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Josh Reddick spoofs weird Brad Pitt ad

Surely, you remember those bizarre Brad Pitt commercials from maybe a year ago of him rambling on about who knows what. The commercial was for a cologne or something. I never knew what it was for because I couldn’t get over how unintentionally hilarious it was. There were a good number of parodies (SNL’s sticks out). And now Josh Reddick and his seductively unbuttoned A’s jersey...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Barry Zito clears waivers

So… here’s something that quietly happened on Tuesday in Giants land: doesn't seem like a trade candidate at this moment, but Barry Zito has cleared waivers. 7 weeks left on $126M, 7-yr deal. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 14, 2013 MLB’s waiver trade deadline is Aug. 31. But I can’t come up with any scenario where a team would be crazy enough to trade for Zito...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
BALLING OUT

David Lee tears it up at Rucker Park

What a summer it’s been for Warriors highlights. First there was Kent Bazremore going crazy in Summer League with some Mark Jackson “Mama, there goes that man” moments. And now we come to David Lee. Lee had surgery back in May to repair the torn hip flexor he suffered in the first-round of the playoffs, severely limiting his ability to play for the remainder of the team...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

DJ Hayden expected to be cleared for contact this weekend

Good news for those of you eager to find out if DJ Hayden will either prove the Reggie McKenzie haters wrong or fall flat on his face. Hayden is expected to be cleared for full contact this weekend and reportedly will make his debut next Friday against the Bears. This year’s 12th overall pick underwent abdominal surgery in May to remove scar tissue related to his near-fatal injury...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cal safety Avery Sebastian taken to hospital in ambulance after tackle

Scary, scary scene at Memorial Stadium Monday evening during Cal’s football scrimmage. Junior safety Avery Sebastian was taken away in an ambulance after he was injured and appeared to remain motionless on the ground following a “hard” tackle during the scrimmage. He was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. Cal coach Sonny Dykes told reporters that he did not have any information...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants fan who threw banana at Adam Jones comes forward

Towards the end of the Giants’ 10-2 loss to the Orioles at AT&T Park on Sunday, one fan did the not very cool thing of throwing a banana towards the direction of O’s outfielder Adam Jones. The Giants immediately launched an investigation that didn’t really turn up much information. That doesn’t matter anymore because the guilty fan has apparently stepped forward after...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

You’ll never guess who just claimed Adam Rosales off waivers

#Athletics IF Adam Rosales has been claimed off waivers by the #Rangers. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) August 12, 2013 This is just getting ridiculous now. That now makes three times in the last 13 days that Rosales has been claimed by the A’s and Rangers. It’s like two divorced parents sharing custody over their kid. Except either parent ends up not wanting to keep him...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Jones alleges a Giants fan threw a banana at him during Sunday’s game

Not cool, Giants fans. I want to thank whatever slapdick threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u *******. — Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) August 11, 2013 I love how some ppl are defending the actions by someone today. Shows how u really are also. All good wit me. I just #StayHungry — Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) August 12, 2013 Good chance...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers OC Greg Roman calls Alex Smith a ‘nameless, faceless opponent’

The 49ers on Friday play the Chiefs for their second exhibition game of the season. Any other year, this game doesn’t deserve a second thought. This year is different. There’s a familiar face on that other sideline, leading that offense. An old friend. Of course we’re talking about Alex Smith. OK, sure, it’s only preseason. Smith will be yanked before Aldon Smith and friends...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick and his ’7th grade combover’ have hit five home runs in two games (Video)

Before Friday’s game at Toronto, Josh Reddick, looking for something—anything—to bust himself out of a nightmarish slump in a nightmarish season, decided to change up his hair. Again. This time he went with what he called the “Seventh Grade Comb Over.” It worked because Reddick proceeded to do preposterous things with his baseball bat. Reddick smacked three homers to lead...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s DFA Adam Rosales… again

The A’s had to make room on the roster after calling up Sonny Gray to make Saturday’s start. You’ll never guess what they did. As speculated yesterday, Adam Rosales designated for assignment again – third time in a week and a half. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 10, 2013 C’mon, Rangers. Make this interesting.
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Darren McFadden doesn’t want to talk contract extension right now

Darren McFadden is set to be a free agent after this season, making this a contract year for the Raiders starting-when-healthy running back. McFadden is set to make $5.856 million in base salary this season. Typically, this is when you try to lock up your best weapon to an extension. The Raiders of course are cautious about doing so because he’s Darren McFadden and his body is...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Flynn’s friends gave him a hard time about worst quarterback ranking

