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San Francisco State University Might Dump Gator Mascot

San Francisco State University may be dumping its Gator mascot.


Frank Thomas #35 of the Oakland Athletics hits his second home run of the game, a solo shot in the 9th inning, against the Minnesota Twins in Game One of the American League Division Series at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome October 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Athletics defeated the Twins 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Oakland Athletic Frank Thomas Elected Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and former Oakland Athletic Frank Thomas were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short and tainted stars of the Steroids Era remained far behind.


Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the second inning.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A’s Beat Texas 1-0, Stretch Lead To 5½ Games

Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight impressive innings for the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who stretched their division lead over Texas to 5 1/2 games with a 1-0 victory over the Rangers and Yu Darvish on Saturday.


Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Chris Young #25 and other teammates after Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Slip Past Rays 2-1

Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs, Sonny Gray threw 6 2-3 stellar innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night.


Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays August 10, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Overcome 2 More HRs By Reddick, Top A’s 5-4

Josh Reddick hit two home runs, a day after connecting three times for Oakland, but the Toronto Blue Jays got shots from Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes to beat the Athletics 5-4.


Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals is called safe by umpire Eric Cooper #56 as Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics is late applying the tag during the game at Kauffman Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A’s Suffer Late Collapse In 4-3 Loss To Royals

The A’s twice squandered leads thanks to their three errors, and a balky bullpen and some poor base running contributed to a disheartening 4-3 defeat on Saturday.


Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by coach Chili Davis #30 after Norris scored on a past ball in the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coliseum on July 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Take Down Cubs 1-0 In Oakland

Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday.


Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratuated by Yadier Molina #4 after he pitched a complete game victory against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum on June 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wainwright Wins 11th Game; Cardinals Beat A’s 7-1

Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s second 11-game winner, Matt Adams had his first two-homer game and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Saturday.


Seth Smith #15 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Adam Rosales #17 after he hit a home run in the seventh inning of their game against the Seattle Mariners.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Colon Wins 6th Straight As A’s Rout Mariners 10-2

Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.


Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics looses his helmut after tagging out Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox in a collision in the 5th inning as home plate umpire Bob Davidson #61 watches the play. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

John Danks Gets 1 Win, White Sox Top A’s 4-1

John Danks pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first victory in more than a year, and the Chicago White Sox won for just the second time in 12 games, beating the surging Athletics 4-1 on Saturday.