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San Jose welcomes back Sharks legend

San Jose welcomes back Sharks legend

October 17, 2019

Patrick Marleau returns to guide San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks made waves this offseason when they opted to let team captain Joe Pavelski walk in free agency. Coming off an impressive 38 goal campaign, Pavelski will take his talents to an already potent Dallas Stars team that looks to make anoth...

Chase Center revamps SF sports culture

Chase Center revamps SF sports culture

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

Ever since the new Chase Center in San Francisco had its grand opening with rock band Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, it feels like the Golden State Warriors are wrestling with other acts for best performance. Before the Warriors’ first preseason game on Oct. 5, Chase Center hosted two ...

Pro wrestling’s return to prime time television

Pro wrestling's return to prime time television

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

October 3, 2019

Professional wrestling has been a staple in the sports world for a long time. The sports genre is now about to take its next big step with wrestling companies World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling by taking the national television stage. Whether professional wrestling is ready for “pr...

Judge grants order barring county from selling its Coliseum share

Judge grants order barring county from selling its Coliseum share

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 3, 2019

A judge on Tuesday granted the city of Oakland's request for a temporary restraining order barring Alameda County from immediately selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A's baseball team for $85 million. However, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch said ...

Earthquakes look to shake up the MLS playoffs

Earthquakes look to shake up the MLS playoffs

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

October 3, 2019

The San Jose Earthquakes have had an intense season with more than their fair share of ups and downs. The arrival and emergence of players such as Magnus Erikkson, Christian Espinoza, Carlos Fierro, and Daniel Vega, as well as new manager Matías Almeyda have completely turned the team around, takin...

The holdout crisis in the National Football League

The holdout crisis in the National Football League

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

September 19, 2019

The NFL has entered an era that the league simply cannot afford to enable. Prominent players have recently decided that, rather than play out the final year of their contracts, they would rather sit out and force the team to give them a lucrative extension. It all began with former Pittsburgh Steeler...

Raiders beat Broncos in season opener

Raiders beat Broncos in season opener

By TJ Porreca, MANAGING EDITOR

September 12, 2019

When the Oakland Raiders took the field on Monday night in the final season-opening game in Oakland, the team did so without star receiver Antonio Brown. The Raiders took on division-rival Denver Broncos in the NFL’s primetime slot on Monday night football with a different look on offense than th...

Former NFL Great Marshawn Lynch launching indoor football franchise in Oakland

Former NFL Great Marshawn Lynch launching indoor football franchise in Oakland

By Keith Burbank, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 12, 2019

Football is staying in Oakland with the advent of an Indoor Football League franchise founded in part by NFL great and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch. The Oakland Panthers will play at the former Oracle Arena, now Oakland Arena, starting in spring 2020, according to the Panthers franchise. The team will be p...

Athletics & Pioneers meet under the stars

Athletics & Pioneers meet under the stars

By JESSICA IRRERA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

September 5, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESSICA IRRERA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | THE PIONEER The California State University, East Bay Pioneers and the Oakland Athletics celebrated their Bay Area unity under the gleaming lights of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this week during their annual Cal State East Bay Night. Not o...

CSU East Bay Fall sports preview

CSU East Bay Fall sports preview

By TJ Porreca, MANAGING EDITOR

August 29, 2019

As school reconvenes at California State University, East Bay for the fall semester, so too will Pioneer sports. The fall slate of sports at CSUEB will feature men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, golf, and women’s swimming. The first official gam...

Earthquakes tie Real Valladolid in friendly

Earthquakes tie Real Valladolid in friendly

By Christian Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

The San Jose Earthquakes faced off against and tied the Spanish team Real Valladolid 1-1 in an inter- national friendly on July 16th, 2019 at Avaya Stadium. The friendly match in San Jose was a stop on the La Liga teams preseason tour but the game quickly turned into more than a friendly. Real Valladolid’...

City council opposes A’s new stadium

City council opposes A's new stadium

By Scott Morris, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

July 18, 2019

Port stakeholder voice their concerns towards a new ballpark Stakeholders at the Port of Oakland on Tuesday gave the Oakland City Council an earful of concerns with a proposal for a new Oakland A's ballpark near Jack London Square. One company said that the project could hurt the region's economy by ...

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