Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Cal Swimming coach canned for humiliating student athletes; Ex-wife wishes Brady lots of luck on retirement; plus much more

Ex-Cal Bears swimming head coach Teri McKeever was fired on Tue Jan 31, 2023 for verbal abuse of her student athletes according to a law firm that was filed as a class action against McKeever involving some 15 swimmers (AP News file)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 Cal Bears swimming coach Teri McKeever was one of the top Pac 12 coaches but was fired on Tuesday for a report from the law firm of Munger, Tolles, & Olson saying McKeever “yelled personal insults and epithets” and used belittling language at her student athletes.

#2 Former Tom Brady wife Gisele Bundchen wishes her ex-husband nothing but good luck in his retirement from professional football after 23 years in the game. Bundchen said the two grew apart and that while ending the 13 year marriage to Brady was never easy she said she felt blessed for the time she had with Brady. Brady in his announcement to retire thanked the family, teammates, fans, friends, coaches, football and said he loved them all.

#3 Jessica, Stanford Cardinal women (21-2) are on a four game win streak and are ranked No.2 and are coming off a 62-53 win over the Oregon Ducks. Cameron Brink was unstoppable in the victory with a triple-double and ten blocked shots.

#4 Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been accused of rape and faces a court indictment in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court. Sills is accused of one count of kidnapping and one count of rape, that the acts were non consensual and that Sills held the woman against her will in December 2019. Jessica, Sills will have a lot of explaining to do about these charges and also how does this impact the Eagles as they prepare for the Super Bowl?

#5 Jessica, Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles looks like this could be a close match up. Taking a look at the numbers from the last game for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing 29 completions out of 43 passes for 326 yards, and two touchdowns and for the Eagles Jalen Hurts 15-25 for 121 yards, no touchdowns but Hurts had his running backs do all the scoring with four touchdowns,

Join Jessica for Headline Sports every other Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sabonis Pushes Kings Past Spurs 119-109

Sacramento Kings’ Domantas Sabonis, center, drives between San Antonio Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl (25) and Jeremy Sochan during the first half at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Wed Feb 1, 2023 (AP News photo)

Sabonis Pushes Kings Past Spurs 119-109

By Barbara Mason

The Sacramento Kings (29-21) kicked off the month of February in San Antonio taking on the Spurs (14-38) at AT&T Center. The Kings are coming off a win against the Timberwolves on Monday 118-111. The Kings Domantas Sabonis led with 34 points in the 119-109 ten point win over the Spurs on Wednesday night.

The first quarter was a tight one with the Spurs ahead 31-30 in the first 12 minutes. The Kings had a slow defensive start but made up for it in the second quarter winning it 31-23. They led at the half 61-54.

The Kings only had four turnovers in the half and were shooting at 56%. Sabonis had the high for the half with 21 points. De’Aaron Fox finished the first two quarters with 15 points.

Fox typically steps it up in the second half so the Kings had a decent handle on this game going into the third quarter. Sacramento needed to start hitting more shots from downtown hitting a dismal 15% in the first half.

The third quarter was another close one with the Spurs winning it 30-28. The Kings hung onto the lead 89-84 but the Spurs refused to go away. This was anyone’s game going into the fourth quarter.

Sacramento extended their lead in the final quarter and fought off San Antonio winning the game.

Sabonis had the high score with 34 points and as expected the second half was a good one for Fox with 31 points. Malik Monk had 22 points off the bench.

Sacramento will now travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers Friday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

Stanford Cardinal men basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Cardinal open two game road trip in Utah on Thursday night

Harrison Ingram who finished second in scoring for the Stanford Cardinal on Sat Jan 28 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto against the Cal Bears will battle the Utah Utes in Utah with his Stanford teammates on Thu Feb 2, 2023 (AP file photo)

On the Stanford Cardinal men basketball podcast with Michael Roberson:

#1 Maxime Raynaud who led with 15 points and has been a key factor for the Stanford Cardinal (9-12) with his contributions. Raynaud also a big reason why the Cardinal are on a four game win streak over the Cal Bears (3-18).

#2 Harrison Ingram finished in second with 15 points and Isa Silva hit a three pointer with just a few seconds left and the Cardinal went into the dressing room at the half with a substantial lead 75-46.

#3 The Cardinal ran off a 19-7 run against the Bears, Ingram hit a three point shot that gave Stanford a 55-31 lead with 11:01 remaining in the game.

#4 Cal had defensive troubles and just couldn’t shut down the Cardinal offense it was a different offense that Cal faced when they defeated the Cardinal the last time these times met.

#5 The Cardinal face the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City the Utes have won three of their last four games and lost their last game 68-56. Michael how do you see this match up Thu Feb 2 for a 5:00 pm.

