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  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:27:04 GMT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van....
  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:15:46 GMT
    The state's new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmakers pushing for an overhaul this spring to divert more money to poorer downstate schools, he thinks finding the right solution could take several years....
  • Andre Ward: We Couldn't Find Froch, He's On Vacation
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:00:36 GMT
    WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward had hoped to face Carl Froch in a rematch, but the Nottingham fighter was unavailable. The WBA had ordered Froch, the 'regular' champion at 168-pounds, to face Ward in a mandatory fight....
  • Cal fires coach after prostitution bust
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:42:31 GMT
    The University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting. Alameda County prosecutors said Pierre Ingram, 30, Cal's recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, was one of five "johns" who were arrested in the anti-human trafficking operation in Oakland on April 16. Ingram was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation and is sche...
  • Richmond: Gun billboards irk residents
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:35:13 GMT
    Some in this city of 107,000 are upset over a new ad campaign warning residents against serving as straw buyers for gun purchases, calling it inappropriate, ominous and just too broad in a city that doesn't even have a gun shop. The billboards are part of a national campaign by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, that went up last month....
  • Cal Officials Will Not Renew Contract of Football Assistant Coach...
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:49:42 GMT
    University of California at Berkeley's football recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach arrested in Oakland on April 16 will no longer represent the school, according to a statement released by officials at UC Berkeley. "Assistant Football Coach Ingram was placed on paid administrative leave following his recent arrest for solicitation....
  • MLB's pace of play initiatives felt in TV production too
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:46:10 GMT
    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. When Phil Orlins produced "Sunday Night Baseball," a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning....
  • Purdy: Oakland stadium strategist Floyd Kephart is a mystery
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:35:26 GMT
    The bear, in this case, was the National Football League, represented by Vice President Eric Grubman. After a recent visit to Oakland, Grubman said he sensed that things were going "backwards."...
  • Purdy: Oakland stadium stategist Floyd Kephart is a mystery
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:47:13 GMT
    The bear, in this case, was the National Football League, represented by Vice President Eric Grubman. After a recent visit to Oakland, Grubman said he sensed that things were going “backwards.” To which Kephart said: “He's right....
  • Draymond Green, Anthony Davis shared a stage
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:41:44 GMT
    A Sports Illustrated cover boy, Davis was interviewed on the couch at Jimmy Kimmel Live! while joking about his unibrow and buying a Bentley once he made the NBA. Green was an audience member....
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Seven-Round Mock, Late-April Edition
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:05:22 GMT
    With only a week left before the 2015 NFL Draft gets under way, the Oakland Raiders are anxiously waiting to see how their future will play out. Will they be able to snag Leonard Williams in the first round, will they go with one of the top wide receivers or will they trade down? No one will know for sure until April 30. For now, all we can do is speculate....
  • What We Learned in Veteran Mini-Camp
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:54:56 GMT
    The Silver and Black concluded their three-day veteran mini-camp Thursday at their Alameda, Calif., practice facility, and following the day's work on the field, several players addressed the assembled media. The Silver and Black concluded their three-day veteran mini-camp Thursday at their Alameda, Calif., practice facility, and following the day's work on the field, several players addressed the assembled media....
  • Andre Ward to fight at Oracle Arena in Oakland on June 20
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:18:26 GMT
    Andre Ward, the super middleweight champion from Oakland who is returning to the ring after a year and a half layoff, will fight England's Paul Smith on June 20, promoter Roc Nation Sports has announced. The fight at Oracle Arena will be televised by BET and will start at 7 p.m., according to ESPN....
  • Home run king Barry Bonds' legacy might always be tarnished
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:04:55 GMT
    In this April 13, 2011, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution....
  • Warriors aim to take commanding series lead over Pelicans
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:31:08 GMT
    April 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles the basketball against New Orleans Pelicans guard Norris Cole during the fourth quarter in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 97-87....
  • What's Happening: California Crossfire softball open roster spots
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:32:35 GMT
    California Crossfire -- Looking for 1-2 players to fill roster spots on girls 10U-16U Elite fast-pitch softball teams based in Oakland and Lafayette. For tryout information contact 925-457-5607, bandsm1@comcast.net or visit www.crossfiresoftball.com NorCal Fastpitch -- Tryouts for upcoming summer season on May 3 from 10 a.m.-noon for 16U girls softball team....
  • Home run king's legacy may forever be tarnished
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:13:40 GMT
    In this April 13, 2011, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution....
  • BET Networks Announces Exclusive Broadcast Partnership to Telecast...
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:16:53 GMT
    The partnership between BET Networks and Roc Nation Sports is the first of its kind for the network and includes airing up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of Roc Nation Sports throne boxing events over the next 18 months. The first main event fight to air on BET Networks will feature WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Andre Ward facing former World Title Challenger Paul Smith of England on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California....
  • Unnecessary roughness? Oakland stadium leader takes aim at NFL
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:26:18 GMT
    Floyd Kephart, the businessman seen as Oakland's best chance to keep the Raiders, found himself on the spot Wednesday, as his shadowy efforts to build a stadium drew criticism from the NFL and impatience from the city's mayor. In an early morning speech to a business group, Kephart lashed out at the league's top stadium official for telling a Southern California radio station that the city's stadium plan had "gone backwards."...
  • Splash Brothers
    published on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    They're known across the nation as Splash Brothers, the best shooting tandem in NBA history. As the Warriors march toward a title, they are becoming a duet, fraternal twins with identical freakish shooting skills....