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7:48am

Sat July 25, 2015
Sports

Athletes Make News On Social Issues: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 10:55 am

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5:19pm

Fri July 24, 2015
Sports

Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 11:04 am

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2:14pm

Fri July 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Hulk Hogan's WWE Contract Terminated After Alleged Racist Language In Sex Tape

Hulk Hogan's contract with World Wrestling Entertainment has been terminated.
Chris O'Meara AP

World Wrestling Entertainment has terminated its contract with wrestler Terry Bollea, a.k.a. Hulk Hogan after reports the wrestler used racist language in a sex tape. The alleged transcripts from the leaked tape were published in a joint investigation by Radar and The National Enquirer and depict Bollea using the N-word and identifying himself as a racist.

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5:55am

Fri July 24, 2015
Sports

Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 7:56 am

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5:43pm

Thu July 23, 2015
Sports

British Cyclist Chris Froome Leads As Tour De France Enters Final Days

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:14 pm

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4:57am

Wed July 22, 2015
Sweetness And Light

For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:59 pm

Kelly Hirano, vice president of engineering, demonstrates the Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest during a product launch in July in San Francisco. Yahoo has designed this experience for the mobile fantasy player and offers Daily Fantasy, Full Season Fantasy, and real-time sports news and scores as an all-in-one experience.
Eric Risberg AP

In the famous Disney movie, a carpenter named Geppetto longed to have a son. He carved a puppet of a boy, and, wouldn't you know it, the wooden Pinocchio magically became a real child. Fantasy games are the Pinocchio of sport, for all who play them become Geppettos. Isn't it the dream of every fan to construct his or her own team, as Geppetto wanted to carve out a son?

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5:37am

Tue July 21, 2015
Sports

Los Angeles Angels Blow Dry Their Wet Field With A Helicopter

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 7:20 am

There may be a drought in California, but the Los Angeles Angels had a home game rained out Sunday, their first in 20 years.

They needed to dry the field on Monday, so they called in a helicopter to hover overhead.

The field was blow-dried, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia was unimpressed.

He recalls a youth league game years ago when wet base paths were doused in gasoline and set on fire.

Presuambly the fire went out before the game began.

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5:37am

Tue July 21, 2015
Author Interviews

A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 2:24 pm

William Finnegan surfs Cloudbreak, off the island of Tavarua in Fiji, in 2005.
Scott Winer

William Finnegan is a New Yorker journalist, but his new memoir doesn't focus on the wars or controversies he's covered. It's about surfing.

Finnegan traces his love of surfing back to his childhood, when he used to watch surfers in Ventura, Calif. He remembers being 10 years old, sitting with his family in a diner, watching waves break on the coast.

It seemed "like they were arriving from some celestial workshop ... carved by ocean angels," he writes. "I wanted to be out there, learning to dance on water."

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6:37pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Sports

American Zach Johnson Wins British Open In Historic 3-Way Playoff

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4:59pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Sports

Los Angeles Angels Experience First Rainout At Home In 20 Years

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 6:37 pm

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