Major League Baseball’s newest position? The Opener

OAKLAND — Bruce Maxwell was stunned, stupefied. "What the f---," the Oakland A’s catcher gasped. “That’s so interesting." Maxwell had just…

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The resounding rebirth of Sri Lanka

This mango-shaped island nation has become South Asia’s symbol of rebirth, going from a lengthy civil war to now enjoying…

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Tenderloin center offers hope and community with meals

In a neighborhood where close to a third of its residents live below the poverty line, a warm, nourishing meal…

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Grading out the Oakland Raiders NFL Draft and offseason signings

How to describe the Oakland Raiders' 2018 NFL Draft? The first word that came to mind as it unfolded: Puzzling.…

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Purple Heart wines salute military veterans

Memorial Day is when we honor and remember veterans, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country.…

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The many phases of René Magritte

Perennially popular for his surrealist works featuring apples, bowler hats and bizarre juxtapositions, René Magritte worked in a lesser-known, vastly…

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Golden State Warriors: Patrick McCaw returns to action in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals

OAKLAND -- When Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told Patrick McCaw on Saturday morning that he would be…

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San Francisco Giants snap three-game skid behind Chris Stratton

Chris Stratton won his third straight start as the San Francisco Giants snapped a three-game losing streak, pulling out a…

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