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Dunlap: The Pirates Should Go Get Cole Hamels

Strike now.

That’s what the Pirates should do.

Don’t wait, don’t let the Cardinals continue to run away with the National League Central and don’t let those Wild Card spots keeps distancing themselves farther and farther away. 742 more words

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Dunlap: Hurdle Doesn’t Have A Problem, He Has A Real Team

This isn’t at all a problem.

It is, in fact, entirely the opposite.

Don’t look at it in terms of how Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is going to fill out his lineup card — particularly with infielders — over the next few days. 668 more words

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"Kerri, You Can Do It!"

“Kerri, you can do it!” Straight forward, no frills, but not what we were expecting. One of the best gymnastics coaches in the world, Béla Károlyi, who coached four of the six gymnasts on the US women’s team in 91, and had a hand in coaching five of the seven in 92, said, at the most critical point in the Olympics for the US women’s gymnastics team, “You can do it.” And that’s all he said. 471 more words

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Column: Line Drives — Golf game needs some more work

I decided to take advantage of the nice weather Wednesday and go golfing.

Wait, no. Let me rephrase that.

I decided to take advantage of the nice weather on Wednesday and pay money to walk on a golf course with clubs on my back and occasionally swing at a golf ball. 793 more words

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Column: Line Drives — Preventing injuries is important to safety

Patrick Willis called it quits because of his feet.

Chris Borland retired out of concerns for his health.

It appears as if NFL players have been dropping like flies out of fear for their safety. 770 more words

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Column: Line Drives -- Patriots are having a special season

The Jay County High School girls swim team is good.

How good?

Just take a look at the record book.

But I’ll get to that later. 932 more words

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Column: Line Drives -- Lynch's antics need to stop

“Yeah.”

“I’m thankful.”

“I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

“You know why I’m here.”

Those are the phrases that have been muttered by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch during his media appearances. 531 more words

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