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Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Scoreboard Roundup 4-28-14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat 109 – Charlotte Bobcats 98 (Heat win series, 4-0)
Atlanta Hawks 107 – Indiana Pacers 97 (Hawks lead series, 3-2)
San Antonio Spurs 93 – Dallas Mavericks 89 (Series tied, 2-2)
NHL Playoffs: Pengu…

Athletics Reward Reliever Sean Doolittle with Extension

Athletics Reward Reliever Sean Doolittle with Extension

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — After an unexpected position change, the Oakland Athletics have been so impressed with what they’ve seen from reliever Sean Doolittle, they’ve rewarded him with a five-year contract extension.
Dootlittl…

A’s Remove Jim Johnson from Closer Role

A’s Remove Jim Johnson from Closer Role

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Athletics rarely make big splashes in the offseason, but their most recent one is proving to be a mistake so far as Jim Johnson has been demoted from his role as the team’s closer.
The Athletics acquire…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Oakland Athletics 6 (6-3) – Minnesota Twins 1 (3-6)
New York Yankees 4 (5-5) – Boston Red Sox 1 (4-6)
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (6-3) – Chicago Cubs 4 (3-6)
Houston Astros 6 (4-6) – Toronto Blue …

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14

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(NEW YORK) — MLB:  Cleveland Indians 2 (5-3) – San Diego Padres 0 (2-6) Game 1
San Diego Padres 2 (3-6) – Cleveland Indians 1 (5-4) Game 2
Oakland Athletics 7 (5-3) – Minnesota Twins 4 (3-5) 11 Innings
Cinc…

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off.
“I was…

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles Tendon

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles Tendon

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(TEMPE Ariz.) — Hoping to return to the Major Leagues after a six-year absence, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Mark Mulder suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during agility drills prior to his first bullpen session w…

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Oakland A’s/MLB(OAKLAND, Calif.) — With both sides eager to make a deal, the Oakland Athletics and outfielder Coco Crisp have come to terms on a two-year deal.
Crisps new contract will pay him $22.75 million over the course of the 2015 and 2016 season…

RP Grant Balfour Signs With Tampa Bay Rays

RP Grant Balfour Signs With Tampa Bay Rays

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a two-year contract with free agent closer Grant Balfour on Thursday, worth $12 million.
This will be Balfour’s second stint with the Rays. He previously playe…

Athletics Agree to Deal with Reliever Eric O’Flaherty

Athletics Agree to Deal with Reliever Eric O’Flaherty

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — In a typical under-the-radar move by the team, the Oakland Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent reliever Eric O’Flaherty. The deal is for two years and worth $7 million.
“He’s been one of th…

Outfielder Corey Brown Traded Back to Oakland

Outfielder Corey Brown Traded Back to Oakland

Rob Carr/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — The Oakland Athletics reacquired outfielder Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash Thursday.Brown, a first-round pick of the Athletics in the 2007 amateur draft, was traded to Washington in De…

Report: Grant Balfour Agrees to 2-Year Deal with Orioles

Report: Grant Balfour Agrees to 2-Year Deal with Orioles

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Closer Grant Balfour agreed to two-year, $15 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles, multiple media sources reported Tuesday. If Balfour passes his physical he will receive $7 million each of the…

ESPN: Mets to Sign Bartolo Colon

ESPN: Mets to Sign Bartolo Colon

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) –  The New York Mets and free agent starting pitcher Bartolo Colon have reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $20 million, according to ESPN.
The deal will be completed once t…

Brett Anderson Dealt to Rockies

Brett Anderson Dealt to Rockies

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) — In an attempt to bolster their starting rotation, the Colorado Rockies acquired LHP Brett Anderson from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in exchange for pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Chr…

Athletics Acquire Closer Jim Johnson from Orioles

Athletics Acquire Closer Jim Johnson from Orioles

Rob Carr/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The Oakland Athletics continue to make under-the-radar moves that could pay off big time in 2014 as they’ve acquired closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a pl…

Oakland A’s Sign INF Nick Punto

Oakland A’s Sign INF Nick Punto

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The Oakland Athletics agreed to a one-year contract with free agent infielder Nick Punto on Wednesday, with a vesting option for the 2015 season.In 116 games this past season with the Dodgers, Punto batted .255 with two home runs and…

Tigers Advance to ALCS

Tigers Advance to ALCS

Rob Carr/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) –  Justin Verlander turned in a brilliant performance when his team needed it most.
Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers blanked the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday nigh…

Scoreboard Roundup 10/10/13

Scoreboard Roundup 10/10/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — MLB Playoffs ALDS Game 5:  Detroit Tigers 3 – Oakland Athletics 0 – Detroit wins series 3-2
NFL:  Chicago Bears 27 (4-2) – New York Giants 21 (0-6)
Top 25 College Football:  (8) Louisville 24 (6-0) – Rutg…

Scherzer Keeps Tigers Alive

Scherzer Keeps Tigers Alive

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(DETROIT) — With the Tigers up 5-4 in the eighth, Max Scherzer pitched out of a no out bases loaded jam helping Detroit force a decisive Game 5 in their AL division series by beating the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Tuesday.
The …

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/7/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/7/13

Getty Images/ Hemera (NEW YORK) –  MLB Playoffs: NLDS: St. Louis Cardinals 2 – Pittsburgh Pirates 1 – Series tied 2-2.
Los Angeles Dodgers 4 – Atlanta Braves 3 – Los Angeles wins series, 3-1 and advance to the NLCS.
ALDS:  Oakland Athletics …

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