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2013 September

  1. Smith’s troubles already overshadowed by other athlete incidents

    Sep 23, 2013, 2:18 PM PST

    Just when you thought you’d seen true stupidity, another idiotic turn of events comes around and smashes its way into the news cycle like a bottle of bubbly across the dome. It took less than three days before someone upstaged the antics of 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith. Blowing twice the legal limit at approximately…

  2. A case of the Mondays: A’s clinch, Giants see ‘Exit Sandman’, 49ers a hot mess

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:14 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – A’s celebrate in style: There was something…

  3. A’s win the AL West on someone else’s walk-off grand slam

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:17 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are back-to-back American League West champions. The A’s clinched their second consecutive division title after a walk-off grand slam by Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the 10th inning. The slam defeated the Rangers 4-0 and mathematically ended their chances at overtaking the A’s. The A’s are currently playing the…

  4. A’s magic number to clinch the AL West is one

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:04 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are so close to the postseason, they can practically taste the champagne. After defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Saturday, their magic number to clinch the American League West is one. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth if the Rangers lose their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out CSNBayArea.com for Joe…

  5. Video: Harbaugh and Luck face off in one man’s hair

    Sep 21, 2013, 1:45 PM PST

    Jerseys are too temporary and tattoos are too permanent. With that in mind, Chris Eliares has found the perfect medium. The Dublin-based barber has refined the art of cutting any design into a subject’s hair. His latest work is to commemorate Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts, in which coach Jim…

  6. A’s magic number is two, can clinch as early as Saturday

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:27 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics clobbered the Minnesota Twins 11-0 on Friday, dropping their magic number to clinch the American League West to two. The A’s win combined with the Rangers 2-1 loss to the Royals cut the magic number in half. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth as early as Saturday. Make sure to…

  7. Aldon Smith’s mugshot has been released

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:44 PM PST

    Early Friday morning, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. 49ers insider Matt Maiocco was the first to report the news and is all over this story on CSNBayArea.com. Smith was involved in a single-vehicle accident. No one was injured in the crash. Continue checking CSNBayArea.com for more information…

  8. Senator John McCain is mad at the Dodgers

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:30 PM PST

    The Dodgers pool party has tweaked U.S. senator John McCain. The republican senator that represents Arizona didn’t pull any punches with his critique of what the Dodgers did after clinching a playoff berth at Chase Field on Thursday.

  9. Field of Links: Dodgers’ disrespectful dunk, Coco’s many handshakes, Giants rookies strip down

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:40 AM PST

    On Thursday, baseball got its first playoff participant, the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the Diamondbacks asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on their field in a clinching scenario, they did the classy thing expected of a history-rich franchise and obliged by dunking themselves in their pool instead. By acting like a bunch of boys trying to…

  10. A’s magic number is down to four

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:08 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Thursday. Their magic number to clinch the American League West is now four. Any combination of A’s win or Rangers losses drops the number. The A’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three. Check out CSNBayArea.com for the full details on Thursday’s game.

  11. What life is like in the A’s right field bleachers

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:37 PM PST

    If you’ve ever wondered what baseball on psychedelics would be like, sit in section 149 of the Oakland Coliseum. It’s sort of like Woodstock in the stands. There are musical instruments — ranging from cowbells to drums — flying flags, popcorn and dive-bombing birds, singsong chants, people hand feeding each other, immeasurable enthusiasm, and a…

  12. TBT: Willie Mays announces his retirement

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:01 PM PST

    In this edition of Throwback Thursday: “The Say Hey Kid” says goodbye after 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. Also, see why Jason Giambi made A’s history this week, and why this is a special time for the 49ers.

  13. Field of Links: Oakland Coliseum metal detectors set for baseball debut, etc.

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM PST

    The Oakland Coliseum metal detectors will make their baseball debut today. Add that to the list of non-baseball stories that have been oozing out of the ballpark in Oakland. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the new security procedures get under way. The A’s should be one of the best stories in baseball, instead,…

  14. A’s magic number drops to five

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:38 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings on Wednesday. Even though they went down, so did their magic number.

    The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 12th inning, dropping the A’s magic number to clinch the American League West to five.

  15. Letter to the editor about Seahawks crowd noise sparks internet firestorm

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:15 PM PST

    Since writing a letter to the editor essentially asking Seahawks fans to quiet down, a Bay Area couple says they have received many “nasty” phone calls and emails from Seahawks fans and inquiries from several media outlets. “Personally, most of the responses have been pretty bad,” Schiller said on the phone. “We got some nasty calls — quite a few of them. We had to unplug our phone last night.”

  16. What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West. At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American…

  17. The Great Glove Granny gets a surprise on a national talk show

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:38 PM PST

    After making the catch of a lifetime, the Great Glove Granny is going national. Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith captured the attention of the Bay Area when she made a slick catch that was caught by Comcast SportsNet’s cameras at a Giants game on September 10. Since then, Smith, a 78-year-old great grandmother, has been…

  18. Field of Links: Coliseum sewage strikes again

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:02 AM PST

    The sewage at the Oakland Coliseum is sort of like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Repulsive, deadly, and resurfacing only at convenient moments to drive the storyline.

    On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Angels 2-1 in walk-off fashion to drop their magic number to six. They did so while avoiding certain areas of the dugout after sewage bubbled up through the drains.

  19. A’s magic number drops to 6

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:36 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, to drop their magic number to clinch the American League West to six. The A’s won in walk-off fashion after a bases-loaded hit by Josh Donaldson with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Texas Rangers snapped their seven-game losing…

  20. The A’s tarps are coming off

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:11 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are lifting the tarps from the view level sections of the Oakland Coliseum for the playoffs. Postseason tickets went on sale Tuesday, and a team spokesperson tells CSN California the third deck will be open for business. The area of the stadium over the Eastside Club dubbed “Mt. Davis” will remain covered…

  21. Lead attorney in NFL concussion settlement says the case was ‘flawed’

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:49 PM PST

    The lead attorney for the former football players that sued the NFL in a high-profile, class-action lawsuit, believes the case was flawed. On the September 17 episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Christopher Seeger, the lead attorney for the players in the head-trauma lawsuit, explained that the $756 million settlement from the league…

  22. Field of Links: A’s homecoming hampered by Angels and atmosphere

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics returned home conquering heroes. They completed a 5-1 road trip that included a three-game sweep of their only true threat to repeat as American League West Champions, the Texas Rangers. The victors had their heads held high as they entered the Oakland Coliseum with a 6.5 game lead, ready to began a seven-game…

  23. Magic number for the A’s to clinch the A.L. West drops to 7

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:16 PM PST

    The magic number for the Oakland Athletics to clinch the American League West is down to seven, after the Texas Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday. The Rangers have now lost seven games in a row and trail the A’s by 6.5 games. The A’s lost to the Angels 12-1 on…

  24. Kaepernick jersey sales drop to 10th in NFL

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:01 PM PST

    Sales of the San Francisco 49ers’ no. 7 jersey have dropped to 10th in the NFL. According to Dick’s Sporting Goods and their jersey report, Colin Kaepernick’s jersey accounts for two percent of all jersey sales at their national sporting goods chain after the second week of the NFL season. As recently as September 2,…

  25. Brow Bowl comes to cringeworthy conclusion

    Sep 16, 2013, 1:36 PM PST

    Everyone can officially stop talking about eyebrows. On Tuesday, EA Sports released a video that showed Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson wagering an eyebrow on Sunday Night’s game. On Wednesday, Kaepernick and Wilson both downplayed the bet. Following the 49ers’ 29-3 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, the payoff arrived in the form of a YouTube…

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