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January 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAKLAND, CALIF. - For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall. Then came Saturday, which started peacefully enough - a midday rally at City Hall and a march. But hours later, the scene near the downtown area had dramatically deteriorated: clashes punctuated by rock and bottle throwing by protesters and volleys of tear gas from police, and a City Hall break-in that left glass cases smashed, graffiti spray-painted on walls and an American flag burned.
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July 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - Brandon Moss batted six times for the 2011 Phillies, a team that established a franchise standard with 102 wins. The Phillies offered Moss, then 28 and unspectacular, another minor-league contract. So, too, did Oakland. There was familiarity with the Phillies, who watched Moss bash 23 homers at triple-A Lehigh Valley. But the end, when John Bowker was afforded a better opportunity at a Phillies bench job than Moss, stung. "They had kind of shown I probably wasn't the guy they were looking for in the organization," Moss said.
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December 28, 2013
SEASON The Eagles are ranked 12th in the NFL in run defense, allowing 107.5 yards per game (3.8 yards per carry) LAST SIX GAMES The Eagles have allowed at least 100 yards rushing in just two of their last 11 games, both wins (49-20 over Oakland, 24-16 over Washington). SOURCE: Pro-Football-Reference.com
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December 12, 2011 | Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in less than three full quarters' worth of work, Ryan Grant had two touchdowns rushing and Charles Woodson picked off a pass against his former team as Green Bay trounced Oakland, 46-16. The Packers ran their record to 13-0 with a near-perfect performance. Carson Palmer threw for 245 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions for the Raiders (7-6), who looked like anything but legitimate contenders in the AFC West.
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January 16, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
LEFTHANDER Gio Gonzalez agreed to a 5-year, $42 million contract with the Washington Nationals yesterday, 3 weeks after he was acquired in a trade with Oakland. The deal includes options for 2 more years. It was the largest guaranteed contract for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the first time. Gonzalez, 26, went 16-12 last season - a career high for wins - with a 3.12 ERA in 32 starts and was selected to his first All-Star Game. He was acquired in a six-player deal with Oakland on Dec. 23. He made $420,000 last season.
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October 10, 2011 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Coach Hue Jackson sank to his knees, buried his face in his hands and finally released the emotions he'd been holding back. The Oakland Raiders won the day after their maverick owner, Al Davis, died, beating the Houston Texans, 25-20, on Sunday behind Jason Campbell's two touchdown passes. Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play, and the Raiders ran to celebrate a bittersweet victory unlike any other in the storied history of the franchise.
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October 3, 2012
The Yankees, Orioles, Rangers, and A's have wrapped up postseason spots. Now it's just a question of who takes the wild-card berths. New York has a one-game lead on Baltimore in the AL East. If the Yanks and O's are tied after Wednesday, they would play one game for the AL East title Thursday in Baltimore. The loser would play in the wild-card game. Oakland trailed Texas by one game for the AL West lead entering Tuesday's game. The A's still had a chance to win the division title.
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October 6, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown. The Oakland Athletics will try to counter all that by sending - who else? - a rookie to the mound. "We've been the 'David' all year," A's righthander Jarrod Parker said. "I think obviously it's a role and an image that we've kind of taken on and been able to embrace, and it's fun. " Parker will start against Detroit ace Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the division series Saturday night.
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October 9, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
IDEALLY, JIM Leyland would have everybody hug it out and play ball. Just as Detroit's Justin Verlander and Coco Crisp of Oakland did on the field for Monday's workout day ahead of their teams' Game 3 in the ALDS on Tuesday. The Tigers lead 2-0 and are one win from advancing to a second straight ALCS. Leyland insists reliever Al Alburquerque meant no ill-will toward the Athletics when he fielded Yoenis Cespedes' ninth-inning comebacker and quickly kissed the ball before throwing to first.
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September 22, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. - An Athletics fan circled the upper deck of the O.co Coliseum in the seventh inning of a scoreless game with a drum strapped to his waist. He banged it three times. Fans responded with a tepid cheer: "Let's go, Oakland. " These are anguished moments for an A's team with a tenuous postseason standing. They are numb to moments like Saturday's 3-0 Phillies win, in which Freddy Galvis, a diminutive shortstop, smashed an appetizing fastball to deep right. "Surprising power, at times, for a little guy," Phils manager Ryne Sandberg said.
