Oakland News for May 18th 2013

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Oakland has been in something of a free-fall since starting off the season 12-4 — the A's are now 20-22 and seven games behind the Texas Rangers, a season-high. The A's, though, can take inspiration from last year, when they had a similar record at More…

Breaking Down Raiders' QB Competition
If there’s one position in any sport that has the biggest impact on a team’s overall success, it’s hard to argue with that position being quarterback. Glancing around the league, guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are perfect … More…

Oakland Athletics bring up LHP Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have promoted left-hander Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento and designated right-hander Chris Resop for assignment. Oakland announced the moves before Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals. More…

Podcast & Links: S.O.S. – Save Oakland's Starters – Athletics Nation
Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the starting rotation, Jesse Chavez, Jed Lowrie, and Adam Rosales.
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Oakland mural project moving forward
From left, Topeka police Lt. Joe Perry, Sarah Fizell and 3-month-old daughter Geneva, and Roger Holter, general manager of the Lowe's store in Topeka, show a painting on Friday at the Lowe's store that will be reproduced as a mural on the side of a More…

Report: Woodson visiting Oakland
According to NFL Network, the safety will visit with one of his old teams — Oakland — on Tuesday. And Woodson has received an offer from Denver according to NFL Network. The former Packers defensive back visited with the Broncos recently. Carl Poston 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…

Oakland A's lefty Brett Anderson likely out until All-Star break
OAKLAND — Brett Anderson's run of bad luck with injuries has struck again. The A's announced Friday that Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep the team's opening day starting pitcher on the sidelines for a month or more. He More…

Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out
Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out. A shooting as the Warriors game let out Thursday night left two fans dead – the driver of a Porsche was killed by bullets and the passenger was killed as he staggered out onto Interstate 880 in … More…

Oakland: Mourners gather to remember Malcolm X's grandson
OAKLAND — Hundreds gathered Friday to remember the late grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X as mourners said Malcolm Shabazz was well on his way to cementing his own legacy. More than 200 people attended a traditional Islamic service at 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…

Chris Kluwe says he's excited to join Oakland Raiders – NFL.com
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Raiders sign punter Chris Kluwe
Lechler left Oakland as a free agent this offseason after spending the past 13 years with the Raiders. Oakland released punter Bobby Cowan but still has Marquette King on the roster. King impressed the team in training camp last summer and spent the More…

Warriors Fans Killed in Oakland After Game Let Out | NBC Bay Area
A shooting as the Warriors game let out Thursday night left two fans dead – the driver of a Porsche was killed by bullets and the passenger was killed as he staggered out onto Interstate 880 in Oakland.
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NFL free agent Charles Woodson to visit with Raiders on Tuesday after talking
The 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year would've traveled to Oakland from Denver after meeting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had charity obligations this weekend to support Mott Children's Hospital. Poston says the New York Giants and 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…

After A's lose series to Rangers, Rickey Henderson offers Oakland a pep talk
OAKLAND, Calif. — Rickey Henderson bounced through the Oakland clubhouse from one player to the next, one corner to the other, with a stop at the breakfast table to greet a few more guys before moving on to meet with Daric Barton by his locker. More…

Mourners gather at Oakland, Calif., service to remember Malcolm X's grandson
OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of mourners have gathered inside the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in Oakland for services to remember Malcolm X's grandson, Malcolm Shabazz. Authorities say he was beaten to death last week in a dispute over More…

Charles Woodson invited to visit Oakland Raiders next week – NFL
Charles Woodson has several teams interested in his services, and now the Oakland Raiders are in the mix. Woodson was invited to visit the Bay Area next More…

After eliminating Warriors, Spurs look to Memphis
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes over San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) in the first quarter of Game 6 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 16, 2013. Marcio … More…

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