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Diaz and Tampa Bay spoil the A’s playoff party at the Coliseum

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER For the second year in a row, the A’s dreams of postseason glory died a sudden painful death, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Wednesday night at the Coliseum in the AL Wild Card game. Tampa Bay’s Yandy Diaz ripped a leadoff home run against A’s …

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Warriors Media Day Takeaways from the Chase Center

BY MASON BISSADA The Golden State Warriors held their first media day at the brand new Chase Center in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco on Monday, and the tone given from the players and the organization as a whole was that of cautious optimism. Injuries potentially cost the …

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Sac’s Champ secures emotional win at Safeway Open in Napa

BY HELEN LAME´ Sacramento’s Cameron Champ scored an emotional victory at the Safeway Open in Napa Sunday evening, sinking a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to hold off a late charge by Canada’s Adam Hadwin for his second PGA tour victory by firing a 17-under 271 for the tournament. Champ, who entered …

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Winner of Giants – Dodgers rivalry this decade up for debate

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ What defines success in the eyes of a baseball fan ? There is a heated rivalry between the supporters of the Dodgers and the Giants. Their fan bases are imbued with a deep-rooted contempt for their counterparts. When these two teams and their partisans reflect on the …

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Daltrey and Townshend bringing The Who to the Chase Center

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER There’s not a lot of bands that can still fill arenas around the world in spite of only putting out one new studio album in close to 30 years. But you can certainly count The Who on that shortest of lists.   Soldiering on after the death …

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Winter squash nearing its peak season at Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Winter squash is nearing its peak season and can be a tasty addition to your fall dinners. The state of California is the second largest producer of winter squash. Many heirloom varieties are coming back, varieties you won’t find anywhere else.   Hard-shelled, or “winter” squash, …

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Canha’s 11th inning walk-off gives A’s 1-0 win in pitchers duel

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Mark Canha’s 11th inning double drove home Jurickson Profar with the only run of the game, breaking up a pitchers duel and giving the A’s a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum. Canha laced a 1-2 sinker from Royals reliever Jessie …

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DeSaulnier condemns Trump for revoking CA’s Auto Standards

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) in condemning the Trump Administration’s reported intention to formally rescind California’s ability to set its own automobile emissions standards today. In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of its intent to roll back current fuel standards in 2018, Congressman DeSaulnier …

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Squeeze concert at The Fox showcases decades of hit making

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking a victory lap mid-way thru their fifth decade together, the British band Squeeze performed a highly entertaining career spanning concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Thursday night. Promoted as “The Squeeze Songbook Tour,” lead singer and guitarist Glenn Tilbrook and his songwriting partner, guitarist Chris Difford, have …

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Dave Matthews helps introduce Chase Center to the Bay Area

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Dave Matthews Band continued the march of elite headliners into the Chase Center Tuesday night, becoming just the second performers to grace the stage at the Warriors newly christened arena in Mission Bay. DMB normally plays the Greek Theater in Berkeley or Shoreline when visiting the …

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