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  • US Open The NBA title goes thru the Bay It was not easy but the Warrior's swept Portland moving on to face either Milwaukee or Toronto in the 2019 NBA Finals. GSW's 5th in a row. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NBA Outdoor season up and running Sifan Hassan ran a 31:18.12 winning the 10,000m at the 2019 Payton Jordan Invite at Standord. Her time quailifies her for the 2020 Olympic's games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • The 2020 Tokyo Olympic's Home sweet home Salinas native Thomas Merrill went from last place to winning the Trans Am at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • 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
  • World Cup His hanbds are full Matias Almeda, The master of the quick turnaround, has found a job that will test his mettle as a coach. The San Jose Earthquakes. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine


Laguna Seca Raceway

Sonoma Raceway



Indy Cars

Motor Sports News


Time for some action on four wheels

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

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.

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

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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

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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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

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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Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

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.



















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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