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2018 ESPY Awards: Winners list

Athletes and celebrities have once again come together for the ESPY Awards. The 25th anniversary of the show was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by Danica Patrick. It’s the first time the show has had a woman host. >> Read more trending news  The best in sports were honored not just for their athleticism, but for contributions to society and humanitarian work...


Adam Dunn: Reds Hall of Fame honor hard to put into words

Adam Dunn: Reds Hall of Fame honor hard to put into words

A week before his induction into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Adam Dunn was hanging out on a beach with his family — he has four kids aged between 11 and 5 months — and not thinking about his speech. “I’ll probably just try to wing it like I do everything else,” Dunn joked in a conference call with Cincinnati media. If winging it was Dunn’s strategy throughout...
New Dayton strength coach wastes no time getting to work

New Dayton strength coach wastes no time getting to work

Ed Streit didn’t waste any time. Once the University of Dayton’s human resources department informed him his hiring was official on June 28, he walked to the Olsen Athletics Performance Center and got to work as the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach. Streit found Dayton forward Ryan Mikesell working with another strength coach, Jared Phillips. &ldquo...
Summer baseball: Middendorf, Kates help South win GLSCL All-Star Game

Summer baseball: Middendorf, Kates help South win GLSCL All-Star Game

Ryan Middendorf may not have been 100 percent, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. The Lakota East High School graduate pitched a scoreless inning on short rest Tuesday night, helping the South defeat the North 3-2 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game at Prasco Park. “My arm was a little iffy at first,” admitted Middendorf, who threw 106 pitches for the Hamilton...
Reds end 36-year home run drought in All-Star Game

Reds end 36-year home run drought in All-Star Game

In his first All-Star Game at-bat, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett saved the National League — for one inning. Gennett’s two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth tied the 89th All-Star Game at 5-5, but two Houston Astros, Alex Bregman and George Springer, hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th and the American League addded one more run to win 8-6 Tuesday at Nationals...
Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Scoochie Smith weighing his options after strong performance in NBA Summer League

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith always felt he could play in the NBA. He showed he deserves a chance with his performance in the NBA Summer League. Smith spoke to the Dayton Daily News on the phone from Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday as he prepared to leave town after playing seven games in 11 days with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Smith had confidence about his ability to play at the...
Little League: The road ahead for Hamilton West Side’s all-stars

Little League: The road ahead for Hamilton West Side’s all-stars

The journey continues for Hamilton West Side’s 12-year-old baseball team. The local all-stars are practicing daily for the Ohio Little League Tournament in North Canton, opening against Galion at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Hoover Community Recreation Complex. West Side, the District 9 champion for the last 34 years, has won eight of the last nine and 10 of the last 12 state championships at this...
Former Dayton guard Bonsu finds job in NBA

Former Dayton guard Bonsu finds job in NBA

Former Dayton Flyers walk-on guard Jeremiah Bonsu is taking his career to the NBA. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 2017 and spending a season at Bowling Green as a graduate assistant men’s basketball coach, Bonsu has a new job as a player development intern with the Dallas Mavericks. Bonsu’s former teammate at Dayton, Kostas Antetokounmpo, signed a two-way contract...
WATCH: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on legalized gambling and Pete Rose, the shift, the DH, expansion and more 

WATCH: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on legalized gambling and Pete Rose, the shift, the DH, expansion and more 

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared numerous interesting thoughts during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning.  You can view the whole interview below, but here are some of the highlights:  1. The lift of the federal ban on gambling on sports does not impact Pete Rose’s eligibility.  “No matter what happens with gambling in the United...
British Open: 5 players who could win this week in Scotland

British Open: 5 players who could win this week in Scotland

I’m going to change things up a bit as we tee up golf’s third major championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland this week. Even though Dustin Johnson is the betting favorite to win The Open Championship, the world’s top-ranked player is not on my list. »RELATED: Playoff chip-in sends Centerville native to U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Johnson faded on the final day at...
Fairfield Warriors headed to Babe Ruth regional after winning 8U state title

