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Marc-ing his territory

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marcus Semien, Oakland Athletics shortstop, grew up in the Bay Area and loved baseball. Everyone in his family was a San Francisco Giants fan. Semien’s grandmother took him to those games, and he remembers watching Barry Bonds play ball at Pacific Bell Park (now AT&T Park) and saw Bonds’ 700th career home run. “Honestly, I’m happy…

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A’s play strong, but fall in 10 to Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. —  On Aug. 8 in front of a crowd of about 16,000, AL West rivals the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros squared off in a game that would take an extra innings to solve. In a 10-inning game — which saw everything from home runs to exceptional defense — the Houston Astros ultimately came out…

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From barely talking to Bear Talking

BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley is widely known for many things: amazing academic programs, a picturesque campus and award-winning sports. Situated in the basement of a building in the middle of the campus is a place that may not be as well-known: KALX, 90.7 FM, the campus’ broadcasting radio station. The radio station provides…