Month: September 2014

GGS Bay Area Links 9/26

Sep 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) celebrates with team mates after clinching the National League wild card at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) celebrates with team mates after clinching the National League wild card at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 9-8. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 9/26. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include: the Giants clinching a playoff spot, the A’s struggling, the 49ers’ issues with penalties, and updates on some of the Raiders’ injuries.

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GGS Bay Area Links 9/25

Sep 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Brandon Moss (37) is congratulated after he scored  in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Brandon Moss (37) is congratulated after he scored in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 9/25. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include: Brandon Moss, the Dodgers winning the NL West, and injury updates on Maurice Jones-Drew and Anthony Davis.

SFG: San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Series Preview

April 29, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) and first baseman Buster Posey (28) celebrate after both scored on a two-RBI single by catcher Hector Sanchez (29, not pictured) against the San Diego Padres during the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

April 29, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) and first baseman Buster Posey (28) celebrate after both scored on a two-RBI single by catcher Hector Sanchez (29, not pictured) against the San Diego Padres during the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants will play four games against the the San Diego Padres at home starting today in the last series of the 2014 season.

The Giants and Padres just recently faced off in a three-game series in San Diego. The Giants did not fare so well, as they were swept by the Padres. The Giants lost the first game 5-0, they lost the second game 3-2, and they lost the final game 8-2.

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GGS Bay Area Links 9/24

Sep 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) yells at San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) (not pictured) after Bumgarner hit Puig with a pitch during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) yells at San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) (not pictured) after Bumgarner hit Puig with a pitch during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Click here to read Golden Gate Sports’ Bay Area Buzz for 9/24. These articles include links to articles about important Bay Area sports topics. The topics for today include: Madison Bumgarer vs. Yasiel Puig, Sonny Gray, the Raiders’ linebackers, and Frank Gore.

GSW: Steve Kerr on Coaching Philosophy, Harrison Barnes, Aaron Craft

May 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Steve Kerr addresses the media in a press conference after being introduced as the new head coach for the Golden State Warriors at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

May 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Steve Kerr addresses the media in a press conference after being introduced as the new head coach for the Golden State Warriors at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has a lot to prove this upcoming season.

Despite having no previous coaching experience, Kerr was hired after Warriors’ management decided to make the controversial move of firing Mark Jackson. Kerr has to prove that he can coach at the NBA level, that he can gain the trust and respect of the players, and that he can lead the Warriors on a deep postseason run

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SF: San Francisco 49ers: Is This 1-2 Start Worse Than Last Year’s?

Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium. The Chicago Bears defeated the San Francisco 49ers 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Levi’s Stadium. The Chicago Bears defeated the San Francisco 49ers 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have gotten off to a disappointing and somewhat alarming start to the 2014 NFL season. They currently have a 1-2 record, which is tied for last in the NFC West.

Last season, the 49ers also got off to a 1-2 start. It’s still very early in the season and this might be hard to judge at this point, but which 1-2 start is worse: 2013 or 2014?

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GSW: Stephen Curry Shows Off His Golf Game at ThanksUSA Tournament

Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry is the best shooter in the NBA, but is he also the best golfer the NBA?

If you’re a true Curry aficionado, then you know how Curry played golf in high school and how golf is his second favorite sport. Curry often answers the question, “What would you do for a career if you didn’t play in the NBA?” by saying that he’d be a professional golfer.

Curry has put on the “Stephen Curry ThanksUSA Charity Golf Tournament” since 2011, and he’s raised over $93,000 since then for the families of active-duty military.

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