That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Brown says he had ankle injury and had to leave game; 49ers Lance good enough but Shanahan will stay with Garoppolo

Former Tampa Bay wide receiver Antonio Brown shirted and unshirted was the talk of the town after throwing his uniform away during the Bucs game at MetLife in New Jersey against the New York Jets on Sun Jan 2, 2022 (photo from the Mirrior)

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast:

#1 Amaury, the recent jersey and shoulder pad throwing by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown last Sunday was because he didn’t want to go back in the game and said his ankle was bothering him. Brown said coaches insisted he play but Brown said his ankle was bothering him but Brown doing jumping jacks before running off the field.

#2 San Francisco 49ers back up quarterback Trey Lance had himself an afternoon while filling in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. Lance threw for 16-23 for 249 yards and two touchdowns, and one interception for a convincing 23-7 win over the Houston Texans.

#3 The Golden State Warriors winners of four of their last five games. They got a win over the Utah Jazz 123-116 on Saturday. Stephen Curry led with 28 points the Warriors keep pushing along. Curry scored only nine points against the Miami Heat on Tuesday a season low. Klay Thompson is expected back in the line up very soon according to head coach Steve Kerr.

#4 Amaury, the New York Yankees are considering bringing in Oakland A’s veteran third baseman Matt Chapman. That move is very possible as Chapman will be seeking a multi year deal and a significant raise and playing on the biggest stage in baseball will provide that kind of money.

#5 Several free MLB agents are seeking to sign on new ball clubs, the Braves Freddie Freeman says that he’s interested working things out and returning to the Braves, former Giant Kris Bryant has had interest from the Mets, Padres, or Angels, Trevor Story is looking for ball club to sign with and could fetch for around $100 million.

#6 Ken Rosenthal legendary writer and TV analyst for Fox Sports and the Athletic and formerly with MLB Network did not get his contract renewed by MLB Network which Rosenthal said was due to articles that were critical of MLB and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred regarding MLB how the 2020 season was handled and some of the changes in baseball. One thing for sure members of the media and the members of the BBWAA will have Rosenthal’s back and it might be a war between the media and Manfred.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cal to close up regular season vs. USC in make up game; A’s deal stars Marte and Canha to Mets; plus much more

Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) looks for a receiver against the Colorado Buffaloes defense on Sat Oct 23, 2021. Garbers and the Bears host the USC Trojans Sat Dec 4, 2021 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley in a make up game. ( file photo by AP News)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry, the Cal Bears (4-7) play their final game of the regular season against the USC Trojans (4-7) this will be part of a make up game as it was postponed due to the Bears having half the team on Covid 19 protocols.

#2 The Bears just simply didn’t have a chance against UCLA Bruins (8-4) last Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena 42-14. The Bruins after the first quarter just simply took over scoring in double digits in each quarter.

#3 The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a huge win over the Minnesota Vikings and their post season hopes are not dashed they’ve getting great offense from wide receiver Brandon Ayiuk and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Talk about the job Ayiuk and Garoppolo has done and how you see them matching up against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.

#4 How badly will the San Francisco Giants miss having pitcher Kevin Gausman who went 14-6 ERA 2.81 on their starting rotation as he joins the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2022 season?

#5 Jerry, the New York Mets scored huge this week obtaining former Oakland A’s players Starling Marte and Mark Canha on Wednesday. Talk about how the A’s will miss Marte and Canha and how they’ll be a plus in the Mets line up.

Jerry Feitelberg filled in for Michael Duca for Headline Sports heard each Thursday at

San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro: Kane house sold could it be an indication he’s done with San Jose; plus more Sharks news

The San Jose Willow Glen home which was sold by San Jose Shark Evander Kane could it be an indication that Kane is done in San Jose as he’s under investigation for using a fake Covid-19 card and allegations of assault on his wife (photo from Bay Area News Group)

On the San Jose Sharks podcast with Len Shapiro:

#1 San Jose Shark Evander Kane has sold his San Jose Willow Glen home over the asking price the cost of the sale is $3,430,000. Kane got a buyer the original asking price was $3,199,950. Is this an indication that Kane is clearing out of San Jose and there is some acceptance that he maybe done with the Sharks?

#2 Kane is still under investigation by the NHL for allegations by his wife Anna that he assaulted her and the use of a fake Covid 19 card. By Kane’s selling the house in San Jose could that be he’s leaving San Jose nothing has been ruled out yet.

