The summer and fall of 2002 produced one of those magical sports periods for professional sports teams in the Bay Area. The Giants, A’s, 49ers and Raiders all reached the postseason and had fans buzzing. Read More
The Raiders finished sweeping out the cornerback position Monday when they signed unrestricted free agent Joselio Hanson and waived 2011 third-round draft pick DeMarcus Van Dyke.
Oakland has six cornerbacks on its 53-man roster and none of them were with the organization last season. The starters are Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer, and also on the roster are Pat Lee, and recent waiver claims Phillip Adams and Coye Francois. Read More
A 22-year-old Oakland woman is being called a hero after saving the life of a man who was savagely beaten up last week.
Rain Dove told The San Francisco Examiner that she was waiting at a bus stop near 12th Street and Broadway in Oakland about 10 p.m. Thursday when she witnessed a fight break out across the street. Approximately 12 men began chasing another man and a female friend after a man selling CDs harassed the pair. Read More
After the sounding of tonight’s final preseason whistle in Seattle, a mere 11 days remain before the Raiders take the Monday night gridiron against the rival San Diego Chargers.
But before the regular season kicks off, there is still an exhibition game — albeit an important one — to play. Read More
Brandon Moss homered and had three RBIs to back six scoreless innings from Tommy Milone as the A’s extended their winning streak to four games with a 7-0 blanking of the host Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.
Chris Carter also homered, collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the surging A’s win for the 10th time in 12 games and remain tied with the Baltimore Orioles atop the American League wild-card standings. Read More
Wide receiver and kick returner Roscoe Parrish agreed to a one-year deal with the Raiders, one day after being released by the San Diego Chargers.
The team announced the signing Tuesday after it was initially reported late Monday by ProFootballTalk.com. Read More
Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the former Cy Young award winner and two-time All-Star, won’t be around for Oakland’s surprising pennant push and news of his 50-game suspension stunned teammates who had come to rely on the popular and dependable veteran. Read More
Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings to win his third straight start and the host A’s swatted four home runs to snap a three-game losing streak in a 10-4 thumping of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Jonny Gomes, Adam Rosales and Josh Reddick added solo shots as the A’s moved a half-game ahead of Los Angeles for second place in the AL West standings and into a tie with Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. Read More
A crackdown on vandalism has apparently caused vandals to vandalize.
At least eight police vehicles were damaged in San Francisco and Oakland last week by activists who are reportedly opposing a federal investigation into anarchism and vandalism in the Pacific Northwest. Read More
The Oakland A's won Monday night -- well, really Tuesday morning, after midnight -- but struck out a franchise-record 21 times during the 4-3, 15-inning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.The day before in Baltimore, the A's racked up 14 strikeouts, so the whiffs are coming fast and furious, with some pretty notable numbers getting put up. Read More