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A's Beane earned moment to celebrateBilly Beane allowed himself time to celebrate the A's American League West title on Wednesday, something the general manager shorted himself during five previous playoff berths.Upvote Share Tweet
McCarthy not ruling out a return if A's make deep runExactly four weeks after taking a line drive to the head that fractured his skull and led to emergency surgery, Brandon McCarthy was in the A's clubhouse handing out beers to teammates and spraying champagne Wednesday to celebrate winning the American L…Upvote Share Tweet
Reds' Cueto gets nod in Game 1 against GiantsCincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL Division Series against San Francisco.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: This One Goes Out To All The A's FansThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. We'll have more for you tomorrow. In honor of the A's taking the AL West, I give you Bill fucking King. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Holy Shit, The Athletics Just Won The AL WestIn April, Baseball Prospectus picked the Oakland A's to finish 73-89. In June, we called the team "hopeless," and said they were playing out the string. Today, they beat the Rangers, 12-5, to finish 94-68, one game better than Texas. In first …Upvote Share Tweet
Giants considering extra righty in bullpenThough manager Bruce Bochy remained mum on whether his Division Series pitching staff will consist of 11 or 12 Giants, he did toss out a few morsels of information.Upvote Share Tweet
The Oakland A’s Cap Off An Incredible Late-Season Comeback And Win The AL West"The Oakland A's have shocked the Rangers and the baseball world!" That's one way to put it mildly. As Dan Brooks of BrooksBaseball.net reminded us all, the A's had less than a 1 percent chance of even making the playoffs back on June 15. That…Upvote Share TweetThe Reds now know who they will face in the National League Division Series. It will be the Giants, with Game 1 of the best-of-five series beginning at 9:37 p.m. ET at AT&T Park in San Francisco.Upvote Share Tweet
Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lostOakland coach Dennis Allen grinned as he shook the hand of Denver coach John Fox following the Broncos’ 37-6 beatdown of the Raiders on Sunday, and some Raiders fans have complained that it looked like their coach wasn’t taking the loss as hard as heUpvote Share Tweet
Evaluation process in full swing for Raidersinsidebayarea.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Coach Dennis Allen promised a thorough evaluation of his team over the next two weeks. That process will take him and his coaching staff from A to Z, Allen said. As of now, the process is somewhere in the middle, Allen said. Now that the players are off…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders in midst of final practice before byeinsidebayarea.com Updated Oct 3, 2012No surprises, or new faces, on the practice field today, as the Raiders get in one last practice before breaking for four days during the bye week. Cornerback Shawntae Spencer (foot), right offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (groin), defensive tackle Richar…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21There’s only one stadium still in use by teams from both Major League Baseball and the National Football League, but one is all you need to create a scheduling problem. The league could be dealing with one in a couple of weeks. Should the Oakland A’sUpvote Share TweetNew York Jets coach Rex Ryan disagreed with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers' claim that the Jets quit during Sunday's 34-0 loss at home.Upvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers dominated the lifeless, reeling New York Jets by a score of 34-0 in Week Four, and for his efforts in the game, Niners linebacker Patrick Willis earned NFC defensive player of the week honors. Willis racked up ten tackles against…Upvote Share Tweet
Drop stats: 49ers' hands not best I've seenThe best hands Jim Harbaugh has ever seen on a wide receiver account for two of the San Francisco 49ers' 11 drops this season. Michael Crabtree, though generally very solid for the 49ers this season, hasn't met the nearly impossible standard his head co…Upvote Share TweetMatt Prater didn’t kick a game-winning field goal Sunday. He didn’t need to. His Denver Broncos smoked the Oakland Raiders, 37-6. Still, Prater found a way to contribute in the blowout by dominating every time his foot hit the ball, and that’s why tUpvote Share TweetThe San Francisco 49ers attempted one pass to Randy Moss during their 34-0 victory against the New York Jets. Alex Smith wasn't even the quarterback of record for the play. Moss, 35, has only eight receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown in his first …Upvote Share TweetBlackley silences Rangers as A's pull even in AL WestUpvote Share Tweetraidersgab.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey returned to practice Tuesday according to Paul Gutierrez of ComcastSportsNetCalifornia. Heyward-Bey will likely be eased back in with limited practices until he finishes his battery of concussion tests. The Raiders are …Upvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…Upvote Share Tweetsfgate.com Updated Oct 3, 201249ers' Brandon Jacobs getting into shape Running back Brandon Jacobs was running 60-yard dashes full bore Tuesday in triple-digit heat and, asked about the knee injury he sustained Aug. 18 in Houston, said, I'm ready to play. Jacobs returned to practice…Upvote Share Tweet
A's Win AL WestOct 3Athletics finish off sweep of Rangers with 12-5 win to capture the division title.
A's score a pair on errorOct 3TEX@OAK: A's take lead on Hamilton's error in fourth
SweetSpot: Mailbag EditionOct 3Dave Schoenfield and Eric Karabell answer viewer questions, and give their World Series Predictions.
Giants get Ellis at thirdOct 3SF@LAD: Arias, Pagan nail Ellis trying for a triple
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton