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Oakland Athletics News and Rumors

  • Resilient A's face their biggest challenge yet

    Resilient A's face their biggest challenge yet

    MLB.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
    It's not over yet, and that's the message the A's were sending before their Monday workout, on the eve of a potential elimination Game 3 against the Tigers.
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  • Youthful A's hope change of scenery does trick

    Youthful A's hope change of scenery does trick

    MLB.com Oct 8, 2012
    The A's are hoping that a change in environment -- and some quality innings from Brett Anderson -- will help them turn this series around. Resilience has been one of Oakland's strengths this season, and maybe that's not surprising for a roster that incl…
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  • Alburquerque apologizes to A's for kiss

    Alburquerque apologizes to A's for kiss

    MLB.com Oct 8, 2012
    A day after Al Alburquerque sparked a smidgen of A's ire in Game 2 by fielding a ninth-inning ground ball off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes and kissing the ball before underhanding it to Prince Fielder, the pitcher apologized for his act.
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  • A's turn to Anderson to extend ALDS to fourth game

    A's turn to Anderson to extend ALDS to fourth game

    MLB.com Oct 8, 2012
    As expected, the A's will turn to lefty Brett Anderson to halt the Tigers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Tuesday and save his team from elimination.
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  • Video - BBTN: Tigers-A's Game 3 Preview 01:17

    BBTN: Tigers-A's Game 3 Preview

    Oct 8
    Game 3 of ALDS between Tigers and A's Tuesday 9:07pm ET.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....