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5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Teenaged Female Shortstop Could Be Signed by MLB Team

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 12:31 pm

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Sweetness And Light
5:09 am
Wed June 24, 2015

The Quieter Sports Season, And Why Tennis Needs Caddies

Marcel Granollers (left) and Roger Federer leave the court at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., last August. Commentator Frank Deford says with all that baggage, tennis needs caddies.
Leslie Billman Ai Wire/Landov

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

Ah, it's summer, and sport is of a sweeter sort now — don't you think? For instance, of all the jobs in sport, I think maybe the best is retrieving foul balls. The boys and girls in that job get to wear uniforms and gloves, but mostly they just sit and occasionally gather up a foul ball, then give it away to some happy fan. Isn't that a neat job?

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The Two-Way
5:04 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Female Shortstop, 16, Could Be Signed By MLB Teams In July

In what Major League Baseball says is a first, French baseball player Melissa Mayeux has had her name added to the list of international prospects who could be signed by clubs on July 2.

At age 16, Mayeux plays shortstop for two of France's national teams: the U-18 junior squad and the senior softball team. She's known as a smooth fielder who can also handle a bat.

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Sports
4:54 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

ESPN Report Finds Pete Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 8:56 pm

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The Two-Way
6:47 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Pete Rose Bet On Baseball Games As A Player, ESPN Reports

Former Cincinnati Reds' player and manager Pete Rose watches a baseball game between the Reds and Washington Nationals on May 31 in Cincinnati.
John Minchillo AP

Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, bet on Cincinnati Reds games in 1986, during his last season as an active player, ESPN's Outside the Lines reports.

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The Two-Way
5:04 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Gutting It Out: Tales Of Sports Heroics In The Face Of Injury, Illness

Jason Day of Australia is tended to by medical staff Friday after finishing the ninth hole during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Andrew Redington Getty Images

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The Two-Way
12:34 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

U.S. Beats Colombia 2-0, But Will Be Shorthanded Vs. China

Lauren Holiday of the United States is given a yellow card Monday in the first half against Colombia in a Women's World Cup match in Edmonton, Canada. She also received one in an earlier match against Australia, so Holiday will be suspended for the Americans' next match.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 10:42 pm

Update, 10:05 p.m. ET:

The Americans won and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup, but lost midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday for its next match, as each received her second yellow card of the tournament.

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Sports
9:05 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

A Sea Change At Chambers Bay, Where U.S. Open Meets U.K. Aesthetics

Chambers Bay golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., stands with his wife, Claiborne, next to the 18th fairway.
Tom Goldman NPR

When the U.S. Open Golf Championship began on Thursday, 156 players took center stage.

So did the golf course where they were playing.

It's rare for the venue at a major tournament to grab as much attention as the star players. But Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., near Tacoma, is a rare place to play golf. It's improbable, controversial — and, according to its supporters, it represents the future of the game.

'A Dream Fulfilled'

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Sports
8:16 am
Sat June 20, 2015

A Champion In Hoops And Another On Ice: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 10:40 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

And it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Monkey See
8:03 am
Sat June 20, 2015

In 'Not A Game,' The Story Of A Star Player And A Hard Fall

Courtesy Atria Books

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