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First Logo Revealed for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • August 12, 2014, 5:05 PM

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You know Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup. Did you also know the country will be home to the 2016 Summer Olympics? The Games will be held in Rio, and on Wednesday the organizing committee gave the world its first look at its Olympics' logo. That's it at the top of the big. It's… something.
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A Visit with the Toronto Blue Jays 0

  • Posted by: Max Mannis
  • August 12, 2014, 12:11 PM

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Back in June, the Toronto Blue Jays stopped into my hometown of New York City for a series against the Yankees. And that gave me the chance to visit the Blue Jays clubhouse and ask many of them about tips they have for young baseball players. I actually spent two days talking to players for what was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had as a journalist.
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Youth Baseball All-Star Plays With Only One Arm 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • August 7, 2014, 4:36 PM

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Like a lot of 12-year-olds, Dawson Batts loves to play baseball. What sets him apart, though, is that he was born without a left arm. But that hasn't stopped the Fayetteville, North Carolina, tween from excelling on the diamond.

Last weekend, Dawson played in the National Youth Baseball Championships All-Star Challenge. (He was there representing MVP Nations Baseball.) He got some time at the plate and got in an at-bat. How'd he do? Watch and see:
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NHL Plans Second Outdoor Game in California 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • August 7, 2014, 10:58 AM

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Hope you liked all the outdoor hockey the NHL played last season — it looks like it's back for an encore.

In mid-June, the league announced the Washington Capitals would host the Chicago Blackhawks on January 1 in the 2015 Winter Classic. And yesterday, the first game in the 2015 Stadium Series was added to the schedule. The San Jose Sharks will be the home team when they face the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings in an outdoor game on February 21. It will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, which is the new home of the San Francisco 49ers.
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MLB Logos Look Good With Star Wars Characters 0

  • Posted by: Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • August 6, 2014, 11:40 AM

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From Wookie first pitches to minor leaguers dressed like droids, baseball clearly has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars. So it was only a matter of time before someone got around to Force-ifying the 32 Major League Baseball logos. And the one to do it is Mark Avery-Kenny, the designer who reimagined NHL logos as Simpsons characters. LIke his last set, his Star Wars baseball logos are a home run (sigh). He posted them all on his Instagram page, but here are a few of our favorites:
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Spurs Add WNBA Legend Becky Hammon to Coaching Staff 0

  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • August 5, 2014, 4:10 PM

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When the NBA season tips off this fall, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will receive some pointers from a six-time WNBA All-Star.

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs announced Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NBA coaching staff. 
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