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I have been a sports reporter/broadcaster since 1976 which means ... I'm old and I love sports. I have done play-by-play for minor league baseball - including the infamous "Bad News Bees" - San Jose State football and football and high school sports in the Bay Area and on the Monterey Peninsula. I had the great privilege to host a weekly sports talk show on KNRY Radio Monterey/Salinas with my producer the late,great Gary Araki. I also hosted and produced "the Sports Fanatics" talk show on KSAC Radio in Sacramento. For the last 10 years, I have been a beat reporter covering the Oakland Athletics for Sports Radio Service. Three years ago, I became the senior reporter for our Sacramento Kings coverage. My goal is to bring you the news, views, fun and excitement of every event I am assigned to report on for Sports Radio Service.

A’s make it three wins in a row over the Tigers with a 4-1 victory on Saturday

May 18, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Oakland Athletics would be very happy to play the Detroit Tigers every day for the rest of the season. On Saturday afternoon in Detroit, the A’s defeated the Tigers for the 15th consecutive time. That winning streak dates back to May 6, 2017, which means Oakland has not lost a […]

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A’s win second consecutive game downing Cleveland 3-2 in a walk-off on Saturday

May 11, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee OAKLAND — Don’t look now but the Oakland Athletics are on a roll. After beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Saturday, the A’s have now won two consecutive games. They are 4-1 on this homestand versus teams from Ohio — Cleveland and Cincinnati. The A’s record at the Coliseum has improved […]

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A’s score first, but can’t hold on to get the win in Steel City

May 5, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Oakland Athletics shot out of the gate quickly on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, hanging three runs up on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning. Khris Davis singled to right to drive Matt Chapman home to score. Kendrys Morales hit his first triple of the year to drive […]

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The A’s want out of Canada as the Blue Jays win again on Saturday 7-1

April 27, 2019

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by Charlie O. Mallonee The Oakland Athletics have played five games against the Toronto Blue Jays over the past nine days. The Blue Jays have defeated the A’s in all five of those games. They did it again on Saturday afternoon in Toronto by downing Oakland 7-1. This is just the complete flipside of what […]

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Marvin Bagley III pops up in wiretaps about payments to recruit him to key schools

April 27, 2019

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  by Charlie O. Mallonee Multiple reports have the name of Marvin Bagley III appearing in transcripts of wiretaps that indicate payments were needed to steer him to USC to play his college basketball. The money would have come from an athletic shoe company and would have been funneled through an assistant coach or a […]

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A’s sweep the Rangers out of Oakland with a 6-5 win in the series finale

April 24, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee The Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-5 win on Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum. The victory did not come easily. The A’s had to battle the boys from Texas and finally won it in the bottom of the ninth in a walkoff. As the A’s […]

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A’s get back into the win column by downing the Rangers 6-1

April 23, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee Chris Bassitt made his 2019 season debut on the mound for the Oakland Athletics on Monday night and everything went Bassitt’s way. Bassitt worked five scoreless innings giving up just two hits while striking out seven Texas batters and walking four. That was good enough for him to earn his first […]

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Blue Jays spoil Chapman Bobblehead Day with a 10-1 crushing of the A’s

April 20, 2019

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By Charlie O. Mallonee OAKLAND — Saturday was supposed to be all about Matt Chapman. The Gold Glove-winning third baseman was honored by having his image immortalized as a bobblehead and given away to eager fans who love to collect limited edition pieces. 33 members of Chapman’s family traveled from Southern California to attend the game. […]

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Reports: Kings hire Luke Walton to be their next coach

April 14, 2019

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by Charlie O. Mallonee Our @sam_amick is reporting the Kings and Luke Walton have agreed to terms, with the length of his deal being in line with that of Kings GM Vlade Divac, running through the 2022-23 season. Let us know what you think.https://t.co/D70EydFHoO — The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) April 13, 2019 To no one’s […]

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A’s vs. Rangers declared a rainout – Oakland needed a break!

April 13, 2019

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by Charlie O. Mallonee The Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers game that was scheduled to be played on Saturday night was canceled due to rain. Normally a team would be upset about a postponed game and looming doubleheader later in the season, but that may not be the case the A’s. The team has not […]

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