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The Ecstatic Beauty of Baseball

from The New Yorker It’s right around the corner. That magical time of year when grown men put on their ball caps, pull up their socks, and take to the field. What is it about this sport that has captured our imaginations for more than two hundred years? It’s really just a simple game played […]

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GoPro Focuses On Olympic Heroes With Two New Original Video Series

from CO.CREATE When you think about GoPro content, chances are it lands somewhere between an insanely impressive action sports moment, an eagle’s eye view of the world, life as a toddler, or maybe just your buddy’s bike ride to work set to Iron Butterfly. But the brand’s own content strategy is evolving, including a move last October to bring in […]

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In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes — and Whistle-Blower

from BW.com Sitting in Memorial Hall at the heart of the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina, Mary Willingham wondered what William Friday would want her to do. Friday’s memorial service in October 2012 drew a large and reverent audience: scholars of the humanities and sciences, national political figures, and university staff […]

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How To Be A Great Sports Agent

from Forbes When I started my career in sports law in 1975 by signing the first pick in the NFL Draft — Steve Bartkowski, quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons — to the largest rookie contract in football history, sports representation was in its infancy. Most athletes represented themselves or had their fathers help them, and teams were […]

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Women’s Golf Earns First-Ever Team Title; Wins Siena Invite By 32 Strokes

from Pirate News Playing in only the 15th tournament since the program’s inception, the Seton Hall women’s golf team won its first-ever team title. The Pirates won the Homewood Suites Siena Invitational by an impressive 32 strokes over second place Indianapolis on Saturday. Collectively, Seton Hall fired a 22-over-par, 310, in the event’s final round […]

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U.S. Boat Wins Back America’s Cup

from NYTs Still bundled against the cold in his white foul-weather gear, software tycoon Larry Ellison hoisted the America’s Cup high in the air, then planted a kiss on the oldest trophy in international sports. ”Valencia — muchas gracias!” the self-made billionaire screamed, following the ride of his life across the Mediterranean on one of […]

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Thirty Knots, With the Wind at Your Wings

from NYTs USA-17, the challenger for the America’s Cup, and Alinghi 5, the defender, may be stripped-down, lean racing machines, built purely for speed. But both are fully loaded. Loaded, that is, with compressive and tensile stresses in an exquisitely choreographed dance of struts, spars and cables. Made almost entirely of carbon fiber, the enormous […]

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Leading the Way in a Different Kind of Transition

from NYTs It is an unfortunate quirk of the media age that a career can be reduced to one play, one possession, one 10-second clip played on a maddening loop. Charles Smith played nine N.B.A. seasons, but for Knicks fans his name often conjures a single portrait of heartache: Four attempts near the basket, four […]

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Warming to the Yankees: A Story of Betrayal

from NYTs The other night, watching the New York Yankees pitcher A. J. Burnett spin his four-hit masterpiece to tie the World Series, I was suddenly struck by a horrifying realization: I was rooting for the Yankees. Of the many things I never thought I would do in this life, rooting for the Yankees had to […]

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Field Equations: The Physics of Baseball

from Scientific American At long last, Opening Day is nearly here. As with each new season, this one arrives with a slew of major-league questions: Can the Phillies repeat? Can the spendthrift Yankees break their World Series drought? Is this the year the Athletics reclaim their freewheeling magic? But the answers to all those big […]

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