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  • Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

    October 1, 2014 1:52 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. 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... more »
  • Cespedes repeats as HR Derby Champion Play Video

    July 15, 2014 2:05 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999. With a serious,... more »
  • Family finds facility to take 'brain-dead' girl

    December 28, 2013 9:50 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead says it has located a second nursing home willing to provide for her long-term care, after another facility backed out. The family's lawyer, Christopher Dolan, says the new facility is in Southern California, but he wouldn't provide its... more »
  • Pryor on pace to start for Raiders

    October 2, 2013 8:24 PM

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders got one of their two biggest offensive playmakers back at practice. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice Wednesday and was working with the first team after missing last week's game with a concussion, while running back Darren McFadden is still sidelined by a... more »
  • AFC West matchup in Mile High City

    September 23, 2013 10:31 AM

    DENVER - Monday night football is being played in Denver as the Broncos play host to arch-rival Oakland. The visiting Raiders enter the game with a record of 1-1 while the Broncos are on top of the AFC West at 2-0. Tonight's game marks the 17th time these long-standing rivals... more »
  • Raiders ready to ride Pryor at QB

    September 9, 2013 9:56 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesn't need to play any games about who his starting quarterback will be this week. Terrelle Pryor answered those questions in the season opener with his game-breaking running ability and vastly improved passing that almost helped Oakland pull off a shocker before... more »
  • Raiders try to keep QB secret from Colts

    September 4, 2013 6:45 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - The Indianapolis Colts come into the season opener with a proven quarterback, a playoff pedigree and the home-field advantage over the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are hoping the element of surprise will be enough to overcome those hurdles. Coach Dennis Allen is refusing to name his starting... more »
  • AL West showdown between Rangers, A's

    September 3, 2013 10:39 AM

    UNDATED - By the end of the day, there will be a sole leader in the American League West. Oakland and Texas will break their first-place tie when the meet tonight as part of a full 15-game slate in the majors. The Athletics have won seven of eight, including last... more »
  • Saints win!

    August 16, 2013 10:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Saints survived a sloppy second half for a 28-20 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night. Drew Brees passed for 202 yards and a touchdown while leading five scoring drives. New Orleans' new defense under coordinator Rob Ryan thrived. The Saints are now... more »
  • Saints up big vs Raiders going into halftime

    August 16, 2013 8:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - What a difference a week makes! The Saints' offense scored on every first-half drive to lead the Raiders 23-7 going into the half. Drew Brees played the whole first half and registered 14-of-18 passing for 202 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Kenny Stills caught four passes... more »
  • Saints explode in first quarter vs Raiders

    August 16, 2013 8:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees didn't have a touchdown toss in his first preseason game last week versus the Chiefs, but the Saints quarterback wasted little time in his second outing. Brees led New Orleans on scores on each of their first three drives in the opening quarter, including a... more »
  • Flynn eager for new beginning in Oakland

    April 2, 2013 4:44 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - Going from a playoff contending team in Seattle to the rebuilding project in Oakland doesn't seem to bother Matt Flynn much. If anything, the Raiders' new quarterback is embracing his new surroundings - and his new role. With Carson Palmer having been traded to Arizona in a... more »
  • Raiders acquire former LSU QB Matt Flynn from Seahawks

    April 1, 2013 1:04 PM

    ALAMEDA, Ca. - The Oakland Raiders have traded for Seattle backup quarterback Matt Flynn in the team's latest change at the game's most important position. The deal announced by the Seahawks on Monday signals the end to Carson Palmer's tenure in Oakland. Palmer is expected to be dealt to Arizona.... more »
  • How to be a burglar

    February 28, 2013 7:37 PM

    OAKLAND, Ca.- A city besieged with a 40% spike in burglaries and other crimes promoted a class about how to pick locks and it was in the mayor's newsletter. It didn't go over well with some residents considering the city's crime problem. Mayor Jean Quan apologized for promoting the class... more »
  • Judge: Man in school shooting not fit for trial

    January 7, 2013 5:42 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
  • Raiders look to slow down New Orleans TE Graham

