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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: Willie Mays

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

Is he the greatest all-around player in baseball history? I think you can make the case. He had 660 home runs in the non-steroid era, 3,283...

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Sports: Baseball All-Star Game

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Baseball All-Star Game

Baseball has been playing an All-Star game since 1933, and though there have been some bumps along the way, for the most part it’s...

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Sports: Jim Thorpe

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

Jim Thorpe called football his favorite sport. And he certainly excelled at it, both at the collegiate and professional levels. But he...

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Sports: Fly Fishing in Montana

Posted by on Jun 22, 2010 in Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Sports: Fly Fishing in Montana

Where’s the best place in America to enjoy fly fishing for trout? Ask a hundred sportsmen, and you may get a hundred different...

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Sports: Vin Scully

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Vin Scully

Most sports broadcasters would agree that baseball provides its announcers the brightest spotlight. That’s particularly true on...

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Sports: Wrigley Field

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

For baseball fans, one of the game’s true shrines is Wrigley Field, a.k.a. “The Friendly Confines.” Located in Chicago,...

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Sports: Jackie Robinson

Posted by on May 15, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Jackie Robinson

It’s difficult for those under age 50, and especially for Caucasians under age 50, to conceive of the pressure Jackie Robinson faced...

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Sports: Robin Roberts

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

No. 36 made it to 83. Today, Hall-of-Fame Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts left the game. He was my boyhood hero and the man...

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Sports: The Kentucky Derby

Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

It’s the first leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. It’s the Run for the Roses. It’s the Most Exciting Two Minutes...

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Sports: Jack Nicklaus

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Jack Nicklaus

While Tiger Woods may someday eclipse his totals, the title of greatest golfer of all time now belongs to Jack Nicklaus. “The Golden...

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