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Fans Salute Eliminated A’s

October 12, 2012 | 8:25 am

Fans Salute Eliminated A’s

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Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Almost as soon as Omar Infante threw out Seth Smith to end the Oakland Athletics surprising season, despair turned to appreciation. The defeated A’s came out of their dugout to a standing ovation from a towel-waving crowd, soaking in the energy that fueled their run to […]

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A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

October 11, 2012 | 8:18 am

A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

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by Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected. Two runs down and three outs away from their season ending, the A’s staged their most magical finish yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer […]

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A’s Beat Tigers to Avoid Sweep

October 9, 2012 | 7:44 pm

A’s Beat Tigers to Avoid Sweep

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Oakland Athletics never count themselves out – down and doubted is their dogma. Brett Anderson outdueled fellow postseason first-timer Anibal Sanchez and the upstart A’s were stellar on defense all over the diamond, avoiding another playoff sweep by Detroit by beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division […]

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A’s Lose to Tigers 5-4, Go Down 2-0 in ALDS

October 7, 2012 | 9:10 am

A’s Lose to Tigers 5-4, Go Down 2-0 in ALDS

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DETROIT (AP) — A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever. Then Don Kelly brought it all to an end with a simple fly ball. Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the […]

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October 4, 2012 | 8:26 am

A.M. Splash: Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users; Big Bay Area Weekend; Feds Investigate Cal Anti-Semitism Charge; Calif. Studies Gray Wolf Status

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BART: Trains back on time after early-morning backup on Pittsburg/Bay Point, Richmond lines (Oakland Tribune) BART service was back on time just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning after a maintenance vehicle got stuck near the Macarthur station, officials said. The delays were primarily on the lines from Pittsburg/Bay Point to SFO, from Richmond to Daly […]

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A’s Sweep Rangers, Take AL West Title

October 3, 2012 | 3:50 pm

A’s Sweep Rangers, Take AL West Title

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics captured the AL West with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back from four runs down and a 13-game division deficit to stun the two-time defending league champion Texas Rangers 12-5 on Wednesday. Josh Hamilton dropped a fly ball in center field for a two-run […]

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In Dispute Over SJ Territorial Rights, A’s Claim Opposition Group is ‘Astroturf’

September 5, 2012 | 1:29 pm

In Dispute Over SJ Territorial Rights, A’s Claim Opposition Group is ‘Astroturf’

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After more than three years of study, Major League Baseball still hasn’t acted on the desire of Oakland A’s ownership to move the team south to San Jose. But while the larger issue of territorial rights is up in the air, there is a court date — September 21 to be exact — to address one […]

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August 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

A’s Pitcher Bartolo Colon Suspended for Failing Drug Test, Twitter Has Field Day

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Dial back that schadenfreude over Melky, A’s fans. The new “This Week in Testosterone” (TWIT) entry is in… OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Major League Baseball made the announcement Wednesday, one week after […]

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Commissioner’s Remarks Interpreted: ‘Selig to San Jose: Drop Dead’

May 22, 2012 | 2:28 pm

Commissioner’s Remarks Interpreted: ‘Selig to San Jose: Drop Dead’

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The way to San Jose? It ain’t through Major League Baseball, that’s for sure. Not according to Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone’s interpretation of some remarks MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made last week. Regarding baseball’s interminable process (1164 days and counting according to newballpark.org) of deciding should they stay or can they go when […]

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Video: Lincecum Hit in Collision at Home

May 21, 2012 | 11:02 am

Video: Lincecum Hit in Collision at Home

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Giants fans were forced to endure a case of Deja Oh My God! yesterday when Oakland’s Collin Cowgill slid head first into Tim Lincecum at home plate, knocking him on his side. Lincecum was covering home on a wild pitch. Watch three different sets of announcers call the play Lincecum left the game at the […]

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