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When sleepy Bournemouth was the centre of a tennis revolution fifty years ago

When sleepy Bournemouth was the centre of a tennis revolution fifty years ago | Sports | Scoop.it
Bournemouth isn’t the sort of place you associate with a revolution.
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Sid Catlett, Star Of The Greatest High School Hoops Game Ever Played, Has Died

Sid Catlett, Star Of The Greatest High School Hoops Game Ever Played, Has Died | Sports | Scoop.it
Sid Catlett, a former NCAA star and brief NBA player who always regarded a high school hoops game as his sporting peak, is dead. Catlett was 69 years old.
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The NFL's Growing Class Divide Could Undermine a Potential Player Strike

The NFL's Growing Class Divide Could Undermine a Potential Player Strike | Sports | Scoop.it
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says a labor walkout is necessary to get concessions from league owners. But the have-and-have-not economy fostered by the 2011 CBA may make a strike less likely.
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The Fight Over Women’s Basketball in Somalia

The Fight Over Women’s Basketball in Somalia | Sports | Scoop.it
Despite threats from extremists, a league tries to stay on the court.
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Cricket historian, writer, surgeon, spy: the mad world of Major Rowland Bowen

Cricket historian, writer, surgeon, spy: the mad world of Major Rowland Bowen | Sports | Scoop.it
Once renowned, now forgotten, Major Rowland Bowen was an anarchistic self-amputee who ruffled establishment feathers and re-wrote cricket history
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Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’

Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’ | Sports | Scoop.it
Russell, the Boston Celtics star, recalls in a Q. and A. how he and his peers transformed basketball and perceptions of blacks in professional sports.
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Tabitha Soren on the Other Meaning of the ‘Moneyball’ A’s

Tabitha Soren on the Other Meaning of the ‘Moneyball’ A’s | Sports | Scoop.it
The former MTV News reporter spent almost 15 years following the Oakland Athletics’ draft picks who were immortalized in ‘Moneyball.’ The result is her new book of photographs—and lessons about the American dream.
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More and more players practicing what Ted Williams preached - The Boston Globe

More and more players practicing what Ted Williams preached - The Boston Globe | Sports | Scoop.it
Almost 50 years ago, the Red Sox legend wrote about the value of hitting the ball in the air in his book “The Science of Hitting.”
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Richard Ben Cramer's Greatest Story, on Ted Williams

Richard Ben Cramer's Greatest Story, on Ted Williams | Sports | Scoop.it
Regarded as perhaps the finest piece of sportswriting on record, Richard Ben Kramer's "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now? is an unmatchable remembrance for an American icon.
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How Do You Make a Basketball Star?

How Do You Make a Basketball Star? | Sports | Scoop.it
Fifty miles apart in Indiana, Thomas Bryant and Myles Turner are similar developing stars on completely different paths.
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The Road to Colin Kaepernick

The Road to Colin Kaepernick | Sports | Scoop.it
Gregg Easterbrook reviews “Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football’s Color Line” by Gretchen Atwood.
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Evgenia Medvedeva Is the World’s Best Skater and She Loves Dancing at the Mall

Evgenia Medvedeva Is the World’s Best Skater and She Loves Dancing at the Mall | Sports | Scoop.it
No shopping center is safe from the Russian teenager's excellent moves.
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Opinion | How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

Opinion | How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works | Sports | Scoop.it
She does not just talk about elevating her fellow women runners; she elevates them. And they win.
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The Salt of the Diamond

The Salt of the Diamond | Sports | Scoop.it
A look back at the 1947 World Series—in which Joe DiMaggio and Jackie Robinson played—focusing on six of its unsung heroes. Edward Kosner reviews “Electric October” by Kevin Cook.
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There and back again: An immigrant's dream of being a soccer player - SBNation.com

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Mayweather-McGregor and the death spiral of American sports - SBNation.com

Mayweather-McGregor and the death spiral of American sports - SBNation.com | Sports | Scoop.it
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The 1967 Impossible Dream Boston Red Sox and the summer that changed a city - The Boston Globe

The 1967 Impossible Dream Boston Red Sox and the summer that changed a city - The Boston Globe | Sports | Scoop.it
The nation was splintering over race and war, and Boston was hardly immune. But something else was stirring here -- the skeleton of a new city poking above the old, the prospect of a fresh start in city hall, and then there was Fenway. The Sox had long been an afterthought, and opening day 1967 suggested the same. But then: the first glimmer of an implausible dream.
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The gentrification of college hoops

The gentrification of college hoops | Sports | Scoop.it
An Undefeated analysis shows that first-generation college students are starting to disappear from NCAA sports
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The driving force of Russell Westbrook

The driving force of Russell Westbrook | Sports | Scoop.it
All Russell Westbrook needed to make history was to be left alone. This is the untold story of how he found his singular drive.
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The devil and Roger Federer

The devil and Roger Federer | Sports | Scoop.it
To prosper in life a person has to possess some dark traits in controlled doses: aggression, swagger, ruthlessness
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It's not just trivia -- Dexter Fowler's place in history matters

It's not just trivia -- Dexter Fowler's place in history matters | Sports | Scoop.it
When he steps to the plate Tuesday, the outfielder will become the first black Chicago Cub to play in the World Series, which highlights baseball's past and its future problems.
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