April 19, 1988 |
It was like the Super Bowl of trash. The world's biggest garbage collectors - Browning Ferris Industries and Waste Management Inc. - fighting over the country's largest municipal refuse contract, worth at least $12 million a year for six years. BFI's contract had been renewed for 13 years and the company had been increasing its prices. City officials felt they could keep the cost of collecting trash down if they put the contract out for bid. Each side had all-pro equipment, 37-cubic yard, high-density compactors with a one-man crew.
May 24, 2004 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Soul fell to 5-10 with a loss to the San Jose SaberCats, 48-36, Saturday night in front of 13,423 at HP Pavilion. Soul rookie quarterback Tim Levcik made his first start of the season and completed 13 of 30 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown. He also threw two late interceptions. Terrill Shaw, making his first appearance in a Soul uniform, had four catches for 31 yards while Tyronne Jones added three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown. Chris Ryan had four carries for 15 yards and two touchdowns.
April 28, 2009 |
Teemu Selanne and Francois Beauchemin scored second-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks last night, 4-1, and eliminated the Western Conference's top seed in six games. The eighth-seeded Ducks will take on Detroit in the conference semifinals. In another game: At Calgary, the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Flames from the NHL playoffs with a 4-1 victory in Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference series. The visiting Blackhawks scored three times in the first two periods and easily held on to advance to face Vancouver in the conference semifinals.
July 11, 2010 |
A new stadium ushered in a sense of rebirth to a Union team that had struggled the way most teams do in their inaugural season. They rallied to win their first match at PPL Park and followed that with a tie on the road against Chivas USA. Yet with one left-footed kick in the 90th minute, the visiting San Jose Earthquakes essentially closed the chapter on the honeymoon phase of the Union's new home, sending them off with a 2-1 loss Saturday night...
December 28, 2012 |
CONSIDERING THAT Bowling Green was 2-10 only 2 years ago, it shows how far the program has come that this season's disappointing end came in a bowl game. It was disappointment all the same. The Falcons couldn't match San Jose State's prolific passing game, and the defense couldn't quite do enough to stop David Fales, who overcame the wind and cold at RFK Stadium in the No. 24 Spartans' 29-20 win in the Military Bowl on Thursday. The Falcons (8-5) led twice in the second half, the last time at 20-19 after John Pettigrew's 1-yard run with 10:26 remaining capped a rare sustained drive of 68 yards.
September 16, 1990 |
It's official. Almost. The San Francisco Bay area's 1991 NHL expansion team, the Sharks, will be based in San Jose if its city council approves last week's operating agreement between team officials and the city's negotiating committee. The council is expected to vote within two weeks, and if the measure is approved - and that is likely - San Jose will gain its first major professional sports franchise. Although it will be called the San Jose Sharks, the team won't actually play in that city next season because the new downtown arena is not scheduled to be completed until October 1992.
April 24, 2011
Mariano Trujillo scored off a rebound in the 85th minute to seal Chivas USA's first victory of the season, a 2-1 decision over the San Jose Earthquakes in a Major League Soccer match Saturday afternoon in Santa Clara, Calif. Trujillo slammed home a loose ball after Jon Busch made a righthanded save on Justin Braun's shot. The victory ended an eight-match drought, including three last season, for Chivas (1-2-3), the last MLS team to win this season. Chris Wondolowski scored for San Jose (1-3-2)
February 29, 2012 |
SAN JOSE - Just once in the last 35 games have the Flyers escaped the first 10 minutes with a lead. They continued that alarming trend Tuesday night when they dove into the deep end of the Shark Tank - where they found the waters to be as cold as nearby San Francisco Bay - in the first 82 seconds with a Ryane Clowe snap shot that handcuffed Ilya Bryzgalov. It was the eighth consecutive game in which the Flyers allowed the game's first goal. And it was all the bait the Sharks needed, as they kept Claude Giroux and a full line of Flyers forwards without a shot on their way to a 1-0 victory in front of 17,562 hungry fans at HP Pavilion.
April 13, 2011
Next week's Soul game at San Jose has been moved up a day because of the NHL playoffs. The Soul will play the SaberCats on Friday, April 22 at the HP Pavilion. Kickoff remains at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. It is the first meeting between the teams since Philadelphia beat San Jose in the 2008 ArenaBowl. The move was necessitated by the NHL scheduling Game 5 of the San Jose Sharks' first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pavilion on Saturday, April 23. The Soul (1-3)
October 6, 2011
Dusting off my crystal ball to help give the NHL season some perspective, here are some predictions: Champions Atlantic Division: Pittsburgh (Even if Sidney Crosby is in and out of the lineup.) Northeast: Buffalo (Even though it grossly overpaid for talented forward Ville Leino.) Southeast: Washington (Even though Tampa Bay is formidable.) Central: Chicago (Even though Detroit is, well, Detroit.) Northwest: Vancouver (Even the, um, worst prognosticators would get this one right.)