Fairfield Warriors headed to Babe Ruth regional after winning 8U state title

The Fairfield Warriors captured the Babe Ruth Baseball League 8U state championship July 7-8, going 3-1 at the state tournament in Springfield. The Warriors, representing the Fairfield Youth Baseball Association, will have their first game in the regional event in Crown Point, Ind., on Friday at 6 p.m. The 19-team field includes squads from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana...
Playoff chip-in sends Centerville native to U.S. Am at Pebble Beach

Playoff chip-in sends Centerville native to U.S. Am at Pebble Beach

Centerville native Austin Sipe saved his best for last at Moraine Country Club on Monday. The former Wright State golfer chipped in for birdie on the first playoff hole to earn a spot in in the U.S. Amateur Championship next month at Pebble Beach Golf Club in California. »RELATED: Wenzler fires 62, set to make PGA Tour debut Sipe battled into a three-way playoff for the second and final spot...
Xenia’s Samari Curtis, a one-time Xavier recruit, wants to be more than a scorer

Xenia’s Samari Curtis, a one-time Xavier recruit, wants to be more than a scorer

Samari Curtis sounds more interested in improving his game this summer than figuring out where he will take it in 2019.  The Xenia basketball standout committed to Xavier in February but reopened his recruitment in May.  In an interview Monday, he said the Musketeers have remained in touch while Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, Missouri and Indiana are also recruiting him. ...
Poll names Reds player friendliest in baseball

Poll names Reds player friendliest in baseball

Joey Votto uses first base as a water cooler, starting conversation with almost every opponent who reaches base against the Cincinnati Reds. That’s one reason Votto was named the friendliest person to chat with at first base, in a poll of Major League Baseball players by The Athletic. He won 25 percent of the vote. On the MLB Network’s Intentional Talk on Monday, Votto credited...
GCLC Central football: McNick voted favorite to extend title streak

GCLC Central football: McNick voted favorite to extend title streak

McNicholas High School’s goal is to close the door on the Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division with yet another football title. The Rockets have won six straight Central championships, and they’ve been voted preseason favorites by the GCLC coaches to do it again in 2018. “Just like any preseason or postseason award, we appreciate that, but we take what happens on the field...
Former Centerville, Wright State golfer goes low; PGA Tour debut next

Former Centerville, Wright State golfer goes low; PGA Tour debut next

Former Wright State golfer Ryan Wenzler knew he was in good shape to earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship this week after the front nine of the Monday qualifier. He distanced himself from the other 47 players vying for four berths in the field by carding a scorching 29. At the point, he just needed to avoid disaster on his way to the clubhouse. But the Centerville grad wasn&rsquo...
Michigan football sending local alumnus to Big Ten Football Media Days

Michigan football sending local alumnus to Big Ten Football Media Days

Looks like Michigan football will count a player from the Miami Valley to be among its senior leaders on defense for the second year in a row.  At least that’s one thing that can be gleaned from Tyree Kinnel being among the Wolverines’ representatives at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago next week.  Kinnel, a fourth-year player from Wayne High School, earned All-Big Ten honorable...
Former Centerville, Wright State golfer to make PGA Tour debut

Former Centerville, Wright State golfer to make PGA Tour debut

Ryan Wenzler picked a good day to go low. Wenzler, a Centerville High School and Wright State University product, fired a blistering 10-under-par 62 on Monday to earn a spot in this week’s PGA Tour Barbasol Championship in Lexington, Ky. Wenzler, who will be making his PGA Tour debut, was one of four qualifiers at Boone Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Ky. Another Wright State product,...
Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber falls in finals of Home Run Derby

Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber falls in finals of Home Run Derby

Kyle Schwarber’s Chicago Cubs teammate, Javier Baez, watched him compete in the Home Run Derby from ESPN’s broadcast booth on the field Monday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.. “We’re going to have a great show from Schwarber,” Baez said. Schwarber, a Middletown High School graduate seeded fifth, delivered by advancing to the final round in his first appearance in...
College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

