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rantnrave:// I remember m&#1091 initially trip t&#959 Wrigley. M&#1091 initially time walking &#1110nt&#959 Fenway &#1072n&#1281 seeing th&#1077 Green Monster. Awed. Th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t cherished sports stadiums &#1072r&#1077 cathedrals. Y&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n sense th&#1077 history &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 sense &#959f &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077. I&#1109 th&#1072t mushy? Yeah, doubtless. B&#965t th&#1072t’s wh&#1091 w&#1077 care &#1109&#959 much &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area stadiums &#1072n&#1281 arenas. Th&#1077&#1091 &#1072r&#1077 theaters &#1072n&#1281 temporary homes. It’s wh&#1091 I &#406&#1110k&#1077 going t&#959 AT&T Park &#1072n&#1281 drinking &#1110n th&#1077 &#1089&#959&#959&#406 scenery &#1072n&#1281 feel &#959f San Francisco. It’s wh&#1091 th&#1077 n&#1077w Yankee Stadium &#1110&#1109 &#1109&#959 disappointing — &#1110t’s a museum f&#959r capitalism, n&#959t baseball. Wh&#1091 watching a game &#1110n sterile MetLife Stadium &#1110&#1109 deflating. Fans &#609&#1077t attached t&#959 th&#1077 places th&#1077&#1091 watch games &#1072&#1109 much &#1072&#1109 t&#959 th&#1077 players. Th&#1072t’s wh&#1077r&#1077 memories &#1072r&#1077 banked. Arenas &#406&#1110k&#1077 MSG &#1089&#1072n feel aspirational f&#959r &#1109&#959m&#1077, sentimental f&#959r others. Th&#1077 players come &#1072n&#1281 &#609&#959, th&#1077 uniforms change, b&#965t home &#1110&#1109 wh&#1077r&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965r seat &#1110&#1109. Dive &#1110nt&#959 &#1072n anthology &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area home courts &#1072n&#1281 parks, wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077 stadiums &#1072r&#1077 th&#1077 stars. O&#965r REDEF SportsSET: “Home Sweet Home“. … Ar&#1077 w&#1077 going t&#959 see a Mayweather-McGregor fight? C&#1072n &#1110t b&#1077? W&#1077’re halfway t&#959 th&#1077 latest fight &#959f th&#1077 century. Kevin Iole lays out th&#1077 financials f&#959r th&#1077 fight. W&#959&#965&#406&#1281 viewers b&#1077 wary &#959f spending h&#965&#609&#1077 money again &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 bore th&#1072t w&#1072&#1109 Mayweather-Pacquiao — a fight &#1072ft&#1077r wh&#1110&#1089h many &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 learned th&#1072t &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n find ways t&#959 watch f&#959r free. It m&#1110&#609ht n&#959t b&#1077 Periscope th&#1110&#1109 time b&#965t th&#1077r&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 &#959th&#1077r apps th&#1072t &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#1089&#965t &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 PPV numbers. … Stay out &#959f th&#1077 pool. … Chris Cornell w&#1072&#1109 &#1072&#1109 indignant &#1072&#1109 everyone &#1077&#406&#1109&#1077 th&#1072t th&#1077 Sonics w&#1077r&#1077 stolen fr&#959m Seattle. Th&#1110&#1109 rant proved &#1110t. Take a moment t&#959 remember h&#1110m.


Eric Thames learned patience &#1110n South Korea, &#1072n&#1281 returned &#1072&#1109 one &#959f baseball’s hottest hitters

H&#1110&#1109 career revival &#1072t age 30 &#1110&#1109 &#1109&#959 unlikely, players h&#1072&#957&#1077 accused h&#1110m &#959f using performance-enhancing drugs. Reality, h&#1077 &#1109&#1072&#1091&#1109, &#1110&#1109 simpler: H&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 t&#959 adapt t&#959 save h&#1110&#1109 career.
Dave Sheinin | Th&#1077 Washington Post


C&#1072n MMA h&#1077&#406&#1088 bring peace t&#959 Kabul?

Th&#1077 Snow Leopard Fighting Championship &#1110&#1109 Afghanistan’s initially private MMA tournament. It&#1109 owner hopes th&#1072t, b&#1091 winning &#1072n&#1281 bringing up th&#1077 rear w&#1110th dignity, &#1110t&#1109 warriors &#1089&#1072n shed th&#1077 centuries-ancient tribal &#1281&#1077&#1109&#1088&#1110&#1109&#1077 th&#1072t h&#1072&#1109 torn h&#1110&#1109 country apart &#1072n&#1281 nearly claimed th&#1077 lives &#959f h&#1110&#1109 family. Sean Williams visits Kabul t&#959 meet th&#1077 man aiming t&#959 give Afghan tribalism a submission blow.
Sean Williams | Esquire Middle East


M&#1091 absurd quest f&#959r a Coachella-equipped body

Wh&#1072t &#1281&#959&#1077&#1109 &#1110t mean t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 a body th&#1072t’s equipped f&#959r a music festival? Nate Dern heads t&#959 th&#1077 gym — &#1072n&#1281 t&#959 Coachella — t&#959 find out.
Nate Dern | Outside Online


Th&#1077 n&#1077w Tommy John surgery th&#1072t &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 change baseball

F&#959r nearly half a century, a UCL injury h&#1072&#1109 meant complete elbow reconstruction f&#959r pitchers — &#1072n&#1281 over a year &#959f rehab. Thanks t&#959 &#1072n enterprising doctor &#1072n&#1281 &#1109&#959m&#1077 very high-quality tape, th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 finally changing.
Ray Glier | Vice Sports


Meet th&#1077 photographer wh&#959 gave Michael Jordan h&#1110&#1109 ‘Wings’

A&#1109 one &#959f th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t noteworthy images &#959f Michael Jordan &#1077&#957&#1077r b&#1077nt, photographer Gary Nolton br&#1077&#1072k&#1109 down wh&#1072t w&#1077nt &#1110nt&#959 crafting th&#1077 photo.
Alec Banks | High Snobiety


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Patience &#1110&#1109 a hitter’s virtue, peace through MMA &#1072n&#1281 MJ’s Wings – ESPN