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Man sentenced for protest blast that injured Oakland police

Jul. 18, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who supplied a homemade explosive device that was thrown during an Oakland protest, injuring 10 police officers, has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison. Twenty-three-year-old Giovonni Gaines was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in April to possessing an...

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...

Man accused of killing 18-year-old found competent for trial

Jul. 17, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge in Northern California has found a 29-year-old transient charged with the stabbing death of an 18-year-old woman on a train platform competent to stand trial. The East Bay Times reports Wednesday that the Alameda County Superior Court judge's ruling comes after a lawyer for...

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...

Raiders sign free agent G Jonathan Cooper

Jul. 15, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent guard Jonathan Cooper. The team made the move Monday to add a veteran guard after news last week that projected starter Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct...

A's turn 9th-inning throwing error into 3-2 win over Chisox

Jul. 14, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chad Pinder liked his chances of getting to second base when a grounder by Ramón Laureano in the ninth inning took White Sox shortstop Jose Rondón deep in the hole. Once Rondón's throw sailed wide for an error, Pinder popped up and kept running. Pinder scored all the...