Allie Cummins is headed for the Mid-American Conference after all. The recent Lakota West High School graduate and Division I All-Ohio softball standout announced her decommitment from Akron on May 31 and will now continue her career closer to home at Miami University. The shortstop hit .591 with 17 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 44 RBIs this spring as the Firebirds went 26-4 and reached...
Former Ohio State football player passes away

Former Ohio State football player passes away

Highland Local Schools announced Monday afternoon the passing of former Ohio State football player Mike Kudla.  No cause of death was released, but Kudla was only 34.  After graduating from Highland in 2002, Kudla played linebacker and defensive end for the Buckeyes from 2002-05.  He was an All-Big Ten first-team pick in 2005 and had three sacks in a season-ending win over Notre Dame...
Cougars thump Dragons in series finale, 13-4

Cougars thump Dragons in series finale, 13-4

Dragons starting pitcher Adrian Rodriguez has a tough assignment: show he’s fully recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. From Mexico and acquired by the parent-club Cincinnati Reds as a free agent in 2014, Rodriguez missed the last half of the 2016 season after being injured and all of last season. He had hoped to finish off vising Kane County (Diamondbacks) for a sweep at Fifth...
Votto: Riggleman brings ‘good energy’ to Reds

Votto: Riggleman brings ‘good energy’ to Reds

The Cincinnati Reds shared a press conference with Joey Votto on Facebook Live on Monday, one day before the 89th All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. Votto, a six-time All-Star, answered all manners of questions from reporters. Here are a few highlights of the session: On former teammate Shin-Soo Choo being a first-time All-Star: “I was stunned when I found out it was his first time. If this...
Pro Football Focus pessimistic about Bengals offensive line progress

Pro Football Focus pessimistic about Bengals offensive line progress

Pro Football Focus still thinks the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line will be bad this season.  This seems to be predicated on two things: Ohio State rookie Billy Price being no better than last year’s center and Trey Hopkins both being the starting right guard and being no better than he was a year ago.  I’m not sure I agree on any of those points of view.  (You can find...
Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

When college coaches started talking to Springfield High School All-Ohio golfer Luke Wells during the summer before his sophomore year, he realized something for the first time. “I never really thought of playing college golf,” he said. “Then I thought maybe I could play college golf. It definitely made me work harder to be able to not just go for academics but to be there for something...
5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

High school football practice is getting closer, and our team previews are already rolling out.  Miss any?  Don’t worry! We’ll be recapping them periodically.  Here is version one:  1. Fairmont wants to prove last year was no fluke.  After being one of the surprise teams of 2017, coach Dave Miller’s Firebirds (7-4) are hungry for a second straight trip to...
Hal McCoy: Will the real Cincinnati Reds please stand up?

Hal McCoy: Will the real Cincinnati Reds please stand up?

To borrow a phrase from the TV show What’s My Line, “Will the real Cincinnati Reds please stand up?” There was a perfect definition of what this team is about over a three-game span last week at Cleveland and St. Louis. On one night they scored seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the Indians, 7-4. On the next night the Indians cold-cocked them, 19-4. Then in their next game against...
Dayton Flyers to open season on a Wednesday

Dayton Flyers to open season on a Wednesday

Two more non-conference games for the Dayton Flyers have become known in recent days. The University of North Florida published its non-conference schedule on its website, and its first game is at Dayton on Wednesday, Nov. 7. That will be the 2018-19 season opener for both teams. The first day teams can play is Nov. 6. The NCAA moved up the start date from Friday to Tuesday this season so the teams...
D.J. Carton’s commitment another major step for Ohio State

D.J. Carton’s commitment another major step for Ohio State

In his first year at Ohio State, Chris Holtmann proved he can develop an NCAA tournament team and an NBA prospect.  Could he sign a potential pro, though?  That was the biggest question the day Keita Bates-Diop declared he was foregoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.  (The Big Ten Player of the Year was chosen in the second round last month.)  Holtmann signed...
GCL Coed sets up football schedules in alliance with Columbus league

