Oakland News for May 17th 2013

Oakland A's outfield too banged up to be a strength
OAKLAND — When the A's entered the season, they thought a deep group of talented outfielders would be one of the strengths of the team. But because of injuries and slumps, that's yet to come to fruition. The production of the outfield is one of the More…

Rolando McClain getting life in order
Before joining the Ravens, McClain spent his first three NFL seasons with the Raiders, who selected him eighth overall in the 2010 draft out of Alabama. In 41 games with Oakland he had 274 tackles, 6 1/2 sacks and one interception. In his final season, he More…

Oakland Mills unfairly singled out
I am writing to you to point out a particular bias that I detect in your newspaper. It seems that when alleged acts of violence occur in East Columbia, there is a need to include Oakland Mills High School either in the headline or within the article More…

Oakland A's outfield too banged up to be a strength
OAKLAND — The A's entered the season encouraged by a deep group of talented outfielders. Through injuries and slumps, that's yet to fully come to fruition. After dropping the final two games of their series with the Texas Rangers, the A's (20-22) are More…

Chris Kluwe makes sense in Oakland
An Oakland pursuit of Kluwe made sense as the Raiders did not have a punter on the roster with any NFL experience after star Shane Lechler departed to Houston in free agency. Oakland has Marquette King, who spent last season on the injured reserve. More…

Spurs hold off Warriors, advance to West finals
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) questions a call in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. Marcio Jose Sanchez … More…

Charles Woodson planning Oakland visit
Woodson played his first eight years in Oakland. He has a relationship with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie dating back to their Green Bay days. The Raiders have not been paying free agents much and they have been looking for youth. But they More…

Oakland: Suspect jumping on trains wreaks havoc at MacArthur BART station
OAKLAND — Up a shaft and onto a roof. Atop a train. Alongside a freeway. Over barbed wire. Back atop two trains. The escape route taken by a 29-year-old Oakland man Thursday morning kept police in motion for almost an hour and closed down one of More…

Josh Cribbs Signing: Return specialist bypasses Giants for Oakland
The Giants had Josh Cribbs in for a visit, but he apparently liked what the Oakland Raiders had to offer.
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Kluwe excited to join Raiders
???I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,??? Kluwe, who attended high school in Southern California before going to UCLA, told me on Wednesday. ???Now, my family can actually come to games.??? The 31-year-old Kluwe averaged 45.0 … More…

Chris Kluwe Signs With Oakland Raiders – FanSided – Sports News
Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (5) against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Ja.
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Wednesday's game in Oakland highlights Texas Rangers' need for
Texas Rangers manger Ron Washington used right-hander Tanner Scheppers for the final two outs. Scheppers got the win on Tuesday night with two scoreless innings. Washington also had closer Joe Nathan lightly warm up in the ninth
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Take the field Friday, join Oakland youth baseball team for unveiling of new
Rickey Henderson Field, located at 45th St. between Telegraph and Webster Street in Oakland, is the home of the Oakland Tech Bulldogs baseball team. On Friday, May 17, Oakland Field of Dreams, a California nonprofit benefit corporation, will dedicate a More…

Oakland Athletics: 5 Key Takeaways from Series vs. Texas Rangers
Back on April 17th, the Oakland Athletics were sitting pretty atop the American League West, sporting a gaudy 12-4 record. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, were plugging along at a formidable clip themselves, winning nine of their first 14 games. The … More…

Oakland Raiders' Josh Cribbs downplays knee recovery
While Cribbs' signing was finalized after being widely reported Wednesday, the Raiders have not yet confirmed the addition of outspoken free agent punter Chris Kluwe, who told FoxSports.com he was "excited to be an Oakland Raider." A three-time Pro More…

Oakland Raiders Sign Punter and LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe – Towleroad
NFL punter and LGBT ally Chris Kluwe has been signed by the Oakland Raiders, FOX Sports reports: Kluwe, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings on May 6, will step in for Pro Bowler Shane Lechler, who left Oakland for…
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DeAngelo Hall: I got my money in Oakland, it's not about that now
One of the worst contracts any NFL team has given a player in recent years was the deal the Raiders gave cornerback DeAngelo Hall in 2008. That year, Hall More…

Large Crematorium In Oakland Delayed | NBC Bay Area
Opening of Neptune Society's 3000-bodies-a-month crematorium is delayed another six months.
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Amy Trask, longtime Oakland Raiders executive, resigns – NFL
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