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.
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.
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)
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.
July 5, 2002 |
Hege Riise's goal in the 88th minute lifted the Carolina Courage to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose CyberRays and into sole possession of first place in the WUSA. The Courage have 30 points in 14 games. The Charge, who had been tied for first, have 27 points in 12 games. German star Birgit Prinz had put Carolina into a 1-0 lead just before halftime, but three minutes into the second half, fomer U.S. national team player Tisha Venturini evened the score for the defending WUSA champion CyberRays.
May 2, 2011 |
Sebastien Le Toux finally cracked the 2011 scoresheet when his penalty kick gave the Union a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday afternoon. Le Toux's winning score at PPL Park came after San Jose's Jason Hernandez was whistled for a handball in front of his net. When Earthquakes goalie Jon Busch dived to his left, Le Toux lifted a soft shot to his right. "I was concentrating to see where [Busch] was going and tried to go the other way," Le Toux explained. It was the Union's fifth 1-0 result in six MLS games, but the first won on a penalty.