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Meet San Francisco’s new e-sports team, the Shock

San Francisco has a new team. E-sports, which boasts the fastest-growing audience in the country, welcomes the first-ever geographically based video-game league — the brand-new Overwatch League — and [Read entire story]

Texas star Adrian Beltre: ‘I’m a fan’ of A’s Matt Chapman

ARLINGTON, Texas -A projected future Hall of Famer was keeping tabs on A’s rookie third baseman Matt Chapman during the final series of the season. Rangers star Adrian Beltre told The Chronicle that [Read entire story]

Strong start for Daniel Mengden, Khris Davis’ 43rd homer power A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas: Close the book on the A’s 2017 season, and while you’re at it, pencil Daniel Mengden in for a spot in Oakland’s rotation next spring. Mengden, back from a spate of injuries and [Read entire story]

Sean Manaea wins at Texas, says weight loss affected season

ARLINGTON, Texas — Sean Manaea’s velocity dip was something of a mystery most of the season, but the A’s left-hander said after an excellent final start that dramatic weight loss was probably a factor. [Read entire story]

A’s Sean Manaea expects to make his next start

After a throwing a full bullpen session Monday with no discomfort, Sean Manaea said he believes he’ll be ready to make his next scheduled start. The left-hander, whose turn comes Thursday at Texas, was [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Olson might be done for the season

Matt Olson’s September surge might be the top development of the entire season for the A’s, but the team is likely to be without the rookie first baseman the rest of the way. Olson strained his left [Read entire story]

A’s Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for anthem

A’s rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell, who earlier in the day profanely bashed President Trump on Instagram, became the first major-league player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday before Oakland’s 1-0 win [Read entire story]

Raul Alcantara to the rescue as A’s win their sixth in a row

Saturday’s scheduled starter, Sean Manaea, was scratched three and a half hours before Oakland’s with upper-back tightness, and Raul Alcantara came out of the bullpen to take his place against Texas. [Read entire story]

Matt Olson homers again, A’s beat Texas 4-1

For the Rangers, who came into the A’s final homestand of the season still in the hunt for the American League’s second wild-card spot, the timing couldn’t be worse. In this series, Texas is facing [Read entire story]

Jharel Cotton to start Sunday for A’s; Maxwell, Powell still out

Jharel Cotton didn’t throw a pitch in his last scheduled start, a late scratch at Detroit with a groin strain, but that quick action to prevent further injury might have paid off for the A’s right-hander: Cotton will [Read entire story]

Unusual 2018 A’s schedule; free game, fewer miles

To celebrate the A’s actual 50th birthday at the Coliseum next year, the team is giving the fans an unprecedented present: The April 17 game will be free. “We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary [Read entire story]

2002 A’s watch closely as Indians go for AL consecutive-wins record

As the Cleveland Indians whirled off wins left and right the past few weeks, members of the A’s 2002 team took notice. “I was watching one night and it kind of sunk in that they were doing this,” [Read entire story]

All power, no platoon for A’s Matt Olson

When the A’s dealt Yonder Alonso last month, their plan was to make Matt Olson the primary first baseman — and unlike Alonso, Oakland’s 2017 All-Star, Olson isn’t even platooning much. Olson [Read entire story]

Youthful A’s sweep four games from division-leading Astros

September is all about the A’s young players making strides, and this weekend’s series against Houston was a good indication that the kids are all right. Oakland topped the Astros 10-2 Sunday at the [Read entire story]

A’s use homers, Lowrie’s single in 9th to beat Astros

About the only way the A’s can hope to compete with the division-leading Astros, who consistently pummel Oakland, is to try to out-homer them. And on Friday at the Coliseum, the A’s tried their [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Chapman ejected after exchanging words with Angels’ catcher

Rookie third baseman Matt Chapman was ejected from Wednesday’s game in the fourth inning after a testy exchange with Angels catcher Juan Graterol that A’s outfielder Khris Davis said exemplified what a team leader [Read entire story]

Nice start by Sean Manaea helps end A’s losing streak at 8 games

For more than a month, poor pitching tripped up many a fine A’s offensive effort, including each of the first two games of this homestand. The recent exception: Sean Manaea, who again turned in a [Read entire story]

Matt Olson’s 2nd HR sends game to extras, but A’s lose

Since the Angels stuck it to the A’s in a three-game sweep just last week, the team from Anaheim added two significant pieces, making it even more dangerous. Playing at home Monday rather than on the [Read entire story]

A’s Boog Powell working hard to get out of slump

Rookie Boog Powell, stuck in a 1-for-18 funk entering Monday’s game, spent the last week doing extra work with hitting coach Darren Bush and assistant hitting coach Marcus Jensen. “It’s been a [Read entire story]

Renato Nuñez, pitchers expected to join A’s on Tuesday

SEATTLE — Triple-A Nashville’s season ends Monday, so Oakland’s next batch of September call-ups are expected to join the club Tuesday. Among them: slugger Renato Nuñez, who is tied for second in [Read entire story]