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Steve Scalise Among 5 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is Dead – New York Times

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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House majority whip, several others, shot at congressional baseball practice – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The gunman, a white man with dark hair and wearing a blue shirt, could be seen standing with a rifle as he began shooting, Flake said. “Fifty would be an understatement,” Flake said, referring to the number of shots. Scalise, 51, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was standing on second base, fielding balls during batting practice when the shooting began, Flake said.  “We climbed into the dugout” to shelter and treat…

What is the congressional baseball game? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Republican team huddles before the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington on June 23, 2016. (Photo: KC McGinnis, USA TODAY) A gunman opened fire Wednesday while Republican lawmakers were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. What exactly were they practicing for? The game, formally known as the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, has been an ongoing bipartisan tradition in Washington, D.C., since 1909, pitting Democrats and Republicans against each…

British Cycling report delivers heavily diluted verdict – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The authors of a much delayed report into the culture of British Cycling are likely to face claims of a whitewash after it was heavily diluted from an original leaked draft copy. The report, ordered following claims of discrimination made by the sprint cyclist Jess Varnish and other Olympic and Paralympic riders, was finally released after 14 months of interviews and subsequent legal wrangling. It states that many staff on…

Ballard’s Adell named Mr. Baseball; All-State teams set – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buy Photo Ballard’s Jo Adell. June 9, 2017(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, C-J)Buy Photo Ballard High School product Jo Adell, who was selected in the first round of Monday’s MLB draft, has been named 2017 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. Adell batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs scored as the Bruins finished with a 23-12 record. The center fielder also…

Seven tips to take better photos of sport and action – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The thing about sport is that the one thing you don’t really have is time to faff around, to perfectly capture the moment for posterity. Yet whether taken in the thick of it or from the sidelines, the very best sports action photos are the ones encapsulating the action in perfect sharp clarity. You can imagine the thousands of pounds’ worth of kit and hundreds of photos a professional sports…

Ballard’s Adell named Mr. Baseball; All-State teams set – The Courier-Journal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Buy Photo Ballard’s Jo Adell. June 9, 2017(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, C-J)Buy Photo Ballard High School product Jo Adell, who was selected in the first round of Monday’s MLB draft, has been named 2017 Mr. Baseball by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association. Adell batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs scored as the Bruins finished with a 23-12 record. The center fielder also…

Baseball Capsules – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten string and rookie Cody Bellinger hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Kershaw (9-2) allowed two runs in seven innings and has not lost in his last eight starts. The left-hander gave up a run in the third on Michael…

Small: Baseball and bassoons – News Chief

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

By Norm Small Ledger correspondent It’s a tough job being smart, talented — and in charge. Which she is. Especially when serving in the United States Army for 18 years. Army Intelligence, that is. “My parents were both musicians,” she tells me. “She sang, he played. But I joined the Army.” Which might be one of the smartest things she did. Bev was to hear some sour…

2017 MLB Draft Grades: Round 1 Results and Scores for Each Baseball Team – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Julio Cortez/Associated Press There’s still a lot of work to be done by all 30 teams in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, but Monday night’s first round finally offered an opportunity to analyze what clubs were thinking for their future.  The Minnesota Twins got things started by selecting California high school shortstop Royce Lewis first overall. In a year with a lot of question marks, even at the top…

Baseball league renames award in memory of Penn State frat pledge who died after fall – ABC News

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A youth baseball league in New Jersey has renamed its sportsmanship award in honor of Penn State sophomore Tim Piazza, who died in February after he was fatally injured at a Penn State fraternity house. The Readington Township Junior Baseball League’s award is honoring Piazza, 19, as he was from Readington Township and played baseball there. Kate Richardson Photography The Readington Township, New Jersey, Junior Baseball League renamed its sportsmanship…

3 key plays that got the LSU baseball team to the College World Series – SECcountry.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — The crucial plays that LSU baseball made in its Super Regional sweep of Mississippi State are pretty obvious for the most part. They’re the ones that show up in the postgame highlights. But every game has a handful of more subtle moments that make those big plays possible. The Super Regional series was no exception to that rule. Here’s a look at three moments against the…

Getting the details right for ‘Cars 3’ an act of pride, love – ESPN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment EMERYVILLE, Calif. — It is May 10, and Ray Evernham, still two weeks away from becoming NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham, looks over his glasses and raises his eyebrows to emphasize his seriousness. “We’ve known each other a long time, and I’m telling you, these people are all-in on NASCAR. They are really worried about getting the racing…

Sport 2.0: crumbling traditions create a whole new ballgame | Sean … – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The dawn of London 2012. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony has eviscerated any lingering public cynicism, while Team GB’s arrival and the Arctic Monkeys’ cover of the Beatles’ Come Together has thrust everyone inside the Olympic Stadium off their feet. Now, as the intense whoops and waves of noise finally subside, Sebastian Coe, the organiser of the Games, stands up to urge the millions watching to appreciate the unique power of…

Talib’s legacy, a Baltimore Cinderella soccer team and England’s gambling problem – ESPN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment sports + biz + culture + lifeGet REDEF delivered to your inbox rantnrave:// The NBA has never seen anything like these Warriors. Two top-five players, four top-15 players, in a 30-team league. Basketball nirvana. Greatness is when a two-time MVP is the second-best player on the team. I don’t know for sure if the Dubs are the best team ever but I…

Former NASCAR driver files wrongful arrest lawsuit, alleges accuser was bribed with marijuana, cash – The Denver Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A NASCAR driver has filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams that also accuses a Broomfield man of allegedly bribing a girl with cash and marijuana to falsely accuse him of molestation. The civil lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver by attorney Brian DeBauche on behalf of Adam Hilton against Reams, several sheriff’s investigators and Harold Joseph Bellm III, the father of…

Members of US Merchant Marine Academy Soccer Team Won’t Graduate Due to Probe – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

KINGS POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is not permitting seven members of the men’s soccer team to graduate with their class this weekend amid an investigation into possible sexual harassment, a congressman said Tuesday. The revelation comes as the military service academy outside New York City has struggled with allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and bullying. Last year, a program that places academy midshipmen on commercial vessels…

Sport 2.0: crumbling traditions create a whole new ballgame – The Guardian

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The dawn of London 2012. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony has eviscerated any lingering public cynicism, while Team GB’s arrival and the Arctic Monkeys’ cover of the Beatles’ Come Together has thrust everyone inside the Olympic Stadium off their feet. Now, as the intense whoops and waves of noise finally subside, Sebastian Coe, the organiser of the Games, stands up to urge the millions watching to appreciate the unique power of…

How the Braves landed the hottest promotion in sports – ESPN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This past weekend, the Atlanta Braves owned social media, as a man in a full-body suit brutally vanquished a cocky fan in a promotional race. Video of the in-game stunt went viral, and the world asked where this all came from. Think you can #BeatTheFreeze? Good luck. pic.twitter.com/9SrKe7GcTA — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 10, 2017 It started with a…