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Liar Lost Admirer

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/16/2022 - 08:32
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Unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia after losing visa, dashing his hopes of defending his tennis title 

Australian authorities uphold decision to cancel Serbian Novak Djokovic’s visa. An Australian Federal Court panel has dismissed Djokovic's appeal after he challenged Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel his visa.

The high court panel returned their unanimous decision just a day before the World No.1 ranked tennis player was set to play his first match of the Australian Open.

Baseball Grand Slam

Submitted by ub on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 08:02
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Kudos to Minnie Miñoso, a pioneer Cuban in the Negro League. He played seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.

PLAY BALL

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/08/2021 - 10:43
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Eight professional clubs got it right and are left in the MLB playoffs They're taking the field in their respective best-of-5 division series. 

According to USA Today published reports, in Houston, the Astros look to take a 2-0 series lead in the American League Division Series over the Chicago White Sox 2:07 p.m. ET, MLB Network. 

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Japan

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/08/2021 - 22:54
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The Tokyo Olympics were delayed a year, but Japan pulled it off fabulously and safely with grace, class, and determination.

The 2020-21 Olympics in Tokyo were like none other: First, they were postponed for one year because of the global pandemic, then athletes were competing without fans in the stands, and then there were protests because of rising #COVID cases.

The Oh Ohlympics!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46
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The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

The Proud Cardinal

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:15
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Mi Padre was a baseball fanatic. He named two of his sons after baseball greats and knew a lot about America's favorite past-time.

The St Louis Cardinals were one of his favorite steams. The club was started by the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, who got their name from an earlier National League team. They had another name besides The Cardinals, also the St. Louis Perfectos.

The Iron Horse

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 23:41
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Henry Louis Gehrig was an American Superstar and a professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. 

SPORTS JOY IN A PANDEMIC

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/29/2021 - 20:29
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Hard to believe there can be such exceptional joy, surprise, discovery, history, and sadness all wrapped up in a night at the ballpark. 

JOY: Joining the crowd for the 7thinning stretch rendition of YMCA. A year without team sports and public jubilation made it all the more enjoyable.

SURPRISE: The ballpark in Hartford, Connecticut where the Yard Goats play is an exceptionally nice stadium built for $57 million dollars that opened in 2017.