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1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – More than six decades after Kathryn
"Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she's delighted to see two girls in the Little League World Series.
 
"It's truly amazing. I'm very happy to see girls playing," said Massar, 78, of Yuba City, California.
 
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament Friday. It is only the third time in the event's 68-year history that two girls are playing in the same series.

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A swing in the right direction

A swing in the right direction
The First Tee of Memphis – a program designed to combine etiquette with the game of golf – incorporates life skills through golf while creating an all-inclusive, future-oriented environment.
 
What is golf?
 
Ask anyone familiar with the sport and they may give you the formal definition – “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.”

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints
NEW ORLEANS — The previous time Michael Oher played in New Orleans, he was a first-string tackle for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
He returns less than two years later on Friday night for a preseason game as a member of his new team, the Tennessee Titans, trying to prove he remains worthy of a starting job in the NFL.
 
After starting every game through his first five NFL seasons — all in Baltimore — Oher, signed a four-year, $20 million free agent deal with Tennessee that brought him back to his home state.

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West creating Little League World Series buzz

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West creating Little League World Series buzz
Win or lose, a collection of youngsters from Chicago figure to leave a lasting impression on the Little League World Series.
 
The Jackie Robinson West team is comprised of all African-American players. When tournament play begins Thursday their league will make its first appearance in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 31 years — the latest indicator that baseball is making strides in an effort to lure more young African-Americans back to the game.

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Mostly positive reviews for NFL’s new tablets

Mostly positive reviews for NFL’s new tablets
NASHVILLE — Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge.
 
Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs. A couple times players shielded assistant coaches with towels to study photos of the Green Bay Packers.
 
So much for the NFL's new tablets only a few steps away.

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Stephen A. had his say and it’s real

Stephen A. had his say and it’s real
Trying to watch “First Take” lately has been an exercise in futility. Without the Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless dynamic, it’s just another mundane ESPN show lacking character, sizzle or opinion divergence. Stephen A. is still on suspension actually for speaking truth. Here’s an excerpt of what he said:
 
“In Ray Rice’s case, he probably deserves more than a two-game suspension. But at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as can about elements of provocation.  Not that there’s real provocation, but elements elements of provocation.”

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