Obama appointed judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

U.S. 06/29/19, 11:47

A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland, an Obama appointee, acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists ...

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

U.S. 06/14/19, 01:23

Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered ...

Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

U.S. 06/05/19, 01:31

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants ...

Angels benefit from rare error by Olson to beat A’s 12-7

Baseball 05/29/19, 19:27

Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson made a rare throwing error in the 11th inning to allow the go-ahead run to score and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 12-7 on Wednesday to send the Athletics to their second straight loss after a 10-game winning streak.Mike Trout was rested a ...

Gruden challenges Antonio Brown during Raiders offseason

Sports 05/29/19, 02:27

Antonio Brown's credentials were well established long before he arrived in Oakland as the Raiders new No. 1 receiver.Brown posted six straight 100-catch seasons for the Steelers with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and was the NFL's most prolific receiver before he forced his way out of Pittsburgh to join the Raiders ...

Ohtani’s two-run single in the ninth lifts Angels past A’s

Sports 05/29/19, 00:48

Shohei Ohtani hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped Oakland's longest winning streak in 13 years at 10 games with a 6-4 victory Tuesday night.The Angels went ahead in the top of the ninth when Tommy LaStella singled with ...

source: Raiders agree to 1-year deal with Incognito

Sports 05/28/19, 09:43

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito.A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides came to the agreement after a few weeks of discussion. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the signing ...

Profar, Phegley homer to lead A’s to 10th straight win

Sports 05/27/19, 19:14

The Oakland Athletics are riding the long ball to their longest winning streak in 13 years.Matt Chapman homered for the third straight game, Jurickson Profar and Josh Phegley went deep off former Oakland starter Trevor Cahill, and the Athletics rolled to their 10th straight win, 8-5 over the Los Angeles ...

A’s beat Mariners 7-1 to complete sweep, keep streak going

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:56

Matt Chapman homered for the second consecutive day, Josh Phegley also went deep and had three RBIs, and the streaking Oakland Athletics won their ninth straight, beating the Seattle Mariners 7-1 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday.Brett Anderson allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings to win after being forced ...

Fiers, A’s send Mariners to 5th straight loss, 6-5

Baseball 05/25/19, 18:21

Mike Fiers won in his first start at the Coliseum since pitching a no-hitter earlier this month and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-5 Saturday, sending the Mariners to their fifth straight loss.Matt Chapman homered and Ramon Laureano doubled in his fifth straight game, matching Miguel Tejada for the Oakland ...

Olson, Canha go back-to-back in A’s 6-2 win over Mariners

Baseball 05/25/19, 00:56

Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.Stephen Piscotty also homered and singled twice to extend his on-base streak to 22 games, the longest active streak in ...

Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

Football 05/21/19, 17:12

Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn't happen.The rumors were only fueled when coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock met with Kyler Murray ...

California governor launches task force on homelessness

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:47

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a task force on homelessness as the state grapples with a housing crisis.The Democratic governor made the announcement Tuesday in Oakland, where county officials reported last week that the number of people experiencing homelessness increased 43 percent over the last two years.Newsom described homelessness ...

Montas helps Athletics win 14th straight against Tigers

Baseball 05/17/19, 21:02

Frankie Montas pitched two-run ball into the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers for the 14th straight meeting with a 7-2 victory Friday night.Montas (5-2) pitched a career-best 8 2/3 innings, allowing four hits while striking out a career-high ten. Lou Trivino relieved and got the ...

Curry, Warriors take Game 1 of Western Conference finals

Sports 05/14/19, 22:48

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals while playing without injured star Kevin Durant once again.Curry shot 12 for 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this ...

Warriors’ Durant likely out for Games 1 and 2 vs Blazers

Basketball 05/13/19, 18:38

Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road.The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court.Durant is likely to miss Games 1 ...

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Business 05/13/19, 18:14

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.The jury's verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said ...

Pérez’s 3-run homer helps Indians beat Athletics 5-3

Baseball 05/12/19, 18:29

Roberto Pérez hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Sunday.Francisco Lindor had two hits for Cleveland. Mike Freeman walked three times and scored, Carlos Santana had an RBI double and Jordan Luplow singled, scored and drove in a run.Jefry ...

Blue Jays acquire Jackson, who would set record of 14 teams

Baseball 05/11/19, 19:38

Edwin Jackson was acquired by Toronto from Oakland for cash on Saturday and would set a record by pitching for 14 major league teams when he makes his Blue Jays debut.A 35-year-old right-hander, Jackson would be appearing in his 17th big league season. He signed a minor league contract with ...

Luplow slips, Olson scores in 9th as A’s beat Indians 3-2

Sports 05/11/19, 18:43

Matt Olson scored from third base when right fielder Jordan Luplow slipped trying to field Ramon Laureano's short fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a wacky, sloppy game Saturday.Olson walked leading off against A.J. Cole (0-1), and Kendrys Morales followed with ...

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