Ray Ratto

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The A’s know the city has to crack, and the city knows the A’s have to crack. And they, of course, are both right while being spectacularly wrong.
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Five of the eight best teams in baseball hail from God's country -- the Pacific Time Zone. This must be driving TV executives nuts.
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Okay, let's go through the post-US World Cup checklist:

Jurgen Klinsmann had too many Germans on the roster: No, he didn't. He didn't have enough magicians.

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With the US team' World Cup run now over, what kind of impact did they make on our country's view on the sport of soccer? Ray Ratto has some ideas.
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A three-year old conviction based on decade-old events will be back in front of a court, all in the name of clearing Barry Bonds' name.
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There is something inherently delicious about the 2019 draft choice the Brooklyn Nets got as part of the Jason Kidd get-out-of--our-sight deal with Milwaukee is, if the choice is a one-and-done pi

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Okay, it is now time to panic if you are a Giant fan.

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It's no surprise the A's and the City of Oakland have failed yet again to make a decision on the 10-year lease, but it's the A’s own fault.
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The World Cup is through its culling stage, eliminating the weak, the old and the never-had-a-prayers. Ray Ratto handicaps the knockout stage.
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So have you started hating the Belgians yet? Got a mad-on for Eden Hazard? Hating the extra vowels in Thomas Vermaelen’s name? Swearing off chocolate?

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Sandy Barbour will reportedly step down as athletic director at Cal. In nine years, she never tapped into pipelines needed to succeed in the world of college athletics.
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The US has emerged from the group stage in consecutive World Cups for the first time ever. But the American path ahead only gets nastier.
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The A's agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay at the Coliseum and no one is happier than MLB Commission Bud Selig.
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Tim Lincecum became the 29th pitcher in MLB history to throw multiple no-hitters, and anyone in this town who wanted to turn on him is now silenced.
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The news of the Athletics' lease agreement with Coliseum Authority on Wednesday was more of a symbolic exchange than anything concrete.

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