For the second straight year, the Raiders will kick off their preseason schedule with a home game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony Romo and Co. will invade the Black Hole the week of Aug. 8, with an exact time and date to be announced later. It will be the 29th preseason meeting between the two teams.
The Raiders’ other home preseason contest will come the in the third week of preseason action, the week of Aug. 22 against the Chicago Bears. Read More
Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard. Red-headed right fielder Josh Reddick slicked back his locks and added even more inches to his bushy beard as part of an ongoing competition. General manager Billy Beane still had his hair combed clean but picked “a terrible time,” he said, for a sun spot to be removed from his nose.
The A’s are back, and with plenty of new looks. Read More
The Raiders overcame another injury to running back Darren McFadden and a record-setting performance by Doug Martin to put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the brink of an epic collapse.
One mistake by Carson Palmer ended all that. Read More
What was once a statement that would be mocked and chided has now become inevitable: The A’s will make the playoffs in 2012.
Yes, it’s hardly official with 16 games left and a tough 10-game road trip facing the A’s. But entering today’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Oakland owns a 1½-game edge over the Baltimore Orioles for the top wild-card spot and, more importantly, a 4½-game lead on the Los Angeles Angels for the all-important second wild-card berth. Read More
The introduction of the Houston Astros to the American League West and interleague home games against three of baseball’s most storied franchises — the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds — highlight the 2013 A’s schedule, which was announced Wednesday. Read More
Would you bet against the hottest team in baseball down the stretch?
With 28 games left to play, the A’s are tied with the New York Yankees for the second-best record in the American League (76-58) despite an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum on Monday. They’ve won 15 of their past 18 games and hold onto one of the two wild-card spots, with Tampa Bay lurking close behind. But can this team of misfits and castoffs keep it rolling into October? 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
If you’ve listened, you’ve heard it.
It’s the mantra that Raiders coach Dennis Allen has preached during minicamps and throughout the preseason, and one he hopes will be heeded once regular play starts.
“The biggest thing when you go to camp is, when you end camp, you want to be better than you were when you started camp,” Allen said. “And that’s the only reason why we do this is to get better. So I think we’ve done that. Read More
The Raiders didn’t have much to boast about last year.
The Silver and Black went winless in preseason, failed to make the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year, and became claimants to the record of the most penalized team within an NFL season.
Rookie coach Dennis Allen — the youngest head coach in the league — is fixated on changing that. Read More
The A’s just might be the best story in baseball right now.
A club picked to finish last in the division by most experts is 14-2 in July after beating the New York Yankees in four consecutive games at the Coliseum — and winning each game by one run, including Sunday’s 5-4 win in 12 innings.
In fact, the A’s have won five one-run games in a row for the first time in franchise history, which started in 1901. Read More