Join Michael for the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal women basketball podcast with Daniel Dullum: Cardinal look for fifth straight win in Pullman Friday

Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) blocks a shot as Oregon forward Taylor Hosendove (11) goes toward the basket during the first half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)

On Stanford women basketball podcast with Daniel:

#1 Stanford Cardinal women (21-2) got their fourth straight win over the Oregon Ducks (14-7) last Sunday. Cameron Brinks picked up her first triple double and with ten blocks.

#2 Brink at the end of the game asked the scorers table if the tenth block counted she got her answer finding out that she had accomplished her first career triple double.

#3 Brink said that the Ducks down the stretch were putting pressure on her  “I think I just started out hot, they started driving in the paint and blocking shots started early.” said Brink.

#4 The triple double for Brink was the first in Stanford’s history and Brink’s defense on blocked shots help contribute to making school history.

#5 The Cardinal face the Washington State Cougars (15-6). The Cardinal have won four straight games and the Cougars have won five of their last seven games and two straight games but yet and still the Cardinal the way they’ve been playing this season could be a handful for the Cougars at Wazoo on Friday night.

Join Daniel for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts regularly heard Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

A’s Fisher and Kaval to meet with Las Vegas casino owner regarding ball park site on strip

One of the proposed locations on the Las Vegas Strip for a new Oakland A’s ballpark. One location at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and the other is at Resorts World as the photo indicates here (photo by google maps)

A’s Fisher and Kaval to meet with Las Vegas casino owner regarding ball park site on strip

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

By Amaury Pi-González

The top brass of the Oakland A’s is back in Las Vegas today to continue discussions on a potential relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been reported that A’s owner John Fisher and team president Dave Kaval met with resort operators on the Strip.

There are two potential sites. One that went silent in recent months is the Las Vegas Festival Grounds owner and casino magnate Phil Ruffin. Now it is said that this site is back and still in play for the A’s. It is a 39-acre site for a potential retractable dome stadium. Perspective: How big are 39 acres for a baseball stadium? The San Francisco Giants Oracle Park is just 14 acres.

The other location for A’s interest is in the Strip (as the photo here indicates) as the executives meet on the 66th Floor of Resorts World, to get a good bird’s eye view. Meanwhile, there is total silence from the Oakland A’s and the City of Oakland regarding the projected Howard Terminal, which has suffered more setbacks recently.

Oakland failed to secure more than $180 million in federal funds that would have benefited the A’s proposed waterfront ballpark and surrounding development, raising the question of whether the city will be able to get the project done. The A’s also lost a lawsuit over regulating the steel company that’s next to a proposed site for building a new waterfront stadium.

This is what’s going on today in the A’s Saga.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead Oakland A’s Spanish radio play by play voice with Manolo Hernandez Douen at 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Barracuda’s January 31st game delayed due to Harry Styles Concert

Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda. Patrick Sieloff gets ready for a game.

By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)

For fans who were looking to watch the Barracuda tonight they may have been in for a rude surprise as the game against the Firebirds at Arcisure Arena in Palm Desert was unfortunately postponed.

It turns out the reason for this game being postponed is because of a Harry Styles concert happening in the arena the same day.

So the game that was supposed to be played today against the Firebirds won’t be played till February 27th.

Thankfully though for Barracuda fans the wait for their next game won’t be too long as they play this Friday at home against the Abbotsford Canucks at 7 p.m.

Heading into their next game San Jose’s leading scorer is Andrew Agozzino with 32 points. While their leader in goals is Thomas Bordeleau with 18 goals.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Curry asks city of Atherton not to develop near his property; Curry gets hit with $25k fine for throwing mouthguard in stands

Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors guard (30) responds to getting a technical and thrown out of the game after throwing his mouth guard into the stands on Wed Jan 25, 2023 at the Chase Center in San Francisco against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies (USA Today photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 Dave, big story today as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and his wife Ayehsa Curry have asked the city of Atherton to not develop more townhomes near their property. Curry stated for the benefit of his wife and kids that Atherton which carries the most affluent zip code in America that he doesn’t want development near his land because of “safety and privacy” reasons which he wrote in a letter to the city of Atherton. It should be noted that other neighbors are collaborating with the Curry’s in protesting against further development in the neighborhood.

#2 For the second time Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouth guard into the stands most recently he was fined after getting mad after teammate Jordan Poole missed a 3 point shot with just 1:14 left in Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies the first time he did it was in an NBA playoff game. Curry was ceremoniously ejected and Poole ended up scoring the game winning basket with just seconds remaining in the contest.

#3 The Warriors now on a three game win streak tip off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (27-26) on Wednesday night in Minneapolis at the Target Center. The Timberwolves are coming off a 118-111 loss Monday night against the Sacramento Kings in a two game series. The Timberwolves took the first game on Saturday 117-110. Talk about how you see Warriors and Timberwolves going into Wednesday night.

