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    A's-Rangers preview

    Oakland Athletics pitching matchups for series with Texas Rangers 
    A's lefty Jon Lester is American League Player of the Week
    Lester earns two of the A's three wins last week, including the series-clinching victory over the Mariners in Seattle 

    Sacramento River Cats file to end affiliation with Oakland A's
    River Cats expected to try and convince San Francisco Giants to move their Triple-A team from Fresno to Sacramento; A's looking at Nashville. 

    A's can determine wild-card fate
    Oakland Athletics can win an American League wild-card berth without relying on other teams.
     

    Lester, A's beat Mariners 4-0
    Jon Lester threw six innings of scoreless ball and Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss each hit a solo home run to lift the Oakland A's to a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners, as Oakland won the series and kept control of the American League wild-card race. 

    Oakland A's Brandon Moss gets apology in lighthearted moment
    Umpire apologizes to Oakland A's batter Brandon Moss after getting in the way of two potential run-scoring wild pitches 

    A's edge Mariners, keep A.L. wild card lead
    Oakland's Sonny Gray and Seattle's Felix Hernandez did their parts, but the A's win in the 10th on a bases-loaded walk 

    A's Bob Melvin considers rotation options
    Oakland manager weighing several factors heading into homestand against the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels 

    A's bats silenced again in loss to Mariners
    Oakland A's see their lead in the A.L. wild-card race dwindle again in 4-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Now the A's lead the Mariners and the Kansas City Royals by just a game heading into Saturday's pitching showdown between Sonny Gray and Felix Hernandez 

    A's activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list
    Doolittle to step right back into Oakland A's closer role, as bullpen has struggled without him. 

    A's: Why's there a bear in Oakland's clubhouse?
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin -- a former Cal Bear -- pleased to see the visitor 

    A's activate Sean Doolittle
    Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is activated from disabled list.
     

    Oakland A's-Seattle Mariners preview
    A's AT SEATTLEFriday: A's Jason Hammel (10-10, 3.55) vs. Mariners' James Paxton (5-2, 1.87), 7:10 p.m. 

    A's blanked by Chicago White Sox 1-0
    Oakland A's continue to struggle at the plate, now they spend the weekend in Seattle battling the Mariners and Felix Hernandez with their wild-card lead down to a game and a half. 

    A's expected to activate closer Sean Doolittle on Friday
    Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle has been sidelined for almost three weeks with a side strain, but he's feeling good and should be able to pitch this weekend against Seattle Mariners. 

    A's lose 2-1 to Chicago White Sox
    Oakland A's waste strong start by Jeff Samardzija when Nate Freiman's throwing error sets up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox 

    A's John Jaso still not cleared to return
    Concussion specialist doesn't clear Oakland A's John Jaso to return; season could be in limbo 

    Josh Donaldson has 5 hits, 4 RBIs as A's rout White Sox 11-2
    Jon Lester gets his first win in five starts as the Oakland A's rout the Chicago White Sox 11-2 

    A's Craig Gentry leaves game with concussion
    Oakland A's outfielder Craig Gentry suffered a concussion when he collided with Chicago White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez. 

    A's activate Nick Punto from disabled list
    Punto's hamstring not 100 percent, but Oakland A's can use him to pinch hit 

    A's lose to White Sox on walk-off homer
    Tyler Flowers hit a tying home run in the ninth inning off Eric O'Flaherty, then won it with another homer in the 12th inning off Jesse Chavez as the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland A's 5-4. 

    A's might get Doolittle, Jaso back this weekend
    Closer Sean Doolittle and catcher John Jaso would be welcome additions if they are healthy enough to play in this weekend's big series against the Seattle Mariners. 

    Oakland A's 2015 schedule
    A's open next season against Texas Rangers, close home portion of schedule against Giants and have four-game weekend series vs. New York Yankees in May. 

    A's open 2015 with Texas Rangers, close home schedule with Giants
    Oakland A's will play San Francisco Giants from Sept. 25-27 to close out next season's schedule at the Coliseum. 

    A's lose to Astros in ninth 4-3
    Wildness by Oakland relievers Ryan Cook and Fernando Abad helped the Houston Astros score two ninth-inning runs without a hit and beat the A's 4-3 before 25,533 at the Coliseum on Sunday 

    Oakland A's-Chicago White Sox preview
    A's AT CHICAGO White SoxMonday: A's Sonny Gray (13-8, 3.25) vs. White Sox's Hector Noesi (8-8, 4.28), 5:10 p. 

    A's score three times in ninth inning, beat Houston Astros 4-3
    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick lead Oakland A's ninth-inning comeback that was a reminder of how they were playing earlier in the season. 

    Oakland: Coliseum City land scooped up for county office
    As Oakland city leaders map out their vision for a massive Coliseum City sports and entertainment complex in East Oakland, Alameda County has scooped up 11 acres of prime real estate near the heart of the site. But not to build ballparks. 

    Injured A's Doollittle, Jaso and Punto close to returning
    Oakland A's hoping to get back closer Sean Doolittle and reserves John Jaso and Nick Punto during next week's road trip to Chicago, Seattle  

     
     
     
     
     
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    Linkin Park gets back to hard-rock roots

    The band drops its electronic sound for a heavier release with 'The Hunting Party,' and comes to Concord Pavilion with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI on Sept. 19