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After slow start, A’s Parker beginning to find his groove

Jarrod Parker reaffirmed Billy Beane’s genius with a dazzling rookie season last…

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Kelly L. Cox/USA Today SportsA's third baseman Josh Donaldson is congratulated after his home run in the fourth inning put the A's in front.

Key hits propel A’s past Giants in series opener

The A’s took the opening round of the latest Bay Bridge Series…

Kelly L. Cox/USA Today SportsA's third baseman Josh Donaldson is congratulated after his home run in the fourth inning put the A's in front.
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Oakland chief stepping down, cites medical cause

The chief of Oakland's embattled police department said Wednesday that he is…

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AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics' Sean Doolittle works against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday

Oakland proclaimed more exciting than S.F. — not including crime

It’s not every day that Oakland gets to be something good that…

AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics' Sean Doolittle works against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday
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Too $hort accused of running from Los Angeles cops after traffic stop

Oak-town’s seminal rapper Too $hort got pulled over in L.A.this week and reportedly…

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AP file photoA.J. Griffin has allowed one run over five innings this spring for the A's.

A’s take advantage of wild Rockies pitching

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A pair of Colorado Rockies pitchers were so wild…

AP file photoA.J. Griffin has allowed one run over five innings this spring for the A's.
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Closer Balfour out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

PHOENIX — A’s closer Grant Balfour had arthroscopic surgery on his right…

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Courtesy PhotoTammy Brawner returns to her native city of Oakland to put on a show with the rest of the Harlem Globetrotters at Oracle Arena on Saturday.

Newest member of Harlem Globetrotters Tammy Brawner found her passion on an Oakland schoolyard

Oakland native Tammy Brawner was merely 11 years old when a schoolyard…

Courtesy PhotoTammy Brawner returns to her native city of Oakland to put on a show with the rest of the Harlem Globetrotters at Oracle Arena on Saturday.
Oakland Police Department/APDangers: Gun buybacks took place a day after a school shooting killed 26. “What inspired me really was the incident that just took place in Connecticut

Police collect hundreds of guns in buyback program in San Francisco, Oakland

Hundreds of firearms have been taken off the streets of Oakland and…

Oakland Police Department/APDangers: Gun buybacks took place a day after a school shooting killed 26. “What inspired me really was the incident that just took place in Connecticut
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Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson return to practice for Raiders

The slumping Raiders got a jolt Wednesday when running backs Darren McFadden…

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McCarthy healthy, ready for normal offseason

Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically…

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Palmer adds responsibility with Raiders' defense struggling

Carson Palmer knows he will have to have a big day to…

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Courtesy PhotoHouse bounce: Canadian quartet Azari & III perform with rebel electroheads Die Antwoord Friday at the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Azari & III playing to Fox Theater with Die Antwoord and more

Sensual, inviting dance band Azari & III aims to make more fans…

Courtesy PhotoHouse bounce: Canadian quartet Azari & III perform with rebel electroheads Die Antwoord Friday at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Getty Images File PhotoCarson Palmer will have to be playing his A-game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

With running backs ailing, Raiders' Palmer will be counted on

Carson Palmer could be in for another busy day for the Oakland…

Getty Images File PhotoCarson Palmer will have to be playing his A-game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APHobbled: Darren McFadden’s X-rays and MRI came back negative

Raiders’ McFadden, Goodson have sprained ankles

The Raiders have been struggling to run the ball with a healthy…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APHobbled: Darren McFadden’s X-rays and MRI came back negative
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 PhotoCarson Palmer has his highest passer rating (85.7) in five years in the Raiders' new system.

New systems take hold for Buccaneers, Raiders

Ronde Barber and Carson Palmer spent years in the NFL mastering familiar…

Getty Images File PhotoCarson Palmer has his highest passer rating (85.7) in five years in the Raiders' new system.
Ed Zurga/APOakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen talks to players on the bench during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Raiders earn day off after win against Kansas City Chiefs

The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis…

Ed Zurga/APOakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen talks to players on the bench during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Raiders' lowly, longtime foes look to cut losses

Two teams floundering near the bottom of the standings, meeting in late…

Getty Images File PhotoPalmer is on track to join 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to eclipse the 4

Palmer looking for more balance in Raiders offense

As prolific as he’s been in his career, the Raiders’ Carson Palmer…

Getty Images File PhotoPalmer is on track to join 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to eclipse the 4