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Pick-Up Games, Decoded: Where to Play Soccer, Basketball and Softball Around Town

Ready to play ball? Hit the field, court, or pitch, and see who shows up for a friendly game.


Outer sunset
When: Saturday morning
Calling all: Beginners to pros
Molly’s Soccer Group meets at West Sunset Fields every Saturday at 10:45 a.m. to play on the grassy outdoor full- or half-pitches. Expect 11-on-11 games—sometimes smaller side games if there’s a surplus of players. There are a lot of regulars, and they welcome newbies. It’s free, and everyone brings their own equipment and snacks. 2100 39th Ave.

On Drugs and Soccer: 'The Two Escobars' Screens at the Kabuki This Friday

Coming this week to the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas: Bay Area filmmakers Michael and Jeff Zimbalist take on the world of Colombian “narco-soccer” in a powerful story of both tragedy and hope in their new film, The Two Escobars.

The film, which opens on August 27 after hugely successful premiers at the Tribeca and Cannes film festivals, explores the seedy connections between the Colombian national soccer team and the drug cartels whose money made the team the star of South America, favored to win the 1994 World Cup.

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