Join David Zizmor for the Warriors podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Kings face struggling Gregg Popovich and Spurs in San Antonio on Wednesday night

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards, left, goes up to shoot while defended by Sacramento Kings forward Trey Lyles (41) during the first half at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Mon Jan 30, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Kings podcast with Jeremaih:

#1 The Sacramento Kings (28-21) came away with a two game split against the Minnesota Timberwolves (27-26) on Saturday the Kings took a seven point loss but came back on Monday night with a seven point win 118-111 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

#2 Leading the way for the Kings on Monday night was leading scorer De’Aaron Fox with 32 points Trey Lyles had eight of 11 points to help carry the Kings in overtime to a win.

#3 Scoring 19 points and a big contributor was Malik Monk, Domantas Sabonis had 17 points, and 13 rebounds and fouled out of the game, and Keegan Murray had 13 points and 13 rebounds. In a all hands on deck game for the Kings.

#4 For the 2022-23 campaign the Kings topped their season high with 15 steals and 18 turnovers were converted into 21 points against Minnesota.

#5 Jeremiah the Kings are headed for San Antonio Wednesday night against the Spurs for a 5:00pm tip off at AT&T Center in San Antonio. What has happened to the Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and his team they have now lost six straight games are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 14-37.

Join Jeremiah Salmonson for the Sacramento Kings podcast regularly heard on Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Kings claim OT win over Wolves 118-111

From left to right, Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray (13), forward Trey Lyles (41), guard De’Aaron Fox (5) and forward Harrison Barnes celebrate during overtime at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Mon Jan 30, 2023 ( AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Monday, January 30, 2023

Trey Lyles scored eight of his 11 points in overtime, De’Aaron Fox poured in 32 points, and the Sacramento Kings picked up their 12th road win of the season Monday in Minneapolis with a 118-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Along with Fox and Lyles, Malik Monk netted 19 points, Domantas Sabonis scored 17 points along with 13 rebounds, and Keegan Murray contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds for Sacramento (28-21), which has the third-best record in the NBA Western Conference.

The Kings had a season-high 15 steals, and converted 18 Minnesota turnovers into 21 points.

Anthony Edwards scored 33 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Timberwolves (27-26), reaching the 30-point plateau for the fifth time in the Wolves’ last six games. Edwards also committed six turnovers. Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 14 rebounds.

After Sabonis fouled out, Lyles took over at center for Sacramento, starting the overtime period with a 3-pointer before dunking on Gobert, earning a three-point play. Lyles’ slam dunk with 37.8 seconds remaining gave the Kings a five-point lead, putting the game away.

Fox hit shots to give the Kings a lead twice in the final 1:48 of the fourth quarter. He missed a fadeaway jumper as time expired in regulation. Jaden McDaniels sank a game-tying 3-pointer for the Timberwolves with 13.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied 103-103 at the end of regulation. The Kings outscored Minnesota 15-8 in overtime

The win gave Sacramento a split of the two games in Minneapolis after losing 117-110 on Saturday.

Sacramento continues its road trip in San Antonio on Thursday.

Golden State Wins Despite Thunder Challenge 128-120

Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) in the first half  at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on Mon Jan 30, 2023 (AP News photo)

Golden State Wins Despite Thunder Challenge 128-120

By Barbara Mason

Two teams with close to identical records clashed Monday night. The Golden State Warriors (26-24) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-26) met at Paycom Center. This was important meeting for both teams and the Warriors factored in when it came to seeding and tiebreak purposes. The Warriors came away with the win 128-120 guard Stephen Curry led with 38 points.

The Warriors had a great start in the opening quarter scoring 38 points and leading after the first 12 minutes 38-20. The Thunder won the second quarter by the slim margin of 28-25 and the Warriors held onto a nice lead at the half 63-48.

The Thunder have been very good in the second half of games lately winning nine games of their last 13. Golden State would have to hunker down in the second half.

The Thunder won the third quarter 37-31 and after three quarters had trimmed a 21 point deficit to nine points and the Thunder were making quite a comeback.

The Warriors offense went cold in the fourth quarter and with 8:11 left they had a two point lead 100-98. The empty possessions had to stop and the Warriors had to get some stops.

At 2:34 the Warriors made their move taking a 115-107 lead. They did it forcing the Thunder into turnovers and some timely three’s from Jordan Poole and Curry. The Warriors had won three in a row.

Curry had an amazing game scoring 38 points and 12 assists. Draymond Green also had 12 assists and nine rebounds. Klay Thompson had 28. Andrew Wiggins had a far improved game with 15 points and four rebounds. Poole also finished with 15 points. It was an all-around win with some great defense and some great execution of shots late in the game.

This three-game road series moves on to Minnesota taking on the Timberwolves Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM.