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  • US Open Steph scores 47 in game 3 loss Golden St is wounded but they still have a chance against Toronto in the 2019 NBA Finals. With KD and Klay Thompson hobbled Draymond Green is going to have to play big. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
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  • 2019 US Open Hard work pays off Tiger Woods got one for the ages, coming back to win the 2019 Master's. HIs first since 2005 and the 15th major of his career. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
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Time for some action on four wheels

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Sonoma Raceway up in beautiful wine country. May 31st to June 2nd Sonoma will host it's first festival of speed.

If you love the sights and sounds of vintage cars or just racing period the Sonoma Speed Festival will be the spot for you.

You will get an up close look at some of the fastest cars to ever hit the pavement.

Ferrari 250 GTO & Ferrari 250 Testarossas, ‘57 Maserati 300S, and multiple Maserati ‘Birdcage’ will be in race trim, gassed up and ready to roll.


The TOYOTA/SAVEMART 350 returns to Sonoma Raceway and the best that NSACAR has to offer will test their skills around the hilly 12-turn road course. One of the favorite tracks on the NASCAR curcuit with the drivers.

Defending TOYOTA/SAVEMART champ Martin Truex Jr. is in fine form this season and he is coming off a win at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca Cola 600 last weekend.

Truex dove down to the inside of turn 2 in a move that took him from 4th to 1st as four cars were side by side going thru turn 2 and three wide around turn 3.

Martin stayed ahead of the field the rest of the way to claim his 22nd career victory and his 3rd in the last five races.

Joey Logano crossed the line just after Truex Jr with Kyle Busch 3rd on the podium and Chase Elliot and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounding out the top 5.

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The Bay Area will be ground zero for vintage racing the next month as Sonoma Raceway and WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway open up their track to some of the prettiest cars that ever graced the roadway.

May 3-5 the Trans-Am Speed Fest heads down to beautiful Monterey and the Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway.

Camaros, Mustangs, Challengers, Corvettes and Vipers will share the track with vintage muscle cars all supped up and in race trim.

The red of Ferrari follows the parade of muscle cars around Laguna Seca when the Ferrari Racing Days and Corse Clienti F1 takes it's turn racing thru the famous Corkscrew.

Highlighting the weekend will be F1 cars from Ferrari's stable that will come thru Monterey and run a few laps around the world famous circuit.

That goes down May 10-12 making it a busy start to the 2019 racing season



St. Mary's takes control of their own destiny

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Who knew that St. Mary's would sweep thru the WCC Tourney and soundly defeat the n #1 team in the nation, Gonzaga.

The Zags have been a thorn in the side of St. Mary's for a long time now.

The Gaels were also trying to erase the memory of the 94-46 thrashing the Zags handed St. Mary's the first time the two teams played this year.

St, Mary's was better the second time around at home in both teams regular season league finals losing 69-55.

In the WCC Final the Gaels turned a 27-24 halftime lead into a 60-47 win and the ticket to the Big Dance that comes with it. Head coach Randy Bennett coached one of the best games in his life against the Zags.

St. Mary's never let Gonzaga go on a run that every thought was coming in the WCC final. The Gaels lost to defending champs Villanova 61-57 in the first round. It was a tough out for as team that got better as the year went on.

High school sports impacted by the California wild fires

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All across northern and southern California high school sports have been put on hold because of the devastating wildfires burning out of control in large parts of the state.

There are over 1,000 people missing and that number is sure to go up as the fires continue to burn.

The smoke from the "Camp Fire" in Butte county has descended over most of the San Francisco Bay Area causing very un healthy air.

It's so bad that most prep sporting events have been cancelled the past two weeks. Cross Country got it's section meets axed and runners moved onto state based on times they ran during the season.

Next weeks state meet in Fresno is a go at the moment. Hopefully the kids can run and it comes at a time when they can postpone it for a week if they have to.

The football state championships have been moved back. Schools are trying to move playoff games to areas the smoke has not caused havoc.



















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