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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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Kobe couldn't win it, but will Westbrook?

Russell Westbrook has been on a tear, and he is on a historic pace for arguably one of the better seasons in NBA history. Due to injuries, the 26 year old has been asked to do any and everything. 1,114 more words

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Column- There is hope, but it won't end the way Kobe wants it to

You see that up there? It’s a picture, but it’s not JUST a picture. It’s the thrill of victory, and the agony of…no not defeat, but the agony of a hopeless situation. 1,044 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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