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Miracle whip

Miracle whip – Static Fritz Quindt Miracle whip: The night before Disney’s Miracle (the film, guaranteed to spark unprecedented hockey nostalgia) opens in theaters February 6, “A Night of Miracles” (the programming block, epitomizing corporate synergy) will play on ESPN Classic. The four hours hosted by Kurt Russell include a full-length rerun of the USA-USSR […]

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Two more two-timers, both from the ACC

Two more two-timers, both from the ACC Will Blackmon, Boston College. He probably will be a first-round draft pick next year as a cornerback. Yet he worked a majority of snaps this spring at wide receiver. The staff won’t make a decision on Blackmon’s primary position until fall camp. He also will return punts. Devin […]

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There’s nothing fishy about the Marlins – Florida – N.L. Report

There’s nothing fishy about the Marlins – Florida – N.L. Report – Column Jerry Crasnick In early April, a Navy paratrooper dressed as Billy the Marlin lost his head in the skies over south Florida. In late May, two motorists saw the mascot’s head resting on a turnpike guardrail, placed the discovery in their car […]

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Q&A: Mark Martin

Q&A: Mark Martin Lee Spencer Mark Martin, 46, gained a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup in what was supposed to be his last season as a full-time driven But his planned retirement might be put off a year, giving him one more chance to add to his Cup legacy. TSN: Are […]

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This Week Online – sports information online

This Week Online – sports information online – Brief Article * Dominate your league with TSN Last season, the Marlins’ Ryan Dempster came out of nowhere to pitch his way onto the All-Star team and into the hearts of fantasy baseball owners. Who will be this season’s Dempster? The Fantasy Source provides the latest news, […]

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Making the second show first-class

Making the second show first-class Lee Spencer Let the Buschwhacking begin! There was a time when I took issue with Nextel Cup drivers’ invading NASCAR’s Class AAA tour, but I’ve changed my tune over the past year. I’m not convinced the overall quality of Busch Series regulars is what it once was. A case in […]

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No pain, big gains

No pain, big gains Mike DeCourcy He points to the area where the pain would sear through his body each time exercise pushed him toward fatigue. His index finger starts just below the Left side of his rib cage, tracing down to a spot near the middle of his thigh. Then he does the same […]

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Draft dish: the war room – NFL: Insider

Draft dish: the war room – NFL: Insider – Brief Article The offense gets all the attention at BYU, but the team’s best draft prospect is DE Ryan Denney. Like most Cougars, Denney went on a Morman mission before entering college. He’ll be a 25-year-old NFL rookie next year. Outside of Denney’s obvious maturity, a […]

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Adults ruin summer’s best story – Little League

Adults ruin summer’s best story – Little League – Brief Article Jay Mariotti We’re always searching for the joy in sports, the glee of competing, the fun etched in an athlete’s face. And yet when we finally discover this rare rapture, in the name of 12-year-old Danny Almonte, what inevitably happens? The adults ruin everything […]

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Fingleton shows potential to revive center position

Fingleton shows potential to revive center position – high school basketball player Neil Fingleton Mike DeCourcy It took nearly two days of watching games at the adidas ABCD Camp to discover Neil Fingleton. There were more than 200 players in the gym at Fairleigh Dickinson that week, but it still doesn’t say much for our […]