Baseball fever is heating up throughout the Bay Area ahead of opening day, with both the A’s and Giants optimistic about a chance to return to the postseason.
The San Francisco 49ers are headed to Green Bay for a highly anticipated season opener against the Packers, and Coach Madden is ready to watch the action play out on Lambeau Field from the comfort of his home.
John Madden remembered the life of former Raiders defensive lineman Tom Keating, who passed away late last week.
With his first major league home run, Yoenis Cespedes helped the Oakland Athletics gain a split of their season-opening series against the Seattle Mariners.
Ichiro Suzuki had four hits in his return to Japan, Dustin Ackley homered and then singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday night in baseball’s season-opener.
Ichiro Suzuki and possibly Hideki Matsui will begin the 2012 season playing before their countrymen.
The A’s hope a solid staff and a rebuilt offense will make them the surprise in the American League West in 2011.
The Giants and Dodgers will play each other 17 times this season, but there’s no better time than Thursday night’s season opener for the rivals to measure themselves against each other.
Kyle Beckerman scored a ricochet goal in the 63rd minute to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 season-opening victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Ask Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly about left-hander Clayton Kershaw, Mattingly’s starter for opening day on March 31 against the San Francisco Giants, and he talks about a work ethic.