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Second No Hitter in Little League World Series History

Second No Hitter in Little League World Series History

I had the pleasure of watching a pitching duel between West (East Lake – Chula Vista, CA) play Great Lakes (Gross Pointe, MI).  Both pitchers were tough.  It was a pitching duel right from the start.  The game wasn’t decided until the Great Lakes pitcher reached the pitching limit and a reliever was brought in. The pitcher from Chula Vista, Grant Holman, had a no hitter going into the bottom of the 6th.  He was up against the pitch limit…

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My Favorite Team Breaks MLB Record

My Favorite Team Breaks MLB Record

It’s not often I read of either of my favorite baseball teams doing anything well.  So, it’s with great pride that I report that the Los Angeles Dodgers have broken the record for the most games won at home to start the season.  The previous mark was 12 games.  The Dodgers won 13 in a row tonight with a win over the Nationals. Now if my other team, the Oakland A’s, would win one game, I’d be very delighted! Congrats…

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Parents Give Lesson in Sportsmanship

Parents Give Lesson in Sportsmanship

So many times you hear of parents getting involved in their children’s sport teams for the worse.  Then you hear about kids who behave badly out on the field or after a game.  These people from Danville, California, know the meaning of true sportsmanship. Two high school basketball teams made it to the NorCal Division I Championship game.  One team, Monte Vista, comes from a well to do school district.  The other, McClymond’s, comes from a cash strapped barely have…

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Creating Bicycles for the Disabled

Creating Bicycles for the Disabled

Many people enjoy the freedom of riding a bicycle around town. Many would love to but physical limitations prevent them from trying. The Adaptive Cycling Center of Berkeley, California has been tackling this problem. They design bicycles to fit the specific needs of the rider. Perhaps you can’t use your right arm. The center has designed a bike especially for you. One of the most interesting things the ACC offers is free bicycle rentals. A person with special needs can…

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Olympic Stories: The Men’s Marathon is just as bad

Olympic Stories: The Men’s Marathon is just as bad

What is it about marathons that make me so darned emotion?  I am not even a fan of running (watching or doing it myself).  Yet everytime I watch the men and women’s marathon during the Olympics I get all teary eyed. I was doing fine with the men’s marathon until the last few minutes when the runner who was vying for first started to slip back.  Soon he was lost out of sight.  I wanted to help him keep up….

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