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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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Impressive

I am not much of an NBA fan, but I have to say it has been hard to not get caught up in the two recent winning streaks in the NBA. The Miami Heat have now established the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. They have eclipsed the previous second-longest of 22 games by reaching…

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Level Ground

And now the field is set for the Big Dance—college basketball’s championship tournament. And, in a sense, all of the teams have one thing in common. They all start the tournament on level ground. There are no more wins or losses. RPIs are out the window. Records are now moot. Everyone has the same thing—the…

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