Athletics

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s Move

A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.

08/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball at second base for the force out as Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals attampts to slide during the 7th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s To Pick Up 8th Straight Win, Take AL Central Lead

The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

08/11/2014

Stephen Vogt

Twins End 12-Game Skid Against A’s With 6-1 Win

Leave it to a pair of former Oakland Athletics to end one of the worst skids the Minnesota Twins have ever had against another club.

08/10/2014

Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics gets a pie in the face by teammate Josh Reddick #16 after scoring the game winning single against Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning to win Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Catcher Vogt Takes Over MLB Network Interview Acting Out NBA Ref Persona

What was supposed to be an interview between recently-returned Oakland Athletic Jonny Gomes and the hosts of the MLB network show Intentional Talk turned into a showcase for the mimicking genius of catcher Stephen Vogt.

08/08/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Jump On Tomorrow: Coliseum Lease Vote, North Beach Noise, Warhol’s Birthday

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay Area.

08/05/2014

A's Pitcher Sonny Gray

Despite Playoff Potential, A’s And Giants Seen As Longshots For Postseason Awards

The Oakland A’s still boast the best record in baseball. The Giants trial only the Dodgers in the National League standings, so you’d expect local ballplayers to be in the hunt for the major postseason awards, but you’d be wrong.

08/05/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 03: Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Alcides Escobar #2 after both scored runs on a Omar Infante (not pictured) double during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 3, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals Take Down Athletics 4-2 In Oakland

James Shields pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly a month, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.

08/03/2014

Sam Fuld #23 of the Oakland Athletics, Jon Lester #31 and Jonny Gomes #15 hold up jerseys during a press conference before the game against the Kansas City Royals at O.co Coliseum on August 1, 2014 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

New A’s Players Welcomed To Baseball’s Winningest Team For World Series Run

Jon 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.

08/01/2014

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GameDay: Billy Beane Goes All In With A’s Trade

When you go all in in poker you’re betting you’ve got the best hand. Billy Beane won’t know until October if the river card is an Ace or a Joker.

07/31/2014

Yoenis Cespedes 'La Potencia' t-shirt. (Oakland Athletics)

A’s To Go Ahead With T-Shirt Giveaway Honoring Traded-Away Cespedes

The Oakland Athletics will go ahead with a planned T-shirt day promotion this weekend honoring outfielder All-Star Yoenis Cespedes, hours after the team announced he had been traded to the Boston Red Sox.

07/31/2014

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