GCL Coed sets up football schedules in alliance with Columbus league

The prep football alliance between the Greater Catholic League Coed Division and the Columbus-based Central Catholic League has been finalized, at least for two years. The Roger Bacon and Purcell Marian football programs are leaving the GCL Coed and and have committed to the Miami Valley Conference for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, with the GCL Coed merging its North and Central divisions starting in...
Dayton’s Mikesell looks forward to running onto court at UD Arena again

Dayton’s Mikesell looks forward to running onto court at UD Arena again

Ryan Mikesell remembers the feeling of running out of the tunnel at UD Arena with his teammates before games. He also won’t forget his emotions walking out of that same tunnel, trailing the rest of the Dayton Flyers, as he did 16 times last season. “I was in my own mini-depression,” said Mikesell, a 6-foot-7 forward from St. Henry, on Wednesday during an interview at UD’s Cronin...

Years multiple Cincinnati Reds players picked for All-Star games

Three Cincinnati Reds have been selected to the National League All-Star team for Tuesday night’s game in Washington D.C. First baseman Joey Votto, second baseman Scooter Gennett and third baseman Eugenio Suarez earned spots as reserves on the game. The Reds have had several years in which three or more players have been picked to participate in the game. They include: •2014: Todd Frazier...
Annual convention in Franklin ‘brings Kentucky to Ohio’

Annual convention in Franklin ‘brings Kentucky to Ohio’

Two members of the University of Kentucky’s 1978 NCAA Championship men’s basketball team will be featured during the 29th annual Ohio UK Convention later this month. Jack “Goose” Givens and James Lee, key members on the Wildcats’ national championship team, will be two of the six speakers on July 21 at Eastview Baptist Church in Franklin, said Jim Porter, chairman of...
Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith helps Cavaliers advance to semifinals of NBA Summer League tournament

Scoochie Smith’s run with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League will continue for at least one more game. Smith, the former Dayton Flyers point guard, had 10 points, two assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes Sunday as the Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 82-68 in the quarterfinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. The Cavaliers will play the Los Angeles Lakers...
Reds prospects show their talents in Futures Game

Reds prospects show their talents in Futures Game

Dayton Dragons pitcher Hunter Greene topped 100 miles per hour on his first seven pitches in the Futures Game on Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. However, another Cincinnati Reds prospect, Taylor Trammell, overshadowed Greene by winning the Larry Doby Award, which goes to the game’s MVP. He’s the first Reds prospect to win the honor. Greene and Trammell played for the United...
Naughton’s scoreless inning streak ends, but Dragons still win

Naughton’s scoreless inning streak ends, but Dragons still win

The Dayton Dragons saved all of their offense for one inning Sunday at Fifth Third Field, but for the second day in a row it was enough to get a victory. The home team scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to wipe out a 2-0 lead that Kane County had built in the top of the inning. The Dragons held on to beat the Cougars 5-3. »RELATED: Former Sinclair pitcher wins Dragons’...
Report: Reds have expressed interest in long-term deal for Scooter Gennett 

Report: Reds have expressed interest in long-term deal for Scooter Gennett 

Will Scooter Gennett still be a Cincinnati Red at the end of the month?  That is a question that has been asked for much of the season, and it might have a new answer — one a lot of fans will probably like.  Gennett, a Lebanon native, is having his second straight great season with the Reds.  This one earned him a trip to the All-Star Game.  He has become both a fan favorite...
Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Team: Oakwood Lumberjacks Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Mack Hummon Stadium, Oakwood (Montgomery County). » ...
World Cup final delayed by protesters; Russian punk band claims responsibility

World Cup final delayed by protesters; Russian punk band claims responsibility

Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia was disrupted briefly Sunday when four people dressed in old-fashioned police uniforms ran onto the pitch, The Independent reported. >> Read more trending news The Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the suspension of play at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which occurred during the 52nd minute of Sunday&rsquo...
Former Sinclair, Hamilton pitcher earns win in Dragons’ debut

Former Sinclair, Hamilton pitcher earns win in Dragons’ debut

Saturday was the successful start of a second chance for Patrick McGuff. The former Sinclair Community college pitcher threw off the Fifth Third Field mound for the first time. He felt the support of 15 family members and friends from Hamilton who were in the seats to witness his debut with the Dayton Dragons. McGuff’s start came after being released by the Minnesota Twins earlier this year...

