Athletics

JP Sportman Back on the Diamond
After missing significant time this year with injury, LaSalle graduate JP Sportman is back on the field for the Oakland A's organization.
Having not played since June 13, Sportman began a rehab assignment on Sunday with the Arizona League Athletics...
Senators Set to Defend ATL Crown
All week long we've been talking about the 85th Anniversary of the Albany Twilight League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the entire country.
Tonight is "Opening Night" for the league as the reigning league champion Albany Senators get set to take on the perennially grea…
JP Sportman Homers vs. Indians
Another day, another highlight reel for La Salle graduate JP Sportman.
I say another because just yesterday we had a video of him making a diving catch in CF in Friday's game against the Rockies.
This time we see Sportman homering in the 9th inning of an Athletics' loss to the Cleveland Indi…
La Salle Grad Makes Great Catch in Cactus League
La Salle graduate J.P. Sportman, a farmhand with the Oakland Athletics, made an immediate impact on a major league spring training game on Friday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies.
Sportman entered the game as a pinch-runner and then played CF...
Wild Card Game Had Local Connection
Last night was one of the best baseball games I've ever seen. And when the dust had settled and the Royals had defeated the A's, 9-8, in 12 innings, to advance to the ALDS, a few things were apparent.
1. The Royals like to run. A lot...
Cogswell Skipping NY-PL, Playing in Full Season A-Ball
Shenendehowa graduate Branden Cogswell began his professional baseball career this week, playing for the Beloit Snappers, the full season A-ball affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
He's 1-8 through two games, and hit at the top of the order on Wednesday night...
A’s Bats Come Alive in Win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Norris and Coco Crisp hit early three-run homers to back a strong start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 10-5 on Sunday.
Carlos Beltran hit his first home run for the Yankees since coming off the disabled list.…
Yankees Drop Fourth Straight
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory...
Yanks Falter in Extras vs. A’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Returning to the lineup after missing two games with a strained right calf, Moss drilled a full-co…