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4:55 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Golfers Navigate Tricky U.S. Open Course At Chambers Bay

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:13 pm

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4:28 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Kansas City Royals Are Running The Bases In All-Star Game Balloting

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante hits an RBI single in the second inning during a game last month against the Cincinnati Reds.
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Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 5:46 pm

Could it be a virtual stuffing of the ballot box?

Major League Baseball says it is invalidating more than 60 million online ballots for the upcoming All-Star Game, citing irregularities.

Baseball fans outside Kansas City have been watching with shock and some outrage as the voting has so far placed Royals players in eight of the nine American League starting positions for the July 14 game.

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7:17 am
Fri June 19, 2015

NFL Football Involved In Deflategate Is Up For Auction

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 8:18 am

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7:21 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Here's Why The Grass Isn't Greener At This Year's U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. The brown grass may seem unusual to some American golf fans.
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The U.S. Open kicked off today, at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington. One aspect of this year's tournament is standing out already: the grass. It is quite brown in some places, an aesthetic that is almost totally in opposition to say, the lush, verdant greens of the Augusta National Golf Club, where The Masters takes place.

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5:08 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Royals Fans Vote Early And Often For Their All-Star Favorites

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:05 am

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Sports
6:27 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Legendary High School Football Coach On Career: 'Athletics Is Just Like Life'

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5:04 am
Wed June 17, 2015

FBI Probes How And Why Houston Astros Database Was Breached

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 2:44 pm

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5:04 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Golden State Warriors Beat Cleveland To Win NBA Championship

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 8:31 am

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5:04 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Awards For Athletes Should Honor Unsung Heroes

American tennis champion Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (1943 - 1993) was the first black player to win a major men's tennis tournament in 1985.
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Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 7:34 pm

Something of a cause célèbre has developed because ESPN has decided to present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner. The ceremony will take place at its annual ESPYs award show in July.

Around 1980, shortly after I had helped Ashe write an autobiography, I got a call from the leader of a powerful political faction. The group wanted to increase its appeal to minorities by presenting an award to a tennis player who aided the cause of minorities in the sport. They asked if I would chair a committee to select such a person.

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5:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

To Keep Going During The Finals, LeBron James Can't Take A Day Off

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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So what do you do on your day off?

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Even if you cleaned the yard and did the laundry, compared to LeBron James, most of you are slackers.

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