Schatz wins third straight Kings Royal crown at Eldora

With five laps remaining in the Kings Royal, Brad Sweet was reeling in two-time defending champion Donny Schatz. Sweet anticipated a late-lap battle to decide the 35th annual Kings Royal. He got one. He just never expected it to be with his teammate and back-of-the-pack runner Daryn Pittman. As Schatz struggled to find more speed around Eldora Speedway’s high-banked, half-mile oval, Sweet found...
Mike Trout's incredible start elevates him to class of MLB's all-time elites

Mike Trout's incredible start elevates him to class of MLB's all-time elites

Former Angels scouting director Eddie Bane cringed after soliciting help from one of his evaluators in 2009. "Around the time of the draft, I asked our scouts to give some comps on the guys we drafted," recalled Bane, whose team made New Jersey high school outfielder Mike Trout the 25th pick of the draft that year. "Our local scout (Greg Morhardt) who recommended Trout said Mickey Mantle...
Bolt, world’s fastest man, to try out for soccer club

Bolt, world’s fastest man, to try out for soccer club

Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion and the world’s fastest man, could soon fulfill his dream of becoming a professional soccer player after reaching a deal with Australia’s smallest team, an agent said Tuesday. Bolt, 31, will participate in a six-week trial starting next month with the Central Coast Mariners, a club outside Sydney. If all goes well, the Jamaican track star is expected...
Five jockeys to watch at Spa

Five jockeys to watch at Spa

Saratoga Race Course has been the personal playground for the Ortiz brothers the past three summers. Jose Ortiz has won the past two jockey riding titles at the Spa and brother Irad Jr. has been second each time. Before Jose went on his streak, Irad collected his first Spa championship in 2015. With the Saratoga meet set to start on Friday, it will be hard to get past the talented brothers from Puerto...
From start times to banning shifts, MLB stars have ideas to help game

From start times to banning shifts, MLB stars have ideas to help game

The best baseball players in the world descended upon Nationals Park on Monday afternoon with their sport in a state of well-documented, much-discussed unrest. The issues of the current game have become the theme of the season. Attendance is down from last year, a dizzying number of teams could threaten 100 losses, strikeouts are running amok, shifts are stealing hits, and baseball's biggest names...
LeBron and Serena cement their legacies despite championship losses

LeBron and Serena cement their legacies despite championship losses

The greatest athletes of our generation lost championships this year in blowouts but cemented their legacies as transcendent figures. LeBron James' Cavaliers were swept in four games of the NBA Finals by the Warriors, losing the final game by 23 points before James announced he was headed for the Lakers as a free agent. Serena Williams on Saturday lost 6-3, 6-3 to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon...
What’s next for Wimbledon? New roof, and maybe 5th-set tiebreakers

What’s next for Wimbledon? New roof, and maybe 5th-set tiebreakers

Despite stiff competition from a certain soccer tournament in Russia, it was a memorable Wimbledon. There were upsets galore, superstar comebacks, marathon fifth sets and poignant scenes of parenthood. There was even a throwback dance involving the men’s champion, Novak Djokovic, and the women’s champion, Angelique Kerber, late on Sunday night at the champions’ dinner formerly known...
Tom Wilson and the Capitals will reach a deal. The questions: When, and for how much?

Tom Wilson and the Capitals will reach a deal. The questions: When, and for how much?

