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U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte dismissed several claims Friday in a suit filed by the city of San Jose against MLB, alleging that antitrust laws had been violated over a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the largest city in the affluent Silico…Upvote Share Tweet
Fire to win burning hotter than ever for HunterThere were times late into last season when Torii Hunter would just sit there -- dirty uniform on his back, tired body plopped on the leather recliner in front of his locker -- and zone out for a few minutes. He was doing all he could for a star-studded…Upvote Share TweetLess than 24 hours after his team suffered a Game 5 AL Division Series loss to the Tigers for a second straight year, A's manager Bob Melvin sat in his office and went through a laundry list of injury updates. Notably, right-handed starters Sonny Gray (…Upvote Share Tweet
Piniella not a candidate in managerial searchWhile Mariners president Chuck Armstrong did talk to former manager Lou Piniella last week about the club's managerial opening, a team official said on Friday that there was no "full-court press" to bring back the former skipper as has been reported.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers re-sign reliever Frasor to 1-year dealESPN.com Updated Oct 11, 2013The Texas Rangers are keeping at least one of their veteran bullpen pieces, inking right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million plus incentives.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariners own bright pitching star in IwakumaIn a season of inconsistencies for the Mariners, rock-steady right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma turned out to be the best and brightest surprise of 2013.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Oct 11, 2013OAKLAND — Torii Hunter caught the final out of Thursday's Detroit Tigers ALDS Game 5 win against the Oakland Athletics. He took a moment to relish it. So did his teammates. Then within 30 seconds, they had congregated at the pitcher's mound at O.Co Coli…Upvote Share Tweet
A's savor West title but seek greater heightsThe A's put together six straight winning months of baseball, only to be taken out of the postseason picture in seven days. Thursday marked the end for Oakland, which dropped its sixth consecutive Game 5 -- second in as many seasons to Detroit -- taking…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 11, 2013The Tigers' big-money talents sent the plucky A's home yet again in the ALDS with a 3-0 Game 5 victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Deja Verlander: Athletics relive '12 heartbreakJustin Verlander, who ended the A's season with a complete game in Game 5 of the ALDS last year, was even better on Thursday night, keeping Oakland hitless until the seventh inning on his way to eliminating the club once again.Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Tigers Tame the A'sgrantland.com Updated Oct 11, 2013In case you were busy investing heavily in Kyle Field grass futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Justin Verlander threw a gem and ...Upvote Share Tweet
How the Jaguars Can Beat the Broncos (Hey, Anything’s Possible)Oct 11The Jaguars will need Maurice Jones-Drew at his clock-grinding best to have a chance at beating the Broncos. (Justin Cooper/Icon SMI) Well, here at The MMQB, we’ve written quite a lot about team No. 32 this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Much has cente…
Your Calls for the HallOct 11In my 30 seasons covering pro football, I’ve found that nothing stirs the passions of fans—and plain ticks off the masses—the way Pro Football Hall of Fame voting does. During the raging Art Monk debate eight or 10 years ago (at the time, I was not in t…
Bill Simmons on quarterbacks, Week 6 picksOct 11The Sports Guy navigates the delicate balance between being a solid starting quarterback and a total washout. Plus, the Week 6 picks.