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Ichiro Fans In Japan Scramble For Yankees Gear

Ichiro Suzuki's move from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees seems to be popular with his fans back in Japan — even though they now have to dash out and buy new memorabilia with the Yankees logo to show their support.
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British Ambassador Mum On Olympic Opener

Renee Montagne interviews Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain's ambassador to the U.S., ahead of tomorrow's opening ceremonies for London's Summer Games.
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At The Summer Games, A Hunt For Coveted Tickets

Hordes of people, hot and frustrated, crowd toward the Olympic ticket offices, hoping against hope they gain entry to their favorite events. Two Americans leaning against a nearby wall could show them how. They have bought a few tickets — not to their favorite events, but these two professional fans will go to pubs and other meeting places and trade their tickets (and maybe a little cash ) for the tickets they really want.
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Watching The Olympics, Online And Everywhere

The iPad didn't exist at the last Olympics — the 2010 Winter Games. But when London Summer Games begin Friday, millions of people around the world will watch the action on tablets, mobile phones or other digital gadgets.
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Lawmakers Call On Olympics To Honor 1972 Victims

Increasingly, there are calls for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to have a moment of silence during the opening ceremony. The idea is to honor Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972. So far, the IOC has refused.

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