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The Kentucky Derby Sine Quo Non: The Mint Julep, Part One

Today, the focus is on creating the perfect Mint Julep. Installment two will discuss the history of the drink. Briefly, though, the Mint Julep has been considered the official drink of Churchill Downs and of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, … Continue reading

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Is Brandon McCarthy Out In Dodgers Now Six-Man Rotation?

With a brilliant first start from new number two starter Julio Urias, with continued solid work from Alex Wood, and with the return of the $48 Million man Rich Hill set for Monday night, the Dodgers begin tonight’s three game … Continue reading

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Nine Days to the 143rd Kentucky Derby

With nine days left until the May 6th running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, the 20 likely starters, and their trainers and owners, are awaiting May 3’s assignment of post positions, and maybe just as importantly, up to date weather … Continue reading

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13 Days to the 143rd Kentucky Derby

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is now only two weeks away, and there continues to be a lot of speculation as to which horses will be bypassing the race and whether or not those next in line will … Continue reading

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Dismal Week Sends Dodgers Reeling

Seven days ago the 7-5 Dodgers were set to embark on a week that would see them play six games with two of 2016’s worst teams, the Rockies and the Diamondbacks. After already going 3-2 in five games against these … Continue reading

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UNC and the Myth of the “Student” Athlete

Watch any NCAA sports programming and you are bombarded with tributes to the noble, valiant STUDENT ATHLETE, the scholar who sacrifices his or her study time and physical and emotion well-being by giving up any and all free time to … Continue reading

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Angels’ Starting Staff In Shambles

Despite including two miraculous comebacks in which the Angels became the first team since 1991 to win consecutive games in which they were behind by five or more runs in the seventh inning or later, making their record 2-0 when … Continue reading

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Angels’ Start Strong Despite Weak Pitching

The past couple of seasons in my pre-season previews I’ve picked the Angels to do far better than the professionals covering MLB were predicting, and for a variety of reasons, from overrating talent to in some cases almost unprecedented strings … Continue reading

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Inconsistent Dodgers Ready for Cubs Rematch?

After two embarrassing losses to open their series in Colorado, the Dodgers’ came back today to end their two-game losing streak and to beat a lefty for the first time this season, as they eased by the Rockies 10-6 in … Continue reading

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