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  • High School Football Mack marches on McClymonds passed another test, this time is was a 42-17 victory over the down but always tough Sacred Heart Prep to improve to 3-0 on the young season. De La Salle loses in Vegas Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NFL Football Carr has big day vs NYC Derek Carr led his Raiders to an easy win ovet the Jets with a 23 of 28 day passing, three TD's with no picks. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NCAA Final Four Phil returns to Northern Cali The Safeway Open returns to Napa Oct. 2-8 2017. Come out and help open the 2018 PGA season with stars such as Phil Mickelson at the Silverado Country Club and Resort Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor Wondo gets the call up San Jose got a boost to their playoff hopes with a 1-0 win at home against Houston. The 3pts jumped San Jose up to the fifth spot in the race for a playoff spot out West. The top 6 make the postseason. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String magazine
  • Indy Cars The 2017 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Roger Penske has seen just about everything during his career in motorsports. The legend has helped another young driver to win a series title. Josef Newgarden won his first title. Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) took home the checkered flag.


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Oakland Manhandles the Jets in Oaktown

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

Oakland showed it's home fans that they might mean business in 2017. A win over the lowly New York Jets was expected.

Raiders fans got what they wanted. A blowout victory. My, how the downtrodden have risen.

Oakland jumped out to a 14-0 lead, the Jets tried to make a game of it in the second quarter.

New York closed to 14-10 before the Raiders pulled away in the second half to win 45-20.

Raiders fans have not been treated to very many routs and they loved it. The Raiders D nade sure they got one.

Marshawn Lynch got into the act with some nice runs on the field and some nice dance moves off of it. Derek Carr hooked up with Michael Crabtree for three touchdown passes, including the first two scores of the game.

In the end head coach Jack Del Rio got the victory improving his team to 2-0 on the young season. More click here



Stanford, Cal and San Jose St get ready for the 2017 football season

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

Hope springs eternal, as they say, which is wonderful news for the California Golden Bears and their porous defense.

Under fired head coach Sonny Dykes scored a ton of points and there are several of his players trying to make NFL rosters this pre season.

Dykes D was pitiful, no that is an understatement. Is was one of the worst in recent and ancient memory.

New Bears head coach Justin Wilcox seems to be the polar opposite of Dykes.

The defensive players already love him.

Stanford is searching for a star to take the place of Christian McCaffrey (on offense) and Solomon Thomas (defense). Bryce Love looks ready to take over for McCaffrey.

The question is who will back up Love. More click here


  • MLB Gatlin shocks the world Justin Gatlin hit a 2nd and 3rd gear to beat Usain Bolt and hold off Christian Coleman to win the 100m dash at the 2017 World Championships in London. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • US Open Tennis Prep Football set to start High school kids all over the place are excited that a new football season is heading their way. Teams across the nation will be trying to fullfill that dream of winning a state championship Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NCAA Final Four Carr looks good vs Rams Derek Carr threw two TD's in the Raiders loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the second pre season game of the 2017 season. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor Steph Curry holds his own Steph played well at the Web.com. He stayed a couple of shots out of last plus he played the back nine Friday at even par. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String magazine
  • World Cup Team USA comes up Gold The Gold Cup belongs to America after a 2-1 win over Jamaica at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca. Jozi Altidore opened the scoring with a goal in the first half. Photo by Jason Reed/Field of Day Dreams

With football back fans around the world can't wait for the games to start

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

It is still hard to believe how New England won the Super Bowl.

They did and you have to give it up to them. Coming back against a very good Atlanta team was not easy.

Just about everything had to go right for them and it did.

Tom Brady's 5th ring. Can he get six. Until the Pats are knocked out of the playoffs you know they have a chance.

The Falcons must dust themselves off and comeback with a vengeance. No pissing about for Atlanta. If their young and fast defense can improve and Matt Ryan keeps his high scoring offense rolling Atlanta can make it back to the big dance.

That's a big if for the team that loses the big game. That Bills squad that made 4-striaght Super Bowls back in the day are looking more and more impressive every year.

The Oakland Raiders will be one of the most watched teams this season. A 12-5 campaign from a year ago left a bad taste in their mouth's because they needed more then a first round playoff exit. More click here



Golden St closes out the Cav's winning second title in 3-years

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

What can you say about them now. Warrior's fans are basking in the after glow of watching their beloved team do away with the pesky Cav's in 5-games and in front of their passionate hometown fans.

Kevin Durant did just what the Warrior's were hoping he would do. Create a situation were you can't double team Steph Curry. KD was a problem for Cleveland the whole series.

Except for game four when King James and Co. hit 23 three pointers to win going away the Warrior's withstood LeBron James averaging a triple double against them in the series.

Klay Thompson did everything he could to slow down Kyrie Irvin. You can't stop Kyrie and holding him to just a pair of 40pt games was enough for Golden St. to come away with their 3rd Championship in Oakland.

That ties them with the Oakland Raider's and puts them one behind the Oakland A's 4 World Series titles won since the team moved to Oakland in the 60's. More Click here



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2017 GoPro Indy Car at Sonoma Raceway

Indy 500

2017 US round of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca Raceway

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2017 Ferrari Challenge at Laguna Seca raceway

High School basketball

The 2017 Kobalt 400

High School basketball

The 2017 Dublin Distance Festival


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