After a public dust-up six weeks ago, the A's and their landlords at O.co Coliseum are nearing agreement on a 10-year lease extension for the team to stay in Oakland.

The joint Oakland-Alameda County board that oversees the Coliseum complex has scheduled a special closed door meeting Friday morning to review recent lease negotiations with the team, said Oakland Councilman Larry Reid, who also sits on the Coliseum board.

A's co-owner Lew Wolff said Thursday that a lease extension could be inked within two weeks.

"Everybody is cooperating now on both sides," Wolff said in a telephone interview.

In April, the two sides traded barbs after the A's quickly rejected a 10-year lease extension that Coliseum board officials emailed to reporters.

This time around both sides refused to divulge details of the extension including whether it would come with any commitment from the A's to further explore building a new ballpark in Oakland or whether there would be an escape clause should the A's get permission to move to San Jose.

College

John Reeves, the Cal softball team's pitching coach for 21 years, will retire July 1.

"I'm just really appreciative of the opportunity to have coached at a great Division I softball program and a great school in the University of California," Reeves said. "I was able to meet and interact with so many good people in the sport and at Cal throughout the years, and I'm grateful for those memories."


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In his more than two decades on the Cal staff, Reeves helped the Bears to a 928-428 record (.688 winning percentage), including 10 trips to the women's World Series

San Jose SaberCats

The San Jose SaberCats activated defensive lineman Joe Sykes from the refuse to report list. The SaberCats also were assigned rookie defensive lineman Ernest Owusu (Cal) and placed defensive lineman Luis Vasquez on injured reserve.

Wire services contributed to this report.