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  • James, Cavs heading to NBA Finals after completing sweep of Hawks
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 04:52:12 GMT
    LeBron James pulled the conference championship T-shirt over his sweaty, weary frame and had enough energy left to dance. James scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and passed for seven assists to guide the Cavs past the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 Tuesday night and into the NBA Finals....
  • Oakland Raiders Third In NFL Jersey Sales
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 03:51:47 GMT
    Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Fan in the Black Hole salutes during National Anthem in an preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports It has been awhile since Oakland Raiders fans have had much to cheer about....
  • Proposed Uribe-for-Callaspo trade falls through
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 02:04:06 GMT
    A proposed multiplayer trade between the Dodgers and Braves that would have sent third baseman Juan Uribe to Atlanta and infielder Alberto Callaspo to Los Angeles has been vetoed by Callaspo. The deal collapsed because of collective bargaining agreement provision that any player who became a major league free agent cannot be traded without his approval until after June 15. Callaspo agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Braves in December after spending last season with Oakland....
  • OTAs: Observations from the Start of Week 2
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 22:59:38 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders were back on the field at their Alameda, Calif., facility for the start of Week 2 of Organized Team Activities. The Oakland Raiders were back on the field at their Alameda, Calif., facility for the start of Week 2 of Organized Team Activities....
  • NFL stamps out Al Davis torch plans, bumps up stadium money
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 18:41:01 GMT
    A major subject at the NFL's May owners meeting was the various stadium situations for the three teams looking to either move to Los Angeles or get a deal done in their current home market. The Raiders are in the thick of that conversation while they look to have a new stadium plan in place by next year either in Oakland or Carson....
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Opposes Public Spending On Raiders Stadium
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 18:12:44 GMT
    Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fans tailgate while holding signs the read "Stay in Oakland" before the NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports When it comes to the local political scene in Oakland, the recent mayors of the city haven't been overly friendly to using taxpayer funded spending on local sports teams needs for new stadiums....
  • Ex-A's pitcher Dallas Braden: - I'd go into the bathroom and
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 16:22:25 GMT
    Dallas Braden reacts to the last out in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he pitched a perfect game, the 19th in MLB history. The Oakland Athletics played the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, MDallas Braden reacts to the last out in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he pitched a perfect game, the 19th in MLB history....
  • Oakland Raiders Not on the Way Out of Town Just Yet
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 16:14:14 GMT
    Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fans tailgate while holding signs the read "Stay in Oakland" before the NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The deal to build the Raiders a new stadium in Oakland supposedly "is gurgling blood," waiting to be declared dead....
  • Houston Astros: Let's Make a Trade With the Oakland Athletics
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 13:03:45 GMT
    May 17, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir prepares to deliver a pitch against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports With the Houston Astros firmly in first place as the second month of the season draws to a close....
  • Warriors fans hang onto optimism after Game 4
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 06:35:55 GMT
    Warriors fan Leo Beltrao, 9, agonizes through the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals at Plank at Jack London Square in Oakland. Micah Nyamuzuwe, 8, and Josie Arroyo get swept up in the excitement of Game 4, along with equally enthusiastic fans with their eyes glued to screens all over the Bay Area....
  • Happy thoughts upon an Oakland A's winning streak
    published on Tue, 26 May 2015 06:15:57 GMT
    I don't know what this is yet, but I know that if i see it then the A's won the game. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports I am about as optimistic as fans come....
  • Coach Ron Washington is thrilled to be back in A's uniform
    published on Mon, 25 May 2015 19:49:06 GMT
    New Oakland Athletics coach Ron Washington is shown before a baseball game between the Athletics and Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 25, 2015. New Oakland Athletics coach Ron Washington is shown before a baseball game between the Athletics and Detroit Tigers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 25, 2015....
  • Open thread: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics (chat)
    published on Mon, 25 May 2015 19:30:50 GMT
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  • A 150-mile San Francisco Bay Trail walkabout
    published on Mon, 25 May 2015 19:24:11 GMT
    The latest installment in our San Francisco Bay Trail series comes from Saratoga resident Sankaran Suresh, who just completed a 7-day, 150-mile walkabout on the waterfront trail. "It's really tough to choose one spot from this experience," Suresh says, but these seven hikes were among the highlights of his trek....
  • Cespedes Deserves Some Good Cheer Monday Afternoon
    published on Mon, 25 May 2015 02:12:14 GMT
    It's pretty common for high profile players to be booed at visiting parks, even if they have done nothing to deserve it other than be really good at baseball. Also typical is for players to be booed when they return home after having spurned their former club either by leaving as free agents or perhaps by bad-mouthing their old team on the way out following a trade....
  • Cespedes "El Animal" and The American Dream
    published on Mon, 25 May 2015 00:13:03 GMT
    August 1st, 2014 seems like a distant memory when put in the context of how the season ended, and the offseason that followed it. However, for A's fans-especially many of us in the Latino community-Cespedes was a tremendous loss....
  • Why Oakland, Alameda County aren't clamoring to keep the Raiders
    published on Sun, 24 May 2015 03:48:26 GMT
    Raiders owner Mark Davis and his colleagues at the NFL might have to wait a long time to hear from Oakland and Alameda County on a plan to help finance a new $900 million stadium. That's because elected officials are in no hurry to help the team close a $400 million funding gap, partly because taxpayers in Oakland and Alameda County are still paying millions of dollars a year for the Coliseum renovations that lured the team back in the mid-1990s....
  • Zobrist, Doolittle should rejoin A's in Oakland next week
    published on Sat, 23 May 2015 20:24:47 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the last week Oakland's presence on the disabled list has swollen from seven to 11 players with Ike Davis, Drew Pomeranz, Edward Mujica and Coco Crisp jumping on the bandwagon on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively....
  • It's Deja Vu All Over Again
    published on Sat, 23 May 2015 19:51:04 GMT
    May 15, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; A fan clutches an Oakland Athletics cowbell before the game against the Chicago White Sox at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Right not our beloved 2015 Oakland Athletics are sitting at 14-30 last in the AL West, 13.5 games out of first place with the worst record in MLB....
  • Oakland A's lineup: S.O.S. -- Strand Our Singles
    published on Sat, 23 May 2015 19:42:00 GMT
    The Oakland A's seem as lost as a team can be. The bullpen is a pile of rubble, the rotation is good but not dominant enough to carry things on its own, and on defense it feels like every ball is being fielded by Jack Cust....