The A’s are piling up so many injuries, manager Bob Melvin asked his trainer to take questions from reporters before Tuesday’s game. With seven players on the disabled list, Melvin is barraged with daily-status queries that even he’s not always capable of answering. Read More
Leaving San Francisco city limits after stealing a car does not prevent the SFPD from chasing you.
A woman and her passenger were carjacked in the Financial District early Thursday morning, police Officer Albie Esparza said, and cops had to cross the Bay in their pursuit of the suspects, who were arrested in Oakland. The vehicle was recovered. Read More
Ervin Santana pitched 7²⁄³ superb innings while Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored as the host Los Angeles Angels earned a split of the two-game series, beating the A’s 4-0 on Tuesday.
Albert Pujols recorded three hits and two RBIs for the Angels, who bounced back after being shut out for a major league-high eighth time Monday. Read More
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Raiders will open on “Monday Night Football.”
And for the fourth time, there will be a different coach on the sideline.
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New coach Dennis Allen will make his debut Sept. 10 with a nationally televised game against the rival San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum, according to the NFL schedule released Tuesday. Read More
While there won’t be any drama involving the Raiders this preseason, the 49ers do have an interesting schedule in preparing for their defense of the NFC West championship.
As expected, the annual 49ers-Raiders game was scrapped after violence — including two shootings — erupted during and after last year’s exhibition at Candlestick Park.
Instead, Niners coach Jim Harbaugh’s second exhibition schedule features three AFC teams — including a matchup against Peyton Manning. Read More
A former nursing student was charged with murder and attempted murder on Wednesday over a shooting rampage that left seven people dead and three others wounded this week at a small, Christian college in California that had expelled him.The suspect in the shootings at Oakland's Oikos University, 43-year-old One Goh, was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court. Read More
OAKLAND — In his first appearance since signing his new five-year, $112.5 million contract, Matt Cain went five innings and allowed two runs as the Giants beat the A’s 3-2 in exhibition action.
Cain, who threw 78 pitches, scattered five hits and struck out six.
With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the fifth and Melky Cabrera on first, Pablo Sandoval hit a grounder sharply at Eric Sogard that skipped under his glove and into center field, allowing Cabrera to move to third. Read More
The Giants returned to AT&T Park to renew their cross-Bay rivalry with the A’s on Monday and rallied in the late innings for a 4-2 exhibition victory. Read More
The annual preseason Battle of the Bay starts tonight at AT&T Park, and while in reality it’s merely the final dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season for both teams, it’s more the end of the annual age of innocence and the last chance to enjoy big-league baseball in its most pure form. Read More
DIY rapper Shady Blaze recorded his latest album, “The Grind, Hustle & Talent,” with just a laptop and a microphone. Read More