#3 Vancouver Canucks winger Jonah Gadjovich has been picked up by the San Jose Sharks off waivers. Gadjovich was about to be sent down to the Abbottsford Canucks of the AHL but the Sharks took him off the waver wire.

#4 Gadjovich said that the Canucks had a concern about his skating and speed something that Gadjovich said he had worked on the last five years.

#5 Len the Sharks play their last pre season game on Saturday night at SAP Center against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Sharks are 2-3 and head coach Bob Boughner likes what he’s seen out of the veterans and young players.

Len Shapiro does the San Jose Sharks podcasts each Saturday at

Kings beat down on Clippers in 113-98 win

The Sacramento Kings Matt Barnes (40) takes a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers power forward Nicolas Batum (33) during pre season action at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wed Oct 6, 2021 (photo from

by Marko Ukalovic

It’s only the preseason but so far so good for the Capital city.

The Sacramento Kings used a big run in the third quarter en route to a blowout 113-98 victory over the Los Angeles in their second preseason game on Wednesday evening at Staples Center.

The Kings jumped out to 20-9 lead in the first quarter. De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with eight points including two three pointers on two of three shooting beyond the arc.

Ivica Zubac and Paul George each had five points to pace in the first 12 minutes to pace the Clippers as they closed the first quarter on 13-10 run at 28-22.

Sacramento (2-0) shot 44% (11-26) from the field as they held Los Angeles (1-1) to just 42.9% from the floor.

Los Angeles went on 7-0 run to gain their first lead of the game to go up 37-36 led by Terrance Mann as he came off the bench and scored nine of his 11 points in the second quarter.

The Clippers closed out the second quarter on 8-2 run as the Kings went 0-6 with a turnover in the final four minutes of the half as LA climbed back to tie the game at 51 going into halftime.

Fox scored the final eight points of the half for Sacramento. Buddy Hield had an abysmal first half shooting 1-9 and only two points.

Both teams opened up the third quarter trading baskets with each other for the first half of the second half.

Sacramento closed out the final 6:21 of the third quarter on a 26-4 run to pull away from Los Angeles as they went to the fourth quarter with a 89-68 lead as they outscored the Clippers 38-17.

Hield rebounded as led the way in the third quarter with three-3 pointers and Fox chipped in with seven points.

Terence Davis scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter as the King extended their lead over a Clippers team that was playing with out star forward Kawhi Leonard who is recovering from an torn ACL he suffered during last season’s playoffs.

Fox finished with 23 points to lead the Kings in scoring on 7-10 from the field, including 3-5 from beyond the arc. Davian Mitchell chipped in with 13 points and Marvin Bagley III had nine points off the bench. Harrison Barnes contributed with 11 points.

Brandon Boston Jr. led the Clippers in scoring with 20 points off the bench shooting 6-19. None of the Clippers starting five scored in double digits. Reggie Jackson led the starters with just nine points.

UP NEXT: Sacramento continues their preseason on the road as they take on the Portland Trailblazers on Monday 10/11 at 7:00pm at the Moda Center.

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: A’s Future Uncertain as 2021 Season coming to an End

Oakland A’s team president David Kaval says he was startled when he learned that the Alameda County Council would not vote on tax revenue for the A’s infrastructure and Kaval said it appears to be a no go (file photo Mercury News)

A’s Future Uncertain as 2021 Season coming to an End

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

That’s Amaury Pi-González

The 2021 season is soon coming to an end. The hopes of the Athletics advancing into the playoffs are still depending on the last 30 games or so, when it all will be decided. But the future of the A’s in Oakland might not be decided in the next 30 days. That seems more unclear.

The latest: Alameda County said it is not ready to deliver a vote this month of September. Without their vote (County of Alameda) and their share of taxes revenue, the Oakland city officials have said that not enough money would be generated from the city’s share alone in order to cover the infrastructure costs. The County wants the City of Oakland and the A’s to agree before.

The vote is now delayed or maybe it will never take place. Dave Kaval, President of the Oakland A’s who has now been involved in this endeavor for years said: “We have been speaking to the County of Alameda and we are trying to do our part” “At the end of the day it’s a binary decision. They will be involved or not” and added as he received the letter. “I was startled to receive that and it appears it’s a no go”.

