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Sweetness And Light
2:43 am
Wed April 15, 2015

As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla throws during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on March 4, in Surprise, Ariz. He is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery this week.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:11 am

Whatever happened to rotator cuffs? It seems like just yesterday that every pitcher who was injured had a problem with his rotator cuff. But baseball player injuries now invariably require something called "Tommy John surgery," which has become epidemic.

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Sports
4:13 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Jordan Spieth's Masters Win Signifies Bright Future For American Golf

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

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The Two-Way
7:42 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth waves after winning the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday.
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Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:11 pm

Jordan Spieth, 21, won the Masters on Sunday with a record-tying score. The focus Monday morning is on American golf's new hero — whom The New York Times is calling "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

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Sports
5:23 am
Mon April 13, 2015

NHL Aims To Include More Minority Players To Expand Fan Base

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 am

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NPR Story
3:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Last year's champion, Bubba Watson, helps Jordan Spieth put on the iconic green jacket Sunday at the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 11:02 am

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The Two-Way
6:56 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Jordan Spieth, 21, Cruises To Masters Victory, 18 Under Par

Jordan Spieth celebrates winning the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 1:23 pm

Jordan Spieth, 21, has won the Masters with a record-tying score, 18 under par.

Spieth led from the first round of the tournament in Augusta, Ga. — a feat last achieved by Raymond Floyd in 1976.

On Sunday, reports the AP, no other contender truly threatened Spieth's dominance:

No one got closer than three shots of the lead all day. Spieth shot a 2-under 70 to hold off Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson.

Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion playing in the final group of the major for the first time, and Mickelson were four shots back.

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Sports
6:38 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Women Join Men On Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Day

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:54 am

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Sports
6:38 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Baseball's Beginning, Basketball's Ending: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:54 am

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Sports
6:38 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:54 am

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Remembrances
3:52 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Lauren Hill, NCAA Basketball Player Who Battled Cancer, Dies

Mount St. Joseph University women's basketball coach Dan Benjamin spoke at a vigil for Lauren Hill Friday. The 19-year-old freshman died after a battle with brain cancer.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 8:53 pm

Lauren Hill, a 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University who inspired many to live life to the fullest, died Friday from brain cancer. Her nonprofit foundation helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

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