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Free-throw line dunks with Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Mike Conley, Serge Ibaka, Zach LaVine, and more

February 16th, 2018|

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The so-called free-throw line dunk first entered the sporting lexicon following the first-ever Slam Dunk Contest, which was held at halftime of the 1976 […]

Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook leads LeBron James, Ben Simmons, James Harden and the pack

February 16th, 2018|

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Last season, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook led the league in triple-doubles for the third straight year, tallying an NBA-record 42 of […]

Pete Rose, Barry Bonds and 8 ways for a batter to reach first base safely

February 16th, 2018|

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There are eight unique ways for a batter to safely reach first base in a baseball game. Far and away the most common method […]

Rugby or thugby? Florence’s ancient sport of calcio storico is part football, part MMA brawl

February 15th, 2018|

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Almost all visitors to Florence become familiar with Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and the Uffizi Gallery — which houses Botticelli’s “The Birth of […]

La La Land: Meet the skater, BMXer and freerunner featured in “Another Day of Sun”

February 15th, 2018|

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Among the six Academy awards won by the 2016 musical La La Land was one for Best Cinematography, and perhaps no scene exemplifies the […]

Marathon Dog: Ludivine the bloodhound runs half marathon during pee break, finishes 7th

February 14th, 2018|

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In 2016, a two-year-old bloodhound by the name of Ludivine finished the Trackless Train Trek Half-Marathon in Elkmont, Alabama with a time of 1:32:56 […]

NHL Valentine’s Day cards are cheesy enough to melt the iciest hockey fan’s heart

February 14th, 2018|

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Every Valentine’s Day for the past several years, NHL teams have released a bounty of Valentines cards with pun-driven messages that pin the cheese-o-meter […]

Ken Griffey Jr. headlines Seattle Mariners all-time roster by Wins Above Replacement

February 14th, 2018|

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Last year, Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast. […]

Omron’s ping-pong robot FORPHEUS coaches human table tennis players

February 13th, 2018|

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It’s not known whether Microsoft founder Bill Gates had FORPHEUS in mind when he recently called for a robot tax to offset jobs lost […]

Trial rider Danny MacAskill is a one-man advert for Scottish tourism

February 13th, 2018|

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Tourism boards the world over spend millions enticing visitors to their respective destinations, but Scotland’s stunning topography gets millions of free eyeballs per year […]

Sideline semantics: Bad lip reading with Eagles DE Brandon Graham, Chris Long et al.

February 12th, 2018|

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With almost a year to go before Super Bowl LIII will be contested in Atlanta, Georgia, pro football fans can bide their time enjoying […]

Baseball in India: Rounding the bases from Manipur to Lucknow to New Delhi

February 12th, 2018|

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Cricket is far and away the sport of choice in India, but its distant-cousin baseball has been slowly making inroads in the world’s second-most-populous […]