OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are staying put under new leadership and determined to find the right location for an intimate new ballpark that brings together the community with a great vibe for fans. One that will be privately funded and, in time, increase revenue and improve the on-field product.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Looking a bit shocked, Jurgen Klinsmann called it a "bitter moment" four times in 14 minutes and also a "bitter pill to swallow" during his post-match news conference. He described the 4-0 wipeout in a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica as "the defeat that hurts most" during his five-year tenure as U.S. coach.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Dressed in their classic silver and black uniforms, the Raiders players huddle before kickoff. After words of encouragement and a prayer, the teenagers finish with head butts, shoulder slaps and a battle cry: "Uno, dos, tres... vamos!"
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County Commission has approved an ordinance to enact an increase in the local hotel room tax to help fund construction of a huge stadium they hope will bring the NFL's Raiders to Las Vegas.