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Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

Why A's Should Embrace Oakland

Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News

For Baseball, Less Would Be More

Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Jay Bilas is ESPN’s top college basketball analyst and should be assigned to the network’s biggest games. In fact, it&...(full article)

Remember the bad old days when college athletes couldn't make ends meet? Remember when that shortfall was blamed for everything from the Reggie Bush scandal at Southern California ...(full article)

It's Oakland. Other teams in other sports have other options, but for the A's, the singular serious option is to remain in Oakland and try to get a new stadium built on the Coliseu...(full article)

Happens every year: It’s Oscar night, maybe two hours in, and they’re nowhere near Best Actor or Best Actress. Your increasingly embattled host is exhausted, eager for ...(full article)

What kind of jerk criticizes students who raise money for kids with cancer? Keith Olbermann makes no secret of the disgust he harbors for Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandus...(full article)

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