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Feb 6, 2024

Oakland Coaches Trained to Support Young Athletes’ Mental Health

This article was produced by Capital & Main and is copublished here with permission. Sign up for Capital & Main’s newsletter. When gunshots ring out around the parks where Oakland Soccer Club practices, the teenage athletes keep their focus on the ball. They are unphased, says coach Sergio Ramos, a former East...
May 7, 2019

Did Mike Fiers Save the A’s’ Season?

Mike Fiers as a member of the Astros. Credits: Arturo Pardavila-Creative Commons Did Mike Fiers just save the A’s’ 2019 season? Until he took the hill and fired a no-hitter Tuesday night, the Oakland hurler had been one of...
Feb 19, 2019

Soccer Roots Grow Deeper in The Town

Devante Dubose Credits: Photo courtesy of the Oakland Roots In the latest sign of progress that a professional soccer team is coming to the East Bay, the Oakland Roots have announced the signing of their first player — a...
Jan 28, 2019

Raiders ‘Global’ Brand Is a Myth

The Raiders’ planned move to Las Vegas would badly hurt the franchise for many reasons, chief among them is the dubious notion that there is a “global Raiders brand” led by an army of nationwide fans that...
Jan 15, 2019

Get Your Money, Murray

This might be an unpopular opinion among Oakland fans, but I don’t mind at all that Kyler Murray — the A’s’ 2018 first-round pick and Oklahoma University football star — might be leaning toward choosing the NFL...
Nov 27, 2018

A’s Swing for the Fences at Howard Terminal

The men and women who run the A’s are thinking big — for the franchise and for their eternally disrespected East Bay city — and moving forward with urgency to build a privately financed ballpark as part...
Oct 29, 2018

It’s Time for Mark Davis to Sell

It’s the last thing in the world Raiders owner Mark Davis wants. But sometimes the most difficult course of action is exactly what one should do. I’m talking about the pathetic state of the Raiders franchise, and...
Oct 8, 2018

A’s Wild Card Loss Leads to Offseason Questions

When strangers stop in the street to offer you their condolences, you know the night has taken a rough turn. That was my cold reality after I left Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night, and later strolled through...
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