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    Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

    Please watch another channel. That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they're helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they're helping themselves. 
    Oakland: New investor on board for Coliseum City
    The Oakland City Council will discuss extending negotiations with a development team that has brought aboard a new investor, who will take the lead in trying to build new sports stadiums at the site of O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena. 

    Earthquake World Series: The hero of Candlestick Park
    Fay Vincent was praised for his actions when disaster struck the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, but the former commissioner of Major League Baseball remembers the real hero  

    A's Vogt recuperating from foot surgery
    Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for a post-surgery checkup Thursday, then will fly back from Los Angeles to Washington state to begin six to eight weeks of recovery; Vogt had Dr. Kenneth Jung repair the plantar plates in his right foot Tuesday. 

    Oakland Coliseum board to pick new leader, seek new powers
    The authority that runs O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena is set to name its first director in over five years, while also seeking a leading role in future stadium development with the assistance of former Oakland City Administrator Robert Bobb. 

    A's hitting coach Chili Davis is candidate for same job with Yankees
    New York Yankees are looking for a new batting coach, and Chili Davis of the Oakland A's will interview for the position. 

    A's bench coach Chip Hale hired as new Diamondbacks manager
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin applauds the Arizona Diamondbacks' decision; now the A's will begin a search to find a replacement. 

    A's Stephen Vogt, Brandon Moss have surgery dates set
    Oakland A's Stephen Vogt to have foot surgery Oct. 14; Brandon Moss having hip surgery Oct. 21 

    A's have numerous worries heading into 2015 season
    Oakland A's should have a competitive rotation, but the team needs help at second and short 

    Oakland A's: Five issues this offseason
    A's most pressing issues will be free agency, payroll and injuries 

    A's coach Chip Hale interviewing for Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial job
    Chip Hale has received permission from the A's to interview with the Diamondbacks. 

    A's notebook: Manager Bob Melvin regrets not using Adam Dunn
    Shortstop will be a key offseason target of A's management as Jed Lowrie is now free to test the open market. 

    Coco and Soto would have been sidelined had the A's advanced
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin said neither Coco Crisp nor Geovany Soto would have been able to play in the Division Series if his team had beaten the Kansas City Royals in the wild card round. 

    A's Billy Beane defends deals
    Trading Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester was key to A's success, Billy Beane says 

    Oakland A's players not satisfied with their season
    Josh Reddick, Jed Lowrie feel like A's season shouldn't have ended in Kansas City 

    A's manager Bob Melvin admits to a few regrets
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin said he might have used in bullpen differently in wild card loss to Kansas City Royals; added that he feels 'horrible' about not giving retiring Adam Dunn a chance to get into game. 

    Thousands of Comcast viewers miss Royals' game-winning hit against A's
    Comcast spokesman says cable company is investigating why a glitch caused viewers from Mountain View to Monterey to miss the game-winning single that sent the Kansas City Royals past the Oakland A's in 12 innings in the A.L. wild-card playoff game. 

    Thompson: A's collapse mirrors season pattern
    Tuesday's loss to the Royals in the American League wild-card playoff was a microcosm for the A's season, right down to the snatch-your-hopes-right-out-your-heart ending.
     

    Royals beat A's in wild-card game
    Royals beat A's, will play Angels in A.L. Division Series 

    A's playoff notes: Geovany Soto injury leaves A's short at catcher
    Oakland A's wary of hard-throwing Kansas City bullpen heading into A.L. wild-card game 

    Adam Dunn not in A's lineup for Tuesday's wild card game
    Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin opts to sit Dunn, and will instead play Sam Fuld in left with Brandon Moss as the DH; also Geovany Soto will catch Jon Lester. 

    A's stock wild-card roster with many reserves, just eight pitchers
    Their strong belief that starting pitcher Jon Lester will get them deep in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals led the A's to go with a 25-man roster that includes just eight pitchers 

    A's third baseman Donaldson to play despite sore knee
    Josh Donaldson injured his left knee diving for a ball last weekend, but the A's third baseman is expected to play in Tuesday's wild card game against the Kansas City Royals 

    Jon Lester: Oakland A's lefty at his best in big games
    When A's acquired Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, it was for games such as Tuesday's wild-card matchup against the Kansas City Royals 

    A's utility infielder Nick Punto long on postseason experience
    Nick Punto has been in the playoffs with the Twins, Cardinals, Dodgers and now the A's 

    A's third baseman Josh Donaldson having left knee problems
    Donaldson hurt knee diving for a ball, but A's third baseman says it's only real bothersome when he runs the bases 

    A's Adam Dunn finally gets a chance to play in the postseason
    After 15 seasons and more than 2,000 games, Oakland A's slugger Adam Dunn gets his first chance to play in the playoffs after the A's clinched a spot in the A.L. wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. 

    Thompson: A's get their mojo back in wild-card clincher
    The playoff-bound Oakland A's looked like the best team in baseball again when in mattered most Sunday in their win over the Texas Rangers 

    Oakland A's clinch playoff spot with 4-0 win
    Sonny Gray shutout of Texas Rangers sends A's to Kansas City for wild card game Tuesday against Royals
     

     
     
     
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    San Francisco's Saison and Benu earn three Michelin stars

    The star-studded 2015 Michelin list is out, and chefs Josh Skenes and Corey Lee have earned three stars each for their San Francisco restaurants. 
    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

    The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.