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  • A Red Sox fan's guide to the American League Wild Card game
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:40:26 GMT
    Sep 19, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Red Sox will be somewhere swinging golf clubs and their fans will be out in the cold when the American League playoffs begin in earnest Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City ....
  • Oakland Raiders Fire Dennis Allen
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:53:18 GMT
    September 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen reacts against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Raider Nation, your cries have been answered! Dennis Allen is no longer a Head Coach in Oakland....
  • A's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:49:16 GMT
    The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago....
  • Are the Raiders Done in Oakland? A Four Part Series
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:05:00 GMT
    A question crossed my mind after the Raiders were drubbed by the New York Jets in nearly every category in week one of the 2014 season. There was a creeping feeling that the team was going to regress hard, and the preseason wasn't a mirage....
  • Will the Cespedes-Lester Trade Affect A's Postseason?
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:25:28 GMT
    Aug 2, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester comes off the field after warming up before the game against the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports It has been nearly two months since the Oakland Athletics' lovable All-Star outfielder and two-time Home Run Derby champion, , was traded to the Red Sox in exchange for Jon Lester , Jonny Gomes and some cash....
  • Skyline running back conjures memories of AAA great
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:41:13 GMT
    Skyline-Oakland football coach Ed Smith thought he'd seen a ghost. Or, at least the memory of former Lincoln tailback David Henderson ....
  • Raiders fire head coach Dennis Allen after 0-4 start
    published on Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen talks to the media after Oakland Raiders practice at Pennyhill Park near London on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014....
  • On Deck: AL Wild Card
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:43:39 GMT
    SEPTEMBER 24: Jon Lester #31 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on September 24, 2014 in Oakland, California. On Deck will be here all season to provide you with everything you need to know about every Rangers series during the 2014 season....
  • Stevie Wonder Tickets in Las Vegas, Nevada at MGM Grand Garden Arena...
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:51:11 GMT
    Tickets for Stevie Wonder 2014 Concerts at MGM Grand Gardens Arena in Las Vegas Nevada and Oracle Arena in Oakland, California now on sale today online at TicketProcess.com. The news that he will play a series of North American shows in the upcoming months has fans filled with anticipation....
  • Report about Raiders firing Allen is retracted
    published on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:08:25 GMT
    The reporter who tweeted that the Oakland Raiders were firing coach Dennis Allen retracted the story and issued an apology on his Twitter page Sunday night. Associated Press reporter Terry Collins initially cited anonymous sources saying the Raiders would announce as soon as Tuesday that Allen was out....
  • A's, Tigers, Cards win playoff races on final day
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:33:06 GMT
    Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball's last playoff spot, Detroit and St. Louis clinched division crowns and Jordan Zimmermann threw a no-hitter in a final-day drama made even more memorable by Derek Jeter's farewell. Going into Sunday, not a single postseason matchup was certain....
  • Oakland A's clinch playoff spot with 2-0 win
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:05:27 GMT
    Sonny Gray threw a five-hit shutout to pitch the A's into the American League Wild Card game with a 4-0 win over the Texas Rangers. Gray simply willed the A's to win this one, eliminating Seattle and moving Oakland into the Wild Card game Tuesday against the Royals in Kansas City....
  • It Has Come Down To This
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:43:53 GMT
    The A's were coasting at cruising altitude when they jumped. Then they couldn't find the rip cord, the parachute just would not open, and now they are left hoping and praying they miraculously land in a field of feathers....
  • Oakland Raiders HC Dennis Allen Out of Excuses, Time
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:08:00 GMT
    The 2014 season was supposed to be a better year for the Oakland Raiders and their loyal, yet long-suffering fans. A busy, productive and exciting offseason gave rise to the belief that the Raiders would be a vastly improved club in 2014 - perhaps even a playoff-caliber team....
  • Oakland Coliseum board could hire former lawmaker to negotiate with A's and Raiders
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:59:05 GMT
    The authority that runs the O.co Coliseum is nearing a decision to hire former state Assemblyman Guy Houston to be its next executive director, hoping to inject new leadership into the negotiations to keep the A's and Raiders in town and build new ballparks, according to several people with close knowledge of the talks. Houston, a lobbyist with a real estate background, was mayor of Dublin for seven years before serving in the Assembly from 2002 to 2008....
  • Tony La Russa fires Kirk Gibson, Athletics fans everywhere smile
    published on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:36:13 GMT
    This post has nothing to do with the Oakland Athletics, and yet it has everything to do with the Oakland Athletics. On Sat., Oct. 15, 1988, a 31-year-old Kirk Gibson did his best impression of a 62-year-old as he hobbled up to home plate in Game 1 of the World Series....
  • A Quick Defense of Billy Beane and the 2014 A's
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:26:29 GMT
    We're down to the last couple of games in the 2014 regular season. As I write this, the Oakland Athletics have guaranteed themselves no worse than playing a 163rd game, and in all likelihood will end up facing the Kansas City Royals in the Wild Card Game....
  • Oakland Raiders Rumors: Dennis Allen Gone if Team Loses in Week 4
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:19:40 GMT
    The 0-3 Oakland Raiders head into a Week 4 matchup with the 1-2 Miami Dolphins that could have a significant impact on the future of the franchise. If the Raiders fail to come away with a win, head coach Dennis Allen might be headed for unemployment during the team's upcoming bye week....
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    published on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:49:52 GMT
    To say that the past week has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. From Oakland to Providence, Rhode Island, to Foxborough, Mass., to Boston to London - planes, trains and automobiles for yours truly, and the Oakland Raiders....
  • California protesters block Israeli-owned ship
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Six-year-old Serdeario Thomas, Jr. will no longer have the opportunity to run his hand along the laces of a football, but all 21 of his teammates are taking the field in his honor. Six-year-old Serdeario Thomas, Jr. will no longer have the opportunity to run his hand along the laces of a football, but all 21 of his teammates are taking the field in his honor....