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A's notebook: Barry Zito should stick with A's, scout says

Barry Zito could generate outside interest, but he might be a great fit for the A's 
A's Sonny Gray hit hard by the Brewers
Gray, the A's opening-day starter, didn't make it out of third inning in game that ended 9-9. 

Cubs' Edwin Jackson drives to wrong stadium
Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson misses his start after initially driving to the wrong stadium, then finds right ballpark and gets pounded 

Corey Busch says San Jose made mistake by suing MLB
Corey Busch, member of committee that studied Oakland A's stadium situation, says San Jose made a mistake by filing antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball 

Oakland A's veterans Coco Crisp, Ryan Cook suffer setbacks
Crisp needs cortisone shot for ailing elbow. Ryan Cook optioned to minors to work out pitching woes 

Oakland A's power past Chicago Cubs 14-2
Stephen Vogt and Billy Butler homered in the A's rout. Barry Zito relieved and pitched four scoreless innings in his bid to make the team. 

Alameda County joining Oakland officials on stadium talks, but Raiders still silent
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into talks with the city and its private development partner on Coliseum City -- a proposal to redevelop about 200 acres in East Oakland and build a new football stadium for the Oakland Raiders. The agreement doesn't require that the Raiders commit to the project. 

Ryan Cook's struggles raise questions about A's bullpen depth
Oakland A's reliever Ryan Cook has another difficult outing in 8-3 loss to Cleveland Indians; Cactus League ERA climbs to 16.88.
 

A's Kendall Graveman delivers another strong start
Kendall Graveman, battling for a spot in the Oakland A's rotation, made another impressive start, pitching 51/3 scoreless innings in an exhibition against the Cincinnati Reds 

Photos: New Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells Arizona mansion
New A's designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler has sold his 5,872 square foot home in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $2 million. 

Oakland A's, Jesse Hahn defeat Cincinnati Reds
Jesse Hahn pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Oakland A's to an 8-1 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati Reds 

Oakland Athletics give Los Angeles Dodgers a scare in 3-2 win
Andy Parrino's liner up the middle hits the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who remained in the game. 

A's rotation contender Jesse Hahn appreciates the underdog
Jesse Hahn grew up where the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were kings, so he rooted for the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

A's Tyler Ladendorf makes impression after 50-game drug suspension
Tyler Ladendorf is trying to make the Oakland Athletics' 25-man roster as a reserve outfielder/infielder after being handed the suspension while with Triple-A Sacramento last season. 

Billy Beane advising Dutch soccer club
A's general manager Billy Beane is helping a Dutch soccer club learn the principles of the 'Moneyball' philosophy 

Rickey Henderson tutoring Coco Crisp
Rickey Henderson is in the Oakland A's spring training camp to help Coco Crisp in his transition from center field to left field 

Commissioner Rob Manfred says getting A's into new stadium a priority
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the Oakland A's stadium situation is among 'top five' items on his list of things to get resolved 

A's notebook: Manfred says stadium situation at top of to-do list
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that dealing with the Oakland A's stadium situation in the Bay Area is at the top of his to-do list; A's name Sonny Gray opening day starter. 

Gray, Zito strong in A's exhibition win
Sonny Gray threw four strong innings to start the game and Barry Zito four scoreless innings to close it out as the A's beat the Brewers 5-2 

A's Billy Burns off to hot start
Switch-hitting Billy Burns was 3 for 4 Saturday in the A's 5-2 win over the Giants. 

A's Butler greeted warmly by Kansas City Royals fans
Oakland A's Billy Butler was greeted warmly by Kansas City Royals fans when the A's met the Royals for the first time in Cactus League play; Butler then hit two-run double past Lorenzo Cain 

A's Scott Kazmir a bit nervous with Will Ferrell at shortstop
Lefty Scott Kazmir was making his first Cactus League start on Thursday, and chirping behind him was actor/comedian Will Ferrell 

#FerrellTakesTheField for @Athletics, @SFGiants: Social media reaction
Major league baseball fans around the San Francisco Bay and beyond watched the comedian crack wise as he joined Cactus League lineups Thursday 

Ex-A's slugger Moss looks strong as ever
Now with Cleveland, he hits epic triple and a homer in first two at-bats versus Oakland. 

Will Ferrell to play in A's, Giants games on Thursday
Will Ferrell, the actor and comedian, is honoring former A's shortstop Campy Campaneris by playing all nine positions while touring the Cactus League on Thursday. 

A's ace Sonny Gray struggles in Cactus League debut
Barry Zito pitches in relief for Oakland A's and does well for two innings before getting hit hard in third 

A's potential starters Jesse Hahn, Jesse Chavez have strong outings
Hahn, Chavez are trying to earn spots in Oakland Athletics' rotation; both right-handers pleased with results in 4-1 Cactus League loss to Texas Rangers.  

Oakland A's suffer first Cactus League loss
The A's undefeated spring came to an end Sunday in a 10-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox in which probable Oakland closer Tyler Clippard gave up four runs in a six-run fourth inning. 

Harbaugh calls A's 'jungle lions'
Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh coaches first base for the Oakland A's, whom he calls 'jungle lions' in a preworkout meeting. 

Yu Darvish of Texas Rangers might need Tommy John surgery
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish might need season-ending surgery because of torn ligaments in his right elbow 

 
 
 
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Review: 'Bloodborne' is brutal and exhilarating

'Bloodborne,' the latest in the 'Souls' series by From Software, continues the trend of challenging combat and forging camaraderie among players.