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  • St. Patrick-St. Vincent High football team drops opener at Castlemont
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:42:50 GMT
    The St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School football team lost to Castlemont of Oakland, 47-26, on Friday in the season opener for both programs....
  • Raiders Countdown to Kickoff: 15: Who wore it best, who's wearing it now
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:31:29 GMT
    Next up in our countdown to the Raiders ' regular season opener is number 15. As has been the case for all the numbers in the teens, there haven't been a lot of players to wear it. Seven players in total, with a couple of worthy candidates....
  • Jonathan Dowling cut for maturity issues according to report
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:03:29 GMT
    Jun 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson supervises drills with safety Jonathan Dowling at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports In a shocking move before the Oakland Raiders third preseason game on Sunday night, young safety Dowling has been cut by the team early....
  • Sonoma Valley High open its football season
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:00:24 GMT
    Sonoma Valley High opened its football season Friday, Aug. 28, but fell 24-0 to Fremont High of Oakland. Sonoma Valley High opened its football season Friday, Aug. 28, but fell 24-0 to Fremont High of Oakland....
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Loss Points Out Flaw in Challenge System
    published on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:29:12 GMT
    August 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash calls to the bullpen during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Rays defeated the Athletics 2-1....
  • 49ers Jarryd Hayne certainly worth a try in fantasy football
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:09:21 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers' Jarryd Hayne returns a punt return against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of their NFL preseason game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. -- One of these years, the 49ers are going to rejoin the NFL and get out of the Police Athletic League....
  • The Week That Was: Raiders Open New Performance Center, Roy Helu Returns To Practice
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:38:00 GMT
    From the opening of a new performance center, to a running back returning to work, it was a busy week for the Silver and Black. The Raiders have been back at their Alameda, Calif., facility for about a week, and there has been a lot going on since their return from Training Camp 2015 in Napa....
  • Hall of Famer Willie Brown Surprises Jr. Raiders
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:29 GMT
    Pro Football of Famer Willie Brown made a surprise appearance at the Oakland Jr. Raiders practice session Thursday evening at Verdese Carter Park in Oakland to personally surprise deliver their tickets to Sunday's Raiders versus Arizona Cardinals game at O.co Coliseum....
  • Private vs. public funding for stadiums
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:03:00 GMT
    There are typically a few ways to go about financing the construction: public funding, private funding or a combination of the two. When the United States Tennis Association decided rain was postponing too many matches at the U.S. Open year after year, it chose to build a $150 million retractable roof over its main stadium using private funding....
  • A's at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:52:52 GMT
    Aug 5, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin returns to the dugout after making a pitching change during the sixth inning of the game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports As far as the Arizona Diamondbacks are concerned, the St. Louis Cardinals couldn't leave Phoenix fast enough....
  • News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:47:33 GMT
    Reuters reported in early July that a big loser in the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers was the brothel industry of Vienna, Austria, which hosted that final round. With so many diplomats in town for two stressful months, business had been robust -- especially compared to the previous round in notoriously expensive Lausanne, Switzerland....
  • Dragon gridders open with Fremont
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:56:29 GMT
    Tonight begins another season under the lights at Arnold Field for the Sonoma Valley High School varsity football team, as the Dragons begin their 2015 season with a home matchup against Fremont High School of Oakland. The two teams faced off in non-league action last season at Arnold Field with the visiting Tigers shutting out Sonoma 20-0....
  • Queenslander's bid to make NBA champs better
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:27:01 GMT
    Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors are the league's best, but they want to be better and they've recruited a Queenslander to help them. Former Australian rugby sevens strength and conditioning coach Lachlan Penfold will be the Warriors' head of physical performance and sports medicine this season....
  • Man gets 35 to life for shooting teen who beat up his son
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:13:28 GMT
    An Oakland man was sentenced Thursday to 35 years to life in prison for shooting a former San Lorenzo High School student who had beaten up his son. Darren Andre Cleveland , 49, was convicted of premeditated attempted murder, shooting from a vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon for shooting the 16-year-old victim in May 2014 in unincorporated San Leandro, authorities said....
  • Oakland man sentenced for shooting boy who beat up teen son
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:07:40 GMT
    An Oakland man who shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy for beating up his son has been sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison. Forty-nine-year-old Darren Andre Cleveland was sentenced Thursday for premeditated attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes....
  • Tyler Ladendorf Could Be Oakland Athletics' 2016 Ultimate Utility Man
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:36:29 GMT
    Apr 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics second baseman Tyler Ladendorf bunts during the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports Since trading Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals, the Oakland Athletics do not have a true utility man in the lineup....
  • Oakland Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Student Who Beat Up His Son
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:28:58 GMT
    An Oakland man was sentenced today to 35 years to life in state prison for his premeditated attempted murder conviction for shooting a former San Lorenzo High School student who had beaten up his son last year. Darren Andre Cleveland, 49, was also convicted of shooting from a vehicle with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon....
  • A life of grievances, then a final homicidal salvo
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    For two years after losing yet another television job, Vester Lee Flanagan II lived in a nondescript apartment across the street from WDBJ Channel 7, the station that had fired him. He worked in modest jobs at several insurance companies....
  • Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Student Who Beat Up His Son
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:14:33 GMT
    An Oakland man was sentenced today to 35 years to life in state prison for his premeditated attempted murder conviction for shooting a former San Lorenzo High School student who had beaten up his son last year. Darren Andre Cleveland, 49, was also convicted of shooting from a vehicle with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon....
  • Longtime Oakland civic leader David Tucker Jr. dies at 81
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:00:07 GMT
    As an avid duck hunter, fly fisherman, traveler and longtime career financial adviser, David S. Tucker Jr. won much respect and admiration throughout his well-rounded life. A 37-year Montclair resident, he also found time for community involvement as, among other things, a director of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency and a 14-year member of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education....