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Andruw Jones And Scott Hairston: – Two Great Part-Time Fantasy Baseball Players

New York Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones’ statistics for the first half of 2012 looked okay, but not awe-inspiring. He has 11 home runs and 22 runs batted in. Scott Hairston, an outfielder for the New York Mets, has 12 home runs and 34 RBI. So what is special about both of these players? Well, in the first half of the year, Jones drove in 11 home runs in just 127 at bats, while Hairston hit those 12 home ru ...

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How Much Of A Problem Is ‘Doping’ In Professional Cycling?

Like many professional sports, cycling has had problems keeping performance enhancing drugs out of their athletes. As a result of the rigorous physical demands of the sport and the riches and fame that come with being successful, it is clear to see why many athletes are willing to take the risk in terms of both their reputation and their long-term health. How much of a problem is doping in professional cycl ...

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Breaking The Ice!

Using wool to control your body temperature in the heat sounds like a contradiction in terms. But Icebreaker’s ground-breaking technology does just that – and provides superb warmth in winter too. Using the highest-quality wool from New Zealand, Icebreaker have combined the natural world with the very latest in technology to create an easy-care layering system for high-intensity sports, outdoor pursuits and ...

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Billy Butler: What Is All The Excitement Over?

There was a big controversy in Kansas City during the All-Star Break. During the Home Run Derby, American League team captain Robinson Cano, who was in charge of picking hitters for the AL Home Run Derby team, got vociferously booed.  The Kansas City fans were so loud in their booing of Cano that it made national news.   So why did the Royals fans voice such displeasure with Cano? Because he originally ...

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Athletes And Injuries; Only The Strong Survive

Just about everyone has heard the expressions "no pain no gain," and "no guts no glory." They both speak to a cultural conception that pain is necessary for success, especially when involved with something physical like an athletic sport. Just the fact that injuries do occur often in sports seem to support this- the orthopedics profession would likely not be nearly as important if not for sports injuries. T ...

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European Ryder Cup team will pay tribute to Seve Ballesteros

With the forthcoming Ryder Cup set to be the first one since the tragic death of Seve Ballesteros last year, there is sure to be plenty of emotion attached to the competition. Fortunately, it looks as though the European's are at least looking to pay tribute to the late Spaniard, with Jose Maria Olazabal claiming that the team have plenty of plans to make it a special tournament. Ballesteros lost his fight ...

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Paralympics: How Wheelchair Sports Became So Popular

How did wheelchair sports come to dominate the public perception of the Paralympics and disabled sports in general?   From wheelchair basketball to wheelchair rugby, few other events generate the same kind of excitement. Why is this, and how did it happen?   The answer is complicated, and incorporates a lot about what is both right and wrong in our society's attitudes towards disability. Image by: ...

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London’s Top Rugby Clubs

The English capital boasts five top rugby union sides competing in the Aviva Premiership. The profile and history of Harlequins, Wasps, Saracens, London Irish and London Welsh has waxed and waned over the years, but they tell the story of a city passionate about the game. Harlequins The chequered strip of Harlequins has been a familiar one to rugby union fans since their inception in 1866. Based at the Twic ...

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How To Prevent Children’s Sports Injuries – Keep Them Safe:

It would seem that children will always find a way for hurting themselves despite our best efforts to keep them safe, apart from wrapping them up in cotton wool there is very little we can do to prevent them from the rough and tumble scrapes that they seem to collect. However when it comes to them participating in sport there are things that we can do that will go some way to limiting the number of sports r ...

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Blogging Within The Fantasy Sports Industry

Blogging has been a wonderful way for me to further my enjoyment of the fantasy sports industry. By blogging about an industry I enjoy, I am able to get even more excitement out of fantasy sports by sharing my knowledge, experience, insights, and opinions on the fantasy sports world. While it was not easy getting my blog started at first, with the right amount of time, dedication and hard work, I have been ...

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