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  • 49ers Jarryd Hayne certainly worth a try in fantasy football
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:58:13 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....
  • 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....
  • Father of Virginia on-air shooter lives quietly in Vallejo
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:57:01 GMT
    Members of the media gather on Garnet Drive in front of the home where it is believed the father of Vester Lee Flanigan Jr. lives in Vallejo. Flanigan Jr. is suspected of shooting WDBJ news reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Virginia Wednesday morning....
  • Jackson Clears Waivers, Could Rangers Bite?
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:29:01 GMT
    OCTOBER 05: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after being struck out in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California. If the Rangers are indeed looking for more outfield help with the thought that Josh Hamilton's knee injury might be worse than initially feared, there is a pretty appealing player that is suddenly on the market, and could be had for cheap....
  • Alameda: Two new teachers join Alameda Christian School
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    "We welcome Adeeshela Hannah, who will teach the combined third-fourth grade class, and Camille Smith, who will teach kindergarten," Principal Ron Postma said. "Camille is very warm and bubbly, and I know that the kids will just fall in love with her....
  • Town Crier: Oakland emerging as culinary hotspot
    published on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:27:34 GMT
    Finally, foodies are leaving their hearts in San Francisco and coming to Oakland. A new poll by 10Best.com and USA Today has Oakland ranked seventh in the nation's best food destinations....
  • Coliseum City Proposal Means '50-50 Chance' To Keep Sports Teams In East Bay
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:21:07 GMT
    Investor group head is proposing that Oakland's three sports teams own their own facilities, and he says it is feasible. The head of an investor group that's hoping to build a massive development at the Oakland Coliseum complex that would include a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders said Tuesday that the next six to eight weeks will be crucial in determining the project's fate....
  • Oakland Raiders Super Bowl bets popular in Vegas
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:18:47 GMT
    Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray celebrates with fans after scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Oakland Raiders fans are amongst the most loyal in the league and enter each season beliving that this will be the year for the Silver and Black, even if it has been over a decade since the team made the postseason....
  • Wednesday Practice Observations
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:51:14 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders took part in a full practice session on their new practice fields at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility Wednesday afternoon. The Oakland Raiders took part in a full practice session on their new practice fields at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility Wednesday afternoon....