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A's outfielder Coco Crisp still here

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp survives general manager Billy Beane's offseason roster purge -- again.
 
Oakland has backing of MLB but stadium deal still far from done
After Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was hopeful about getting a stadium deal done for the A's in Oakland, A's co-owner Lew Wolff said he was 're-energized' about Oakland, but still not ready to proclaim it the front-runner for a new ballpark. 

Manfred: A's need new ballpark in Oakland
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. 

Photos: Inside former Oakland A's star Rickey Henderson's Arizona mansion for sale
Oakland A's great Rickey Henderson has listed a $2.299 million mansion in the Phoenix area.  

Former A's pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraud
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report. 

A's, reliever Fernando Abad agree to one-year contract
Oakland A's have two players eligible for arbitration: Jarrod Parker and Tyler Clippard. 

A's closer Doolittle out indefinitely with slight tear in throwing shoulder
Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle felt some discomfort when he began a throwing program last month; surgery not expected to be needed. 

A's, utility infielder Eric Sogard agree to one-year contract
Oakland A's likely will use Eric Sogard to back up second, third and short 

A's catcher Vogt nearly recovered from foot surgery
Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt had off-season foot surgery but expects to be ready for spring training next month 

Alameda County ready to support letting A's, Raider pitch Coliseum development plans
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said Monday that he supported a proposal that would unite Oakland and Alameda County in working out a development plan for the 120-acre Coliseum site. 

Oakland to let A's, Raiders make stadium bids
New strategy seeks to bring teams to table and bridge divide between Oakland and Alameda County on redevelopment of Coliseum site. 

A's sign Reddick, Lawrie and three others to one-year contracts
Oakland A's come to terms with arbitration-eligible players Josh Reddick, Brett Lawrie, Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry and Ryan Cook. 

Federal appeals court rejects San Jose's antitrust case against Major League Baseball
In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected San Jose's claims that baseball's refusal to allow the Oakland A's to move to a downtown ballpark violates federal antitrust laws. 

A's send Yunel Escobar to Nationals for reliever Tyler Clippard
Clippard replaces Luke Gregerson, who now is with Houston Astros; Yunel Escobar spends four days with A's. 

Purdy: Billy Beane answers The Question
As Billy Beane conducts his annual overhaul of the roster, Oakland Athletics fans want to know why they should ever buy a jersey 

Ben Zobrist could be all over the field for Oakland A's
Oakland A's newcomer Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base this season, but the former Tampa Bay Ray expects to play different positions now and then because A's manager Bob Melvin likes to move players around.  

A's, pitcher Jesse Chavez agree to one-year deal
Chavez could pitch either as starter or reliever during 2015 season 

A's get Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Tampa Bay Rays
Oakland A's appear to have completed a remodel of their infield after sending catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar 

Oakland teen says A's stole his T-shirt design
Ryan Frigo said that he created the name and apparel to combat negative perceptions of his hometown and boost civic pride. The Oakland A's recently advertised a 'Stoaked' T-shirt on its website to celebrate the team's playoff run. Frigo said Major League Baseball 'stole from Oakland youth.'  

Baseball Hall of Fame elects biggest class since 1955
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio gain entrance to Cooperstown, but not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens 

Leading candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame
Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz top list of candidates who could get call from Cooperstown on Tuesday. 

Photos: Oakland A's star Coco Crisp sells Southern California beach house
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp recently sold a 2,892 square foot house six blocks from Redondo Beach Pier in Los Angeles County for $1.075 million.  

A's release infielder Nick Punto
The seemingly endless series of A's roster moves took an odd turn Friday when the A's released infielder Nick Punto with a year and $2.75 million left on his contract 

Oakland A's trade Derek Norris to San Diego Padres
A's deal another All-Star with Derek Norris going to the Padres for a pair of right-handed pitchers 

Daric Barton signs with Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays signed enigmatic former A's first baseman Daric Barton to a minor-league contract on Tuesday with an invitation to spring training 

A's tried to sign Chase Headley
Eric Sogard is the only remaining member of the 2014 A's infield still with the team after free agency Jed Lowrie signed Sunday with Houston. 

Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion
Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million 

Key Oakland A's players acquired after winter meetings
Reddick, Balfour, Crisp, Colon and Lowrie are among players that came to the Oakland A's between the end of the winter meeting and the start of spring training. 

Beane says A's plan to remain active after winter meetings
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane could have more than $15 million to spend before spring training, and in the past the A's have added players such as Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and John Jaso after the winter meetings were through. 

Oakland Coliseum board rejects former Republican lawmaker for top post
Guy Houston, former Dublin mayor and assemblyman, faced strong union opposition in his candidacy to run the authority that operates O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena. 

 
 
 
 
 
(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.