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May 17-23, 2006

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The Giants are in first place. Shocked? Don't be. We're talking about the San Jose Giants of the California League, a much better team. The local nine play all summer long at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Tickets are a very reasonable $6-$12, and there really aren't any seats out of reach of a well-hit foul ball. Call 408.297.1435 for information.

Dew Action Sports Tour: Toyota Challenge
The HP Pavilion plays host to this leg of the tour, featuring skateboarders and BMX and FMX riders. Sep 7-10; call for times and prices. HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 866.DEW.TOUR.

Martial Arts
Shark City Nationals—Jun 10
San Jose Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos St, San Jose. 408.313.5272.
Strikeforce—Belfort vs. Overreem, mixed martial arts. Jun 9.
HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose.

Barclays Churchill Cup—The cup brings together the England Rugby Football Union, Rugby Canada and USA Rugby. A portion of the games will take place at Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium. Jun 3: USA vs. Ireland at 2pm; Jun 7: USA vs. New Zealand Maori at 7:30pm; Jun 10: New Zealand Maori vs. Ireland at 2pm. The finals take place in Edmonton, Canada, Jun 17.)

Roller Hockey
The North American Roller Hockey League national tournament includes regional playoffs before the July finals in Ontario, Canada. The local edition takes place May 27-29 at Rollin' Ice, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose. 408.280.7588.

San Jose Grand Prix
Race cars take to the streets of downtown San Jose. Jul 28-29, 8am-6pm and Jul 30, 8am-5pm; $25-$160. Downtown San Jose. 408.277.6290.

San Jose SaberCats
The Arena League SaberCats earned a first-round bye in the playoffs and won't play again until Labor Day weekend at the Pavilion.

San Jose Sharks
The Sharks aren't making it easy, but we're convinced that they will recover and stay in the Stanley Cup hunt. Go Sharks!

Sand Soccer
The Boardwalk beach in Santa Cruz
U.S. Sand Soccer Championships—Jun 24-25

NCAA Men's/Women's Tennis Champions, Taube Tennis Center, Stanford University
The Division I men's and women's championships are combined for the first time in 11 days of tennis, May 18-29.

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