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.

Super Bowl LVII podcast with Tony Renteria: Chiefs and Eagles ready for all the questions during media week in Arizona

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (left) and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes (right) match up for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ Sun Feb 12, 2023 (WPVI TV ABC 6 Philadelphia image)

On the Super Bowl LVII podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony, things now get started in Arizona where Super Bowl LVII will be hosted at State Farm Stadium on Sun Feb 12, 2023. Lets start with the Kansas City Chiefs it was a come back game of sorts for them in the AFC Championship getting a game winning field goal to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

#2 Patrick Mahomes under center in Sunday’s AFC Championship game threw for 326 yards, 29-43 and two touchdowns, he might not had the traditional Mahomes performance but it was good enough to get the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.

#3 The Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow threw good enough to win but the Bengals chose to throw with under six minutes left in the game and the score tied at the Kanas City 16 yard line but Burrow threw for an interception rather than keep the ball on the ground and lost after turning the ball over to the Chiefs who later kicked for a game winning field goal.

#4 For the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts they handled the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field with lots of offense in a 31-7 ground game affair with Hurts throwing 15-25 for 121 yards and no touchdowns. What was surprising was that Hurts threw no touchdowns but landslided the San Francisco defense all afternoon.

#5 Tony this will be a Super Bowl that will have all the characters of the Chiefs and the Eagles talking big game issues on media days for the next two weeks.

Join Tony for Super Bowl LVII podcasts Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: How Fujinami fits in on the A’s pitching staff; A’s welcome new broadcaster Johnny Doskow

Japan pitcher Shintaro Fujinami pitches against the Netherlands in the sixth inning of an international exhibition series baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Nov. 12, 2016. Right-hander Fujinami (AP News file photo)

On That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast:

#1 Amaury how big of a help will Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami be for the Oakland A’s. Fujinami has an 3.17 ERA and is noted to throw in the 90s and could have been aligned with some like Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani but Fujinami’s control has been in question.

#2 Fujinami signed with the A’s for $3.2 million on a one year deal the Nippon Hanshin Tigers did submit on the MLB posting system that Fujinami was available and the A’s scooped him up.

#3 Look for Fujimani to use the splitter when he has a hitter on two strikes, Fujinami has a 34% strikeout rate and 66% of facing hitter he gets them to ground out.

#4 The A’s this off season have signed third baseman Jace Peterson, right hander Drew Rucinski and Trevor May, catcher Manny Pina, and outfielder Esteury Ruiz from trades.

#5 Amaury, the Oakland A’s have added Johnny Doskow who joins the A’s radio broadcast team of Ken Korach and Vince Cotroneo for pre season and regular season games. Doskow comes from the triple A Sacramento River Cats.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the lead play by play Spanish radio announcer for the Oakland A’s on 1010 KIQI San Francisco

That’s Amaury News and Commentary: Caribbean World Series Begins February 2

The Caribbean World Series in Caracas, Venezuela will run from Feb 2 to Feb 10th (logo from the Caribbean World Series)

Caribbean World Series Begins February 2

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

By Amaury Pi-González

The Caribbean World Series will open this February 2 in Caracas, Venezuela, and all eight participating teams will play on opening day. A new champion will be crowned on February 10.

Games will be played in two different sites in Caracas. La Rinconada Baseball Stadium and Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro Stadium. La Rinconada Baseball Stadium will be opening for the first time, with a capacity of 38,000 will be the largest baseball stadium in Latin America.

More teams: For the first time in the tournament’s history will feature eight teams (there were six in 2022) new teams this year, are Curacao and Cuba. Cuba will be back after three years of absence for political reasons.

Questions and Answers: Last champion Caimanes de Barranquilla, Colombia in 2022

Most Titles: Tigres de Licey 10, Dominican Republic History: First Caribbean World Series: 1949 La Habana, Cuba Coverage US ESPN Deportes.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the vice president of the Major League Baseball Hispanic Hall of Fame Museum and does News and Commentary podcasts Tuesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors coming off win, Open 3 game road trip in OKC tonight

The Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) got the heave ho Wed Jan 25, 2023 for heaving his mouth guard into the stands and was hit with a technical against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center in San Francisco. Curry came back Fri Jan 27, 2023 against the Toronto Raptors to lead with 35 points. (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Golden State had a shaky start in the first quarter with two turnovers in a row to open this game. They trailed 16-8 at 7:31 before they got going. They continued to trail through the quarter but by the slimmest of margins. At 1:10 Stephen Curry hit a two point shot to tie the game at 31 on Friday against the Toronto Raptors.

#2 The Warriors had two turnovers to start this game and they had two turnovers to start the second half. The opening minutes of the third quarter were a hot mess for Golden State. With 2:45 left in the third not a thing had been decided; this game was knotted at 86 and it was anybody’s game.

#3 The Warriors continued to extend their lead in the fourth quarter with Curry on the bench 105-100 with 7:40 left on the clock. Curry re-entered the game and the rest is history. I got to ask you Barbara after Curry suffered that ejection on Wednesday he just came right back like nothing ever happened and led with 35 points on Friday against Toronto.

#4 Toronto had a nice game but came up just short. They had a great night shooting from downtown hitting a dozen. Fred VanVleet had the high for the Raptors with 28 points.

#5 Barbara all the excitement gets started Monday night at Paycom Arena in Oklahoma City to tip off with the Thunder (24-25) at 5:00pm

Join Barbara for the Warriors Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com