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  • Oakland and Cleveland: two cities with much in common, on center stage for NBA Finals
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 06:12:37 GMT
    Protesters raise their hands in protest of the recent events in Ferguson as they march down 14th Street toward the Alameda County Courthouse as part of the national Day of Anger in Oakland on Dec. 13, 2014. OAKLAND -- They're cities with blue-collar roots that often end up on the butt end of jokes, usually flung by outsiders relying on rumors, not reality....
  • NBA Finals: Cavaliers coach David Blatt gets little praise for the team's playoff run
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:48:34 GMT
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Blanton Collier, the last coach to lead a pro team in Cleveland to a championship, struggled with such an acute hearing problem it contributed to his career ending six years after he won the 1964 NFL title with the Browns. David Blatt doesn't seem to hear well, either, at least not any of the doubt surrounding him despite the Cavaliers coach taking Cleveland to the cusp of the city's first championship in 51 years....
  • NBA Finals: Officials warn Warriors fans to avoid knockoff merchandise
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:22:21 GMT
    With the Golden State Warriors about to tip off in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, league officials are warning fans to be on the lookout for low-quality counterfeit merchandise. Since 1992, anti-counterfeiting officials representing the major sports leagues have aided in the seizure of almost 11 million pieces of knockoff merchandise, valued at almost half a billion dollars....
  • Don't have Finals tickets? Watch parties for a good cause
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:41:17 GMT
    Jenny An, of Oakland, watches Game 7 of the semi-finals game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies during a Warriors Community Foundation official Warriors Watch Party at the SOMA StrEat Food Park on Friday, May 15, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. Trista Duran, of San Francisco, reacts as the Golden State Warriors defeat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 of the semi-finals game during a Warriors Community Foundation official Warriors Watch Party at the SOMA StrEat Food Park on ...
  • Warriors warn fans about unauthorized tickets
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:00:46 GMT
    The Golden State Warriors issued a fraud alert Monday regarding the possible dangers of purchasing tickets for the NBA Finals from a non-verified third party. The alert ties into the team's legal battle with StubHub, which brought a lawsuit against the Warriors and Ticketmaster, accusing them of rigging the resale market....
  • Why Caitlyn Jenner represents a new type of American hero
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:39:15 GMT
    For some people, there is nothing more American or heroic than defeating one's opponents in a display of athletic might. That is exactly what Caitlyn Jenner did in 1976 when she won the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon at the height of the Cold War....
  • Warriors to host Sweetie, a 105-year-old fan, at NBA Finals Game 1
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:13:48 GMT
    Rank has its privileges. If you're nearing your 106th birthday and you're a Warriors fan, rank means a free ticket in a suite Thursday at Oracle Arena for the first game of the NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers....
  • Game Preview: Athletics At Tigers
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:53:51 GMT
    MAY 31: Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after they beat the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on May 31, 2015 in Oakland, California. - The Detroit Tigers have dropped into third place in the AL Central after a rough ending to their trip....
  • Raiders' Davis says he wants to stay amid push for L.A. stadium
    published on Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    This artist's rendering shows a proposed stadium intended to house both the Raiders and Chargers football teams in Carson . Raiders owner Mark Davis maintained his public stance Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco: He wants to keep his team in Oakland....
  • After Curry, Thompson injuries, NBA union to investigate league's concussion protocol
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:22:05 GMT
    File-This May 25, 2015, file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, toppling over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs in Houston. When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately boned up on the league's concussion protocols....
  • Super Bowl 50 vows to be the 'most giving' ever.
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:12:33 GMT
    Keshia Evans of Oakland, left, demonstrates the proper method of watering crops in a planter bed for visiting after-school program participants, at Acta Non Verba urban farm in east Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. In an effort to become the "most giving" Super Bowl of all time, local organizers are giving out 50 $10,000 "Playmaker" grants to local non-profits working with young people....
  • 105-year-old Warriors fan
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:57:42 GMT
    Rank has its privileges. If you're nearing your 106th birthday and you're a Warriors fan, rank means a free ticket in a suite Thursday at Oracle Arena for the first game of the NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers....
  • As deadline approaches, Oakland Coliseum Authority looks at potential backup plans
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:59:35 GMT
    We are now into June. That means the 'deliverable' date which Mark Davis has placed on the Coliseum authority to have a plan in place is less than three weeks away....
  • Watch parties to benefit charity: Cavs fans All in for road games 1 & 2
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:48:19 GMT
    The Cleveland Cavaliers first Watch Party for the NBA Finals is this week. The Cavs are taking on the Golden State Warriors in Oakland....
  • Love, Adelman and more
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:42:27 GMT
    Unfortunately, he's not in uniform. The Lake Oswego native, who underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder on April 29, was cleared to fly and to Oakland, Calif., after doctors told him to avoid any kind of physical contact that could slow his recovery....
  • Did the 1975 Warriors really get bumped by the Ice Follies?
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:58:31 GMT
    I've heard the urban legend since I was a kid in the 1980s, and it sounds a little more crazy each passing year. Did the Golden State Warriors, heading into their first and only NBA finals to date, really get bumped from their home court in favor of the Ice Follies? The following are facts that we know: The Warriors played in San Francisco from 1962 to 1971, almost played in Oakland and San Diego at the same time , and ended up in Oakland starting in late 1971 as the Golden State Warriors....
  • NBA union to investigate league's concussion protocol
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:40:31 GMT
    File-This May 25, 2015, file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, toppling over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs in Houston. When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately boned up on the league's concussion protocols....
  • Monday's Sports In Brief
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:46:22 GMT
    "' The Bulls plan to introduce Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as their new coach on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Hoiberg had long been rumored as the replacement for Tom Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons in Chicago....
  • Escape from New York: Ex-Knicks Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith prove to ...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:03:54 GMT
    They've switched roles in the postseason and the Cavs still haven't missed a beat as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Shumpert had a bad shoulder when the Cavs completed a three-way trade on Jan. 5 that brought him and Smith to Cleveland from New York, so Smith, a Sixth Man Award winner two years ago, moved into the starting lineup....
  • Tickets for Sweetie
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 06:07:55 GMT
    Rank has its privileges. If you're nearing your 106th birthday and you're a Warriors fan, rank means a free ticket in a suite Thursday at Oracle Arena for the first game of the NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers....