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A’s hire former Giants star as third base coach

The A’s latest coaching hire will reunite manager Bob Melvin with a former teammate.<p>The club announced Friday that Matt Williams will serve as the …

Arizona Diamondbacks

A’s trade young slugger Ryon Healy to Seattle Mariners

The A’s have struck with the first big move of the winter.<p>Looking for help in the bullpen the club decided to give up some of its surplus power by …

Seattle Mariners

A’s Bruce Maxwell pleads not guilty to aggravated assault charges

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Arizona to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct after …

Crime

Report: A’s won’t let Yankees interview Bob Melvin for managerial opening

The Yankees were able to pry ace Sonny Gray from Oakland this summer, but the A’s reportedly won’t allow them to touch their manager.<p>Ken Rosenthal of …

Baseball

A’s outfielder undergoes wrist surgery

A’s outfielder Mark Canha underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst, the team announced Wednesday.<p>Canha, a 28-year-old …

Soccer

A’s coach leaves for Washington Nationals job

A’s bench coach Chip Hale has decided to leave for Washington to assume the same role with the Nationals.<p>The club confirmed a report from Ken …

Oakland Athletics

Grand jury indicts A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell

Bruce Maxwell has been indicted by an Arizona grand jury, meaning the felony case against the A’s catcher stemming from his Oct. 28 arrest will …

Bruce Maxwell

A’s stadium: New poll finds big support for Peralta site

OAKLAND — An Oakland Chamber of Commerce poll released Wednesday found voters support a new A’s ballpark at the Peralta Community College District …

Elections

A’s exercise option on doubles-bashing Lowrie, bring back Kotsay as coach

The A’s exercised their option on second baseman Jed Lowrie for 2018 and also named Mark Kotsay major league quality control coach.<p>Lowrie, 33, set an …

Basketball

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell deletes his Twitter after angry tweets aplenty

A vitriol of vicious language may have led Bruce Maxwell to deactivate his Twitter account.<p>Previously fairly active on the social media site, …

Bruce Maxwell

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was drunk, making anti-police statements, say police

New details have emerged on what exactly happened when Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested on Saturday, including the allegation that he …

Bruce Maxwell

A’s player arrested for allegedly pulling gun on woman

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault by police at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday.<p>Maxwell allegedly …

Crime

A’s Maxwell says Pro-Trump waiter denied him service because of his protests

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, who gained national attention for being baseball’s only player to take a knee during the national anthem, said he was …

Bruce Maxwell

MLB at Lunardi’s: Pitchers Vida Blue, Bill Laskey at Los Gatos store

It’s not often you get to combine grocery shopping with a chance to meet two Major League Baseball standouts and talk World Series match-ups with …

Baseball

A’s bring back former player as new bench coach

Ryan Christenson, a former A’s player who has been a manager in their system for the last five seasons, has been named manager Bob Melvin’s new bench …

Baseball

Alex Smith is NFL MVP candidate. Wait, what?

KANSAS CITY — Standing on the edge of the Kansas City Chiefs practice field last week, Alex Smith tried to keep his voice down.<p>He’s soft-spoken by …

Pro Football Focus

Peralta hires strategist for A’s stadium talks

OAKLAND — Peralta Colleges has hired a union heavyweight and former Oakland deputy mayor as its chief strategist on the Oakland A’s proposal to build …

Oakland

Major Bay Area sports teams donate $450,000 to North Bay fire relief

The seven major Bay Area professional sports teams combined forces for a collective $450,000 donation to support North Bay fire relief efforts, they …

North Bay

A’s stadium: Environmental questions remain at Peralta site

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s are moving forward on a dream to build a new stadium at Peralta Community College headquarters, but they may first have to …

Environment

Former A’s prospect one of the heroes during Las Vegas shooting

A former A’s minor league prospect is being called a hero for using his body to shield two people from bullets during the massacre in Las Vegas.<p>Bubba …

Las Vegas

A’s sad to see the season come to an end for once, look excitedly toward 2018 and beyond

OAKLAND — For the first time in a few years, the A’s actually were sorry to see the baseball season end when it did Sunday, so much so that they’re …

Bruce Maxwell

A’s end season on high note and with high hopes

ARLINGTON, Texas — The A’s ended their 2017 season dead last in the American league West for the third consecutive year. But there’s something …

Khris Davis

Daniel Gossett turns in shortest outing of career as A’s get roughed up by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — It’s not the way Daniel Gossett was hoping to end his rookie season with the A’s.<p>Gossett turned in the shortest outing of his big …

Texas Rangers

Santiago Casilla sees similarities between Bob Melvin and Bruce Bochy

ARLINGTON, Texas — A’s reliever Santiago Casilla has been a part of three championship teams, so he knows a team on the rise when he sees one. One of …

Bruce Bochy

Aging Oakland Coliseum full of memories for longtime fans

OAKLAND — Nostalgia hung in the air Wednesday as the A’s took the field for the final home game of the year at the Coliseum.<p>You could see it in the …

Oakland

Renato Nunez hits first big league home run, but A’s fall to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — The A’s have been raving about Renato Nunez’s power since spring training. He hasn’t had much of an opportunity to show it off in …

Soccer

A’s Raul Alcantara could have starting role in future

ARLINGTON, Texas — Raul Alcantara’s recent call up in September was thought to be more of a move to provide the A’s with more depth in the bullpen, …

Sean Manaea

A’s extend win streak against Ranges to seven after signing manager Bob Melvin to contract extension

ARLINGTON — A’s manager Bob Melvin will get at least a couple more years to see what type of success this new group of young talent can produce.<p>Just …

Sean Manaea

Sean Manaea ends his season on a high note as A’s extend win streak against Rangers to seven games

ARLINGTON — Sean Manaea was hoping for one more start to end his season on a good note. Back issues put that chance in jeopardy as he was scratched …

Sean Manaea