Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Ta’mau locks up deal with St Louis; Oakland would have largest capcity in IFL; plus more

file photo from khon2.com: St Louis Battlehawks quarterback Jordan Ta’mau (10) throws during an XFL game. Ta’mau a former Kansas City Chief quarterback signed a three year deal with St Louis.

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 Quarterback Jordan Ta’mau signed with the St Louis Battlehawks of the XFL. Ta’mau was formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs. Ta’mau before the season was suspended threw for 1,050 yards and led the XFL with 12 touchdowns. The signing is expected to strengthen the XFL’s brand and gives players who didn’t get a chance to stay in the NFL to get some playing time and a contract.

#2 The Indoor Football League’s Oakland Panther’s like the rest of the IFL season is on hold during the pandemic but if they ever get this season off the ground which would be the inaugural season for the Panthers and the 11th season for the IFL the Panthers would be the proud team to have the largest capacity in the league with some 19,596 seats at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

#3 Granted that the pandemic would come to an end by June or July there is that possibility that baseball could return. The teams might need June to play some more exhibition games and open the regular season through September and play the post season in October.

#4 Major League Soccer also shares that interest that they could return after playing only two weeks of the regular season after being suspended. MLS could return by June or July and play through October.

#5 The New York Yankees Aaron Judge has gone through the mill suffering a number of injuries even last season he sat some time out. This season after the MLB season went on suspension Judge had to recover from a rib injury and collapsed lung Judge says his condition has improved and he’s anxious to get back to work. The state of Florida has not imposed an essential shut down so players can stay and work out and continue to try and get prepared.

Barbara does Headline Sports each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Shelter in place, wash your hands, sing happy birthday two times

file photo from thehill.com: NBA floor displays the NBA Playoffs logo which the league plans to hold in August once the flu season is well over with

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 Nine Bay Area counties have called for a Shelter in Place meaning to just stay at home and work from home what will that mean for millions of people who will be stuck at home.

#2 The NBA is already talking about having their season run through August if they can get back by either May or June and have the playoffs in August.

#3 14 to 15 Tahoe ski resorts have closed down due to the Coronavirus scare which have three to four feet of snow and skiers would have to leave the Tahoe Region. Some couldn’t leave because the roads were closed.

#4 The NFL approved a 17 game season and a three game pre season totaling 20 games. With higher salaries, more players on the roster and larger pensions for current and former players.

#5 Indoor Football League was the last league to cancel their games postponing their opening days last Saturday. The ban that allows 50 or less people to gather killed any chance for an indoor football opener.

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports each Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: Girls basketball canceled due to virus related issues; Sharks have they turned the corner?; plus more Sharks

ap photo: The San Jose Sharks Kevin LaBanc puts one on net against the Minnesota Wild’s goaltender Alex Stalock (32) last Thursday night at SAP Center in San Jose

On Headline Sports with Barbara Mason:

#1 Girls basketball game between Menlo Park-Ahterton and O’Dowd Oakland in the Interscholastic Federation Girls basketball league was canceled due to related concerns regarding Coronavirus.

#2 San Jose Sharks showing signs of improvement have won three of their last four games. They play back to back games this weekend Saturday and Sunday.

#3 Pac 12 Women’s Tournament in Vegas is underway the Cal Bears got a 71-67 win over Arizona State University. Cal senior Jaelyn Brown led Cal with 22 points.

#4 St Mary’s mens will play on Saturday a 9:15pm tip vs. Pepperdine in the WCC Tournament. St Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett said the WCC Tournament is meal to meal event.

#5 Oakland A’s pitcher AJ Puk was given a good news regarding his shoulder. Dr. Neal Elatrache said there are no structural issues.

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Cal on roll have won three of last four; Cardinal on four game win streak; plus more

The Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes a fade away shot against the Colorado Buffaloes D’Shawn Schwartz (5) last Thursday night at Haas Pavilion

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason:

#1 The one game that stands out for the Cal Bears is the loss they took against the Washington Huskies getting walloped 87-52. That got Cal head coach Mark Fox to regroup and the Bears came out and won their next two games against some tough schools Utah and Colorado.

