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Historic Venue

This past weekend, NASCAR made its once-a-year visit to the most famous and historic race track in the world—the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The site of the legendary pagoda tower overseeing the 2.5 mile oval is one that stirs the hearts of racers and race fans alike. Like Yankee Stadium in baseball, Anfield Stadium in English…

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The Importance Of Recognition

Last week, NFL training camps got into full swing and that meant that rookies—especially rookie quarterbacks—were drinking from a fire hose. For rookies (and players who have switched teams), there is an enormous amount of playbook information to process. There is a huge amount of vocabulary and terminology to learn. And, for quarterbacks, there is…

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Ageless Wonder

Beginning tomorrow, the world’s greatest golfers will assemble at Royal Liverpool Golf Club for golf’s oldest major, The Open Championship. American Phil Mickelson will be defending the Claret Jug that he won last year at Muirfield, making him but one of the previous winners to be part of the field. Among those previous winners will…

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The Global Game

Yesterday, the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, the World Cup, came to a conclusion with the final match being played at the Estadio de Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. What began with 32 teams from across the globe was settled with Germany defeating Argentina for the Cup. The 2014 edition has been widely praised as one…

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The Best Defense

For a long time, it has seemed that the NBA has lost its sense of defense. The days of a dominant center like Celtic Bill Russell making the paint a dangerous place to play, or of NY Knick Walt Frazier picking pockets and starting fast breaks had almost come to feel like ancient history to…

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Falling Short

Last Friday night, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was, again, dominant as he faced the Boston Red Sox in Arlington, Texas. Darvish struck out 12 while walking only two, and went 8 2/3 innings in the 8-0 Ranger victory. Unfoirtunately for Darvish, it was with 2 outs in the night inning that he lost a…

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A Big, Big Day

Today is a big, big day for my wife, Marlene, and I as we celebrate our wedding anniversary. Saturday, however, was a big, big day for Los Angeles Angels rookie first baseman, C. J. Cron. Cron, whose dad had briefly played for the Halos in the 1990s, had been called up fro the minors because…

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All Because of Jesus

Baseball is a team game, requiring the successful coordination of players with distinctive roles. Each of the 9 defensive positions on the field demands a particular skillset, which usually means that if you are good at one position, you will probably struggle at several others. On May 13, 2008, however, Florida State University baseball player…

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Group of Death

Fans of 32 nations around the world watched with anticipation last Friday as the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup took place. This random draw distributes the 32 national teams into 8 groups of four, which will play down to the final 16 teams in the competition next summer in Brazil. In every soccer…

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The End of the Journey

Tonight, the college basketball season will come to an end. In the Final Four, Michigan survived a scare from Syracuse and Louisville barely escaped being shocked by the Wichita State Shockers. Now the Wolverines and Cardinals will face off in the Georgia Dome for the national championship—and for both teams, it is the end of…

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