Kaval continues to say that the Athletics organization is working in two different plans, the one to keep the A’s in Oakland and continuing researching a location for the team in Las Vegas. Back in April (when the baseball season was just starting) the A’s asked the city to create two infrastructure financing districts. Both together include pedestrian bridges, traffic upgrades for fans to make it to the ballpark. As well as a village for 3,000 homes, hotels, offices, performing arts space for parks.

From these plans the Oakland A’s were counting on getting reimbursed $844 million over 45 years in bond money for all the infrastructure they would pay upfront. Libby Schaff, the Mayor of Oakland, recently said (for? times) she believes the team will stay in Oakland.

So…around and around it goes, where does it stops nobody knows.

Historical note: Back in the 1930’s, when radio was king, a young 22-year old actor by the name of Orson Wells was the star in The Shadow, an iconic radio show where Well’s was a Super Crime-fighter. A very famous and quotable line from the show: “Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men. Only the Shadow knows…”

San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Robinson’s story inspirational; Yaz seeing the ball well

San Francisco Giant Mike Yastrzemski pictured getting congratulated by teammate Thario Estrada after hitting a two run third inning home run at Chase Field in Arizona on Sat Jul 3, 2024. Yastrzemski hit two home runs on Fri Jul 16th in St Louis at Busch Stadium (AP file photo)

On the Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 Drew Robinson will be working with the San Francisco Giants. Robinson known for his attempted suicide and lost sight of one of his eyes an inspirational story about his comeback and his coming to work for the Giants.

#2 In the series in St Louis Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski went deep a couple times on Friday in St Louis and has been seeing the ball well. 64 hits, 14 homers and batting .236.

#3 The Giants had their five game win streak come to an end on Saturday after a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals no Giants hit a home run in that contest.

#4 The Giants hold a one game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers who are just a game behind San Francisco do you so these teams battling for first place all the way till the end of the season?

#5 Speaking of the Dodgers Morris four game series starts tonight in LA as the Giants and Dodgers match up this could be one of those traditional grudge matches

Join Morris for the Giants podcasts each Monday at

Oakland A’s Mid-Season analysis for first half 2021 season

American League slugger Matt Olson representing the Oakland A’s watches the flight of the ball he hit during the first round of the Home Run Derby at Coors Field on Mon Jul 12, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Oakland A’s are off for the next four days as MLB holds its annual All-star game festivities this week. Monday night’s activities include the annual Home Run Derby. A’s first baseman, Matt Olson, will compete against seven other sluggers for the crown.

He will have to beat the likes of Shohei Ohtani, who leads MLB with 33 dingers, Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero, Jr, and San Diego’s Fernando Tatis. It will not be easy, but the contest will be fun. The A’s best pitcher, Chris Bassitt, will also be in Denver as part of the American League’s pitching staff.

The rest of the A’s will be at home getting a well-deserved four-day rest. The baseball season, as fans know, is a grueling, grinding marathon for six months. There are not very many off-days throughout the season. The four days give the players to rest their weary bodies.

The A’s season did not start well. They lost the first six games of the season. Fans were concerned the team would not be able to overcome the poor start. A’s manager, Bob Melvin, would have liked the team to get off to a fast start, but that didn’t happen.

What made matters worse was the first four losses were to their main division rivals, the Houston Astros. The A’s then lost two more games to the LA Dodgers.

Things improved when they beat the Dodgers for their first win. The A’s got back on track with an amazing 13-game winning streak. The A’s were able to continue to play winning baseball. They found themselves in first place in the AL Western Division.

After the first 70 games of the year, they owned a two-game advantage over the Astros. However, they were 8-13 since then and now trail the Astros by three and 1/2 games. Their problems started when they went on a 4-6 on a ten-game road trip to New York, Dallas, and San Francisco.

They came home to face the Rangers and the Red Sox for a short six-game homestand. They went 2-4. They placed the next six games on the road against the Astros and Rangers. Houston took two out three and owned a 9-4 record against Oakland with six games left to play late in the season.

The A’s lost the first game of the three-game set to the Rangers last Friday night. They outlasted the Rangers 8-4 in eleven innings on Saturday and beat Texas 4-1 on Sunday to finish with a 50-42 record.

What are the takeaways for the season? At this point, the A’s have to be very pleased with the pitching staff’s performance. Chris Bassitt has been their ace. Bassitt has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 3.28. He has gone seven innings in several of his last ten starts and leads the A’s with 118 pitched.

