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MLB says A’s can move

OAKLAND, Calif. — Major League Baseball has instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure the new ballpark it hopes for to stay in Oakland.

MLB released a statement Tuesday expressing its longtime concern that the current Coliseum site is “not a viable option for the future vision of baseball.”

A’s owner John Fisher said in a statement he will honor MLB’s instructions but remains committed to continuing to pursue the waterfront ballpark proposed for construction in the city’s Howard Terminal location, close to the popular Jack London Square neighborhood.

Ex-star QB dead at 37

HONOLULU — Colt Brennan, a star quarterback at the University of Hawaii who finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting, died early Tuesday, his father said. He was 37.

Brennan, who had public struggles with alcohol, died at a hospital in California, his father, Terry Brennan, told The Associated Press.

Brennan transferred to Hawaii after stints at Colorado and Saddleback College in California. A certain pro prospect, he bypassed the NFL draft in order to play his senior year for Hawaii coach June Jones.

Brennan, who was drafted by Washington in the 2008 NFL Draft, led the Warriors to its finest season ever, going 12-0 in the regular season. They lost to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl that year.

Elsewhere in sports:

n Junior college player Chris Payton has signed a national letter of intent and will join the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball program for the 2021-22 season. Payton will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after competing at Indian Hills Community College. Payton, a 6-7, 215-pound forward, averaged a double-double at 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He totaled 14 double-doubles last season.

The Associated Press

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