1. Oakland Athletics: 3 Free Agents Who Won't Be Back in 2013

    Free agency is in full swing with the start of the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville Monday. While there are always rumors, nothing is definitive with the Oakland A's other than you just never know what Billy Beane might do...

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  2. Oakland Raiders Recap: Raiders Fall for 5th Straight Time in 20-17 Defeat

    Not much to say about this one. The same Raider problems that have plagued them all year reared their ugly head in a flat, listless 20-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns ...

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  3. Oakland Raiders: McClain Suspension Simply Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Per John Clayton and Ed Werder of ESPN.com , Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended two games, starting with this Sunday's matchup with the Cleveland Browns for conduct detrimental to the team...

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  4. Oakland Raiders Week 13 Preview: Oakland vs. Cleveland

    By now, most of you are aware of the big story in Raider land from Wednesday. The underwhelming Rolando McClain, in just his third year, is likely done as an Oakland Raider...

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  5. Oakland Raiders: Rolando McClain's Tacky Social Media Use Should Be Last Straw

    The rumor mill is swirling around about the future of Rolando McClain's current status with the Oakland Raiders ...

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  6. Oakland A's: The 2012 Year in Review

    Once again and for the last time, let's look back at the special season that was 2012 for the Oakland A's...

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  7. Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players L.A. Should Swap Pau Gasol For Right Now

    Before we even delve too far into this piece, understand that I do not advocate one way or another on this topic. But being a journalist and then a fan, I can't help but hear what is out there ...

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  8. Texas Rangers: 5 Ways They Could Overcome Losing Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli

    The Texas Rangers entered this free-agency period in an interesting situation: They're still talented enough to compete for a World Series title, but there was something intangibly missing from their roster down the stretch in 2012...

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  9. Oakland Raiders Recap: Raiders Thumped by Bengals and Bad Refs 34-10

    It's bad enough when you are a mediocre team. We can acknowledge that with the 2012 Oakland Raiders . And the Raiders fell behind 24-0 largely due to their own deficiencies as a football team...

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  10. Oakland Raiders Week 12 Preview: Carson Returns Home to Face Cincinnati

    A disheartening three-game losing streak has relegated the Oakland Raiders to a position of spoiler and the 2012 season has officially shifted the team mindset into that of rebuilding mode...

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  11. Chicago Cubs: Why Signing Brandon McCarthy Is a Must for 2013

    First things first, I'll admit to all you North Siders and fans of the "Loveable Losers" on Waveland Avenue, I'm not a Chicago Cubs fan...

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  12. Oakland Raiders Recap: Saints March All over Sloppy, Uninspired Raiders

    In yet another pathetic performance, the Oakland Raiders were blasted by the New Orleans Saints at the Coliseum 38-17. There is no shame in losing to a perennial playoff team like the Saints...

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  13. NCAA Football: Oregon and Kansas State Losses Make Need for Playoff Stronger

    Well, it's time to let the worst part of college football really begin: The conjecture. Once again, we have a beauty pageant instead of an actual competition on the field that will settle the national championship...

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  14. Oakland Raiders Week 11: 5 Keys to Beat the Saints

    Entering their 10th game, the Oakland Raiders have a mark of 3-6 in the 2012 NFL season. Back-to-back losses to Tampa Bay and at Baltimore have realistically ended any playoff ...

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  15. Ranking the Importance of Each of the Oakland A's Free Agents

    With the Major League Baseball offseason in full swing, the A's continue to have a noteworthy epilogue to their 2012 season ...

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  16. Oakland Athletics: Bob Melvin Wins 2012 American League Manager of the Year

    According to multiple reports, Athletics " target="_blank">including the Oakland A's themselves, A's skipper Bob Melvin has just been named the 2012 American League Manager of the Year...

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  17. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Reasons Mike D'Antoni Hire Will Not Produce a Championship

    In a plot twist that would have movie executives in Hollywood envious, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni to ...

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  18. Oakland Raiders Recap: Defense Is Putrid Again in Blowout Loss to Ravens

    There's an adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the case of the Oakland Raiders , that means the defense still stinks...

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  19. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Coaching Options (not named Phil Jackson)

    So, the Mike Brown Error is officially over. After a grand total of 71 regular season games (think about that, not even one complete regular NBA season), Brown has been fired as the Los Angeles Lakers coach...

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  20. Oakland Raiders Week 10: 5 Keys Against Baltimore

    I waited a day longer than usual to write this because, well, Doug Martin is still running. After the nightmare second half on defense that saw Martin rush for nearly 200 yards and ...

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  21. Oakland A's: Billy Beane's 2nd Executive of the Year Award Validates Greatness

    Per CSN Bay Area's staff , Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane won his second Sporting News Major League Baseball Executive of the Year award for his job in molding the 2012 A's into the American League West champions...

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  22. 10 Reasons the Oakland A's Should Go After Shohei Otani

    On October 25, Japanese pitching phenom Shohei Otani announced his intention to jump directly from high school to American baseball ...

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  23. Oakland Raiders Recap: Doug Martin's 251 Rush Yards Power Bucs to 42-32 Win

    Ultimately, the Oakland Raiders simply could not stop Doug Martin. The Boise State rookie and Northern California native rushed for a Tampa Bay record 251 yards, and the Buccaneers held off the Raiders 42-32 to move to 4-4...

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  24. Oakland A's: Does Re-Signing of Bartolo Colon Mean Exit of Brandon McCarthy?

    The Oakland A's announced the re-signing of suspended starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (per the San Jose Mercury News ) for a one-year deal worth up to $3 million with performance bonuses...

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  25. Oakland A's: Where Will Chris Young Fit into the Oakland Athletics' Lineup?

    Now that the A's have acquired Chris Young, the question has become simple: How does he fit into the 2013 lineup? There seems to be a crowded outfield with the expected return of ...

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