Oakland News for May 20th 2013

Athletics-Rangers Preview
Not coming out of the bullpen is new for Josh Lindblom, who is expected to make his first major league start – and his Rangers debut – Monday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Despite Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis not pitching this season More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
–SS Hiro Nakajima is playing better defensively than he did during spring training according to reports, manager Bob Melvin said Saturday. Nakajima's rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento ends next week, and Melvin said he does not know what More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
Triple-A Sacramento. Since Anderson's stress fracture was announced Friday, Oakland starters have allowed only five earned runs in 19 innings, a 2.37 ERA. The A's defeated the Royals 4-3 Sunday, with starter A.J. Griffin allowing three runs in six More…

Chris Young comes off disabled list for A's; Barton designated for assignment
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list. A's manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been out with a strained More…

Transfer club at Oakland's Merritt College helps students navigate path to
OAKLAND — The club's mascot is an animated Spanglish-speaking Chihuahua that says, "Yo quiero transfer." He got his wish, and then some. University acceptance letters have rained down on a group of students at Oakland's Merritt College who have More…

Recap: Oakland vs. Kansas City
May 19. By Sports Network. The Sports Network. Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics swept a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals with a 4-3 win. Order Reprints More…

Police investigating Oakland's 39th homicide this year, and the second in the
OAKLAND — Police are investigating the city's second deadly shooting in less than 14 hours after a man was killed in West Oakland Sunday night. Officers were called at 6:30 p.m. to the 2900 block of West Street for a report of shots fired in the area More…

Oakland Raiders Fans to Greet Charles Woodson During Visit
The veteran cornerback has received offers from the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos, and there could be more teams interested in his services. A 14-year veteran, Woodson was drafted by the Raiders and spent eight seasons in Oakland before moving More…

Upheaval at Oakland Police Department: Forum | KQED Public
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan unexpectedly resigned last week, citing medical reasons. His replacement as interim chief stepped down two days later. More…

Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland
The Oakland Athletics evened their record up to .500 (22-22) as they beat the Kansas City Royals (20-19) 2-1 at O.co Oakland Athletics vs. the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The A's Tommy Milone faced More…

Raiders Nation: Charles Woodson, come to Oakland
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported last week that the free-agent defensive back is scheduled to meet with Oakland on Tuesday, per Woodson’s agent, Carl Poston. In anticipation of that visit, Raiders faithful have started an online campaign to gather en … More…

Oakland A's complete sweep of Kansas City Royals
OAKLAND — Struggling Yoenis Cespedes opened the bottom of the eighth inning with his eighth home run Sunday, breaking a tie as the A's claimed a 4-3 victory over Kansas City, completing a three-game weekend Coliseum sweep of the Royals. More…

Oakland A's complete sweep of Kansas City Royals
OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes has been playing in the big leagues for less than a season and a half, but his eight years' worth of experience playing in Cuba helped engineer the A's 4-3 win Sunday over Kansas City, completing a three-game sweep of the More…

Royals-Athletics Preview
After struggling during the first half of May, the Oakland Athletics might be ready to make a run in the positive direction. Coming off consecutive one-run victories, the A's try to complete their first three-game home sweep of the struggling Kansas More…

Kansas City Royals (20-19) at Oakland Athletics (22-22), 4:05 pm (ET)
The Oakland Athletics seek their first three-game winning streak since late April on Sunday when they close out their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals at the O.co Coliseum. Oakland's pitching has been strong enough in the first two More…

Lessons Learned: Oakland NFTC
OAKLAND, Calif. — Despite being one of the final stops in Nike Football Training Camp tour, Oakland certainly proved it was worth the wait. The event's biggest impressions centered around a handful of ESPN 150 members, the region's top-rated running More…

What the Oakland Raiders Could be in 2013 – Just Blog Baby
May 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen addresses the media in a press conference during rookie minicamp at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Potential is a word used More…

A's starter Brett Anderson could be out up to six weeks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics left-hander Brett Anderson could miss up to six weeks after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. Oakland’s opening-day starter said he felt pain in his foot while running in the outfield Monday … More…

Oakland Raiders: What to Watch for at OTAs
Monday marks the beginning of organized team activities (OTAs) for the Oakland Raiders, and with some media access, fans will have their first taste of the 2013 team that general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen have put together … More…

Cespedes hits leadoff home run in 8th, Athletics beat Royals 4-3 for 3-game sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. — Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4). More…

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