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  • No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:01:16 GMT
    When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market....
  • Oakland Athletics' Woes Continue
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:17:49 GMT
    Apr 26, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott argue after Melvin was ejected from the game against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports There were many dismal statistics rattled off after the Oakland Athletics were swept by the Houston Astros for the first time in franchise history this past weekend....
  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:44:00 GMT
    But, unlike lawmakers pushing for an overhaul this spring to divert more money to poorer downstate schools, he thinks finding the right solution could take several years. Tony Smith, 48, begins his tenure at the Illinois State Board of Education on May 1. He was Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's sole recommendation to the board before it chose him last week, but the former superintendent of Oakland, California, schools says he has his own views on charters, funding equity and teacher unions....
  • GGG's Coach on Ward's Return at 172, Fight Implications
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:59:54 GMT
    Andre Ward versus Gennady Golovkin has been a topic of conversation for the past year in the boxing world. While Golovkin's star has grown from coast to coast, Ward was in a dispute with his former promoter Goossen Tutor that has left him idle since November of 2013....
  • Oakland Athletics: Time to Evaluate Graveman
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:05:48 GMT
    Apr 25, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman is relieved of the ball by Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin fifth inning against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports When the Oakland Athletics acquired Kendall Graveman in the off season, some fans and analysts were calling it the sleeper hit of Billy Beane 's epic "not a rebuild" rebuild....
  • Megan Sheehan left scarred for life after Oakland and BART cops...
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:23:39 GMT
    Everest's deadliest day ever: 17 dead, including Google executive and New Jersey doctor, in avalanches caused by huge quake that has killed more than 2,300....
  • AP Sportlight
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:26:24 GMT
    He finished with a 49-0 record, including six title defenses and 43 knockouts. 1968 - Jimmy Ellis won the world heavyweight boxing title with a 15-round decision over Jerry Quarry in Oakland, Calif....
  • Manuel Zavala Cazares
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:19:55 GMT
    Manuel Z. Cazares, 85 of Stockton, CA, passed away on April 21, 2015. He was born on October 4, 1929 in Oakland, CA, to Josefa & Jesus Cazares....
  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:40:54 GMT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference Friday regarding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van....
  • Leading Off: Astros go for 1st sweep vs. a's, Volquez active
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The most lopsided matchup in baseball history is getting a little more even. Despite losing the first two games of a three-game series, the A's are still 33-16 all-time vs. the Astros....
  • Andre Ward: We Couldn't Find Froch, He's On Vacation
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:00:36 GMT
    WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward had hoped to face Carl Froch in a rematch, but the Nottingham fighter was unavailable. The WBA had ordered Froch, the 'regular' champion at 168-pounds, to face Ward in a mandatory fight....
  • Cal fires coach after prostitution bust
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:42:31 GMT
    The University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting. Alameda County prosecutors said Pierre Ingram, 30, Cal's recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, was one of five "johns" who were arrested in the anti-human trafficking operation in Oakland on April 16. Ingram was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation and is sche...
  • Richmond: Gun billboards irk residents
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:35:13 GMT
    Some in this city of 107,000 are upset over a new ad campaign warning residents against serving as straw buyers for gun purchases, calling it inappropriate, ominous and just too broad in a city that doesn't even have a gun shop. The billboards are part of a national campaign by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, that went up last month....
  • Cal Officials Will Not Renew Contract of Football Assistant Coach...
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:49:42 GMT
    University of California at Berkeley's football recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach arrested in Oakland on April 16 will no longer represent the school, according to a statement released by officials at UC Berkeley. "Assistant Football Coach Ingram was placed on paid administrative leave following his recent arrest for solicitation....
  • MLB's pace of play initiatives felt in TV production too
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:46:10 GMT
    Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. When Phil Orlins produced "Sunday Night Baseball," a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning....
  • Purdy: Oakland stadium strategist Floyd Kephart is a mystery
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:35:26 GMT
    The bear, in this case, was the National Football League, represented by Vice President Eric Grubman. After a recent visit to Oakland, Grubman said he sensed that things were going "backwards."...
  • Purdy: Oakland stadium stategist Floyd Kephart is a mystery
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:47:13 GMT
    The bear, in this case, was the National Football League, represented by Vice President Eric Grubman. After a recent visit to Oakland, Grubman said he sensed that things were going “backwards.” To which Kephart said: “He's right....
  • Draymond Green, Anthony Davis shared a stage
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:41:44 GMT
    A Sports Illustrated cover boy, Davis was interviewed on the couch at Jimmy Kimmel Live! while joking about his unibrow and buying a Bentley once he made the NBA. Green was an audience member....
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Seven-Round Mock, Late-April Edition
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:05:22 GMT
    With only a week left before the 2015 NFL Draft gets under way, the Oakland Raiders are anxiously waiting to see how their future will play out. Will they be able to snag Leonard Williams in the first round, will they go with one of the top wide receivers or will they trade down? No one will know for sure until April 30. For now, all we can do is speculate....
  • What We Learned in Veteran Mini-Camp
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:54:56 GMT
    The Silver and Black concluded their three-day veteran mini-camp Thursday at their Alameda, Calif., practice facility, and following the day's work on the field, several players addressed the assembled media. The Silver and Black concluded their three-day veteran mini-camp Thursday at their Alameda, Calif., practice facility, and following the day's work on the field, several players addressed the assembled media....