Good Morning: The Oakland A’s Are Re-Living Moneyball

Josh Donaldson hit a single with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Oakland A's home with a 2-1 victory. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 for their first victory in seven games, as the race heats up in the AL West.


Mets P Matt Harvey will put off surgery on his elbow.


Pierre Garcon believe's RG3's knee brace holds him back.


Justin Tuck thinks Eli Manning is "pressing" after an 0-2 start for the Giants.


The Tampa Bay Bucs can't wear their throwback jerseys because of the NFL's new rule mandating that players wear the same helmet for every game. Coach Greg Schiano and DB Darrelle Revis had a fifteen minute meeting to clear the air and Revis expressed concerns about Schiano to the media.


Mike Leach was asked for dating advice at his weekly press conference and he was happy to oblige. 

Try to have somewhere where there’s not salad, because girls will try to show off and act like all they eat is salad, so try to put them somewhere where they’re in a position where they have to put real food in their mouth,” said Leach.


Nick Saban believes Johnny Manziel has an NFL future.


Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez suffered a turf toe injury and may miss this weekend's game. That won't help Bo Pelini gain any fans back, as he faces an uphill battle given his record and disparaging remarks made towards fans.


Jerry Sandusky is trying to get a new trial.


Derrick Rose says he's interested in joining Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.


The LA Clippers may invite Gilbert Arenas to camp.


Jason Terry is getting a new tattoo for his new team.


The San Antonio Spurs hired former center Sean Marks as a bench assistant for Gregg Popovich.


Here are five things to know heading into the WNBA Playoffs.





The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Janelle Monae are all expected to land in Billboard's top five.


Nipsey Hussle drops his latest track off with the LA Leakers.


Jhene Aiko teams up with Childish Gambino for the latest release from her upcoming EP, Sail Out.


Stalley released an extended version of his album, Honest Cowboy, with two new tracks featuring Rashad.


Kanye West and Charlie Wilson performed "Bound 2" again, this time on Jools Holland.





Hefty donations from alumni, notably Glenn Hutchins, are helping Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. make Harvard, “the unmatched juggernaut of African-American studies,” Mr. Hutchins said.


Dr. Martin Luther King's secretary plans to sell Dr. King's notes from his "I Have A Dream" speech.


The Taliban took to Twitter to announce a political assassination in what is believed to be a first.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is skirting campaign finance laws by getting donors who can't donate to him, to give money to the Republican Governors Fund, which donates a ton of money to Christie. 


Starbucks says guns are not welcome in their stores.





Aaron Alexis, the suspected shooter in the DC Naval Yard, does not sound like he was a mentally stable person.

Alexis told police he believed an individual he'd gotten into a verbal spat with had sent three "people to follow him and keep him awake by talking to him and sending vibrations into his body," according to a police report. Alexis said he hadn't seen any of these people, but insisted they'd followed him between three hotels in the area — the last being a Marriott, where police investigating a harassment complaint encountered him. 

There, Alexis told authorities the unseen individuals continued speaking to him through walls and the floor. He said they used "some sort of microwave machine" to send vibrations into his body to keep him awake.




James Blake collaborated with Chance The Rapper for "Life Round Here."