1. Chris Carter Blasts the A's Back to .500 with 11th-Inning Walk-Off Home Run

    Has that ball landed yet? That's got to be the first thought as Chris Carter hit an absolute missile to left-center field in the second deck as the A's beat the Mariners 4-1 in 11 innings Friday night to get back to ...

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  2. Los Angeles Lakers: What Does Steve Nash's Arrival Mean for 2013 Lakers?

    In what has to be an absolute stunner to the Dallas Mavericks , New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors , the Los Angeles Lakers swooped in and have appeared to acquire two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash ...

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  3. Oakland A's Rally Again to Finish Sweep of Boston Red Sox 3-2

    Coming through in the clutch, suddenly the Oakland A's are surging again. Jemile Weeks hit a single past a drawn-in infield in the seventh inning, and the A's defeated Boston 3-2 to sweep the Red Sox for the first time since May 2008...

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  4. A's Rally for 2 Runs in the Ninth to Beat Boston 3-2 in Oakland

    What seemed like another frustrating defeat turned into a thrilling comeback victory as the Oakland A's scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2...

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  5. Oakland A's: Season Checkpoint No. 2

    Since our first checkpoint of the season (when the A's were 19-18), the team has gone 20-24. Does not sound like the best record...

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  6. Oakland Athletics: Long Ball and Pitching Defeat Boston Red Sox 6-1

    Jarrod Parker's 6.2 solid innings and home runs by Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss paced the A's to a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the first game of their three-game series...

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  7. Travis Blackley Sharp as A's Avoid Sweep with 3-1 Win over Texas

    When this four-game series began, odds would have been against Travis Blackley being the pitcher most likely to shut down the Texas Rangers ' lineup...

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  8. Ryan Cook and the Case for Other Oakland A's on the A.L. All-Star Team

    First and foremost, congratulations to Ryan Cook on making the American League All-Star team in 2012. To most Oakland A's fans and even the media, Cook was a throw-in to the trade that shipped out Trevor Cahill and brought in Jarrod Parker...

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  9. Rangers vs. A's: Brandon Inge Error Sparks 5-Run Rally, Texas Tops Oakland Again

    Ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Tom Milone appeared to have an easy first out on a Nelson Cruz grounder to third. Instead, it became the start of a five-run fifth inning as Brandon Inge could not make a play on the ball...

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  10. Chris Carter's Time to Shine Should Be Now for the Oakland A's

    Understand, I am a bit biased about this topic, but it is time for GM Billy Beane to decide once and for all if Chris Carter is a viable option at first base for the Oakland A's...

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  11. Wild Bullpen, Misplayed Fly Ball Doom A's as Texas Rallies for 4-3 Victory

    Craig Gentry's two out, go ahead three-run triple climaxed a four-run eighth inning as Texas rallied to beat the A's 4-3. After cruising through sixth with the sore at 2-0, the A's turned to Grant Balfour as a bridge to Ryan Cook in the eighth inning...

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  12. The 11 Funniest Moments in Pro Wrestling History

    Having taken the time to watch WWE Monday Night Raw this past week, I was dismayed at how scripted it is. I say that not because some of the talent lacks in ability...

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  13. A's Unable to Break Through in Ninth, Lose Opener in Texas 7-6

    It has been the theme of the season for the 2012 Oakland Athletics : situational hitting, or lack thereof...

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  14. Jarrod Parker, Yoenis Cespedes Help A's Win Series over Seattle with 2-1 Victory

    Much like the first game of this series, the Oakland Athletics did not do very much offensively for a long stretch of their matinee against the Seattle Mariners...

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  15. A's Pitching Prevails in 1-0 Victory over Seattle at Safeco

    Normally a run on three hits will not win you many games, but tonight it did as Seth Smith's solo home run was the only tally in the A's 1-0 victory over Seattle...

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  16. Derek Norris Hits Walk-off 3-Run Home Run to Give Oakland A's Thrilling 4-2 Win

    Three games and three thrilling finishes in Oakland . In the finale, the A's finally ended up on the positive side...

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  17. Athletics vs. Giants: Sloppy Defense, Bad Relief Dooms A's in Thrilling 9-8 Loss

    Where do we begin? The A's pitching and defense imploded, losing a 4-2 lead to eventually trail 9-4. They then rallied for four ninth-inning runs with two outs to make it 9-8...

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  18. San Francisco Giants: 9th Inning Comeback Beats A's in Bay Bridge Series Opener

    Ryan Cook has been almost lights out for the A's this season. Tonight was not one of those nights. The San Francisco Giants overcame a 3-1 deficit with four in the ninth to beat Oakland 5-4 and take the opener of the Bay Bridge series in Oakland...

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  19. The Absolute Best Wrestling Jobbers of All Time

    Okay, one of my not-so-secret guilty pleasures has been my unabashed love for pro wrestling. Since I was seven years old, I have loved the spectacle, the sport, the commentary, the pathos...

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  20. NBA Finals 2012: Random Thoughts from Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals

    *LeBron James: NBA Champion. It's over—and emphatically at that. The Heat took James' lead and jumped all over the Thunder, rolling (no pun intended) to their second title in franchise history...

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  21. Yoenis Cespedes 3-Run Walkoff Home Run Completes Sweep for A's over Dodgers

    Welcome back indeed. Yoenis Cespedes hit a line drive three run home run in the bottom of the ninth and the Oakland A's completed an improbable sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-1 victory Wednesday afternoon...

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  22. Tom Milone Is Brilliant as Oakland A's Beat Los Angeles Dodgers

    Great pitching and timely hitting has always been a formula for the Oakland A's success. It was clearly on display Wednesday night as Tom Milone pitched a complete game, three-hit gem to help the A's defeat the Dodgers , 4-1...

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  23. Oakland A's: 3-Run 1st Inning More Than Enough as McCarthy Shuts Down Dodgers

    The A's used a couple of timely hits in the first inning en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers . Brandon McCarthy pitched seven shutout innings in his first start since June 7th to win his sixth straight decision...

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  24. Westbrook, Harden: Random Thoughts from Game Four of the 2012 NBA Finals

    *James Harden may look like Grady from Sanford and Son, but far too often he has played like him. Harden was bad in Game 4 and anything resembling that effort going forward will result ...

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  25. 2012 NBA Finals: Random Thoughts from Game 3

    Oklahoma City cannot win the NBA championship without James Harden as a viable third scorer for them. He went 2-10, including 0-4 from three-point land. Nine points for a guy that averages 17 a game is not going to cut it...

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