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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]

After building early lead, A’s lose in ninth on wild pitch

SEATTLE — The A’s absorbed one gut-punch Wednesday when they scored eight times in the fourth but went on to lose via a bullpen meltdown in Anaheim. Saturday was the latest iteration. Oakland led [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Joyce makes first start in center in 8 years

SEATTLE — Matt Joyce hadn’t played center field in so long, he’d forgotten when it last happened. “I was pretty sure it was high school,” Joyce said Saturday before a game at Safeco Field. [Read entire story]

A’s Paul Blackburn likely done for the season

SEATTLE — Right-hander Paul Blackburn is likely to be shut down the rest of the way because of a deep bone bruise on his right hand. Blackburn, struck by a line drive by Trey Mancini in the fourth [Read entire story]

A’s add top prospect to roster before loss at Seattle

SEATTLE — For a last-place team in rebuild mode, Sept. 1 means a chance to get a glimpse of the future as call-ups join the roster. Top prospect Franklin Barreto, who was up briefly earlier in the [Read entire story]

A’s call up Barreto, Moll; Phegley, Smolinski off DL

SEATTLE — With rosters expanding Friday, the A’s activated catcher Josh Phegley and outfielder Jake Smolinski from the disabled list and called up left-hander Sam Moll and infielder Franklin Barreto. [Read entire story]

Lengthy rehab has A’s Josh Phegley feeling good, hitting well

ANAHEIM — Josh Phegley will come off the disabled list Friday at Seattle, as anticipated, and the A’s catcher says he feels great after a lengthy rehab assignment. “It made sense, I’m not going [Read entire story]