Athletics receive a Hollywood-style welcoming in Japan

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Athletics receive a Hollywood-style welcoming in Japan
By JOE STIGLICH TOKYO — The Oakland Athletics week spent in Tokyo promises to be an eye-opener for players. Their arrival Friday was an experience in itself. The team's charter flight touched down at Narita Airport around 5 pm local time (1 am PDT), …
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With opening day nearing, Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes starting to feel
By Joe Stiglich TOKYO — Yoenis Cespedes has yet to play a regular-season game for the A's, but he knows how to put on a show in batting practice. The Cuban center fielder sent numerous balls sailing deep over the fence …
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Athletics-Semenya fails to get Olympic qualifying time
Semenya, 21, was embroiled in a controversy over her gender after her 2009 triumph in Berlin and the International Association of Athletics Federations ordered her to undergo gender testing. In July 2010 she was cleared to run in women's events and is …
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