nytimes.com Oct 6 (4 days ago)The Kansas City Royals were just happy to be invited to the party last year, ending a 29-year postseason drought before squeaking through a dramatic wild-card game against the Athletics.Share Tweet
Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Baseball Antitrust Immunitynytimes.com Oct 5 (5 days ago)The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the California's city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.Share Tweet
Seattle Closes Season Rallying for 3-2 Win Over Oaklandnytimes.com Oct 4 (7 days ago)Seth Smith hit a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in their season finale on Sunday.Share Tweet
Valencia's 2-Run HR Lifts Athletics Over Mariners 4-2nytimes.com Oct 3Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Friday night.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1The Angels' bullpen and defense faltered in an 8-7 loss to the A's on Wednesday, putting the club at risk of losing its grasp of the second American League Wild Card spot.Share Tweet
Pujols, Aybar Send Angels to 7th Straight Win, 8-1 Over A'snytimes.com Sep 30The shouts and cheers rose from the dining room and rolled down the hallway in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse when the Mariners squeezed the final out to beat Houston.Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 29The Oakland Athletics, long one of baseball's most progressive organizations, have hired MLB's first female coach. She's Justine Siegal, a 40-year-old who has coached collegiate and independent baseball, and will now be a part of the coaching staff for …Share Tweet
Angels continue playoff pursuit against Athletics' hard-luck BassittESPN.com Sep 29Angels continue playoff pursuit against Athletics' hard-luck BassittShare Tweet
Halos extend streak to stay on Astros' heelsMLB.com Sep 29Pinch-hitter David Murphy smacked a line-drive single past a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth, giving the streaking Angels a 5-4 walk-off win over the A's on Monday night, their sixth in a row and their 13th in the last 18 games.Share Tweet
Angels Rally Past A's in 9th for Their 6th Straight Win, 5-4nytimes.com Sep 29David Murphy looked around at the loaded bases, the drawn-in infield and the left-handed Oakland pitcher on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning of a crucial game for the Los Angeles Angels' playoff hopes.Share TweetMLB.com Sep 28The Yankees can clinch a postseason berth Monday if the Yankees beat the Red Sox, the A's beat the Angels, the Tigers beat the Rangers and the Indians beat the Twins.Share Tweet
Wild Card twist: Yankees' magic number 2MLB.com Sep 28While at first glance it appears the Yankees' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is three, it is in fact two. New York can clinch a postseason berth Monday if the Yankees beat the Red Sox and either the A's beat the Angels or the Mariners beat the As…Share TweetMLB.com Sep 27The Rockies overcame a three-run deficit on Sunday, with Nolan Arenado's three-run homer and career-high five RBIs keying a 12-5 victory and three-game series sweep over the Dodgers, whose magic number for a third consecutive division title remained stu…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 27Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. What started out as a throwback pitching matchup…Share TweetMLB.com Sep 26The Giants' late loss against the Athletics in Saturday's early hours clinched a postseason berth for Chicago while many team members slept, and the Cubs said they were fine celebrating together after a matinee vs. the Pirates.Share Tweet
Mulder back in Oakland for special weekendMLB.com Sep 26Just as he did for five years as their teammate, Mark Mulder cheered on Barry Zito and Tim Hudson on Saturday afternoon, this time as a fan on a nostalgic day at the Coliseum, where Hudson and Zito met as opponents in a Bay Bridge matchup between the A'…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 26Saturday is sure to be an emotional day at O.co Coliseum as former Oakland A's teammates Barry Zito and Tim Hudson square off in perhaps the final MLB start for each. The game was made possible by managers Bruce Bochy and Bob Melvin, who agreed to start…Share Tweet
Washington Nationals Use Baseball as a Beacon of Hope at Youth Academynytimes.com Sep 26On the tumbledown streets of one of the poorest sections of the nation’s capital, the gleaming Nationals Youth Baseball Academy has risen to reconnect youngsters to baseball, academics and life.Share Tweet
Hudson, Zito Matchup Hardly Lives Up to Hype in Giants Winnytimes.com Sep 26Rookie Jarrett Parker became the first Giants player to have at least three homers and seven RBIs in a game since Willie Mays did it 54 years ago, overshadowing the disappointing starts in the feel-good matchup of Tim Hudson and Barry Zito as San Franci…Share TweetLeft-hander Cole Hamels pitched six solid innings as the Rangers cruised to an 8-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep and setting themselves up for their crucial series with the Houston Astros.Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 25Chris Heisey hit a grand slam during the Dodgers’ six-run fifth inning, and host Los Angeles trimmed its magic number to four for the National League West crown and a postseason berth with a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.Share Tweet
Texas' big blasts sink A's, swell AL West leadMLB.com Sep 24Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre hit a pair of three-run home runs, Rougned Odor had a solo shot and starter Colby Lewis earned his 17th win as the Rangers continued to widen their lead in the American League West with a 10-3 victory over the Athletics on…Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?Feb 16Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
Greatest Dynasties In Baseball HistoryJan 26Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling OffseasonJan 15Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.
NBA - Blake Griffin wants to take his defense and the Clippers to another …Oct 7Blake Griffin is looking to become an elite defender and a vocal leader, and in turn take the Clippers to a championship, writes J.A. Adande.
NBA - Los Angeles Clippers must learn to play without DeAndre JordanSep 25The Clippers were able to re-sign DeAndre Jordan. With a more able reserve unit behind him, the team must now learn how to win without him, writes J.A. Adande.
See the rankings (Insider)Sep 22Chad Ford says the Knicks are managed by "a neophyte coach, a buffoonish owner and an unproven team president." Amazingly, New York still isn't last p...
Remembering a legendSep 13From blazing a trail from high school to the pros to lacing up Nikes, the late Moses Malone was a hoops pioneer with as many MVP awards as Magic and B...