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Athletics Fall to Diamondbacks
June 10, 2012... Byline: Joe Stiglich PHOENIX _ Trevor Cahill will savor his memories of facing his former team Saturday. Jarrod Parker? He'd be better off with a case of amnesia. In a battle of two pitchers traded for each other, Cahill silenced the Oakland Athletics for 7 1/3 innings as the Arizona...
Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of June 10-16
June 10, 2012... Byline: Chuck Barney DON'T MISS: "TRUE BLOOD" _ After a 12-year run on "Law & Order: SVU," Christopher Meloni grows a pair of fangs. In Season 5 of the supernatural sensation, he plays Roman, the charismatic, 500-year-old leader of the Vampire Authority, who craves a peaceful...
Veteran on a New Mission
June 11, 2012... Byline: Gary Peterson WALNUT CREEK, Calif. _ One of Emily Yates' favorite spots on the University of California, Berkeley, campus is the top floor of a tall building, a place so typically deserted and peaceful that she prefers not to reveal its location lest her public sanctuary become...
Diamondbacks Stop a's 4-3 to Complete Sweep
June 11, 2012... Byline: Joe Stiglich PHOENIX _ Count the number of ways the A's doomed themselves over the weekend. Late-inning bullpen breakdown? Check. Subpar starting pitching? You bet. Careless defense? They had that covered. It's no wonder the momentum that the A's carried into the...
A's Doolittle Has Done a Lot to Reach Big Leagues
June 12, 2012... Byline: Joe Stiglich DENVER _ When the A's drafted Sean Doolittle in 2007, they thought they had landed their first baseman of the future. Five years later, Doolittle finally has arrived in the majors, having transformed himself from an injury-ravaged hitting prospect to a hard-throwing...