Sports

4:37pm

Thu June 25, 2015
Goats and Soda

The Cycling World May Soon Bow Down Before Nairo Quintana

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 9:40 am

Colombia's Nairo Quintana, wearing the best young rider's white jersey,crosses the finish line of the 19th stage of the 2015 Tour de France on Friday.
Peter Dejong AP

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version.

Going into the final stage of the 2015 Tour de France, newcomer Nairo Quintana was only 2 minutes 38 seconds behind leader Chris Froome, and some say he has a chance to bring home the yellow jersey.

Quintana began biking to get to high school. The return trip was a 10-mile uphill slog. That didn't deter him. Sometimes he'd even attach a cable to his sister's bike and haul her up the mountain with him.

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2:27pm

Thu June 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 3:15 pm

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers took turns responding to a tweet that dismissed women's sports as "not worth watching."
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Many people took notice when a Sports Illustrated analyst dismissed women's sports as "not worth watching" earlier this week. Unfortunately for SI's Andy Benoit, two of those who noticed were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

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11:40am

Wed June 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Yoink! Dad Nabs Foul Ball While Holding Baby At Cubs Game

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 2:49 pm

A father who snagged a foul ball at a Chicago Cubs game Tuesday is getting praise — even though the play was overturned.
MLB

It could have been a routine out in foul territory. Instead, a pop-up at a Chicago Cubs game was caught by a dad who was also holding a baby — and the crowd went wild. It didn't hurt that the fan momentarily robbed the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers of an out.

The play was eventually ruled to be fan interference, as Cubs fan Keith Hartley was found to have reached over into the field to nab the ball before it could land in the glove of the Dodgers' first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez.

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7:31am

Wed June 24, 2015
Sports

Teenaged Female Shortstop Could Be Signed by MLB Team

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 12:31 pm

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5:09am

Wed June 24, 2015
Sweetness And Light

The Quieter Sports Season, And Why Tennis Needs Caddies

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

Marcel Granollers (left) and Roger Federer leave the court at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., last August. Commentator Frank Deford says with all that baggage, tennis needs caddies.
Leslie Billman Ai Wire/Landov

Ah, it's summer, and sport is of a sweeter sort now — don't you think? For instance, of all the jobs in sport, I think maybe the best is retrieving foul balls. The boys and girls in that job get to wear uniforms and gloves, but mostly they just sit and occasionally gather up a foul ball, then give it away to some happy fan. Isn't that a neat job?

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5:17pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Sports

ESPN Report Finds Pete Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player

Originally published on Tue June 23, 2015 8:56 pm

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5:04pm

Tue June 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Female Shortstop, 16, Could Be Signed By MLB Teams In July

In what Major League Baseball says is a first, French baseball player Melissa Mayeux has had her name added to the list of international prospects who could be signed by clubs on July 2.

At age 16, Mayeux plays shortstop for two of France's national teams: the U-18 junior squad and the senior softball team. She's known as a smooth fielder who can also handle a bat.

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6:47pm

Mon June 22, 2015
The Two-Way

Pete Rose Bet On Baseball Games As A Player, ESPN Reports

Former Cincinnati Reds' player and manager Pete Rose watches a baseball game between the Reds and Washington Nationals on May 31 in Cincinnati.
John Minchillo AP

Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, bet on Cincinnati Reds games in 1986, during his last season as an active player, ESPN's Outside the Lines reports.

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5:04pm

Mon June 22, 2015
The Two-Way

Gutting It Out: Tales Of Sports Heroics In The Face Of Injury, Illness

Jason Day of Australia is tended to by medical staff Friday after finishing the ninth hole during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
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12:34pm

Mon June 22, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Beats Colombia 2-0, But Will Be Shorthanded Vs. China

Originally published on Mon June 22, 2015 10:42 pm

Lauren Holiday of the United States is given a yellow card Monday in the first half against Colombia in a Women's World Cup match in Edmonton, Canada. She also received one in an earlier match against Australia, so Holiday will be suspended for the Americans' next match.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Update, 10:05 p.m. ET:

The Americans won and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup, but lost midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday for its next match, as each received her second yellow card of the tournament.

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