Archive for the ‘Oakland Athletics’ Category

Low-budget Rays, A’s meet in AL wild card game at Oakland

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Get a little feel for October baseball. The timing seems perfect for these A's to make a major statement in the East Bay if they can win Wednesday night against the Rays: the Golden State Warriors left for San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders are relocating to Las Vegas.

Low-budget Rays, A’s meet in AL wild card game at Oakland

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Bob Melvin has been counting on his young Oakland Athletics to build on last season's playoff return that ended in a lopsided wild-card loss at Yankee Stadium. Get a little feel for October baseball. The timing seems perfect for these A's to make a major statement in the East Bay if they can win Wednesday night against the Rays: the Golden State Warriors left for San Francisco and the Oakland Raiders are relocating to Las Vegas.

Athletics clinch second straight wild card berth, but can they keep up with AL’s best?

Friday, September 27th, 2019

The Oakland Athletics have a chance to be giant killers in October. The A's clinched a spot in the American League wild-card game for the second straight season on Friday thanks to the Cleveland Indians loss to the Washington Nationals. Now they'll look to lock up home field advantage when they face the Tampa Bay Rays in the win-or-go-home game slated for Oct. 2.

Oakland Raiders owner rips Athletics over their stadium situation

Friday, August 9th, 2019

In an interview with The Athletic's Vincent Bonsignore, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis ripped the Oakland Athletics, calling them “pricks” and “f***ing dysfunctional” with respect to their stadium situation and how he believes they've treated the Raiders since the football team broke its lease and made plans to move to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, there's a problem there. As far as the players and everybody, we love the A's.

Kyler Murray found his way to an MLB field after all

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Despite turning away from millions in MLB bonus money for even more millions in NFL contract money, Kyler Murray's days on a baseball diamond aren't completely over. Murray, along with Arizona Coyotes first-round draft pick Victor Soderstrom, threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Arizona Diamondbacks game, a visual that might have been pretty rough for Oakland Athletics fans. Murray famously walked away from nearly $5 million as an Athletics prospect to try his hand at football, a decision that was rewarded handsomely when he was picked first overall and signed a $35.2 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Ring Central buys Oakland Coliseum naming rights

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

The home venue for the Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics is now called the Ring Central Coliseum. The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority approved the sale of the naming rights to the California-based communications firm for $1 million per year for three years, with an option to renew for a fourth year, the East Bay Times reported Saturday. The Las Vegas-bound Raiders will play their home games in Oakland in 2019 and have an option to remain there in 2020 if their new facility in Nevada isn't finished.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics pitched his second career no-hitter, getting help from two spectacular defensive plays to shut down the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Tuesday night. Fiers followed up his 2015 gem for Houston against the Dodgers with a 131-pitch masterpiece to become the 35th pitcher with multiple no-hitters in his career. The A's poured out of the dugout to mob Fiers in celebration after the final out in front of a few thousand fans remaining - the game started more than 1 + hours later because of a light malfunction at the Coliseum.

NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray sets sights on becoming ‘best ever’ when football future is finally decided

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

“Honestly, I want to be the best that ever played the game,” Kyler Murray remarks with a grin, seemingly relieved he can now reveal his true aspirations. It's only been a matter of months since Murray sent the United States into a frenzy when he confirmed he would snub the $18.66million (£14.5m) on the table from the Oakland Athletics after being drafted No 10 overall in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. A precocious talent, Murray has revelled in being able to excel at both football and baseball throughout his childhood to a now unprecedented level.

NFL Draft 2019: How can I watch? Live stream, television information, draft order and more ahead of first round

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

How can I follow the draft? You can follow every pick here at Independent Sport, with a live blog on each night. How can I watch the NFL draft?

Murray: Telling Athletics about NFL commitment was tough

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

NFL draft prospect Kyler Murray said notifying the Oakland Athletics about his decision to turn down the MLB for a career in American football "was tough". Murray was the Athletics' first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, however, he has opted to commit himself to the NFL. The 21-year-old quarterback was due to report to spring training with the Athletics earlier this month before switching his focus.