Athletics

Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammates after he scored against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 18, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Athletics Out Of Top Wild-Card Spot After Rangers Sweep

The Oakland A’s kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

09/18/2014

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics dives into home plate safe, beating the tag of catcher Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on June 18, 2014 in Oakland, California. Cespedes scored from first base on an RBI double from Brandon Moss #37. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Gray, A’s Beat Rangers, Now Have Best Record In MLB

Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning and Sonny Gray pitched Oakland over the Texas Rangers 4-2 Wednesday, giving the Athletics the best record in the majors.

06/18/2014

Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics steals second base against Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 14, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers 5½ Games Back After 1-0 Loss To A’s

Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight innings and the division-leading A’s beat Texas for the second time in less than 24 hours.

09/15/2013

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers talks with Elvis Andrus #1 in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 13, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall To A’s 9-8 In Opener To Key Series

The A’s handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss and moved 4½ games ahead of Texas in the opener of the final series of the regular season between the past two AL West champions.

09/14/2013

Derek Holland #45 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Holland Stellar Over 8 Innings In 4-0 Rangers Win

Derek Holland gave up four hits in eight stellar innings, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland each hit a home run and Ron Washington became the ‘winningest’ manager in Rangers history as Texas beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Sunday.

08/04/2013

Adam Rosales #17 of the Oakland Athletics (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers Claim A’s Rosales Off Waivers

The Rangers claimed Rosales before opening a three-game series at Oakland on Friday night. The A’s designated the utility infielder for assignment Wednesday to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for infielder Alberto Callaspo

08/02/2013

Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

A’s at Rangers Preview

Oakland sends Tommy Milone (6-6, 3.61 ERA) to the mound while Texas will have Justin Grimm (5-5, 5.59 ERA) toe the rubber. Texas remains 3GB of Oakland in the AL West Race.

06/19/2013

SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 29:  Mack Brown, head coach of the University of the Texas Longhorns, watches game action during the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Oregon State Beavers at the Alamodome on December 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.  Texas won the game 31-27.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Texas Athletics Mired In Unusual Hard Times

The wealthiest athletic program in the country has been racked by bad results on the field and embarrassed by revelations of coaches having inappropriate relationships with students.

02/07/2013

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Texas Regents Meet To Discuss Coaching Scandal

University of Texas regents met by private telephone call Sunday to discuss recently-disclosed incidents involving athletic coaches having inappropriate relationships with students.

02/04/2013

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US Government Orders Equal Opportunity On The Playing Field

The U-S Department of Education has issued a directive to the nation’s schools requiring that disabled children be given the same access to athletic programs as any other student.

CBS 11–01/25/2013

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Texas Women’s Track Coach Resigns Amid Investigation

University of Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney resigned Saturday and acknowledged in an interview with the Austin American-Statesman that she had an intimate relationship with an athlete in her program in 2002.

01/06/2013