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Mar212014

Why Mlb Thinks Australia Is On Verge Of Baseball Boom











As a condition of readmission, Shipley had to play rugby along visit this site with baseball, eventually attracting the attention of the University of Alabama. Moss rarely had pitched as a kid, but a Braves scout signed him after watching him fire a laser from right field to third base during a game. Moylan washed out as a Twins prospect in 1998 and was working in pharmaceutical sales before re-emerging during the 2006 World Baseball Classic, signing with the Braves for $30,000. Balfour grew up in Sydney swimming and playing soccer and rugby before discovering baseball. I fell in love with the game, Balfour says. But reaching the majors? Thats not something too many kids thought about much growing up in Australiaat this site least not back then. Shipley, the one-time Dodger now employed by the Diamondbacks, says the two-game series should provide a look at both how baseball has grown in Australia and the potential it has to develop further. Theres going to be fitness significant impact around the games while those teams are in the country, he says. The key is how to capitalize on that impact and have the game become even more prevalent in the public consciousness.
More: http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2014-03-20/mlb-opening-series-2014-australia-sydney-tv-mlb-network-date-time-schedule-los-angeles-dodgers-arizona-diamondbacks




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Mar062014

Usa Vs. Japan Women's Soccer: Score, Grades And Reaction For 2014 Algarve Cup











After Christen Press had an attempt blocked, the loose ball was picked up and finished by Carli Lloyd, then she was deemed offside to halt the early celebration. It was a wake-up call for the Japanese squad, which immediately started pushing more players back to defend against the American attack. Even without Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, the group pushed forward aggressively. That was probably by design from head coach Tom Sermanni. U.S. Soccer's official site passed along comments from the manager after he named the tournament fitness squad and he said these matches would be internet a very good test for his side: The group we're in at the Algarve Cup will probably be the most significant test since I've come aboard and a different kind of challenge as we will be playing teams that have the belief and aim to come out to attack us and beat us. The dynamics of these games will be different than some of the more recent matches, and that's something that we want, that we need and that the players are looking forward to.
More: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1981816-usa-vs-japan-womens-soccer-score-grades-and-reaction-for-2014-algarve-cup




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Mar052014

Hollywood, We Are Watching What You Do To Lupita Nyong?o. And What She Does To You.











Id imagineand I could well be wrongthat she is coming into Hollywood with the un-self-conscious approach to celebrities gossip race that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies Americanah heroine Ifemelu (and resource indeed, Adichie herself) have brought with them to this country. Adichie was famously quoted last year as saying that American blackness website did not initially occur to or appeal to her: In Nigeria I didnt think of myself as black. I didnt need to. And I still dont when Im in Nigeria. Race doesnt occur to me. Many other things occur to me.
Full story: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/03/04/lupita_nyong_o_wins_an_oscar_on_race_privilege_and_justice_in_hollywood.html




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