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September 23, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
OAKLAND - The A's tried their hardest to continue their epic collapse but, in the end, they were no match for the Phillies, who left the O.co Coliseum as 8-6 losers yesterday thanks to a two-run, walkoff home run by Josh Donaldson off Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez in the 10th inning. One day after the Phillies seized a 3-0 victory, A.J. Burnett walked six batters and hit two more with pitches in a sloppy performance by both teams. The A's are atop the wild-card standings, by one-half game over Kansas City and by two games over Seattle.
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September 22, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. - An Athletics fan circled the upper deck of the O.co Coliseum in the seventh inning of a scoreless game with a drum strapped to his waist. He banged it three times. Fans responded with a tepid cheer: "Let's go, Oakland. " These are anguished moments for an A's team with a tenuous postseason standing. They are numb to moments like Saturday's 3-0 Phillies win, in which Freddy Galvis, a diminutive shortstop, smashed an appetizing fastball to deep right. "Surprising power, at times, for a little guy," Phils manager Ryne Sandberg said.
SPORTS
July 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - Brandon Moss batted six times for the 2011 Phillies, a team that established a franchise standard with 102 wins. The Phillies offered Moss, then 28 and unspectacular, another minor-league contract. So, too, did Oakland. There was familiarity with the Phillies, who watched Moss bash 23 homers at triple-A Lehigh Valley. But the end, when John Bowker was afforded a better opportunity at a Phillies bench job than Moss, stung. "They had kind of shown I probably wasn't the guy they were looking for in the organization," Moss said.
SPORTS
December 28, 2013
SEASON The Eagles are ranked 12th in the NFL in run defense, allowing 107.5 yards per game (3.8 yards per carry) LAST SIX GAMES The Eagles have allowed at least 100 yards rushing in just two of their last 11 games, both wins (49-20 over Oakland, 24-16 over Washington). SOURCE: Pro-Football-Reference.com
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
OAKLAND, Calif. - One week ago, Nick Foles was emerging from the fog of concussion to learn that his career as a potential Eagles starting quarterback had pretty much been dismissed based on three bad quarters against the Dallas Cowboys. Chip Kelly, who hadn't been concussed as far as we know, had gone from being the architect of an offense that was a Rubik's Cube for defenses to just another guy playing tic-tac-toe. The perception that the offense had somehow stumbled and couldn't get up was understandable.
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July 26, 2013
Ordinarily, we don't get too excited about a game like Tuesday's contest between the Astros and the Athletics, two teams headed in opposite directions in the AL West. But the match in which cellar-dwelling Houston rallied to beat division-leader Oakland, 5-4, was remarkable for several reasons: Oakland's Grant Balfour's reign as the only closer in the bigs without a blown save this year ended when he couldn't hold a two-run lead in the ninth. He had a two-year streak of 44 games without a blown save before Tuesday.
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July 16, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOSH DONALDSON performed like an All-Star, though he'll be spending his break somewhere other than Citi Field in New York. Donaldson homered, then blooped an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning as the Oakland Athletics beat visiting Boston, 3-2, yesterday despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman. "I got jammed and was able to dink it in," Donaldson said. "It was awesome. " He heads into the break hitting .310 with 16 homers and 61 RBI. Numbers only AL All-Star third basemen Miguel Cabrera and backup Manny Machado can rival.
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July 3, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU'LL FORGIVE Dan Kurish if he sleeps in today. Last night, the 22-year-old La Salle grad started an internship with the Oakland A's after getting little shut-eye the night before. "I didn't get a whole lot of sleep ," Kurish said yesterday. "I was pretty excited . " Kurish grew up in Gilbert, Ariz., but is a fan of all things Philly, because that's where his family has roots. His dad, Scott, played baseball for Plymouth Whitemarsh High and in the Royals' minor league system.
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June 1, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - One has to excuse Amanda Blumenherst for the late hours she's kept lately. Five months ago, Blumenherst married Nate Freiman, who made the Oakland Athletics roster as a rookie first baseman at the end of spring training. His promotion delighted the couple, but keeping up with someone in the Pacific time zone can be somewhat taxing for a professional golfer competing in the East. "I'm going to say the time change is killing me," a smiling Blumenherst said Friday after opening the ShopRite LPGA Classic with a 5-under-par 66 for a share of the lead.
SPORTS
December 30, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNDAY Tampa Bay at Atlanta 1 p.m. Line: Falcons by 5    The Falcons have already clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Bucs will try to avoid a six-game losing streak. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 1 p.m. Line: Bills by 31/2    The soap opera continues for the Jets. Mark Sanchez will return as starting quarterback. Baltimore at Cincinnati 1 p.m. (CBS3) Line: Bengals by 21/2    Cincinnati has already locked up the No. 6 seed.
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