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Favre, Vick Sagas Emphasize JaMarcus Russell’s Importance to Raiders

The media circus surrounding the recent signings of Brett Favre and Michael Vick serves as a reminder that the Oakland Raiders have reached a stress-free level unknown to them in recent years. Thanks to newfound stability at head coach and quarterback, ... (Continue reading)

Time for Darren McFadden to Be Named the Oakland Raiders’ Starter

Oakland’s preseason kicked off Thursday night against Dallas, an unremarkable game for the first 10 minutes. Middling along as preseason games tend to do, the Raiders and Cowboys played to an uneventful 7-3 score, at which point Oakland made a ... (Continue reading)

Nelson Has Hands Full Managing Golden State Warriors’ Roster

The Warriors’ outdoor preseason game against the Suns is a mere eight weeks away, and they couldn’t be more prepared. The Warriors already play an outdoor pickup game style, and when they visit Indian Wells they’ll bring another trademark of the ... (Continue reading)

Jason Giambi’s Return to Oakland Comes to Sad Conclusion

Jason Giambi’s release last week likely signified the end of his career, his journey ending in the same place it started. He never won a title, never fulfilled that final bit of promise expected of him. Just like Chris Webber, another ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders: Competition Could Lead to New Faces on Defense

At first glance, the 2009 Oakland Raiders' defense looks nearly identical to the one that finished 2008. Oakland’s defensive roster remains virtually unchanged, a surprising development for a team that finished 27th in the NFL in overall defense. But the unit that ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Raiders Looking To Be More Offensive in 2009

Now that training camp has arrived, it’s time for the Oakland Raiders offense to begin setting goals for the upcoming season. Having ranked near the bottom of the league in offense for several years now, here’s a modest ambition: Keep ... (Continue reading)

Matt Holliday Trade Exposes Weak Oakland Athletics’ Outfield

The Oakland A’s have drawn strong reviews for their recent Matt Holliday trade, acquiring a top-level prospect to fill their black hole at third base. However, while the deal addressed Oakland’s most glaring weakness, it also exposed another trouble area...the outfield. ... (Continue reading)

A Visitor’s Guide to the Oakland Coliseum

If you're planning on attending your first sporting event in Oakland, or even if you just haven't been in a while, there are a few things you'll need to know. Lucky for you, the Oakland Sports Examiner is here to tell ... (Continue reading)

Golden State Warriors Heat Up Vegas Summer

In a matter of mere months, Larry Riley has accomplished what Garry St. Jean failed to do for years. After only eight weeks on the job, the Warriors’ new general manager put together a team capable of dominating the Summer League, ... (Continue reading)

Chris Cohan Too Smart to Part with Golden State Warriors’ Fanbase

A sick, perverted, all-too-familiar rumor began percolating around the Bay Area recently. According to “inside sources,” Warriors owner Chris Cohan was considering selling the team. This same rumor has popped up several times before, and each time, it has been summarily ... (Continue reading)