the future.  Many teams will plug in their future stars and prospects into the line-up rotation just to see if they can measure up to the hype against professional players, granted it is only Spring Training baseball.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lack of Urgency Dooms San Jose Sharks

We have become so accustomed to winning in San Jose.

So when a team with the notable history of terrific regular seasons and consistent playoff appearances, like the San Jose Sharks have, suddenly stops winning, people start freaking out.

They should be worried, the Sharks are outside of the Western Conference playoff picture for the first time in I don’t know – we are just not accustomed to that.