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Book Review: “The Last Shots: City Streets, Basketball Dreams”

In the non-fictional work “The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams”, the author Darcy Frey takes his reader to a dark, isolated part of New York City, which every self-respecting New Yorker avoids – Coney Island. In his book, Frey concentrates on the only thing that could bring an outsider to the poverty-struck, drug-infiltrated island […]

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Book Review “Loose Balls”

Loose Balls is a book written by Terry Pluto. This book is not like the normal story book where a plot is followed. This book is made up entirely of Dialogue of players from the American Basketball Association. This book looks into all the moments of the earliest moments in history of the ABA. All […]

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Book Review: “Golf Dreams: Writing on Golf”

Even an amateur golfer can realize the importance and connection the game of golf can bring to one’s own individual wellbeing. Throughout the book “Golf Dreams:writing on Golf” by John Updike the personal stories of Updike reflects on his introduction to the game to how it’s played a significant role in his life. The book is split into […]

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Book Review: Don’t put me in, coach

The name Mark Titus might not ring a bell to anybody but an avid Ohio State fan, but it should. Titus was a four year walk-on for the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team, and decided to chronicle his time in Columbus while riding the pine pony for four straight years. Don’t Put Me In, […]

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Book/Movie Review: Friday Night Lights

If you and I both sit down and look at Van Gogh’s Starry Night, we are likely to come away with two very different opinions on the painting. People interpret things differently, they see the world in varying lights. A vast array of viewpoints is what makes judging material so interesting. In many instances, there […]

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Book Review: The game and the glory

“The Game and the Glory,” an autobiography of Michelle Akers, is a story of perseverance, dedication, and triumph.   And that’s just the first chapter.   Michelle Akers is a female soccer player who played for the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) from its inception in 1985 until she retired in 2000. To this day […]

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Book Review: Playing for Pizza

I have still yet to ever eat a meal in Italy, but after reading John Grisham’s imagery of Parma, Italy that will be the first city I visit. A football story that venture’s quite a bit away from the American portrayal of the game, Playing for Pizza gains my interest with his tasteful descriptions of […]

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Book Review: “Gabby: Confessions of a Hockey Lifer”

The 2007-08 Washington Capitals were a magical team, for many reasons. The team was young. Many of the players had worked their way to the National Hockey League from the draft and through the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Capitals minor league affiliate. Alex Ovechkin was a rising star in the league. After two seasons […]

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Un Finale Grande

Yesterday (Wednesday) Italian side AS Roma defeated Inter 3-2 in the second leg of the semifinal match of this year’s edition of Coppa Italia (Italian Cup). After winning the first leg in Rome 2-1, Roma advanced to the final with aggregate score 5-3. This will be their 17th final appearance in franchise history. On May […]

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The Playoff Tree

The playoffs start Sunday April 21st The Lakers first game is – Sun April 21, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R

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