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Tennis Grand Stand:
The ATP 250 tournament currently called the SAP Open, and currently hosted in San Jose, California, has been in continuous operation in some form since 1889, making it the second oldest tennis tournament in the United States. The current edition will be its last. Next year the tournament relocates to Memphis.
One would hope that in its final year the SAP Open would make a strenuous effort to honour its golden past. If today was anything to go by, the tournament instead appears content merely to showcase its dreary present, and to illustrate just why it had to go.
Last Saturday night someone attending a San Jose Sharks ice-hockey game conveyed, via the miracle of Twitter, their disbelief that within twenty-four hours the playing surface would be replaced by a tennis court. Attached pictures attested that the floor of the HP Pavilion was indeed composed of ice, and that the stands were packed with spectators. Really, one must have greater faith in modern technology. Stage-managing the...
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This is the new headgear for Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss. I have no clue what in the world that demon creature is supposed to be. Is it a zombie? Is it a werewolf? Is it a zombie werewolf? Maybe Ryane Clowe having a bad day? All I do know is my pants are now a little more damp than they were. [photo via @kkurzcsn]
Come on, San Jose Sharks. What gives?
Graphical errors during sports broadcasts are not a new phenomenon. And while said errors are perfectly understandable in light of the time crunch those charged with putting them together in order to air a competent, informative broadcast, they are nevertheless amusing when they do occur.
Take the one above from the postgame coverage of the San...
Here’s video from the Sharks-Predators game in Nashville on Tuesday of a fight in the stands between fans of each team. The Sharks lost the game, their fifth loss in a row, while the Sharks fan depicted here lost his dignity.
The Sharks fan, reportedly sticking up for his girlfriend, starts a fight with a Preds fan several rows in front of him. As you see, Sharks fan’s punch...
There's been so many bloopers and graphic errors on hockey broadcasts that we've been forced to create a new regular segment - Broadcast Bloopers. We'll highlight the best and most embarrassing errors that pop up around the league. See one? Snap a photo and send it our way on Twitter.
What better way to start this series than by highlighting a blunder from Comcast...
The Sharks left Bridgestone arena in Nashville after falling 1-0 in overtime, but tonight they can leave with their pride.
âA much better effort than last nightâ quipped Todd McLellan after the game.
âEverybody that dressed contributed tonight. I thought we were much more competitive and played a much more detailed game, but we still had the same result. We have...
Today we’ve been talking about sports movie quotes on Twitter and Facebook and I wanted to keep it going. One of the nominees for our Retro Hall of Fame is NHL 94. This video game (or a later version of it) is played in two of pop culture’s greatest movies ever: Swingers and Mallrats. The question I’d pose is which movie’s NHL hockey video game scene is better?
“This one sucks.”
— Sharks coach Todd McLellan, after Monday’s 6-2 loss to the 4-7-2 Blue Jackets. The Sharks have lost five in a row.
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks…
* Brent Burns and Scott Gomez were scratched for San Jose.
* Patric Hornqvist (injured), Brian McGrattan and Hal Gill were scratches for the Predators.
* McGrattan was in an interested scratch because, as Ryan Porth reported earlier today...
That's six. I hate to think what the farmer's new bride would do to the person who crossed her six times, but I'm sort of relieved that the Sharks got this out of the way. If they were mystified about why they lost again, after doing so many things so much better, well, it could not have happened any other way. Once they lost five, the sixth loss was going to will itself...
Patrick Marleau’s tenth goal of the season came in a shocking loss for the San Jose Sharks. They were beaten up and down the ice by the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2. San Jose has now lost five in a row (0-3-2) following their 7-0-0 start. Columbus was averaging 1.92 goals per game coming into this one and the Sharks allowed 1.82 goals per game so this result was totally unexpected...
It was all Blue Jackets right from the drop of the puck as the Sharks lost their fifth straight game as they played their first game in the Eastern Time zone.
âOutworked, out executed, out detailed, out goaltendedâ were some of the choice words chosen by Todd McLellan when he described his teamâs efforts tonight.
âItâs a pretty simple league, the team...