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Mark Davis is rumored to be committed to Las Vegas as long as they build a stadium. (Ben Margot/AP)

Desperate and doomed, Raiders owner Mark Davis should try Levi’s

So the seats are red. And the logos have gold. And the…

 

Raiders safety Charles Woodson, 39, will play his final home game in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

If Woodson is Santa, Davis is Scrooge

It won’t be a silent night, nor will it be a holy…

 

Oakland Raiders team owner Mark Davis walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Would NFL bail out Raiders in Oakland?

Would the NFL lead the charge to build a new Oakland stadium…

 

Billy Beane, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, during a media conference on Sept. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.   (Ben Margot/AP)

As San Jose whiffs, whither Beane?

If the Athletics have a future in Northern California, then it will…

Billy Beane, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, during a media conference on Sept. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.   (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, speaks beside general manager Billy Beane during a media conference Wednesday after receiving a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season. (Ben Margot/AP)

Last-place A’s reward Melvin

Not only do some nice guys finish last, they also get two-year…

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, speaks beside general manager Billy Beane during a media conference Wednesday after receiving a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season. (Ben Margot/AP)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) passes as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, applies pressure during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oaklandon Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

No miracle: Raiders’ D comes to play

At one point Sunday, Balls almost expected NBC’s Al Michaels to scream…

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) passes as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, applies pressure during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oaklandon Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his fourth-place team have had a season full of disappointments. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The tortured year of Billy Beane

So this is what’s left of the fallen baseball savant: an occasional…

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his fourth-place team have had a season full of disappointments. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)

Waiting for a ballpark tragedy

The day was golden: no clouds, toasty sun, timely breezes as if…

Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)
A’s general manager Billy Beane needs to be patient before tearing down the 2015 ballclub because the playoffs are still a possibility but, more importantly, the team’s future in Oakland is at risk. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

This time, no Beane-counting

If we may enter the brainstream of the never-mainstream Billy Beane, he…

A’s general manager Billy Beane needs to be patient before tearing down the 2015 ballclub because the playoffs are still a possibility but, more importantly, the team’s future in Oakland is at risk. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerTwo Raiders fans show their excitement

Fans are mostly well behaved in return of Battle of the Bay

OAKLAND -- A San Francisco-like overcast sky greeted the 49ers on Sunday…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerTwo Raiders fans show their excitement
Ben Margot/APSince he became MLB’s acting commissioner in 1992 — he officially assumed office in 1998 — Bud Selig has overseen a work stoppage

It’s past time for Bud Selig to exit stage left

It's long been an axiom that voices of authority, no matter how…

Ben Margot/APSince he became MLB’s acting commissioner in 1992 — he officially assumed office in 1998 — Bud Selig has overseen a work stoppage
AP Photo/Ben MargotBaseball commissioner Bud Selig

Selig remains ‘frustrated’ that A’s stadium dilemma unresolved

OAKLAND -- Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner…

AP Photo/Ben MargotBaseball commissioner Bud Selig
Rich Pedroncelli/APAfter a rough 2013 with the Houston Texans

Raiders to open preseason on the road against Vikings

The Raiders will take on three NFC North opponents and the defending…

Rich Pedroncelli/APAfter a rough 2013 with the Houston Texans
Courtesy Hoppenworld.comThe best supercross riders in the world will come to Oakland on Saturday.

Rider-turned-manager looking for big things out of team at Oakland supercross event

For 16 years, Steve Lamson — one of the most renowned motocross…

Courtesy Hoppenworld.comThe best supercross riders in the world will come to Oakland on Saturday.
Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start

A's will open up third deck in playoffs as tickets go fast

OAKLAND — The green tarps on the third deck of the O.co…

Thearon W. Henderson/2012 getty images file photoThe A's will take the tarps off the third deck when the playoffs start
Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesJed Lowrie and the A's will play the NL East and the Giants in interleague action in 2014.

A’s to open against Indians, face NL East in 2014

OAKLAND -- Opening Day 2014 for the A's doesn't include the Seattle…

Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesJed Lowrie and the A's will play the NL East and the Giants in interleague action in 2014.

Clogged pipe blamed for A's stadium sewage backup

OAKLAND — A clogged pipe was to blame for a sewage backup…

Ben Margot/APTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett (71) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the second quarter on Sunday.

Raiders rally comes up short in 42-32 loss to Bucs

The Raiders overcame another injury to running back Darren McFadden and a…

Ben Margot/APTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett (71) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the second quarter on Sunday.
Getty Images File PhotoDrama: With the odds stacked against the them at the beginning of the season

A’s run a true Hollywood story

What was once a statement that would be mocked and chided has…

Getty Images File PhotoDrama: With the odds stacked against the them at the beginning of the season
Getty Images File PhotoSee below article for the A's full 2013 schedule.

A’s facing new-look schedule next year

The introduction of the Houston Astros to the American League West and…

Getty Images File PhotoSee below article for the A's full 2013 schedule.