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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 It's game on in Russia Guillermo Ochoa and Mexico set the 2018 World Cup on it's head beating cup holders Germany 1-0 in both teams openers Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • High School sports The good life GSW repeats as NBA champs. Now it is time for some fun in the sun enjoying their summer vacations. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor The US Open tames them all Phil Mickelson was just one of the top ranked golfers that did not have a good go at it at a brutal 2018 US Open. 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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Motorsports to take over the Bay Area for a weekend

Photo by Eric Taylor

Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine

If yuo are over the post Golden St Warrior's NBA Championship hangover and want a break from the dozens of basrball games that Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants seem to play every week then we have something for you.

There is fun on two wheels and four as NASCAR and the World Superbike series heads to the Bay June 22nd - 24th.

In the north bay NASCAR makes their yearly visit to wine country for the SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Down in the south bay Monterey will host some of the fastest things on two wheels for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round down at the WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca.

The only thing wrong with these two events is they fall on the same weekend forcing you to make a choice unless you feel adventureous and hit up the Superbikes for the Saturday race then venture up to Sonoma for Sunday's classic with NASCAR.


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



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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