Oakland News for June 14th 2013

Oakland: Police department, FBI create task force focused on trafficking and
OAKLAND — The Oakland Police Department and the FBI have partnered to create the first joint task force focused on sex trafficking and exploitation in the city. Although the FBI already has a presence in Oakland, it will now be working jointly with More…

Oakland Native Jason Kidd Hired to Coach Nets
BROOKLYN, NY – JANUARY 18: Nets player Jason Kidd watches on during a press conference announcing a 20-year naming rights deal of the Barclays Center January 18, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The new Barclays Center designed? … More…

Good Thing This Oakland A's Security Guard Wore A Helmet
Because he doesn't move out of the way. He barely flinches. And he calmly acts like that baseball didn't just carom off the side of his head. More…

Oakland unions authorize strike
OAKLAND — Members of the city's two largest civilian public employee unions have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike as negotiations with the city continue to stalemate. SEIU, Local 1021, and IFTPE, Local 21, which represent more than 3,000 More…

Moss has 2 HRs, Straily pitches A's past Yanks 5-2
New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner slides to score past Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Gardner scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Yankees’ Mark Teixeira. BEN MARGOT? … More…

Oakland Raiders: Back to downhill running for McFadden
ALAMEDA — Lateral movement has given way to full speed ahead when it comes to the Raiders running game. As the Raiders concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday, so did an offseason of junking the zone running scheme in favor of the More…

Teen fan with aplastic anemia throws virtual first pitch at Athletics game
Both occurred before the Oakland Athletics played the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, with relief pitcher Ryan Cook at the heart of the action. In what was believed to be a major-league first, the pitch was thrown by a 13-year-old boy in Kansas More…

Oakland fires coach Beckie Francis
The end came suddenly for Oakland University women's basketball coach Beckie Francis. On May 1, she hired a new assistant. On May 8, she basked in the school's move to the Horizon League, participating in a special announcement in downtown Detroit. More…

Oakland Won't Quit on Trafficked Kids << Oakland Local
Members of the Oakland police force sit on metal chairs scattered throughout a conference room, with badges and handcuffs clipped to their hips. Government officials donning dark suits and caseworkers clutching scratch pads also crowd the
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Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
On Tuesday, CC Sabathia of the Yankees became the fifth left-hander in a row to start against Oakland. The A's have faced lefties in 11 of the past 16 games and are hitting .256 against southpaws this year. Starting Saturday, the pendulum swings. The A More…

Oakland Athletics – TeamReport
The last time Oakland played a marathon game, 19 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on April 29, they wound up with three players on the disabled list as a result – outfielders Coco Crisp (hamstring), Chris Young (quad) and Brett Anderson (foot). More…

Oakland libraries: 10 things you can do besides read*
Oakland Libraries are great places to grab some summer reading or free Wi-Fi. But did you know about some of the other services available at your local branch? In past years, a limited number of physical museum passes were available for check out. More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — Starter Dan Straily and first baseman Brandon Moss carried the A's to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Straily turned in his fifth consecutive strong start, throwing a one-hitter through the first five innings as the A More…

Game #67: Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees – Athletics Nation
After taking a commanding lead in last night's contest, and ending up with a nailbiter, the A's will take the field again tonight, looking to win the series against the…
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Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen: 'I like this team'
Coach Dennis Allen is pleased with the progress he's seen the past two months during the offseason program for the new-look Oakland Raiders. The Raiders wrapped up their mandatory three-day minicamp on Thursday and won't reconvene as a team again More…

Mariano Rivera delivers pizza to A's employee before Yankees
Mariano Rivera delivers pizza to A's employee before Yankees game in Oakland. BY Mark Feinsand. Mariano Rivera surprised a long-time A's employee before Wednesday's game, posing as a pizza delivery trainee to give Julie Vasconcellos
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Oakland Athletics Employee Surprised By Mariano Rivera
The man just keeps giving. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Oakland Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked for 25 years by posing as a pizza delivery man. Rivera carried in a More…

Oakland Athletics – PlayerWatch
C Derek Norris went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and a career-high four RBIs on Tuesday night in the Athletics' 6-4 victory over the Yankees. Two of his hits, including his fourth-inning home run, came off Yankees LHP CC Sabathia. Norris entered More…

Oakland University president retires, wife removed as women's basketball coach
Oakland University President Gary D. Russi announced his retirement Wednesday, the same day his wife, Beckie Francis, was relieved of her duties as the school's head women's basketball coach. It was unclear if there was a connection between Russi's More…

Oakland A's beat New York Yankees 5-2
OAKLAND — After five games against left-handed starting pitching when the A's left-handed hitters mostly rode the bench, they were unleashed Wednesday. The result was an impressive 5-2 win over the New York Yankees that carried Oakland back into first More…

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