    November 15, 2012 4:23 PM

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders have plenty of experience dealing with elite tight ends playing in the same division as Antonio Gates and having faced Tony Gonzalez so many times over the years. Going up against New Orleans' Jimmy Graham this week might be the toughest test yet. With... more »
  • Calif. superintendent addresses sex fantasy league

    October 25, 2012 12:45 PM

    PIEDMONT, Calif. - The superintendent of a San Francisco Bay Area school district where high school athletes created a statistics-based fantasy sex league says the story has been sensationalized. Piedmont Unified School District Superintendent Connie Hubbard told people at a school board meeting on Wednesday that the district does not... more »
  • Calif. high school 'League' gives points for sex

    October 23, 2012 12:22 PM

    PIEDMONT, Calif. - Parents have been told that male athletes at a high school in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb formed what they called a "Fantasy Slut League," awarding points for sex with female students. Piedmont High School principal Rich Kitchens says the so-called league, which had existed up... more »
  • A's complete stunning sweep of Yankees

    July 23, 2012 9:39 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep. Smith homered... more »
  • Red Sox slugger Ortiz hits 400th career home run

    July 4, 2012 4:31 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 400th career home run, a leadoff drive to right in the fourth inning against Oakland's A.J. Griffin. The 36-year-old Big Papi's home runs rank eighth among active players and 49th on the all-time list. Next up for him... more »
  • 5 dead in Oakland university shooting

    April 2, 2012 2:45 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A suspect has been detained in a shooting attack at an Oakland Christian university that sources said has killed at least five people. Law enforcement sources close to the investigation told The Associated Press that at least five people have died after the Monday morning shooting at... more »
  • Rangers fan dies after fall reaching for ball

    July 8, 2011 4:55 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas- A firefighter has been identified as the Texas Rangers fan who died after falling from the stands while reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday the victim was 39-year-old Shannon Stone of Brownwood. City Manager... more »
  • Radio host who predicted End of Days to speak

    May 23, 2011 1:07 PM

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The radio host who predicted the world would end last Saturday says he's ready to talk about why the apocalypse didn't arrive. Harold Camping declined Monday to immediately comment to The Associated Press at his home, but said he'll make a full statement in a radio... more »
  • Redskins workout ex-Oakland, LSU QB JaMarcus Russell

    November 2, 2010 12:39 PM

    ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins have worked out former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Russell was among several players on the practice field after the Redskins held their final workout before leaving for a bye week vacation. The Redskins routinely take a look at out-of-work players on... more »
  • Sheets out for season with elbow injury

    July 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    The Oakland Athletics confirmed what they had feared and announced pitcher Ben Sheets is out for the season due to a torn flexor in his right elbow. Sheets was examined by Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Wednesday, who said Sheets has a tear and would not... more »
  • JaMarcus Russell pleads not guilty in Alabama drug case

    July 20, 2010 12:31 PM

    Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell pleaded not guilty to a charge of illegal drug possession Tuesday in Alabama. Russell, 24, is a former LSU star who was released by Oakland after being the No. 1 draft choice in 2007. He entered the plea in court in Mobile.... more »
  • Firecrackers in Pocket

    July 6, 2010 8:05 PM

    A 19-year-old about to go into the Marine Corps lost a hand and a chunk out of his leg afer illegal fireworks exploded in his back pocket in Oakland, California. Josh Meyers was at a Fourth of July party and when a floating ember set off bottle rockets and M-1000's... more »
  • Rescue group looking for homes for pythons

    March 23, 2010 9:45 AM

    A reptile rescue group is looking for permanent homes for 21 big pythons confiscated from a snake farm near Oakdale. The Louisiana Association of Reptile Keepers says many are 16 to 19 feet long and seem healthy. Allen Parish deputies arrested David and Tammi Beauchemin - owners of High... more »
  • Couple cited for illegal possession of pythons

    March 22, 2010 11:14 AM

    An Oakdale couple was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited for allegedly possessing pythons without a permit. The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office searched the home of David Beauchemin and Tawni Beauchemin after complaints alleging the Beauchemin's were illegally selling animals on the... more »

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