Oakland News for June 20th 2013

Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up homers to Brandon Moss and John Jaso in a 6-2 Oakland win over Texas. Darvish, signed for a boatload of cash More…

Oakland A's: 3 Biggest Disappointments for Team so Far in 2013
Through 73 games, there has been much more positive than negative to write about in regards to the Oakland A’s. Currently, the club sits at 43-30, good for first in the American League West, three games ahead of the Texas Rangers. And while the? … More…

Oakland Athletics stretch lead on Texas Rangers
Arlington, Texas: The Oakland Athletics overcame Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish to record a 6-2 road victory on Tuesday to stretch their lead at the top of the American League West division. Brandon Moss and John Jaso each homered against the Japanese More…

Oakland works over Darvish in 6-2 win
ARLINGTON — Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas, 6-2, on Tuesday night. Jarrod Parker (6-6) limited the Rangers to two runs and three hits over seven innings to improve to 4-0 his More…

Oakland Athletics (42-30) at Texas Rangers (39-31), 8:05 pm (ET)
Yu Darvish targets his first win in six starts on Tuesday when the Texas Rangers continue a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Darvish is 0-1 over his last five starts, but is pitching to a 2.08 ERA in that More…

Oakland Raiders' 2013 outlook dire, but hope remains for future
The trouble is, while Oakland has made some positive changes — especially on the coaching staff — the team doesn't seem positioned to make much happen in 2013. But there's room for them to avoid disaster, provided they meet a few of the following More…

San Jose votes to sue MLB over refusal to relocate Oakland Athletics
San Jose's city council voted in favor of bringing a lawsuit against Major League Baseball Tuesday morning.
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FBI ends Michigan search for Hoffa's remains
Robert Foley, center, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, addresses the media in Oakland Township, Mich., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 where he announced the FBI was ending the search operations for the remains of Teamsters union? … More…

Oakland A's beat Texas Rangers 6-2
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish has pretty much had his way in his first year and half in the major leagues. There is always an exception, and that exception cropped up again Tuesday when the A's Jarrod Parker clearly outpitched Darvish, who gave up More…

How the Oakland Raiders Became the Least Talented Team in the NFL
The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL. However, over the last decade they’ve become the least talented team in the league. Evan Silva, the senior NFL editor for Rotoworld, had this to say about the 2013 … More…

City Of Oakland Considers Contract With Known Lawbreaker, Teamsters Joint
OAKLAND, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council will consider granting a 30-month lease to Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), a company that currently provides truck parking for the city More…

Raw Sewage At Oakland Coliseum Forces Teams To Shower – SFist
On Sunday, a raw sewage leak flooded both locker rooms at the Oakland Coliseum, forcing the A's and the visiting Mariners to share the Raiders' locker room after the game, creating an awkward situation that will doubtless be memorialized in
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Oakland A's clubhouse sewage flood source identified
OAKLAND — An "unidentifiable mass" in a sewer line was to blame for a flood of sewage in the A's clubhouse, the umpires' dressing room and the visiting team's clubhouse on Sunday, officials said Wednesday. "All the work is being done and we fully More…

Oakland commits to helping all kids learn to read << Oakland Local
With future graduation rates, crime, and children's very happiness in life at stake, the Mayor of Oakland, its Superintendent of Schools, and 100 community organizations launched an initiative Monday to help all Oakland children learn to read
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Oakland Youth Poetry Workshop opens at The Bay Area Public School June 22
With the end of classes and the beginning of summer nearly here, many of Oakland’s youth are preparing for lazy days in the sun, family vacations or the chance to earn an extra buck. But a group of Bay Area writers and educators are hoping poetry is … More…

Oakland officials say LED street lights will save money, help fight crime
The installation of new energy-efficient streetlights throughout Oakland will save money in the long run and help deter crime, city officials said Tuesday. Standing at the corner of 98th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard for a morning news conference in More…

Warriors preparing for draft as if team has picks
"We treated the scouting season as if we did have a pick because you never know what's going to happen the night of the draft," Myers said Wednesday, speaking to a small group of reporters at the team's downtown Oakland headquarters. Myers and More…

Oakland A's lose 9-4 to Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — The A's long streak of quality starting pitching may be beginning to fray. Coming into this week's series against the Rangers, the A's had gone 22 games without any starting pitcher having allowed more than four runs. But with Tommy More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
On Tuesday, the city of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball in U.S. district court in San Jose, accusing MLB of not allowing the city to bring the A's to Oakland and breaking federal and state antitrust laws. The A's, who More…

Oakland County resident: They can't plow my road but can afford to dig for
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — As federal and Oakland County sheriff's officials packed up and repaired the earth where they spent more than two days digging for the possible remains of Jimmy Hoffa, interested residents continued to meander to the roadside More…

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