Oakland News for June 9th 2013

Oakland Athletics (38-25) at Chicago White Sox (25-34), 4:10 pm (ET)
Owners of the most victories among American League clubs, the Oakland Athletics also find themselves in first place in the AL West as they contend against the Chicago White Sox in the third game of a four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. Sporting a 20 More…

Oakland Rallies to Beat Sox
Josh Donaldson hit his first career grand slam, Josh Reddick made a homer-saving catch in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit Friday night for a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox. Donaldson’s … More…

Oakland A's win again, move into first place
CHICAGO — Josh Reddick spent some time during batting practice Friday needling A's teammate Josh Donaldson. "I told him he wasn't strong enough to go the other way," Reddick said. Reddick has seldom been happier to have been proved wrong. More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
INF Josh Donaldson got his first career hit against White Sox ace LHP Chris Sale on Friday and it was a big one. After Sale walked Yoenis Cespedes on four pitches to load the bases with one out in the sixth, Donaldson hit a 1-1 pitch over the fence in More…

Oakland County home sales
OAKLAND COUNTY. Auburn Hills. 3200 Oxford W., $278,000. 3025 Stirling Ave., $21,000. Berkley. 2155 Cambridge Rd., $150,000. Birmingham. 352 Baldwin Rd., $483,000. 1051 Woodlea St., $314,000. Bloomfield Hills. 5916 Blandford Rd., $202,000 More…

Poole: Oakland Raiders' owner Mark Davis says team 'will be great again.'
Mark Davis says he's fully aware of the snide comments, public and otherwise, directed his way. He knows his haircut is ridiculed, his knowledge disrespected and his judgment questioned. Bring it on, the Raiders managing partner says with a hearty laugh. More…

Oakland trash boss wants to bring butterfly effect to town's landfill
OAKLAND ??? When people refer to the butterfly effect, the idea that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings can cause a chain reaction that can lead to big changes in the world, it’s usually meant as a metaphor. click image to enlarge. Johnny Thomas stands … More…

Which Oakland Player's Bare Ass Was Caught On Camera Last Night?
Deadspin I-Team ? Oakland Athletics NSFW MLB Ass Nudity Sports News Video ? Greg Howard 6/08/13 12:15pm Today 12:15pm g 14,456L 37Edit More…

Oakland's QBs: A work in progress
Oakland pursued Flynn in a deal with Seattle earlier in the offseason when Carson Palmer balked at a contract reduction (Palmer was traded to Arizona after Flynn was acquired). Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was in Green Bay with Flynn and … More…

Oakland: Building charred, home damaged in three-alarm blaze on 73rd Avenue
OAKLAND — One building was completely destroyed and a home suffered fire damage in a three-alarm blaze that was dangerously fueled by heavy winds Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The fire started on the 2500 block of 73rd Avenue at the More…

Oakland: Suspect killed by police last week identified
OAKLAND — A man who was fatally shot by a police officer in East Oakland last week after he allegedly brandished a gun was identified by police Friday as 22-year-old Bernard Peters Jr. of San Francisco. The shooting happened at about 2 p.m. on May 29 More…

Oakland Police Implement New 5-District Plan Today
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, the Oakland Police Department will continue implementation of its Neighborhood Policing Plan, putting into place leadership and teams for each of five Police Districts that together encompass the entire City. Districts 4 and More…

Oakland Athletics Prospects: B/R's Top 15 Breakdown, Post 2013 Draft
There’s a whole new crop of Oakland Athletics prospects, but are any of them the next Addison Russell, who skipped to the top of the list as soon as he arrived? Here’s the long and short of it: No. At least, not yet. After the first few rounds, the A’s … More…

Oakland A's draft Stanford pitcher AJ Vanegas
CHICAGO — The A's finished up their part of the 2013 Major League Baseball first-year player draft by taking 30 players, including 13 consecutive college seniors from round No. 21 through round No. 33. Oakland drafted one player from Stanford, A.J. More…

Oakland's QBs: A work in progress
Ever since the Raiders took Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson in the fourth round of the April draft, there has been chatter that presumed Oakland quarterback Matt Flynn is in danger of losing his job to a rookie named Wilson for the second straight year. Flynn … More…

Oakland Police Implement New 5-District Plan Today
They include the new District 2, which includes Piedmont Avenue and other parts of North Oakland as well as Montclair and other parts of the Oakland hills from the Berkeley border to Lincoln Avenue, and District 3, which inludes the Grand Avenue, More…

Oakland Celebrates Lake Merritt Sunday — Without Cars
Oakland officials will throw a car-free party on Sunday to celebrate recent improvements at Lake Merritt to make it more scenic as well as more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists. City officials say the free event, which will run from 11 a.m. to More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
He tossed a scoreless inning in Oakland's 5-4 win over the White Sox, overcoming a one-out double by Alex Rios. He resembled his old self and struck out two batters in the inning. Manager Bob Melvin had expressed support for Doolittle, at first More…

Oakland: Organizers Trying to Keep Monthly Street Art Party Alive
First Fridays event may have seen last days if organizers are unable to find funding.
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Oakland Throws Car-Free Party To Celebrate Lake Merritt Makeover
Oakland officials will throw a car-free party on Sunday to celebrate recent improvements at Lake Merritt to make it more scenic as well as more accessible for More…

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