A's reach 10-year lease deal to stay at Coliseum 

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  • Oakland Athletics Yoenis Cespedes reacts during an at-bat in an inter-league baseball game against the New York Mets in New York, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The Mets defeated the Athletics 10-1.
Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says the club has reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the Oakland Coliseum.

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig commended both sides for reaching a deal on a lease extension, while offering, "I continue to believe that the Athletics need a new facility and am fully supportive of the club's view that the best site in Oakland is the Coliseum site."

The two-time AL West champion Athletics are still hoping for a new stadium.

The rundown Coliseum has had multiple sewage problems in the past year and an outage affecting the outfield lights on June 14.

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