Oakland News for April 24th 2013

2013 NFL Draft team needs: Oakland Raiders – SBNation.com
The Oakland Raiders enter the 2013 NFL Draft with many weaknesses on their roster, and need to come away with a strong draft class as they continue to rebuild.
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Oakland Athletics (12-8) at Boston Red Sox (13-6), 6:35 pm (ET)
Veteran righty Bartolo Colon faces the Boston Red Sox for the 27th time in his career on Tuesday night when the Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park for the second of a three-game series. Colon, who reached the majors with the Cleveland Indians in 1997,

Game #21: Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox – Athletics Nation
The A's have hit their first slide of the season, and it's been a team effort. Thanks to poor defense and even poorer starting pitching, the A's have now dropped 4 in a row; a streak no one wants…
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Oakland Raiders 2013 First-Round Draft Primer, Vol. 3 (Pre-Draft)
With the 2013 NFL Draft starting tomorrow, have the Oakland Raiders tipped their hand on what they intend to do at No. 3 overall? During a pre-draft press conference on April 23, general manager Reggie McKenzie stated that he intends to select the best …

In Oakland, a Vegan Food Scene Is Born – San Francisco Bay Area
With the opening of The Olde Depot, a vegan pub next to Beer Revolution and within spitting distance of Souley Vegan, downtown Oakland is becoming a

Former Raiders executive going global for good cause – Inside the
Former Raiders executive going global for good cause. By Steve Corkran Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:33 pm in Oakland Raiders. Former Raiders executive John Herrera checked in to say he is enjoying his retirement after spending most of
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Jerry Brown recalls attempted break-ins at Oakland, Sacramento homes
Brown said he has been the victim of two recent burglary attempts, one at his home in Oakland last year and one at his downtown Sacramento loft just a few days ago. Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people carrying pictures of murdered family members on

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
His control is extraordinary: He hasn't thrown a wild pitch in his entire time with Oakland, and his last came on May 26, 2009. According to stats expert David Feldman, Colon's streak of 32 innings without a walk dating back to last year was the

Oakland Athletics get lift from visiting Aaron Hern, 11-year-old survivor of
(Hern family)Going to a Boston hospital and meeting 11-year-old Aaron Hern, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, is one of the better decisions several members of the Oakland Athletics likely will ever make. Sluggers Josh Reddick and Brandon …

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Draft Prediction – The Raider Nation Times
Whilst I wouldn’t rule this out, this is a deep defensive tackle class, and Oakland could just as easily go with Star Lotulelei to address that position in round one. Floyd isn’t a lock to be the first tackle off the board in any event. His lack of …

Defense attorneys say alleged Oakland gang members just friends with no plan
OAKLAND — Four alleged Oakland gang members accused of killing three people were described by a prosecutor as a close-knit group that discussed, planned and carried out a revenge killing to avenge the death of one of their most respected members.

Oakland: Destined to write, Simon Rich hits a funny bone
But approaching a Telegraph Avenue bistro not far from his Oakland apartment, his literary lineage is incognito. He's a slim fellow in a plaid shirt and dark-frame glasses whose pensive appearance projects no clue of his comic, wickedly-wise wordsmith

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Weather forecast and current conditions for (OAK) Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Healthy Jed Lowrie gets results in Oakland
Having come along with Lowrie in the Sox farm system, Oakland teammate Brandon Moss said some of the labels Lowrie might have been tagged with were far from accurate. “It's hard to look at Jed and say, 'injury-prone,' ” Moss said. “You can't. Because

Oakland acquires Wells from Toronto
The Oakland Athletics bought the contract of outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays. The A's transferred infielder Scott Sizemore (knee injury) to the 60-day disabled list Monday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Oakland will make a

Raiders look to reverse bad draft fortunes
For seven straight years starting in 2004, the Oakland Raiders had a top 10 pick in the NFL draft only to end up disappointed in the outcome. Six botched selections and one misguided trade later, the results from those years add up to no playoff berths

Report: Oakland A's auction off ball ex-Ranger Josh Hamilton dropped for $1280
Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton drops an easy fly ball that would have ended the fourth inning, instead allowing two runs to score in Oakland’s division-clinching 12-5 win during the Texas Rangers vs. the Oakland Athletics major league baseball game …

Oakland shooting prompts 12th Street BART station closure
Police late Tuesday were investigating a fatal shooting in downtown Oakland. The shooting at 13th Street and Broadway was reported at 10:21 p.m., Oakland police said. Oakland police could provide few details about the shooting. BART police said the

CHP to expand Oakland patrols
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol has renewed a deal to help Oakland's undermanned police force by patrolling the city's streets. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/YK6twd) says the tentative agreement reached Monday calls for the CHP to

Oakland Park brother accused of bomb plot denied bond
A federal judge turned down a request to release the elder of two Oakland Park brothers accused of plotting to detonate explosives in New York City, finding the risk was too great that he would flee. Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, was in federal court in