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  • You can't trade them all The A's are hovering around .500 with serveral young players leading the way. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NBA The Injury game The glass is half empty, or is it half full. GSW comes home tied 1-1 with Houston after a game 2 defensive letdown that led to a 125-107 loss in Houston Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • High School sports Signs of life San Jose climbs out of last with a win and a tie in four days away from Avaya. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor State is around the corner St Ignatius (San Francisco) long Jumper Alex Enos leads Cali with a leap of 25' as we head into the playoffs of track and field in California Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String magazine
  • Indy Cars Super Bikes return to Laguna Seca Some of the world's best riders will descend on Monterey for the 2018 SBK June 22nd - 24th. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine


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The San Francisco Giants are off to an interesting start to the 2018 MLB season

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

The Giants are looking good so far this season. a pretty good pitching staff and the bat of Joe Panik helped SF win 2 of 3 down at Chavez Ravine the opening weekend of 2018.

Giants opening day starter Ty Blach scattered three hits over five inning to get the win and second baseman Joe Panik provided all the offense San Francisco would need when he blasted a a deep drive into the right field bleachers.

Panik was the man game two of 2018 when his top of the 9th homer did not waste the 7 innings of one hit ball Johnny Cueto tossed against LA. Tony Watson pitched a scoreless 8th to get the win.

Three losses in a row (two by shutout) floowed before SF busted loose for a 10-1 pounding of Seattle. New bats to the line up (Evan Longria and Andrew McCutchen) have added pucnh to the middle of the line up.

You can tell by the way Panik is swing the bat. Last year picthers could pitch around Joe but now with Longria and McCutchen behind him pitchers dont want to leave any thing out there for those two so Panik is getting pitched to.

It is true that both McCutchen and Longoria have started slow at the plate. McCutchen showed that taking away runs is just as big as scoring them when he went deep into triplpes alley to save two run behind Cuteo.

AT 3-3 San Francisco has shown it can pitch with the best of them and hit a little bit and play some defense, three keys to playing winning baseball.

Now can they put them all togetther for long periods of the season.. 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



2018 Masters

2018 Oakland Relays

2018 Masters

2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am

2018 Masters

The 2017 Pure Insurance Open at Pebble Beach

24hrs of Le Mans

IMSA returns to Laguna Seca

Indy 500

2017 GoPro Indy Car at Sonoma Raceway

Indy 500

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

Indy 500

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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