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Adam Jones and baseball’s complex racial future | SI.com

The fans in Boston’s Fenway Park behaved despicable when they hurled racist taunts and a bag of peanuts at Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones. No player should be subjected to that kind of behavior from the fans. Baseball’s problems with race are not confined to the stands behind the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park. No… Read more »

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nba triple double – Google Search

Averaging a triple-double in a single season: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) are the only players in NBA history to achieve this feat. During the 1961–62 season, Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game. Kudos should go out to Russell Westbrook for not only averaging a… Read more »

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Farewell, Joe Louis Arena: The top moments, memories, photos and more

It’s time to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena. The Detroit Red Wings play their final game there Sunday against the New Jersey Devils, a day that’s sure to be emotional for everyone involved, from the organization to the players, from the arena workers to the fans. Here at the Free Press, we’re trying to… Read more »

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The Detroit Pistons’ unforgettable moments at the Palace

Conceptualized and built in 1987-88, the Palace of Auburn Hills still is one of the best basketball venues in the NBA.Since it was built, another $141.5 million of upgrades have the building looking as vibrant and fan-friendly as the day it opened Aug. 13, 1988, when Sting performed to a packed house. Since then, the Detroit… Read more »

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SpartanMag.com – Scott working toward starting role

“A guy we haven’t talked (a lot) about is Josiah Scott, No. 22 out there’’ Dantonio said. “He’s got a lot of Darqueze Dennard-type intangibles to go along with his ability to run and ball skills. He’s a very good tackler.’’ When the Spartans signed Scott, my first impression was at 5-10 and 166 pounds,… Read more »

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20 years later: Red Wings vs. Avalanche fight night is still the best

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the game played on March 26, 1997, between the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche and the Red Wings — a game fittingly played at a hockey arena named after a boxing champion. This was one of the most intense and fierce rivalries in the NHL at the time…. Read more »

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Michigan State Basketball: Looking forward | isportsweb

For the first time since 2006 and 2007 Tom Izzo failed in consecutive years to take the Spartans to a Sweet 16. While it was more expected this year the Spartans would come up short, the performance put up by the freshman against Miami and Kansas gives promise for the future. While many saw the… Read more »

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Michigan State Basketball: Did they deserve to get in? | isportsweb

A look at some reasons the Spartans deserved to get into the NCAA tournament, even with 14 losses. There are those who say that the Spartans got in the dance on reputation and not on merit. Too many losses and no signature win on the resume. Source: Michigan State Basketball: Did they deserve to get… Read more »