1. Through the Eyes of Karl Mecklenburg: To the Heart of a Student Athlete

    The following is part of a weekly series called “Through the Eyes Of…” In each segment, I share interviews with or stories about those that I view to be the “good guys...

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  2. Karl Mecklenburg Gives All-Pro Advice in "Heart of a Student-Athlete"

    "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is the cliche often used by those who once sipped from a cup of swill only to rise and taste champagne...

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  3. Help Build The American Hockey League Community Or Go Date Your Sister

    A recent survey by Nielsen (the survey company not the Swedish Garage band) presented their audience with the following survey question: "If you're from Rockford, Peoria or Manitoba, ...

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  4. Boston Breakers Trade "A-Rod" For Two First Round Picks

    The Boston Breakers announced the trade of forward Amy Rodriguez and their first round draft choice in the 2010 WPS draft to the Philadelphia Independence in exchange for Philadelphia’s two first round selections in the 2010 draft...

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  5. Tina Cervasio Invites Fans From Both Sides of Rivalry to Garden of Dreams Event

    As the Red Sox and the Yankees prepare for game two of their nearly meaningless series in the Bronx, one can't help but think of the long list of players whose career resume included stints on both sides of the Massachusetts-New York line...

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  6. Declaration from the Independence: Philadelphia Selects Five International Stars

    The Philadelphia Independence announced its selection of five international players today. The Independence selected, Swedes Caroline Seger and Charlotte Rohlin, Brits Lianne Sanderson and Fara Williams, and Icelander Holmfridur Magnusdottir...

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  7. Mike Coolbaugh: There's Nothing Minor League About the Life He Lived

    As a writer who seems to specialize in the "xoxo" of the game, I often set out on a journalistic journey of sorts when I put words to paper. Although my intention is a good one, the motive often becomes a concentrated effort to elicit a certain response.

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  8. Lani Doherty Remains Well-Grounded Despite Life on the Surf

    World-class surfer Lani Doherty's full name is Kaiulani, a Hawaiian name which translates to "Highest Place in Heaven...

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  9. Breakers Lose Weber and Schmedes in WPS Expansion Draft

    The Boston Breakers announced this afternoon that former Breakers players Sue Weber and Kelly Schmedes have departed the team via the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer Expansion Draft...

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  10. Worcester Sharks To Start Training Camp Sept. 22

    Worcester Sharks President and CEO Michael T. Lehr announced the training camp schedule for the team in preparation for the fourth season of hockey in Worcester...

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  11. NY Giant Great George Martin Continues His Journey For 911

    The ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is credited with the oft-uttered saying "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...

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  12. Lowell Spinners Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year

    The Lowell Spinners' 2009 season, and their quest for a New-York Penn League Championship, ended Saturday night in Staten Island, NY, as the Yankees used a five-run second inning to ...

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  13. Bernie Williams Drives Home the Winning Message of "A Glove of Their Own"

    When any baseball fan hears the name Bernie Williams, a distinct image immediately comes to mind. Brimming with class, a confident smile, and, of course, dressed in pinstripes, Williams is to ...

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  14. Through The Eyes Of... Buddy Biancalana: Still A World Series Hero

    The following is part of a weekly series called "Through the Eyes of..." In each segment, I share interviews with or stories about those I view to be the "Good Guys." "Through the Eyes of...

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  15. Special Olympians Teach Us All About the Scoreboard That Counts

    Recently, a reader thanked me for choosing to walk down the "road less traveled" in my pursuit of presenting sports stories about the "good guys"...

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  16. Paul Riley Named Head Coach of Philadelphia Independence

    The Philadelphia Independence announced the selection of Paul Riley as their first head coach in team history today. Riley, who is originally from Liverpool, England, has had a long and illustrious ...

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  17. "A Glove of Their Own" Pays It Forward to Honor It's Central Jersey Home

    The A Glove of Their Own story is a simple one. It's all about giving and sharing and family and paying it forward...

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  18. Red Sox Pitching Staff Needs Resurgence After Mediocre August Grades

    Yesterday, I wrote about the Red Sox position players and was shocked to see what soft grades I gave out despite the team's 16-12 record and giving up six games to the Yankees in the standings...

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  19. San Jose Sharks Sign Trio to Contracts for Upcoming 2009-10 Season

    San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has re-signed Group II restricted free agent forward Torrey Mitchell to a three-year contract...

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  20. Philadelphia Independence 2010 Season Tickets On Sale September 1

    The Philadelphia Independence began selling season tickets today for their maiden season in the Women's Professional Soccer League...

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  21. Red Sox Are Dressed for Success as August Grades Are Turned in

    While hanging around Fenway Park one afternoon last month, I found myself with an hour or so to kill before the Cask'n Flagon opened for business...

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  22. Women's Professional Soccer Presents 2009 WPS Year-End Awards

    On the penultimate day of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season, the league announced its 2009 WPS year-end award winners during its Awards Gala on the eve of the 2009 WPS All-Star Game presented by U...

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  23. Tee Off With The Tiants At The El Tiante/NaviNet Celebrity Golf Classic

    Some how, the thought of puffing on a Cuban, while putting on hole 18, with one of my boyhood heroes, Luis Tiant, seems like it may fall under the heading of "Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming...

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  24. Wilfred Pichardo Named NY-Penn League Player of the Week

    The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced today that Spinners outfielder Wilfred Pichardo has been named New York-Penn League Player of the Week for the week beginning Monday, Aug...

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  25. The Boston Red Sox Second Most Famous Ted....May He Rest In Peace

    My Dad, Marty, drinks coffee each morning with the old farts down at McDonald's. Each of the Alter Kockers (Yiddish for old goat) has their self proclaimed assigned seat...

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