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  • Re: Letters to Bay Area Media: KTVU, Stop Being a Shill for San Francisco
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:51:39 GMT
    KTVU in Oakland has been the biggest San Francisco Giants cheerleading station in the Bay Area. The pro-Giants coverage has been incessant and without any kind of impartial perspective....
  • Lucas Duda named to all-star squad
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:35:00 GMT
    Lucas Duda of the Mets is congratulated by David Wright after he hit a three-run home run off of Jeff Samardzija of the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on Aug. 20, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ezra Shaw The Mets' slugging first baseman was named to an all-star squad that will represent Major League Baseball in Japan, where they will face the Japanese national team in a five-game series....
  • Warriors, too, might be giants on the court, in the stands
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:08:55 GMT
    After last year scoring a 51-win season and a second consecutive National Basketball Association playoff appearance, the franchise earlier this month capped season ticket sales at 14,500. What's more, team officials said the Warriors have more than 5,000 people who paid $100 per seat to be on the season ticket waiting list....
  • Venus Williams made her professional tennis debut exactly 20 years ago
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:47:21 GMT
    It was 20 years ago today, on Halloween 1994, that a 14-year-old from Compton made the biggest debut in tennis history. Venus Williams, a much-hyped teenager who had been written-up in numerous national publications over the previous years, stepped on the court at the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland and began a new era in the game in which finesse and net play were shoved aside by powerful baseline rallies and booming serves....
  • Getting Players to Pay Attention
    published on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    It's perfectly reasonable that children who show up to soccer practice might have a difficult time paying attention when the coach has something to say. They have, after all, spent an entire day at school listening to adults....
  • Raiders timeline to greatness begins on: This is real.
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    On Sunday October 1, 2017 at Alameda Raider Nation Stadium in Oakland, CA Raiders team donning their mirror black hel-muts, walk in a silent single file death march, heads bowed down from the stadium's belly to team bench. Then without a word or signal the team in unison resounds, "HONOR, RESPECT, NO PRISONERS!" The game begins with an AC/DC opening of Hell's Bells while revealing a silver-plated "Raider Nation" embossed Bell suspended from the stadium rafters....
  • Major League Baseball tests ways to speed up slow games
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Football has a play clock. Basketball has a shot clock. Under experimental rules Major League Baseball is currently testing in the Arizona Fall League, baseball could have a pitch clock....
  • Oakland Athletics Announce Partial 2015 Promos
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:36:51 GMT
    Sep 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics fans hold signs during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at O.co Coliseum. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0....
  • How Close are the Oakland Athletics to World Series Glory?
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:36:39 GMT
    Oct 5, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is surrounded by teammates celebrating after hitting an RBI single for the walk off win against the Detroit Tigers in game two of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 with a walk off win....
  • Crying's ?War of Attrition? Premieres On NPR
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:58:11 GMT
    "Will you make a move or will I keep quiet again?" The Power trio, comprised of vocalist Elaiza Santos , drummer Nick Corbo , and Ryan Galloway on guitar and Game Boy, are premiering their track "War of Attrition" yesterday on NPR. Like many punk songs, "War of Attrition" contains a lot of honest questioning and seems fed up with something, although the music is continuously upbeat and remains chugging along....
  • Letters to Bay Area Media: KTVU, Stop Being a Shill for San Francisco
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:56:00 GMT
    KTVU in Oakland has been the biggest San Francisco Giants cheerleading station in the Bay Area. The pro-Giants coverage has been incessant and without any kind of impartial perspective....
  • Lamorinda What's Happening: Orinda Drop-in Basketball
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:15:07 GMT
    To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line....
  • Remembering West Charlotte's 'Big Mo' Collins
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:13:34 GMT
    West Charlotte coach Mo Collins, a former West Charlotte All-American who played at Florida and for the Oakland Raiders helped guide his team through practice on Thursday August 7, 2014. Raider's Mo Collins reacts at the end of the game as Oakland beat Carolina 50-9 winning the AFC West title at Network Associates Coliseum, Sunday Dec. 24, 2002....
  • SWAT team arrests suspect in road-rage killing of California mother
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:16:25 GMT
    A manhunt for a suspected road-rage killer who California police say gunned down an Oakland mother of four on a weekend grocery run ended Wednesday night 100 miles away when a SWAT team descended on a home near Sacramento and arrested a suspect, police said. The suspect, who was not identified, was nabbed in Elk Grove at about 5 p.m. Wednesday after agents surrounded a home there....
  • Oakland students' composting worms lost in rocket explosion
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    It will be awhile now before students at an Oakland middle school will know if red worms can turn garbage into compost -- in space -- after their experiment onboard an unmanned rocket blew up Tuesday in Virginia along with a payload of supplies headed to the International Space Station. "I was kind of surprised about what happened with the explosion," said 12-year-old Cithlali Hernandez, a student at Urban Promise Academy, whose three-person team devised a winning experiment that was chosen to b...
  • Oakland students' worms lost in rocket explosion
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:21:43 GMT
    It will be awhile now before students at an Oakland middle school will know if red worms can turn garbage into compost -- in space -- after their experiment onboard an unmanned rocket blew up Tuesday in Virginia along with a payload of supplies headed to the International Space Station. "I was kind of surprised about what happened with the explosion," said 12-year-old Cithlali Hernandez, a student at Urban Promise Academy, whose three-person team devised a winning experiment that was chosen to b...
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    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:02:55 GMT
    The NBA landscape shifted seismically the day LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland, and the futures odds for the NBA title reflect that. The Cavaliers, at 5-to-2, are the favorite to win the NBA championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook....
  • Lesson in killing zombies wins students' undying attention
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:28:07 GMT
    Alyssa Spencer attracts the attention of zpEd Reimann, dressed as a zombie, during an elevator ride at Samuel Merritt University on Friday, October 24, 2014. Spencer, Reimann and the other students are in their second year in the physician assistant program at the school....
  • Can We Start Realistic Rosterbating now?
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:08:20 GMT
    Now that we've had capped our our month of mourning/catharsis with this excellent piece by Alex Hall And now that we've speculated on our unrealistic FA options: Should/Can we sign Lester/Hanley , my question is: Are we ready to start some realistic rosterbating? No? OK, go back to watching Giants v. Royals and hating your existence....
  • Tuesday's Sports Briefs
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:41:56 GMT
    The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee will pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals and set the matchups for other four marquee New Year's Day bowls that are part of the playoff rotation....