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  • Keidel: If Josh Hamilton Did Indeed Relapse He Needs Help, Not Your Judgments
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:56:32 GMT
    It's Amazing How Some People Continue To Look At Addiction As Anything But Sickness February 27, 2015 7:04 PM The Angels' Josh Hamilton, right, is congratulated by teammate Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run against the Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Aug. 24, 2014. In honor of the great Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday , let's summon some Spock wisdom as it relates to the recent reports about Josh Hamilton....
  • Two men sentenced for Oakland home invasion murders
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:26:27 GMT
    A judge on Friday doled out life prison sentences for two of three men convicted of killing two people during an Oakland home invasion robbery. Judge Allan Hymer gave Joseph Tabron, 24, life without the possibility of parole, and Joseph Castro, 56, life with the possibility of parole after 50 years....
  • 5 Late-Round Sleepers the Oakland Raiders Should Target In 2015 NFL Draft
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:59:12 GMT
    Free agency and the early rounds of the draft draw the most attention in the NFL offseason, but one cannot underestimate the importance of harvesting the draft's sleepers. For the Oakland Raiders to turn the corner in 2015, they will need to grab contributors beyond Day 1 of the draft....
  • 2 get life for killing pair during Oakland home invasion
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:20:34 GMT
    Two convicted felons were sentenced Friday to life in prison for their roles in the slayings of a man and a woman during a 2013 home invasion robbery in East Oakland that netted items including a baseball bobblehead doll and flat-screen televisions. Joseph Tabron, 24, was sentenced by Judge Allan Hymer of Alameda County Superior Court to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole....
  • Bobby Brackins Says 'My Jam,' With Zendaya & Jeremih, Will Be One of the 'Songs of the Summer'
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:24 GMT
    If the music industry were a sports league, 2014 marked Bobby Brackins ' breakthrough season. The Oakland, Calif., native helped pen two of the year's most acclaimed R&B tracks -- Tinashe 's "2 On" and Chris Brown 's "Loyal" -- which both reached the top five on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart....
  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:47:55 GMT
    Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him....
  • The Forgotten Trades in Diamondbacks History: Oakland A's Part Deux
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:16:58 GMT
    Rumors are surfacing from TMZ, Harvey Levin, and his mysterious cup. The reports claim, the nation's #1 sports debauchery tabloid, "The Forgotten Trades", is on the verge a million dollar merger with Hustler magazine....
  • ZiPS Projections: Closer
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:06:46 GMT
    SEPTEMBER 16: Neftali Feliz #30 and Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers celebrates defeating the Oakland Athletics 6-3 at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2014 in Oakland, California. Dan Szymborski's ZiPS projections are a good measure of what to expect from players in the upcoming baseball season....
  • My safari from Pelikkkan Bay
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:56:46 GMT
    On Jan. 29, 2015, my travels began with a wakeup call at 2:30 a.m. I was told by the first watch unit officer to be ready in 30 minutes. Myself and a total of 17 prisoners were all rounded up like chattel slaves and placed in the SHU's C-Facility visiting room holding cells 'til we boarded the bus at 6 a.m. As the prisoners leave Pelican Bay State Prison, they probably catch a glimpse of the town it lies in, Crescent City....
  • Sizing up the competition - San Diego Padres
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:59:34 GMT
    On Thursday, I drove to Peoria to eyeball the San Diego Padres. They are the most improved team in the NL West and could challenge the Giants and Dodgers for supremacy in the division....
  • The Forgotten Trades in Arizona History: Oak-Town Edition
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:30 GMT
    "Forgotten Trades," the insanely popular web anthology series, allegedly went on hiatus a few weeks ago. The author of the series, Nick Kent decided to purchase a small stake in the Justin Beiber fan club....
  • Public funds shouldna t be used for stadium
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:26:52 GMT
    Like many, we would be sad to see the Raiders leave Oakland. It would be a cruel blow to the loyal East Bay fan base and particularly painful, not to mention galling, if the team again leaves for Southern California....
  • Mercury News editorial: Oakland would be crazy to put up public money for Raiders. Again
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:17:23 GMT
    Oakland loves the Raiders, but the city would be crazy to put up more public money to keep the team. It would be like paying an abusive partner not to leave you....
  • Thursday Must Reads: Oakland A's Throw Cold Water on Coliseum...
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:00 GMT
    Wolff's comments threw a wrench into negotiations between the city, the county, the Oakland Raiders and the A's over plans for new facilities for the teams. City officials have long contended that the only way to finance new facilities for the sports teams - without using taxpayer dollars - is to build a housing, hotel, and entertainment complex, too....
  • Teachers, Coaches and a Winning Vision
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:27:21 GMT
    With a combined 165 years coaching in the NFL resulting in 62 playoff berths, Jack Del Rio and his coaching staff are ready to teach the Raiders in 2015. After Jack Del Rio was hired as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders on January 15, he set to work forming his staff of assistant coaches....
  • Tech Start-Up Requires Bi-Coastal Brick-and-Mortar
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:32:00 GMT
    By Manhattan standards, it might not be the largest deal ever signed. But it is very definitely the wave of the future as the New York City office market converts from its traditional office drivers to a focus on tech , advertising , media and information ....
  • Kawakami: A's and Oakland have only each other
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    It's Oakland. Other teams in other sports have other options, but for the A's, the singular serious option is to remain in Oakland and try to get a new stadium built on the Coliseum site ....
  • NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Mitch Adams Announces Relevant Sports Group
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:54:44 GMT
    Bachelor's in Business Management, Masters in Sports Management and unique understanding of the NFL helps owner capitalize on his skills Online PR News 25-February-2015 Oakland, CA It won't be long before Mitch Adams joins the height of the recruiting battle for 2015 professional football prospects. The NFL Certified Contract Advisor and owner of Relevant Sports Group recently shared his strategies and philosophies his publicist announced today....
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Must not use public funds for stadium
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:01:23 GMT
    Like many, we would be sad to see the Raiders leave Oakland. It would be a cruel blow to the loyal East Bay fan base and particularly painful, not to mention galling, if the team again leaves for Southern California....
  • Mississippi Goddamn and Miss Evers' Boys Open Wounds in Black History
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:56:12 GMT
    For his new play Mississippi Goddamn , Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton does something unexpected and a bit radical in his look back at the 1960s civil rights movement. Instead of simply lionizing Medgar Evers, the NAACP field secretary who worked to overturn Jim Crow laws and was assassinated on his own front porch in 1963, Norton explores what it might have been like to live so close to controversy....