OAKLAND — Two years away from a move to San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors and the authority operating Oracle Arena are at odds over how much debt the team owes. Coliseum authority Executive Director Scott McKibben said this week the two sides have a difference in opinion over the remaining $55 million debt and will resume talks once the 2017-18 season begins. “Our position has been they owe the net amount,” McKibben said. “Their position has been they owe less than that.” At the heart of the issue is a 20-year lease signed in 1996 to include upgrades to the arena, which were to be paid over 30 years. The Warriors have dutifully paid $7.5 million a year as required by the agreement and
This is a story about a lost phone. Why would I do a story about a lost phone? It's all because of who found it. Here's what Jessica Herrera sent me: I wanted to share an amazing story that happened on Sunday, September 17th. My brother and I went to the Raiders game and my brother lost his phone. You could imagine that I was irritated with him at that point because there are thousands of people all leaving the game and we are backtracking our steps to find his phone. I called and texted his phone numerous times with no response or answer. At that point, I told him he is out of luck. Since there were so many people leaving, we decided to wait in the parking lot to let the traffic die down. My
With Japanese star Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, Commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for teams to circumvent existing contract rules in pursuit of the coveted two-way player. Otani's situation was among several issues, including pace of play, expanded rosters in September and a selected site for a proposed new stadium in Oakland, that were addressed by Manfred prior to Wednesday night's game between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners. Otani, a 23-year-old outfielder and right-handed pitcher, could sign a far more lucrative deal if he waited two years to join a big league club.