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Ichiro Walks Off Into History in ‘Sayonara’ at Tokyo Dome

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki has said "sayonara." The 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star announced his retirement Thursday night, shortly after waving goodbye at the Tokyo Dome during a 5-4 win over Oakland in 12 innings. The outfielder said in a statement after...
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Round 2 of Teacher Strikes Looks Beyond Pay and Funding

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like chart...
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Kyler Murray Chooses NFL Over Baseball and A’s

MESA, Ariz. — When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball. That is exactly what happened. "Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I w...
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Opinion: Where, Oh Where, Should the Raiders Play?

The Raiders thought they finally found a place to play next season, only to find out they're not wanted in San Francisco. Not by the mayor, and certainly not by the team that still calls itself the San Franc...
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Kamala Harris Kicks Off 2020 Campaign, Warns of Divisions

OAKLAND — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House by presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" and facing a critical ques...