Being able to go seven innings has allowed the A’s to keep the bullpen fresh. Sean Manaea has pitched well. The Big lefty’s record is 6-6 and has an ERA of 3.19. Frankie Montas is 8-7, and his ERA is 4.41. Montas has pitched, but a couple of rocky starts has pushed his ERA to over four runs per game.

Lefty Cole Irvin has been a pleasant surprise. Irvin is 6-8 with an ERA of 3.65. The A’s hitters failed to give him support in some of the games that he lost. Righty James Kaprielian has been another find. The big righty who pitched his collegiate ball at UCLA is 4-3 with an ERA of 2.90. Kaprielian came to Oakland in the trade that sent Sonny Gray to New York in 2017.

Kaprielian was sidelined with injuries, and he is now showing the A’s why the Yankees made him a number one draft pick several years ago.

Bob Melvin has to be pleased with the A’s bullpen’s performance. The A’s lost their All-Star closer, Liam Hendriks, to free agency last winter. They signed Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year $11 million contract to replace Hendriks. Rosenthal injured his shoulder in spring training and, hopefully, will return in August. Bob Melvin decided to use lefty Jake Diekman and righty Lou Trivino as the closer.

Diekman had a wonderful 2020 season. He was lights out. Not so much this season. He still has done well and has recorded seven saves. Lou Trivino, a sensation in 2018, struggled the last two seasons. Trivino worked to improve, and Sweet Lou has responded to the challenge. Trivino has 14 saves and an ERA of 1.84 for Oakland. Yusmeiro Petit has been good again. J.B. Wendelken, Deolis Guerra, Sergio Romo all have come through for Oakland.

The A’s offense has been a work in progress. The A’s lineup on Sunday had just two players hitting over .250. Matt Olson leads the A’s with a .282 batting average with 23 home runs and 59 RBIs. Jed Lowrie was second on the team with a .263 average.

Lowrie, who hadn’t played in the last two years as a New York Met, returned to Oakland the third time. Jed can still swing the bat. Ramon Laureano and Tony Kemp are hitting about .240. Laureano has some pop in his bat with 13 dingers and 31 RBIs.

Kemp was hitting about.280 a couple of weeks ago, but his bat went cold. Sean Murphy and Matt Chapman are at the .220 mark. Murphy homered in the last two games against Texas.

Chapman missed the last part of last season with a hip injury. He had surgery. Matt struggled early in the season. He has been doing better lately. Elvis Andrus arrived via a trade with the Rangers. The A’s needed to replace Marcus Semien, who left to play second base with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Semien is having a terrific season and made the All-Star team. Andrus struggled early in the season. He has been hitting well the last six weeks, and his average is about .238. Mitch Moreland is currently on the 10-day IL. It is the second time this season for Moreland.

The A’s need his bat back in the lineup. Stephen Piscotty’s average is slightly above the Mendoza line. Piscotty has been injured a couple of times and has not returned to the player that he can be. He did have a huge pinch-hit home run to help win the game last Saturday against Texas.

Billy Beane and David Forst will have to make some decisions regarding the team before the July 30th trade deadline. Rumors are floating around that they are interested in acquiring slugger Nelson Cruz from the Minnesota Twins to fill the DH slot.

Another possibility is trading for Texas Rangers’ outfielder Joey Gallo. Gallo has one year of arbitration left and will be a free agent after the 2022 season. The Rangers are paying him 6.2 million dollars. The A’s could handle his salary easily.

Those two big bats would put a lot more power into the A’s lineup. Right now, the only consistent power hitter in the A’s lineup is Matt Olson. The A’s may also be looking to acquire help either for the starting rotation or the bullpen.

The A’s want to win the division. If the season ended today, the A’s would be the second Wild Card. They would have to travel to St. Petersburg to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

The A’s hitters need to improve if they want to make the playoffs and win the pennant. Right now, the team has not been able to hit with men in scoring position.

The team, as a whole, strikes out too much. They need to put the bat on the ball. In the past few years, the A’s have played better in the second half of the season. Let’s hope the A’s will do well. The fans in the Bay Area would love to see another World Series between the A’s and the San Francisco Giants. It could happen.

