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Spurs 'grind hard' back to the Western Finalsnew

About this time last summer, things were looking pretty bleak for the Spurs. After a historic first-round collapse against the Memphis Grizzlies that accentuated San Antonio's flaws, even All-Star quarterback Tony Parker couldn't mask his disappointment.
San Antonio Current  |  M. Solis  |  05-24-2012  |  Sports

Indy 500: What to Watch Fornew

Last year was all about celebrating 100 years of Indianapolis 500 history. This year everything is new: cars, engines, drivers and officials.
NUVO  |  Lori Lovely  |  05-23-2012  |  Sports

Houston's Babies Play Baseball 1860s-Stylenew

There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  05-16-2012  |  Sports

Jose Canseco Signs With Worcester Tornadoesnew

Jose Canseco's off-field issues and celebrity, at this point, has almost eclipsed his achievements as a player. Recently, Canseco has appeared on a variety of reality television shows, entered into boxing and MMA fights, and hosts a manic Twitter feed.
Worcester Magazine  |  Jeremy Shulkin  |  04-20-2012  |  Sports

Raiders' Deal Still Haunts Oaklandnew

A new lawsuit notes that the football team never repaid a $53.9 million "loan" it received from the city and Alameda County.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  04-20-2012  |  Sports

Fight Citynew

This Saturday's UFC headline bout in Atlanta could vault MMA into the mainstream. Or not.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Eric Celeste  |  04-19-2012  |  Sports

San Diego Union-Tribune Saw Ryan Leaf as a Saviornew

There was a time when the San Diego Union-Tribune prophesized that an NFL player would fill San Diego with super sports boosters. Didn’t happen.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  04-18-2012  |  Sports

The Bicycle Diaries of a Big Girl: Not easy being greennew

Katelyn attempts a cycling challenge with a focus on green living. Find out if she fails. *SPOILER ALERT* She does.
NUVO  |  Katelyn Coyne  |  04-06-2012  |  Sports

The Durham Bulls and their ballpark get a makeover for 2012new

The DBAP's upgrades impress the eye, but something fans will never see is even more impressive. Plus: Who's new (and returning) in the bullpen and the clubhouse
INDY Week  |  Adam Sobsey  |  04-06-2012  |  Sports

The nonprofit Scorpions finally brought professional soccer to SA, but will it stick?new

As President Obama was preparing to give his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24, the San Antonio Scorpions had more pressing matters to attend to — a press conference at the Museo Alameda to announce the signing of the first Mexican international player in its roster.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  04-05-2012  |  Sports

Meet the Crocketteersnew

England’s Liverpool FC has a slogan: “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The San Antonio Scorpions won’t walk alone either, but unlike the English powerhouse, they have not one, but three groups of fans, and they got them way before the team was even created.
San Antonio Current  |  Katy Schmader and Enrique Lopetegui  |  04-05-2012  |  Sports

RailHawks' new coach Colin Clarke has puzzling past of undervalued successnew

Clarke's journey to Carolina is the latest chapter in a footballing life spanning two continents, five decades and a series of lofty heights and ignominious setbacks.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  04-05-2012  |  Sports

In training with the Raleigh Skeeball Leaguenew

Although Skee-Ball's life as a competitive and social sport in the bar world is still in its infancy, the game itself has been around for more than a century.
INDY Week  |  Alison Saltz  |  04-02-2012  |  Sports

The Bicycle Diaries of a Big Girl: A week of firstsnew

This is second in a series of stories about Katelyn Coyne's foray into the realm of commuter bicycling.
NUVO  |  Katelyn Coyne  |  03-31-2012  |  Sports

2012 Final Four: Hoops (We Did It Again)new

New Orleans is about to host the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four tournament for the fifth time. Here's what to expect over a mad March (and April) weekend.
Gambit  |  Alejandro de los Rios  |  03-30-2012  |  Sports

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