#2 The Stanford Cardinal got a huge win over the Colorado Buffaloes 72-64. The Cardinal are No.21 and got help from leading scorer Bryce Wills who played with a sore ankle and led with a key lay up and 19 points in the win on Sunday.

#3 San Francisco Giant catcher Buster Posey feels like he’s back into the swing of things and a good example of that is when he went yard after hitting a two run home run in the third inning of a spring training game on Sunday against San Diego. He’ll be crucial for the Giants line up.

#4 While sitting on the bench and waiting to get the okay to return to action Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry is hoping to get back in the line up for Golden State from his broken bone in his left hand.

#5 It was almost like a one on one contest when the New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson who finished with 35 points against the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James with 34 in the Lakers win over the Pelicans 122-114 on Sunday.

Join Barbara Mason for Headline Sports each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: Kings go for three in a row tonight in San Francisco; A’s pitcher Fiers under threats gets through first game; plus more

photo from sfgate.com: Oakland Athletics’ Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz.

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 The New Orleans Pelicans got a 14 point victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night 115-111.

#2 The main attraction of the Pelicans came calling in Zion Williamson who is in his first two games with the Pelicans scored 30 points

#3 As pitcher Mike Fiers was served notice by several MLB players and fans threats of physical harm for outing the Houston Astros in the off season regarding the sign stealing scandal. Fiers was unscathed from those threats and pitched unscathed too throwing two innings of shutout ball on Sunday.

#4 The Sacramento Kings look like a club on the mend they’ve won two games in a row and had six players finish in double figures on Sunday against the Clippers

#5 The Kings are in San Francisco tonight against the Warriors talk about how you see this match up.

Join Barbara Mason for Headline Sports each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: How much blame will be put on Garoppolo; Can Cal put some more wins together; plus more

photo from boston.com: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looking glum after the 49ers loss in Super Bowl LIV in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium Sun Feb 2

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 Talk has been who to blame for the 49ers loss and collapse does some of that blame fall on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garopplo?

#2 The Cal Bears have put some some win together they have won two of their last three games with wins over Stanford and Oregon State it won’t put them in the big dance in March but the Bears certainly executed their game to pick up the wins

#3 How serious is it that Tom Brady could come to Las Vegas, there have been a lot of scenarios considered where Brady could go and the Raiders were one of those teams considered.

#4 We had a chance to ask talk Oakland A’s Spanish radio broadcaster Amaury Pi Gonzalez about Oakland A’s pitcher Frankie Montas who is looking forward to the 2020 season how much has Montas put the PED suspension behind him

#5 The San Francisco Giants are starting the season without a lot of the familiar faces but a lot of young players and even their coaching staff has little or no Major League coaching experience how do you see this for the Giants going into the season.

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports each Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports with Barbara Mason: 49ers-Chiefs expected to be a toss up; Osaka favored to win Australian Open; plus more

mercurynews.com photo: Terry Bradshaw, left, concludes the NFC Championship trophy presentation as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10), George Kittle (85), Raheem Mostert (31), Richard Sherman (25) an head coach Kyle Shanahan along with their family members celebrate their NFC Championship after defeating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 The San Francisco 49ers dominated the Green Bay Packers in November and they did it again on Sunday with a 37-20 win

#2 The Kansas City Chiefs can be tough customers and with quarterback Pat Mahomes you can’t underestimate him on any given Sunday

#3 The Super Bowl draw millions and this one will be no different and this game is expected to be a toss up between the 49ers and Chiefs

#4 In the Australian Open on Sunday and won again on Tuesday, defending champion Naomi Osaka went 6-2, 6-4, to go onto defeat Marie Bouzkova on day one. Osaka faced Saisai Zheng in the second round.

