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Famous Ohio Athletes -

Famous Ohio Athletes - | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
By Ohio Writer, Denise Turney Ohio athletes have taken center stage at the local, national and international levels. You might be surprised at the number
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The Mets have the best record in baseball and will probably make the postseason - USA TODAY

The Mets have the best record in baseball and will probably make the postseason - USA TODAY | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
The long-suffering club finished off a 10-0 homestand with a win over the Braves on Thursday.
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Penn Relays Sports Brillance |

Penn Relays Sports Brillance | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
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It’s hard to live in the Philadelphia area and not hear about the historic Penn Relays, an event that generally takes place mid-spring. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Mary Slaney, Carmelita Jeter, Michael Johnson and Vicki Huber are just a few of the track and field standouts who have competed at the world famous event.

http://www.chistell.com/africanamericanfiction/2013/04/16/penn-relays-sports-brillance/

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Great Sports Books to Love |

Great Sports Books to Love | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
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I still remember when I first heard about Kareem Abdul Jabbar.  He went by the name Lewis Alcindor back then. At the time, Kareem was playing basketball for UCLA. Sports writers deemed him to be the guy who could beat, finally beat, the dominating Wilt Chamberlain. Just as people waited desperately for someone to dethrone Muhammad Ali, people waited eagerly for Kareem to enter the NBA. 

http://www.chistell.com/africanamericanfiction/2013/02/23/great-sports-books-to-love/

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Track Runners Who Inspire Track Fans |

Track Runners Who Inspire Track Fans | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

American sprinter, Tyson Gay, didn’t make it to the Olympic finals in the 100 meters at the 2008 Olympics. During the four-by 100 meter relay, the men’s American relay team dropped the baton during his exchange. Yet, Tyson Gay didn’t quit. He underwent surgery to repair his hip, and hit the track again. Four years later, at the 2012 Olympics, Tyson Gay got his Olympic medal, and oddly, he got that medal in the four-by-100 meter relay. The fact that he made it to the Olympic finals after recovering from surgery is amazing all by itself.

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Feature Interview with Raymond Clarke, Starring in Love Pour Over Me |

Feature Interview with Raymond Clarke, Starring in Love Pour Over Me | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

Meet Raymond Clarke:  Born in Dayton, Ohio in the 1960s, Raymond Clarke is a world class track and field athlete. His athletic exploits have landed him on the cover of magazines like Athletic Ambassador, Track Historian and Sports Hall of Famers. Although rarely discovered, Raymond’s academic achievements are on par with his sports accomplishments, earning him Class Valedictorian of his graduating class. He has overcome great odds, tremendous childhood challenges, many of which have stopped millions of other men and women. While at a famous university in Pennsylvania, he shares a myriad of ups, downs and good-good times, as well as harrowing experiences (some life threatening), with three of his best male friends. Raymond Clarke’s determination and resilience, and, more importantly, his healed heart, help him see and later accept the woman he was born to love.

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Jesse Owens, an Olympic Legend

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Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history.


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Gabby Douglas | Abagond

Gabby Douglas | Abagond | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
Gabrielle Douglas (December 31st 1995- ) is an American gymnast. She won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics: team all-around and individual all-around in women’s gymnastics. The individual ...

 

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Olympic Swimmer Neal Built Her Dream in Brooklyn

Olympic Swimmer Neal Built Her Dream in Brooklyn | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

"They were brought together by poignant variations of the American dream. Their journeys to New York — and each other — underline the complexities and contradictions of a nation conceived in liberty. Their daughter symbolizes the powerful, positive force of that union."

 

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Will Technology Solve Track's Debate Over Amputees? - New York Times (blog)

Will Technology Solve Track's Debate Over Amputees? - New York Times (blog) | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
Deseret NewsWill Technology Solve Track's Debate Over Amputees?
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Usain Bolt withdraws from Monaco meet - Yahoo! Sports

Usain Bolt withdraws from Monaco meet - Yahoo! Sports | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
Phuket GazetteUsain Bolt withdraws from Monaco meetYahoo! SportsFrom Yahoo! Sports: LONDON (AP) -- Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics.
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Serena, Sharapova advance to 3rd round

Serena, Sharapova advance to 3rd round | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
Serena Williams moved into the third round at Wimbledon Thursday, hitting 10 aces in a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Hungarian Melinda Czink (Serena, Sharapova advance to 3rd round http://t.co/YDjl37sB...)...
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David Ortiz, Larry Bird Among New Boston 2024 Board of Directors - Boston.com

