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Royals blank A's as Ibanez's homer provides offenseMLB.com 38 minutes agoRaul 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Raul Ibanez Homers to Carry Royals Past A's 1-0nytimes.com 1 hour agoSonny Gray has been so good over the past two months the Oakland Athletics haven't needed to score runs in bunches.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 4 hours agoNAPA, Calif . -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Oakland Raiders training camp: It's probably a good thing Matt Schaub will never have to play against Charles Woodson in a regular season game this season. Woodson picked off Schaub again o…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders rookie third-round pick Gabe Jackson represents a changing of the guard as a 336-pound road graderinsidebayarea.com 5 hours agoFiled for print with expanded notes . . . Gabe Jackson represents a changing of the guard for the Raiders in ways that go beyond inserting the rookie third-round draft pick into the starting lineup. With general manager Reggie McKenzie on record as sayi…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 5 hours agoThe Mets are not rebuilding, but they are not contending, and on Friday night they did not come close to winning against the Giants.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 5 hours agoJon 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Vogelsong Stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 Winnytimes.com 5 hours agoRyan 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes receive patriotic welcome to A's clubhouseyahoo.com 6 hours agoThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetYielding 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 …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 7 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
O's may be interested in former closer JohnsonMLB.com 8 hours agoJim 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Harbaugh confident in Marcus Lattimoreprofootballtalk.com 9 hours agoAlthough 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics release Jim Johnson and his $10 million salaryyahoo.com 10 hours agoJim 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…Upvote Share Tweet
A's, Tigers, Dodgers: World Series or bust in '14MLB.com 10 hours agoEvery 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 10 hours agoWhen 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 11 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Chekwa stepping up at cornerbackESPN.com 11 hours agoNAPA, 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Here's How To Sneak Into Candlestick Parkdeadspin.com 13 hours agoThat 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…Upvote Share Tweet
NHL logo rankings No. 16: San Jose Sharksthehockeynews.com 13 hours agoOn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Wednesday's game between the Astros and A's drew a 0.0 rating in Houston and wasn't televised in Oakdeadspin.com 15 hours agoWednesday's game between the Astros and A's drew a 0.0 rating in Houston and wasn't televised in Oakland. Read more...Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoRaiders 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Dave Dombrowski sends Billy Beane funny text after Tigers get David Priceyahoo.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Vogelsong Pitches Giants Past MetsAug 1Ryan Vogelsong struck out five and allowed only two hits in the Giants' 5-1 win over the Mets.
Former Raiders punter Ray Guy introduced at Hall of Fame DinnerAug 1Rich Eisen introduces Ray Guy at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Dinner where Guy received his gold jacket.
What do the San Francisco 49ers have to do to get over the hump in 2014?Aug 1The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses what the San Francisco 49ers must do to have playoff success and reach their goal of a Super Bowl win this season.
Dennis Allen on Khalil Mack: 'He's doing outstanding'Aug 1NFL Media's Steve Mariucci found his way to Napa Valley at Oakland Raiders camp and talks with head coach Dennis Allen. They discuss the evolution of rookie linebacker Khalil Mack.
Parker signs multiyear extension with SpursAug 1The San Antonio Spurs have signed Tony Parker to a multi-year extension, the team announced Friday.
Five Things I Think I Think: Jacksonville JaguarsAug 1.
Jaguars Report: Just Wait Until Next YearJul 31Marcedes Lewis will likely be catching passes from Chad Henne, not Blake Bortles, this fall. (Bob Mack/AP/The Florida Times-Union) I’m at EverBank Field, home of the Jaguars. It’s yet another team practice and training and showering and dressing at its …
Five Things I Think I Think: Atlanta FalconsJul 31.