Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Bay Area's only stop on the ATP World Tour will soon be no more. The 123-year-old event in San Jose, currently called the SAP Open, is moving to Memphis in 2014. The Memphis tournament is being sold and shifted to Rio de Janeiro. The ATP Board of Directors approved the sale of the Memphis membership this week to IMX for operation of the 500-level event in Brazil. The ATP will determine the calendar and format for the events in 2014 and 2015 later this year. The SAP Open began as the Pacific Coast Championships in Monterey in 1889 and has been played indoors recently at the home of the NHL's San Jose Sharks in February before dwindling crowds. The women's tour still has an annual event at Stanford.

Sharks pack up after early exit

Before deciding on any changes for the future, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson wants to finish his review of why his team got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs after two straight runs to the Western Conference final. Wilson met Tuesday with players and coaches before the team split up for the summer following a five-game loss to St. Louis in the first round...

Review Process Begins In San Jose

from David Pollak of Working the Corners, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Tuesday that any review of his team’s season begins with his own performance and goes from there. And while he made clear the respect he has for coach Todd McLellan, he stopped short of saying the coach would be back behind the bench next season because the annual evaluation process has not begun...

What is next for the San Jose Sharks?

The San Jose Sharks are a really, really good team.But this isn’t a great team, as we saw with their first-round demise against the St. Louis Blues. General manager Doug Wilson expected his team to move forward this season, not backward. So did the team’s ownership.Rather than advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Sharks barely made the playoffs and then won just one postseason...

GARTH: Shark Hunting?

The San Jose Sharks missed the mark. Again. They failure to make a run to the Stanley Cup Finals has their GM, Doug Wilson, and their coach, Todd McLellan, contemplating changes inside the organization. “Changes can come in many ways. We changed nine or ten players last season. We’re in full review now of every thing. There is some good things that happened, and...

Ring Pavlov’s bell in San Jose, who drools first?

Among other things that went wrong in Pittsburgh during the playoffs, Evgeni Malkin was unrelentingly pestered to the point of frustration by a 19 year old Flyer rookie.  I mention this as I did yesterday not only because it gives me tremendous satisfaction but because the same thing happened to a lot of teams this season: a bunch of new kids beat the old guard.  Hell, even the...

Farewell to the Red Wings and Sharks

It wasn’t long ago that the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks were two of the best teams in the Western Conference — if not the league. Just last year, in fact, the Sharks were the No. 2 seed in the West and the Wings were No. 3. The Sharks eliminated the Wings in the Western Conference semifinals in seven games before losing to the Vancouver Canucks in the conference final...

Welcome To The Fantasy "Tool"Box!

Yes the Turkeys are back but they brought their lunch pail with them for this quick edition on the worst of Round 1. If you had these guys in your pools, you are probably dead in the water!  Now we really do bring the masses something new.  The Program now presents yes "The Fantasy Toolbox".  See below.....   (Wow this thing does look dingy enough.....)   The...
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