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Cespedes-less A's blanked by Royals

Cespedes-less A's blanked by Royals

ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night.
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  • Royals blank A's as Ibanez's homer provides offense

    Royals blank A's as Ibanez's homer provides offense

    MLB.com 38 minutes ago
    Raul Ibanez hit a fifth-inning solo shot against Oakland starter Sonny Gray to lead Kansas City to a 1-0 victory in the series opener. Jeremy Guthrie retired the first nine batters he faced and finished six shutout innings.
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  • Raul Ibanez Homers to Carry Royals Past A's 1-0

    Raul Ibanez Homers to Carry Royals Past A's 1-0

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    Sonny Gray has been so good over the past two months the Oakland Athletics haven't needed to score runs in bunches.
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  • Raiders Camp Report: Day 7

    Raiders Camp Report: Day 7

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
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  • Raiders rookie third-round pick Gabe Jackson represents a chang…

    Raiders rookie third-round pick Gabe Jackson represents a changing of the guard as a 336-pound road grader

    insidebayarea.com 5 hours ago
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  • Giants 5, Mets 1: Mets, Neither Here nor There, Stumble Through…

    Giants 5, Mets 1: Mets, Neither Here nor There, Stumble Through Loss to Giants

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    The Mets are not rebuilding, but they are not contending, and on Friday night they did not come close to winning against the Giants.
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  • A's counting on Lester to be immediate ace

    A's counting on Lester to be immediate ace

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.
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  • Vogelsong Stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 Win

    Vogelsong Stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 Win

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six…
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  • Giants designate Uggla, Colvin, call up Double-A duo

    Giants designate Uggla, Colvin, call up Double-A duo

    MLB.com ESPN.com 6 hours ago
    The Giants purchased the contracts of infielder Matt Duffy and outfielder Jarrett Parker from Double-A Richmond on Friday while clearing roster room by designating second baseman Dan Uggla and outfielder Tyler Colvin for assignment.
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  • Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes receive patriotic welcome to A's clu…

    Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes receive patriotic welcome to A's clubhouse

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The morale in the Oakland A's clubhouse is high after general manager Billy Beane cemented his belief that he has a championship ballclub by acquiring Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester before Thursday's trade deadline. It also doesn't hurt that in the same …
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  • Cain needs surgery, likely done for the season

    Cain needs surgery, likely done for the season

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Yielding to a unanimous decision from a panel of medical experts, Giants right-hander Matt Cain almost surely will undergo surgery to have bone chips and spurs removed from his throwing elbow. Given the minimum recovery time for such a procedure, which …
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  • Verlander: A's making moves to win World Series

    Verlander: A's making moves to win World Series

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    The Jon Lester and David Price trades, made hours apart, were bound to bring up Justin Verlander's reaction to the A's trade for Jeff Samardzija earlier in the summer. Verlander, however, tried to downplay it Thursday.
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  • O's may be interested in former closer Johnson

    O's may be interested in former closer Johnson

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Jim Johnson pitched for the Orioles for the first eight years of his career, and he was designated for assignment by the Athletics on July 24. O's manager Buck Showalter said the organization likes its former All-Star closer and may make a move if he is…
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  • Jim Harbaugh confident in Marcus Lattimore

    Jim Harbaugh confident in Marcus Lattimore

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Although 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore is still unable to practice, 21 months after a horrific injury at South Carolina, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says he’s confident Lattimore will contribute to the team. “Marcus is going to be a part of this team…
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  • Athletics release Jim Johnson and his $10 million salary

    Athletics release Jim Johnson and his $10 million salary

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    Jim Johnson might return to elite closer status someday, but it won't be for the Oakland Athletics. They released him Friday still owing what's left of Johnson's $10 million salary for 2014. In 2012 and 2013, right-hander Johnson saved a combined 101 ga…
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  • A's, Tigers, Dodgers: World Series or bust in '14

    A's, Tigers, Dodgers: World Series or bust in '14

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Every team would love to win this year's World Series championship, but there are three teams that must win: the Dodgers, Tigers and A's. I mean, they really, really, really must win it all. Anything less than a 2014 World Series trophy for any of those…
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  • Brandon Lloyd joins Michael Crabtree on sideline

    Brandon Lloyd joins Michael Crabtree on sideline

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    When it rains at wide receiver for the 49ers, it pours. Michael Crabtree will miss the next week or two of practice with an injury that the 49ers have not disclosed, although Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that it is a sore hamstring that the team want…
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  • Athletics still favorite to win World Series as trade deadline …

    Athletics still favorite to win World Series as trade deadline dust settles

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    The respective "anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better" trades made by the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers before the deadline have not changed who leading odds makers think will win the World Series in 2014. The A's, having added left-hande…
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  • Chekwa stepping up at cornerback

    Chekwa stepping up at cornerback

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    NAPA, Calif. -- It's only been three years since Chimdi Chekwa came into the NFL as a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders. Yet he's already had so many ups and downs as a player you could not blame him if the frustration became too much to bear. Co…
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  • Jim Harbaugh says it’s “refreshing” to table contract talk

    Jim Harbaugh says it’s “refreshing” to table contract talk

    The 49ers have tabled their contracts talks with coach Jim Harbaugh, and the owner has said they’re not apparently far apart on money. But as to the cessation of talks, Harbaugh turned it into a positive, saying he didn’t want a new contract with two ye…
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  • Here's How To Sneak Into Candlestick Park

    Here's How To Sneak Into Candlestick Park

    deadspin.com 13 hours ago
    That guy in the picture above is a reader who just emailed to tell us all about how he snuck into Candlestick Park yesterday, where he hung out on the field for about a half hour without anybody noticing or caring. The key to sneaking in appears to be w…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 16: San Jose Sharks

    NHL logo rankings No. 16: San Jose Sharks

    thehockeynews.com 13 hours ago
    On the heels of Sharknado 2 comes San Jose’s logo, checking it at No. 16 in THN’s rankings. As you can imagine, any image falling in the middle of the pack divided the voters. Half the room praised it for its sense of fun and wonder – It’s a friggin’ sh…
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  • Wednesday's game between the Astros and A's drew a 0.0 rating i…

    Wednesday's game between the Astros and A's drew a 0.0 rating in Houston and wasn't televised in Oak

    deadspin.com 15 hours ago
    Wednesday's game between the Astros and A's drew a 0.0 rating in Houston and wasn't televised in Oakland. Read more...
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  • Jones-Drew finds it “hilarious” that people think he’s getting …

    Jones-Drew finds it “hilarious” that people think he’s getting old

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is 29 years old and coming off a 2013 season in which he had a career-low 3.4 yards a carry and never looked like he was all the way back to full speed after a foot injury cut short his 2012 season. But he insists…
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  • Dave Dombrowski sends Billy Beane funny text after Tigers get D…

    Dave Dombrowski sends Billy Beane funny text after Tigers get David Price

    yahoo.com Aug 1 (yesterday)
    The Oakland Athletics made the biggest move of MLB's trade-deadline day by getting Jon Lester. The biggest, that is, until the Detroit Tigers made a deal to acquire David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team swap. It was evidence that the AL ar…
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    Aug 1
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