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Team Grades: Any Given Thursday? Raiders Finally Win First Game Of 2014

The old adage is that on any given Sunday, the worst team in the league can beat the best team. Well, on Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders finally won their first game of the season, beating the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. The Chiefs were tied for the AFC West division lead and had won five straight games, while the Silver & Black had gone more than a year without winning a game. On any given Thursday?

11/21/2014

Alvin Dark

Former Giants, Athletics Manager Alvin Dark Dies; Won World Series As Both Player And Manager

Alvin Dark, manager of the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s and the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s following a stellar career as a player – has died at the age of 92.

11/13/2014

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Former Athletics Pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, Dies After 100-Foot Fall

Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.

11/06/2014

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Former A’s Slugger Canseco Accidentally Shoots Himself While Cleaning Gun In Las Vegas Home

Former A’s slugger Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.

10/28/2014

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Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign says she’ll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.

10/13/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Wild Card Stunner: A’s Eliminated By Royals In 12-Inning Marathon

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

09/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

GameDay: A’s Loss In Wild Card Game A Tough One To Take

This will sound like a tired cliché, but it’s too bad one team had to lose: This was one great frickin’ baseball game. Who in their right mind predicted a 9-8 finish with Jon Lester and James Shields pitching?

09/30/2014

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A’s, Royals Reunite In Postseason For 1st Time Since 1981

One team has waited decades to return to the postseason, the other looked World Series-bound before stumbling and barely eking into the playoffs on the final day. Just how long in the making is this rematch? The teams last played in 1981.

09/30/2014

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