Crisp’s 3-run triple helps A’s halt slide

Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp watches his three-run triple off New York Mets' Dillon Gee in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp tinkered with his swing for a few days and finally got the results he has been looking for.

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Injuries, blown coverages hinder Raiders secondary

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen watches from the sideline during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland coach Dennis Allen is reserving judgment when it comes to his team’s pass defense. After consecutive poor performances in the secondary, Allen is still looking for more evidence of any problems.

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