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What do Babe Ruth and Mia Hamm have in common? The joy of competition, yes. The adulation of millions. And recognition on our list. For us, it’s about the thrill of victory. If you expect the agony of defeat, look elsewhere.


Sports: David Robinson

Posted by on Feb 9, 2011 in Sports | 1 comment

  There are two kinds of athletes we cheer for. First are those who perform for our favorite teams, easily identified by their team...

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Sports: Bonnie Blair

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Sports | 1 comment

  Maybe you’ve seen the kids at the shopping center, raising money to go to a national tournament, or to sports camp. Maybe they...

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Sports: Arthur Ashe

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

  Richmond, Virginia’s Arthur Ashe knew the highest highs and the lowest lows in his too-brief lifetime. He won three of Grand...

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Sports: Joe Namath

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Sports | 2 comments

  Before I get specific about Broadway Joe, let’s give a shout out to western Pennsylvania for its unbelievable string of great...

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Sports: Ted Williams

Posted by on Nov 23, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Ted Williams

  Many baseball people consider Ted Williams the best pure hitter in baseball history. I’m certainly willing to go along with...

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Sports: Pipe Masters Surfing

Posted by on Nov 5, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Pipe Masters Surfing

  This event, one of the Triple Crown of Surfing, takes place each December at Hawaii’s famous Banzai Pipeline on Oahu. This...

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Sports: Joe Louis

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Joe Louis

  Joe Louis is one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. But his contributions to American life went beyond the ring. In...

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Sports: Mark Spitz

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz is remembered as one of the greatest Olympic swimmers ever. He won nine Olympic gold medals, one silver, and one bronze, while...

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Sports: Sandy Koufax

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Sandy Koufax

No discussion of the best pitchers in baseball history would be complete without including Sandy Koufax. Though arthritis cut short his...

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Sports: The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Posted by on Aug 28, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

“The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!” That famous...

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