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Welcome to NY: Lindor slumping, drawing boos from Mets fans

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NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor's contract negotiations with the Mets seemed pretty smooth. His swing certainly has not.
The $341 million star shortstop is batting .203 with three RBIs through 19 games with his new team and has started drawing boos at Citi Field.
Honeymoon's over. Welcome to New York.
"It's ... (full story)

Column: Dodgers have chance for baseball greatness

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It's always mesmerizing to watch greatness in real time.
A young Mike Tyson. An ageless Tom Brady. The Boston Celtics of the 1960s. The New York Yankees of, well, several different eras.
Which brings us to the 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers.
This group could become the most exceptional team in baseball history.
The definin ... (full story)

Sometimes exercise can be a pain in the wrist

I’ve been teaching adult fitness classes for nearly 15 years, and I cannot think of any one area of the body that gives my participants more pain-related workout issues than the wrists.
And heck, I’m right there with them. I’ve been wrapping my wrists for years when I do exercise routines that entail lots of pu ... (full story)

Former star safety T.J. Ward announces retirement from NFL

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T.J. Ward, the walk-on at Oregon who became a key part of Denver's famed "No Fly Zone" secondary that helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50, officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, April 21.
Ward played eight seasons in the NFL, earning All-Rookie team honors, two trips to the Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro ... (full story)

Michigan coast-to-coast gravel grinder

I had the opportunity back in June of 2019 to crew for one of my ultra-endurance cyclists in Michigan’s 210-mile Coast-To-Coast Gravel Grinder. And no, that’s not a typo. I’m really talking about 210 miles. A double century’s worth of gravel, sand, single and double track, and just a smidge of asphalt, on a c ... (full story)