1. Favre, Vick Sagas Emphasize JaMarcus Russell's Importance to Raiders

    The media circus surrounding the recent signings of Brett Favre and Michael Vick serves as a reminder that the Oakland Raiders have reached a stress-free level unknown to them in recent years...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 1,544 reads 11 comments

  2. Time for Darren McFadden to Be Named the Oakland Raiders' Starter

    Oakland’s preseason kicked off Thursday night against Dallas, an unremarkable game for the first 10 minutes. Middling along as preseason games tend to do, the Raiders and Cowboys played ...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 1,734 reads 10 comments

  3. Nelson Has Hands Full Managing Golden State Warriors' Roster

    The Warriors’ outdoor preseason game against the Suns is a mere eight weeks away, and they couldn’t be more prepared...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 1,506 reads 4 comments

  4. Jason Giambi's Return to Oakland Comes to Sad Conclusion

    Jason Giambi’s release last week likely signified the end of his career, his journey ending in the same place it started. He never won a title, never fulfilled that final bit of promise expected of him...

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  5. Oakland Raiders: Competition Could Lead to New Faces on Defense

    At first glance, the 2009 Oakland Raiders' defense looks nearly identical to the one that finished 2008. Oakland’s defensive roster remains virtually unchanged, a surprising development for a team that finished 27th in the NFL in overall defense...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 1,184 reads 12 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders Looking To Be More Offensive in 2009

    Now that training camp has arrived, it’s time for the Oakland Raiders offense to begin setting goals for the upcoming season...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 1,365 reads 7 comments

  7. Matt Holliday Trade Exposes Weak Oakland Athletics' Outfield

    The Oakland A’s have drawn strong reviews for their recent Matt Holliday trade, acquiring a top-level prospect to fill their black hole at third base...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 263 reads 1 comments

  8. A Visitor's Guide to the Oakland Coliseum

    If you're planning on attending your first sporting event in Oakland, or even if you just haven't been in a while, there are a few things you'll need to know...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about almost 5 years ago 5,281 reads 11 comments

  9. Golden State Warriors Heat Up Vegas Summer

    In a matter of mere months, Larry Riley has accomplished what Garry St. Jean failed to do for years. After only eight weeks on the job, the Warriors’ new general manager put together a ...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 618 reads 3 comments

  10. Chris Cohan Too Smart to Part with Golden State Warriors' Fanbase

    A sick, perverted, all-too-familiar rumor began percolating around the Bay Area recently. According to “inside sources,” Warriors owner Chris Cohan was considering selling the team...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 276 reads 1 comments

  11. Oakland A's: Young Pitching Wave Has Team Ahead of Course

    The Oakland A’s enter the All-Star break coming off a nightmare first half, one in which nothing has gone as planned. And despite their win-loss record, that’s actually a good thing...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 150 reads 1 comments

  12. Former Oakland Athletics Taking One For the Team

    If you're reading this and you've played for the Oakland Athletics at any point in your life, you may want to begin some emergency preparations...

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  13. Oakland A's Reliever Andrew Bailey Highlights All-Star Flaw

    If you think that the Oakland A’s have no business affecting the World Series this year, you’re not alone...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 372 reads 2 comments

  14. Curry Helps Golden State Warriors Create Small Army

    "Guards under 6"4' are all fairies. All they do is fall down, take charges and whine to the officials. That's why I like to go with big guards...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 1,414 reads 26 comments

  15. How an Amar'e Stoudemire Trade Would Answer the Warriors' Prayers

    For many NBA teams, draft day inspires hope. GMs wake up on draft day believing they’ll acquire the player destined to rescue their franchise from the swamp that is the NBA lottery...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 1,626 reads 26 comments

  16. Golden State Warriors Still Making Rookie Mistakes

    Between 1988 and 1993, the Golden State Warriors drafted a future All-Star in the first round every year. Chris Cohan took over as owner in 1994, and the team's drafting has suffered considerably, resulting in a volume approach to losing...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 1,519 reads 3 comments

  17. A's Haunted by Ghosts Of Oakland Past

    The All-Star break is still three weeks away, yet it’s already been a long season in Oakland. Home games have been remarkably lifeless, and the team can’t even sell out their annual home series with the Giants...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 99 reads 1 comments

  18. Raiders Surprisingly Calm Amid AFC West Storm

    As training camp approaches, the Oakland Raiders find themselves in an unfamiliar position. Not only are they now Oakland’s best sports team, but they also enter the 2009 season with fewer distractions than any team in the AFC West...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 2,085 reads 7 comments

  19. Raiders Can't Let Vick Scramble To Oakland

    Now that Michael Vick has been released by both the federal prison system and the Atlanta Falcons, he has reclaimed his customary spot atop the NFL rumor mill...

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  20. Three Ways to Improve the Golden State Warriors This Summer

    With the NBA offseason nearly underway, here’s a look at the three biggest issues the Warriors need to address this summer: 1...

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  21. No Home for Holliday

    Summer is nearly upon us, which means three things are about to heat up: the weather, the A’s, and trade rumors surrounding Oakland's best player. This year, that player is Matt Holliday, who’s been an Athletic for a grand total of 57 games...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  22. Oakland a One-Sport Town?

    Oakland doesn’t get much publicity as a sports town, but the capital of the East Bay is one of the few cities in America to house a team in each of the three major sports...

    Ray Yocke Written by Ray Yocke about 5 years ago 86 reads 7 comments