After the Washington Capitals announced the hiring of Todd Reirden as coach, capping a busy month since the franchise won the Stanley Cup for the first time, General Manager Brian MacLellan was clear on what his next big move would be: an extension for restricted free agent right wing Tom Wilson. "It's a big priority," MacLellan said. "Tom's a big part of our team, a big part of what...
In the long run, soccer makes its fans unhappy

In the long run, soccer makes its fans unhappy

Many people feel devastated after their favorite team loses. Sometimes they have trouble sleeping. (Yes, I speak from personal experience.) That raises some legitimate questions: Why suffer? Is it even rational to be a sports fan? Recent research suggests that it might not be. On average, soccer, the most popular sport on the planet, makes people a lot less happy. The lesson is that if you're strongly...
Sports gambling is legal, and the SEC is open to eventually releasing injury reports

Sports gambling is legal, and the SEC is open to eventually releasing injury reports

The legalization of sports gambling will change college sports, but Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey isn't quite sure how. Beginning the conference's annual football media days here at the College Football Hall of Fame, Sankey said his league began to research sports gambling in 2011 and has been corresponding with the NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA offices about the topic. He's not opposed...
NFL's helmet rule will leave players, refs, fans scratching their heads

NFL's helmet rule will leave players, refs, fans scratching their heads

On the screens rimming a Renaissance ballroom Friday, Ezekiel Elliott hits the line, veers right and is loose. Twenty yards later, Patrick Peterson finally catches up. A moment before the Cowboy and Cardinal grapple and tumble to the turf, Elliott greets Peterson in his customary manner, helmet to helmet. Blink, and you miss it. So Al Riveron shows it twice. "That," the chief of NFL officials...
The World Cup changed Russia, but for how long?

The World Cup changed Russia, but for how long?

More than anything, Boris Belenkin was excited by the prospect of finally being able to get his hands on some good, quality chewing gum. As the 1980 Summer Olympics approached, Soviet authorities wanted to make sure the tens of thousands of international visitors they were expecting got the best possible impression of Moscow, the host city. They cleared out undesirable elements — pickpockets...
World Cup 2018: The winners and losers

World Cup 2018: The winners and losers

France won the World Cup, but that is far from the whole story. So many players and teams came out of the tournament on towering highs or devastating lows. Here are some of the winners and losers of the 2018 World Cup. Croatia: It’s odd to call a team that just lost the biggest game in its history a winner, but Croatia did everything but lift the Cup in a month to remember. Six straight wins...
The perception of loyalty in the NBA should be retired

The perception of loyalty in the NBA should be retired

Less than a year ago, Isaiah Thomas proudly declared he would receive a max contract this summer. It wasn't the first time he'd made that declaration. "Very confident," Thomas said when asked by the Boston Herald whether he'd get a max deal. "I deserve it. I put the work in, and you can put me down against any guard in the NBA. . . . My numbers are up there with the best players in...
A champ at 19, France's Mbappe is beyond compare

A champ at 19, France's Mbappe is beyond compare

At this point we 7 billion residents of Earth really ought to hone a skill at which we are hopelessly, unrelentingly lousy. We should practice - don't laugh - restraint as we envision the staggering future of Kylian Mbappe, who is still somehow five months shy of age 20.  We must refrain from comparing the French lad to Pele or the Brazilian Ronaldo. We must let him breathe his own life and try...
Mike Trout is MLB's ultimate all-star, and yet he is not a star

Mike Trout is MLB's ultimate all-star, and yet he is not a star

On a Friday night in June, after another display of habitual brilliance, Mike Trout walked through the double doors at the home plate entrance at Camden Yards. He had family in town, and he was in a hurry to see them. A golf cart, driven by a clubhouse attendant, awaited. "Not in front of the cart!" the attendant yelled at a pair of autograph-seekers. There was almost nobody else there....
Martina Navratilova may be retired, but she still wants to win

Martina Navratilova may be retired, but she still wants to win

At 61, Martina Navratilova was the oldest of the 16 participants in the Wimbledon women’s invitational doubles, an exhibition event for retired players during the second week of the tournament. Navratilova owns another superlative, according to her peers: most competitive. “Martina, hands down,” said Marion Bartoli, laughing. “Without any doubt for one second, not even half...
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