Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics watch a fireworks display during the national anthem prior to a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Planned vote on Oakland A’s lease put off

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A planned vote on a 10-year lease that would keep the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum was put off after representatives from the City of Oakland did not show up […]

06/27/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch winds up to throw to Phillies batter late in National League playoff game on Oct. 4, 1978 at Philadelphia. Welch pitched four and a third innings, allowed two hits and one run and struck out five men to win the game, 9-5. (AP Photo/Kennedy)

Former Dodger Bob Welch dies at age 57

SEAL BEACH (CNS) – Funeral services were pending today for former Los Angeles Dodger and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Bob Welch, the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season. […]

06/10/2014

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

New Bay Bridge to open decades after ’89 quake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When traffic flows across the new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 […]

08/31/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Norris hits 2-run HR in A’s 3-1 win over Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Derek Norris asks for pinch hitting advice from Oakland hitting coach Chili Davis and other veterans who have played in the NL. That assistance paid off on Saturday as Norris had […]

07/27/2013

Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick steals third as Los Angeles Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo looks for the errant throw from catcher Chris Iannetta in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Colon masterful for A’s in 6-0 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout this season and center fielder Chris Young robbed Albert Pujols of a home run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Los […]

07/21/2013

American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, poses with a trophy and belt after winning the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) — The Home Run Derby champion didn’t even make the All-Star team. Yoenis Cespedes won baseball’s power-hitting competition with a dazzling display Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the […]

07/15/2013

Jose Canseco (AP Photo)

Police in Vegas clear Canseco in sex assault case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas won’t seek criminal charges against former major league slugger Jose Canseco after an investigation of a woman’s rape claim, a department spokesman said Friday. Officer Jose Hernandez […]

06/07/2013

2009 photo of former baseball player Jose Canseco (AP Photo)

Jose Canseco accused of sexual assault in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating a woman’s allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco sexually assaulted her. Officer Bill Cassell said Wednesday that the 48-year-old Canseco was named as a suspect […]

05/22/2013

Bret Lewis

Another whacky baseball injury

Michael Taylor is a pitcher for the Oakland A’s. He’s already has missed a week of camp because he cut the pinkie finger on his right hand — in two spots — trying to throw away a wad of gum.

03/19/2013

Bret Lewis

Could be a mix up

Oakland has signed shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima from Japan. He says he signed with the A’s because General Manager Billy Beane is “extremely sexy and cool.” Apparently he saw “Money Ball” and thinks Brad Pitt really […]

12/21/2012

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