Jerry Feitelberg covers Oakland A’s road games for the 2021 season for

Oakland A’s podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: A’s just above water with one game lead over Houston

The Oakland A’s Mitch Mooreland gets congratulations in the dugout on Wed Jun 2, 2021 in Seattle after hitting a two run home run against the Seattle Mariners at T Mobile Park. Mooreland and the A’s will face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Fri Jun 3, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, a little something different for the Oakland A’s (33-25) as they head into Denver to play the Colorado Rockies (23-34). The A’s will be playing in National League park no designated hitter how much of a pitching advantage will that be for the Rockies?

#2 The Rockies are in fourth in the National League West and have a good home record at 18-12 could that mean an interesting series in Denver?

#3 The A’s have an upper hand they have a good road record at 16-8 and could a park like Coors Field be used to their advantage as the A’s need wins in this series to catch up with the Astros who are right behind them in the standings.

#4 A recent article was written about the disadvantages of broadcasting games remotely. You don’t get to see some of the things you might catch when your at the ball park broadcasting since Covid how has this impacted radio coverage in baseball?

#5 Jeremiah talk about the pitching match ups for tonight’s game in Denver starting for the A’s Frankie Montas (5-5 ERA 4.45) and for the Rockies Jon Gray (4-2 ERA 4.45)

Join Jeremiah for the Oakland A’s podcasts each Friday at

Tiger out of hospital; Leg getting stronger and wants to get back to work

Tiger Woods is rehabbing and says his right leg is feeling better and stronger and is headed to his South Florida home after being released from UCLA Medical Center on Tues Mar 16, 2021 (AP Sports file photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

staff writer

The recovery of golf superstar Tiger Woods has be nothing short of miraculous. Woods who was involved in a roll over SUV accident in Los Angeles on Feb 23 in Paso Robles while trying to attend a TV/Golf Digest shooting event at Rolling Hills Country Club when he rolled the vehicle fracturing his right leg. Woods was released from UCLA Medical Center today.

Woods 45, released a statement thanking his supporters for all their support during his time recovering from the accident, “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks,” Woods said.“Thank you to the incredible surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. You have all taken such great care of me and I cannot thank you enough.”

Woods says he’s getting better and stronger each day with rehabbing and is heading to his South Florida home where he will recover there. Woods rolled his vehicle in the Paso Robles area of Los Angeles and had screws and pins inserted in his ankle and foot. Woods had swelling on his right leg and had to have surgical release for the muscle and tissue.

Woods had back surgery in December a microdiscectomy procedure for a pressurized disc fragment in his back. The December back surgery was his fifth back surgery and Woods had four surgeries on his left knee.

Jeremiah Salmonson is a staff writer for





Kings Lose to Charlotte in Final Seconds 122-116

Charlotte Hornets guard Tony Rozier and the Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes can’t hold onto the loose ball during the second half in Charlotte on Mon Mar 15, 2021 (AP News photo)

Kings Lose to Charlotte in Final Seconds 122-116

By Barbara Mason

The Sacramento Kings are going nowhere fast. After losing last week to the Portland Trail Blazers 123-119, the Kings pulled off a win against the struggling Rockets 125-105. They fell short to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday 121-106. They still sit in 13th place and can’t seem to find anyway to make up any ground in the Western Conference.

The Kings had a dominating first quarter in that game but got smothered in the second quarter 39-18. They trailed 61-51 at halftime and were never able to recover. DeAaron Fox had 32 points in the game but it was not enough to dispose of the Hawks.

Tonight the Kings took on the (19-18) Hornets leading at halftime 67-61. The Hornets have become a quality team and currently are competing for a spot in the Eastern Conference. A win over them would be a good thing for the Kings. The Kings continue to have the worst defense in the league although the Hornets are only a 2.5 point favorite. The second half would tell the tale.

After three quarters the Kings continued to hold their lead although it had been cut to 5 points 96-91 after leading by double digits for most of the quarter. The King’s would try to hang onto this game in the fourth quarter.

With just under three minutes left in the game the Hornets tied the game at 110 apiece. This game was going right down to the wire. With a minute and a half the Hornets took the lead 112-111. The game was tied at 113 with 1:02 left in the game. The Hornets Terry Rozier would make a 26 foot three point jumper to give Charlotte a 116-113 lead.

The final was 122-116 in favor of Charlotte. It was a tough loss for Sacramento. They were unable to finish after leading for most of the game. Fox would finish with 29 points, Hield with 23 and Holmes, Barnes and Bagley 11 all with double digits.

The Kings will next take on the 12th place Wizards Wednesday night. They will be on the road for this game. Tipoff is at 4:00.