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  • Oakland A's cannot beat Jerome Williams
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:21:49 GMT
    Sep 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerome Williams pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports When a player is traded, he may get pumped up facing his former team....
  • Broncos Q&A: T.J. Ward's hard work paying off big now
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:14:50 GMT
    Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward grew up in Oakland, Calif., but he wasn't a Raiders fan. "That's because my favorite players were Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice," he says....
  • Galvis' home run lifts Phillies over A's
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:42:10 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif. - An Athletics fan circled the upper deck of the O.co Coliseum in the seventh inning of a scoreless game with a drum strapped to his waist....
  • It's a mad, Mad Ant world at D-League tryouts
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:50:58 GMT
    Of these 40 candidates trying out for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, maybe two or three would be invited to return to the main training camp in Fort Wayne. They would still then have to make the D-League roster, and then... well, that's where the dream comes in....
  • Re: Notes from the Campaign Trail: The Best and Worst of the Oakland Mayoral Campaigns
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:59:48 GMT
    In an interview last week, Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker reacted to polling that placed Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan as the frontrunner in the race by saying that "there's a lot of football yet to be played" before the election is won. After months of hard work on the campaign trail, said Parker, these are the dog days of the campaign, and in a tight race, the final result may hinge on which candidate wants it the most....
  • Oakland: Sausal Creek group works for steelhead trout's survival
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The Friends of Sausal Creek will be hard at work on Creek to Bay Day 2014 Saturday to safeguard the steelhead trout, which is under threat of survival in the creek because of the state's severe drought. The creek runs through Oakland, passing through Dimond Canyon before it dumps into the Oakland Estuary near the Fruitvale Bridge....
  • Have the Oakland Athletics Turned a Corner?
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:32:34 GMT
    Sep 17, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is congratulated by Athletics team after Soto scored on a single by Athletics right fielder Sam Fuld , not in picture, during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports It took them four games, but the Oakland Athletics finally collected their first win of the homestand on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies....
  • Mariners' Fernando Rodney, Seahawks' Percy Harvin: Times readers sound off
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:01:20 GMT
    Fernando Rodney has shot himself in the foot as well as unleashing his makeshift arrow after saves, according to a reader. Photo by Mark Terrill / The Associated Press The Mariners extended the contract of general manager Jack Zduriencik in August based on the positive performance of the team....
  • Athletics magic number: 9, games to watch Saturday Sep. 20
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The magic number for the Athletics is down to nine, represented by Mr. October, Reggie Jackson. The A's made progress across the board with their victory over the Philadelphia Phillies , and moved ahead of the Kansas City Royals to move up to the first Wild Card position by half a game....
  • Lester, A's beat Phillies 3-1
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Say what you will about Yoenis Cespedes, he hasn't given the A's one-third of their wins in the last six weeks. Jon Lester, the left-hander from Boston for whom the A's were willing to deal Cespedes in the most controversial trade of the 2014 season, won his third consecutive start Friday, 3-1 over Philadelphia, and once again has the A's moving toward a spot in the American League wild-card game....
  • Oakland A's drop third game in a row to lowly Texas Rangers
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The A's are running out of days to make gains in the American League wild-card after they were beaten by the Texas Rangers 7-2 Thursday afternoon at the Coliseum. In being swept by the Rangers, who still have the worst record in the majors despite beating the A's three in a row, Oakland awaits the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night as the No....
  • Sacramento River Cats file to end affiliation with Oakland A's
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The A's will begin exploring new locations for their Triple-A franchise after being told by Major League Baseball on Monday that the Sacramento River Cats had filed to end their affiliation with the team. Sacramento majority owner Sue Savage and her son, club president/general manager Jeff Savage, have made it clear in the last four months they would like to have an affiliation with the Giants....
  • Mark Davis denies deal has been reached on new stadium in Oakland
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:22:03 GMT
    The efforts to get a new stadium done in Oakland are still on going, but sometimes it just feels like a soap opera. Ups and downs, twists and turns, even a possibly tryst with San Antonio....
  • Rams conquer bitter rival
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:17:09 GMT
    Facing off against Laney College under the lights in Oakland on Friday night, the Rams were able to defeat their bitter rival 31-13 in a slugfest of a game. The win over their cross-bay rival wasn't enough to completely satisfy head coach George Rush, who thought his team could of played much better....
  • Warriors' center Marreese Speights not discussing pending legal issue
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:44:10 GMT
    Speights, 27, had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Tampa. The next court date is scheduled for October while the team is wrapping up its preseason schedule....
  • Around the Diocese
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:43 GMT
    Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont is having its second One-Day Congress, featuring workshops, five speakers and religious vendors, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, followed by a closing Mass at 5 p.m. Holy Spirit's congress last year drew 200 participants. The theme this year is "We are one body," witnessing our faith as community....
  • Notes from the Campaign Trail: The Best and Worst of the Oakland Mayoral Campaigns
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:26:00 GMT
    In an interview last week, Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker reacted to polling that placed Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan as the frontrunner in the race by saying that "there's a lot of football yet to be played" before the election is won. After months of hard work on the campaign trail, said Parker, these are the dog days of the campaign, and in a tight race, the final result may hinge on which candidate wants it the most....
  • Mistake or not, Billy Beane set his reservations aside and went for it. What more can you ask?
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:13:58 GMT
    "Don't mess with success" is a ludicrous pointer to give Billy Beane, especially after over a decade of accusations - observations, really - that his teams choke upon reaching the playoffs. Success? The A's have played in eight playoff series with Beane running the ship....
  • In South Africa, OneWorld Futbol Delivers 1 Millionth Unbreakable Soccer Ball
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:46:41 GMT
    A young company with a one-of-a-kind technological innovation is celebrating a milestone that's enabling tens of millions of children worldwide to better access the power of play. OneWorld Futbol, founded in 2010, produced and delivered its millionth ultra-durable soccer ball at a school in South Africa with the help of Chevrolet, its founding corporate partner, the companies announced on Monday....
  • Fairfield Delicatessen became Joe's Buffet
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:47:21 GMT
    For many Solano County locals, the mere mention of two words can make their mouths water like Pavlov's dogs. Those two words are "Joe's Buffet."...