Latest Oakland News

A's to offer simultaneous broadcasts, 1 with analytics focus

Jul. 22, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are set to offer a special broadcast to fans who appreciate the game's analytics side. On Thursday, the A's will feature simultaneous audio broadcasts for a game against Texas — their traditional broadcast as well as a "data-driven" version on A's Cast....

Raiders Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12) OPEN CAMP: July 27, Napa, California LAST YEAR: Jon Gruden's first season back in Oakland was a disappointment. Star edge rusher Khalil Mack was traded before season following contract holdout and top receiver Amari Cooper was dealt in October. Defense never made up for Mack's absence and...

LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting

Jul. 22, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and the...

Davis' 2-out, 2-run single in 9th lifts A's over Twins 5-4

Jul. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khris Davis had been a fixture in the cleanup spot for most of the past four seasons, putting together three straight 40-homer, 100-RBI seasons. He hadn't been living up to his usual standards in 2019 and he was slotted into the sixth spot in the batting order the past four games....

Raiders sign WR De'Mornay Pierson-El

Jul. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El. The Raiders waived receiver Saeed Blacknall on Thursday to make room for Pierson-El on the roster. Pierson-El most recently played for Salt Lake in the Alliance of American Football. Before joining the AAF,...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami

Jul. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league...

A's hit 6 home runs to back Bailey in 10-2 win over Mariners

Jul. 17, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a mostly solid outing in his Oakland debut, Homer Bailey stood in front of his locker and grinned as a chorus boos from his new teammates broke out when a member of the media relations staffed turned down the volume on the postgame music blaring through the Athletics clubhouse....

Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds

Jul. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. International Bird Rescue said Wednesday it needs donations and volunteers to help feed and care for the baby birds...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...