When the Raiders first convened for offseason workouts earlier this year, the early buzz was that Matt Flynn was looking like he was about to be beat out by another rookie named Wilson, this time instead of Russell of Wisconsin it was Tyler of Arkansas. But things have changed. Tyler Wilson has since fizzled and is embarrassingly being outplayed in training camp by undrafted free...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB thinks San Jose’s A’s lawsuit is trash

Nearly two months ago, the City of San Jose filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball in hopes that would expedite a move by the A’s to downtown, a move that both the franchise and the city want because they hate Oakland (probably). But baseball doesn’t want to do that and, more importantly, can’t do that because the Giants own territorial rights in San Jose...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign Eric Wright. For real this time.

Continuing the trend of “Guess who’s back?” Thursday, the 49ers say they have signed Eric Wright to a one-year deal. #49ers sign CB Eric Wright and place him on Non-Football Injury/Illness List. Wright is tending to personal matter & will join team ASAP. — Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) August 8, 2013
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Rosales claimed back off waivers by A’s

For throwback Thursday, the A’s are going all the way back… to last week. He's baaaaaack. A's regain Adam Rosales off waivers from the Rangers. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 8, 2013 A's say a corresponding 25-man roster move will be made tomorrow. Callaspo said he'd be fine for Friday, but perhaps he's not. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 8, 2013 Callaspo...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

David Lee says the trade rumors about him are false

Last we heard about David Lee, the Warriors were reportedly shopping him around to get an idea for his value on the market. It was certainly a news item that was all sorts of surprising and confusing and interesting and revealing. But why would the Warriors want to trade one of their top three players? some thought. Oh, that’s right, the team managed quite capably without him in...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders OL Menelik Watson had a short-lived first practice

Menelik Watson has been missing for all of Raiders training camp with what was an undisclosed injury but later revealed as a calf injury. It’s been a big setback for the rookie right tackle because each day he’s been absent, he’s losing valuable opportunities to learn in his first training camp as well as losing ground to Khalif Barnes on the depth chart. But good news came...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Warriors 2013-14 schedule

The NBA released its 2013-14 NBA schedule on Tuesday. It’s Christmas for basketball nerds starved for relevant NBA news in the dead of summer. It also gives Warriors fans a chance to see what on the menu comes when. The biggest news to take away—the Warriors are back on Christmas Day with a game against the Fighting Cliff Pauls. The Warriors also will be starting the season...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S AN HONOR

Stanford to retire Elway's number

Stanford will retire the number seven worn by John Elway, who quarterbacked the football team for four seasons and played baseball at the school.

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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

DJ Hayden out for Raiders preseason opener

Reviews for Raiders rookie cornerback DJ Hayden from training camp have been generally positive, kinda like that new movie with a roided up Matt Damon about Occupy Wall Street in space or something. That’s good considering he was virtually absent for all of the team’s offseason activities after undergoing abdominal surgery related to his near-death injury last fall. We all will...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis expected back by Week 1 after hand surgery

Good news on the Patrick Willis injury front. As expected, the 49ers star linebacker should be back in time for the start of the season after breaking his right hand last week in practice. Willis reportedly did undergo surgery recently on the hand, however, which he broke during one-on-one drills on Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Mike Sando, the recovery time is expected to take...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Garza is not of a fan of bunts, Eric Sogard

Thanks to a solid game plan, the A’s got out to a quick start on Matt Garza and the Rangers Saturday and held on for the 4-2 win to extend their lead in the AL West to 3.5 games. That game plan was to bunt, bunt, bunt, bunt on Garza, who the scouting report says isn’t comfortable fielding bunts. The A’s did it twice in the first as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead. They did it...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers add WRs Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins

Facing a potent combo of injuries and inexperience at wide receiver, the 49ers on Friday signed two veterans to help out at the position: @MikeGarafolo: Done deal: WR Austin Collie is signing with the 49ers — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 2, 2013 Source confirms @MikeGarafolo report that WR Austin Collie is signing with #49ers. Also hearing that they will sign Lavelle Hawkins...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers still interested in Eric Wright?

So, guess who might be coming back to the 49ers. Well, he wouldn’t be “coming back,” since technically he never was on the team. But yes, the answer is the non-law-abiding citizen Eric Wright, who was on the 49ers for about as long as it takes to get a burrito at Chipotle before that trade was voided when the cornerback failed a physical. He’s since been released by the Bucs...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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