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  • A's bring up OF Smolinski, option RHP Bassitt to Triple-A
    published on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:01:00 GMT
    Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 5, 2015. The Associated Press NEW YORK "' The Oakland Athletics have called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club....
  • Letters for the week of July 8, 2015
    published on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:05:00 GMT
    The San Francisco 49ers are the best example available of an owner and his ego driving the team quickly toward mediocrity. By insisting that they must be in Silicon Valley, where the Big Money lives, at all cost, they have lost their home field advantage and alienated both their historic fans and the community around the new venue....
  • Oakland Athletics Need To Bring Up Reliever Dan Otero
    published on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:36:50 GMT
    May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Dan Otero pitches the ball against the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports In 2014, Oakland Athletics' reliever Dan Otero was one of the most underappreciated pitchers in the bullpen....
  • Revisiting the Oakland A's offseason trades
    published on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:34:30 GMT
    In 2014, the Oakland A's were really good for the first four months of the season and then really bad for the final two months. During the offseason, they completely reshaped their roster by trading away four beloved All-Stars....
  • Mariners' Cruz voted ALa s starting DH in All-Star Game
    published on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Nelson Cruz leads the Mariners in most offensive categories: 21 homers, 50 RBI, a .304 average, a .364 on-base percentage and a .554 slugging percentage. OAKLAND, Calif....
  • All Stars: Oakland A's Gray, Vogt added to American League team
    published on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:49:54 GMT
    Pitcher Sonny Gray and catcher Stephen Vogt earned the first All-Star nods of their careers Monday when they were named reserves for the American League squad for the July 14 game in Cincinnati. After having just one player selection seven times in an eight-year stretch from 2005-12, the A's have had at least two All-Stars for three straight years....
  • Record Book Reads Like Janikowski Biography
    published on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:31:25 GMT
    Kicker Sebastian Janikowski, already the holder of many Raiders and NFL records, is on the verge of many more milestones. When the Oakland Raiders selected kicker Sebastian Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, that pick sent shockwaves through the Draft "experts."...
  • Ostler: Hoop geniuses Kerr, VanDerveer could teach each other
    published on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:21:16 GMT
    Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer smiles during a NCAA college basketball news conference in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Stanford will play Texas A&M in the Final Four on Sunday....
  • Fireworks to fly on Sunday night at Bowen Field
    published on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:43:54 GMT
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  • H.S. football: Old Tappan's Jordan Fuller not sweating college decision
    published on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:03:22 GMT
    "It is a little stressful," Fuller said. "Several coaches call every day. But it was way more stressful before I knew how to manage my time."...
  • Game #84: Athletics overthrow King Felix on July 4th
    published on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:15 GMT
    Felix Hernandez really deserves the title of king. He's been baseball's best and most consistent pitcher since he originally joined the Mariners ' rotation as a teenager....
  • Oakland Athletics' Reliever Evan Scribner Needs To Go
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:57:10 GMT
    Jul 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Evan Scribner pitches the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Athletics have had their fair share of bullpen issues this season....
  • Shirtless Anthony Davis has body scanned for NBA 2K16 video game
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:27:12 GMT
    New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, drives past Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 106-99....
  • The Square Jungle: The Premier Boxing Champions Edition
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:21:07 GMT
    Premier Boxing Champions may or may not survive the onslaught of lawsuits against it but it already has had a marked effect on the boxing industry in more ways than one. Its illusion/fantasy modus operandi is being used as a template by Roc Nation Sports as well....
  • Lil Wayne Drops New Album, 'FWA,' On Tidal
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:00:19 GMT
    At midnight on Saturday, the rapper surprise-released his new album, "FWA," exclusively on Tidal. The 15-track album features the 33-year-old's new single, "Glory," as well as collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy and Cory Gunz, among others....
  • Obituaries for July 4, 2015
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:00 GMT
    Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication....
  • Oakland City Council to decide future of Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:30:13 GMT
    For decades the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center was the community gathering place for Oakland, hosting school pageants, rock concerts, boxing matches, pro wrestling shows -- even a speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation....
  • Final stadium cost could determine if Raiders deal is good for Oakland
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:39:39 GMT
    As Oakland and Alameda County leaders continue reviewing a proposed $900 million Raiders football stadium plan, among the biggest questions they face are whether the stadium can really be built for that price and if taxpayers will be on the hook for any cost overruns. The $900 million estimate came directly from Raiders owner Mark Davis earlier this year, but the team has not released a cost breakdown, announced an engineering team or produced a rendering....
  • Oakland A's lineup: Billy Butler is ... good again?
    published on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:21:14 GMT
    He came here to hit some baseballs and eat some breakfast, and he's all out of breakfast. - Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports As the 2015 Oakland A's have floundered to a 37-45 record, one of the biggest disappointments of the season has been the pedestrian performance of designated hitter Billy Butler....
  • Friday Raiders mailbag 7/3: Can front 7 mask DB deficiencies? Amari Cooper a KR? and more
    published on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:14:31 GMT
    It's the Friday mailbag! If you sent in a question, you may find your answer here. Or perhaps you will find an answer to a question you didn't think to ask....