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.
July 18, 2014 |
IT WAS EARLY last August, in an otherwise ordinary NFL exhibition game in Cleveland, that Kent Richardson touched football heaven. "Getting into the game, all of those preseason games, that's what every kid dreams of," said Richardson, who was thisclose to making the Browns regular-season roster. "When I finally got out there, I was like, 'Man, I'm really on the stage that I wanted to be for years.' It was wonderful. " Richardson was the best defensive back in Arena Football when he was plucked from the Soul by Cleveland in January, 2013.
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.)
January 19, 1989 |
Ten San Jose State basketball players said they will boycott tonight's game at Fullerton State - and all other games as long as Bill Berry is their coach. The players listed "verbal abuse" and "mental cruelty" from Berry as their chief complaints. San Jose State officials backed Berry, however, and are still planning to play tonight's game. They will use the four remaining eligible players on the team and whatever students they can round up before they board their flight to Los Angeles this morning.
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)
July 31, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose has dubbed itself the "Capital of Silicon Valley" and has for years prided itself on being one of the safest big cities in America. Yet it is on pace to record more than 50 killings in 2011, a rate not reached in about 20 years. No one in the San Francisco Bay area's most-populous city can say why it has had 28 homicides so far this year, surpassing 2010's total of 20. "You can't put your finger on one thing," police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.