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Fierce passion, prep helping J.D. thrive with Sox

NEW YORK — J.D. Martinez needed only to glance around the clubhouse to find examples of high-profile acquisitions who have struggled in their Red Sox debut seasons. There’s starter Rick Porcello, Martinez’s former teammate on the Tigers, who had a rough first year in Boston in 2015 following a trade from Detroit before capturing the American League Cy… MLB News ...

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How bricks are helping Cowboys receivers improve hand strength

8:00 AM ET OXNARD, Calif. — The Dallas Cowboys receivers head to the corner of a practice field as a long day at training camp comes to an end. But before it’s over, the receivers have to hit the bricks. Twenty-five-pound bricks are lined up for each of the receivers to pick up and carry from one side of the ...

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NASCAR driver drawing praise for helping stranded family

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Jesse Iwuji was driving home last weekend when he encountered a potentially dangerous situation on the side of the road. That’s when his training took over. His Navy and NASCAR training. The 30-year-old Iwuji is drawing praise for helping a family of four stranded on the shoulder of Interstate 5 in California last Sunday. Iwuji, a NASCAR ...

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Win two Final tickets by helping the environment 

Want to win two tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Final all while doing your bit to help the environment? Now is your chance! The World Cup is the largest single-sport competition in the world and staging a tournament of such a grand scale inevitably has an impact on the environment. FIFA has launched a campaign encouraging successful ...

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Instructors’ course helping develop futsal in Colombia

The legacy of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup is still apparent in host country Colombia. A Futsal Instructors’ Coaching Course took place in Villavicencio from 16 April to 20 April, under the guidance of FIFA instructor Jose Maria Pazos Mendez. Part of a wider project which started during Colombia 2016, the course is designed to provide futsal instructors – ...

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Bob Elliott's Baseball: Boston's J.D. Martinez credits Canada's Clapp for helping his swing

Late in March 2014, Houston Astros outfielder J.D. Martinez was summoned into manager Bo Porter’s office and given his release. Windsor’s Stubby Clapp had been Martinez’s hitting coach with the Greeneville Astros in 2009 and again in 2010 with the class-A Lexington Legends. “I’d only been coaching for two years, but J.D. was the first right-handed hitter I’d ever seen with such ...

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