#5 The Cal Bears and the Stanford Cardinal men’s teams tip off on Sunday at Haas Pavilion for Pac 12 basketball. The Bears are coming off two tough loses to USC and UCLA meanwhile the Cardinal lost to USC and beat UCLA

Barbara Mason hosts Headline Sports each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: A look at this weekends playoff games; Cal tries to get back in win column host Wazuu this Thursday

sfgate.com file photo: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans.

On the Headlines podcast with Barbara

#1 Taking a look at NFC Playoff game for Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings who surprised just about everybody with a huge victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Super Dome come to Levis Stadium on Saturday to face the 49ers. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a overtime four yard touchdown pass for the victory could the Vikings shock the 49ers too?

#2 The AFC Playoff game for Saturday the Tennessee Titans will face the Baltimore Ravens a team favored to make the Super Bowl the Ravens have been tough all year.

#3 On Sunday in the AFC the Houston Texans are in Kansas City to face the rugged Chiefs. The Chiefs with quarterback Patrick Mahomes have been doing it all season.

#4 Seattle got that big victory in Philadelphia on Sunday now head to Green Bay this should one for the ages as this one will be played on a very tough Lambeau Field

#5 Cal’s Men’s basketball has seen some tough times they took a tough loss to the Stanford Cardinal last Saturday and are hoping to turn things around this Thursday at Haas Pavilion against the visiting Washington State Cougars.

Join Barbara each Tuesday for all the latest in Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: The advantage Cal had playing in Santa Clara for the Red Box Bowl; Have Sharks snapped out of it?; plus more

photo from sfgate.com: California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) scrabbles away from Illinois defensive lineman Ayo Shogbonyo (52) during the first half of the Redbox Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 How important, how big was it for Cal to get to the Red Box Bowl and get to stay in the Bay Area and play the game against the Illinois Illini as the Bears defeated the Illini 35-20.

#2 It has to be a relief for the San Jose Sharks to win a game after losing ten of their last 11 on Saturday they got to break the glass ceiling or ice below with a five goal 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers

#3 Talk about the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in a game that was built and called “The NFC West Championship” played on Sunday afternoon

#4 The Oakland Raiders on Sunday had to beat the Broncos, then the Texans needed to beat the Titans and the Ravens needed to beat the Steelers, and the Colts needed to beat the Jaguars, and a victory by at least one of these teams Bears, Lions, Chiefs or Patriots in order to make the AFC Wild Card Playoffs it was quite a bit to ask for wasn’t of the Raiders?

#5 The Sacramento Kings last two loses were narrow in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves they lost by just one in overtime but coughed up a lead in the 105-104 loss, then on Saturday they dropped another game at home by two 112-110 to the Phoenix Suns. The Kings have lost six straight games.

Join Barbara each Tuesday for Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast Barbara Mason: Raiders hanging onto playoff hopes by their fingernails; 49ers in mourning over Beathard’s brother’s murder; plus more

sfgate.com photo: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is all smiles after throwing a second half touchdown to D’Andre Washington against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sun Dec 22

On Headline Sports with Barbara Mason:

#1 The odds are slim but the Oakland Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive with a victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in the Southland on Sunday afternoon 24-17

#2 The Raiders are in a must win situation as they have to beat the Broncos next Sunday, then the Texans need to beat the Titans and the Ravens need to beat the Steelers, and the Colts need to beat the Jaguars, and a victory by at least one of these teams Bears, Lions, Chiefs or Patriots

#3 The murder of 49er quarterback CJ Beathard’s brother Clayton stunned not only Beathard but the entire team and they had to prepare for a game the morning they found out about Clayton’s murder and pull off a win and dedicated the game ball to CJ.

#4 The San Jose Sharks now have lost nine of their last ten games. Their latest loss on Sunday to the Vegas Golden Knights a two goal lost 3-1 on home ice.

#5 Golden State Warrior head coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry should be back traveling and helping out the younger players with tips as his hand is improving after having surgery. Curry is expected to get back into the line up by February.

Join Barbara for Headlines Sports podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com