David Ortiz, Larry Bird Among New Boston 2024 Board of Directors - Boston.com | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
Boston sports legends David Ortiz, Jo Jo White, and Larry Bird are among the names bringing star power to a new 30-member board of directors looking for a reboot of Boston’s pursuit of the 2024 Olympic Games.
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Miami Heat Greg Oden returns to the NBA court

Miami Heat Greg Oden returns to the NBA court | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
By Charles Dundley During his basketball playing days at the University of Ohio, Greg Oden became one of the most talented and skillful center. Steve Kerr, a former NBA athlete, referred to Oden as...
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Talented Athletes From Dayton, Ohio |

Talented Athletes From Dayton, Ohio | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
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Clearly, the most celebrated professional athlete hailing from Ohio is LeBron James. He’s a basketball phenom who ‘s hometown is Akron, one of the Buckeye state’s small cities. Although it’s not as small as Akron, Dayon is another small city. But, that’s not a big deal; few Ohio cities outside of Cleveland and Cincinnati are what many people would consider to be a “big town.”

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Being Able to Focus on Your Golf Game Instead of Your Golf Shoes | Write Money Incorporated

Being Able to Focus on Your Golf Game Instead of Your Golf Shoes | Write Money Incorporated | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

Golf is a sport that requires concentration and focus. Skills gained playing the sport are easily transferable to other areas of life like business and education. Add to this the fact that many people find golf to be a relaxing sport, especially when they are walking the greens on warm weather days when golf courses aren’t too soggy or dry. Another way golfers relax, sharpen their concentration abilities and enjoy perfecting their swing is to wear the right apparel and footwear like Footjoy golf shoes.

 

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Famous Athletes Setting Good Examples |

Famous Athletes Setting Good Examples | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

Last night I watched ESPN’s “30 for 30” sports documentary about professional athletes who go broke, many because they mismanaged their money. To say it was painful to watch the show is an understatement. It was absolutely hard to watch people who once had millions, some hundreds of millions of dollars, be deep in debt within 10 or fewer years after they retired from their sport. Watching the television documentary reminded me of the importance of being a good steward (manager) of what has been given to me. Watching the ESPN sports television documentary also reminded me of how quickly the high times can end.

 

Famous Athletes Learning from Their Mistakes

The ESPN sports television documentary made me think about examples of excess some famous athletes set. Professional athletes who appeared on the sports

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Bourbon County: Secretariat Festival revving up

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This weekend is a busy one in Bourbon County. Artwalk XII is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Paris, and the Secretariat 5K Big Red Run/Walk and the Bourbon County Secretariat Festival 2012 will both take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

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Paralympics 2012: Great Britain continue push for gold medal... Deborah Criddle impresses.

Paralympics 2012: Great Britain continue push for gold medal... Deborah Criddle impresses. | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
The Paralympic GB equestrian team looked in an even stronger position for top honours today after Deborah Criddle, the third of the four team members to compete, posted a very solid score of 72.926 per cent.

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Asian American Lia Neal makes USA swim team | Asiance Magazine

Asian American Lia Neal makes USA swim team | Asiance Magazine | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

"Lia Neal came in fourth in the 100-meter freestyle finals. Her finish gave her a spot on the 400 freestyle relay team.

 

Neal, whose father is African-American, and mother is Chinese-American, became the second African-American woman to represent U.S. swimming in the Olympics. The first was Maritza Correia, who was a member of the silver-medal-winning 400-meter freestyle relay team at the 2004 Athens Games.

 

Neal, who lives in Brooklyn, started taking swimming lessons with friends when she was 6. She showed promise, and a swim mom recommended when she was 8 that she try out for a swim team."


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Why Bolt's recent performance is fantastic for the Olympics - CBSSports.com (blog)

Why Bolt's recent performance is fantastic for the Olympics - CBSSports.com (blog) | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
The HinduWhy Bolt's recent performance is fantastic for the OlympicsCBSSports.com (blog)With Usain Bolt, there was always excitement, but more than that, expectation. Overnight, we expected him to win every race he competed in.
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Will the Olympics boost the economy by £13bn? - The Guardian (blog)

Will the Olympics boost the economy by £13bn? - The Guardian (blog) | Sports Stories | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Will the Olympics boost the economy by £13bn?The Guardian (blog)David Cameron says he is confident that the Olympics will boost the UK economy by £13bn. But will it?
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Preparing for Track and Field at the 2012 Olympics |

Preparing for Track and Field at the 2012 Olympics | | Sports Stories | Scoop.it

This is the time of year when track and field, especially at the professional level, is in full swing. Of course, this year we also have the 2012 Olympics which kick off July 26, the day when the Olympic torch is scheduled to be lit at London’s Olympic Stadium.

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