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'Itch' For Baseball Returns After Year In The Minors

In the spring, Reid Gorecki, 31, said he might retire from baseball and become a firefighter. But as the minor league season winds down, he says he "got the itch back" to play pro ball after he hit his first home run of this season. Now he says he's ready to play another year.
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To Love, Honor And Cherish ... 'Bama

The stereotype is that spouses of diehard football fans are "widowed" during the season, but writer Monique Fields says, if you can't beat 'em, suit up and join them.
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Speedskaters Step Up Abuse Allegations Against Coach

Short track coach Jae Su Chun says he's innocent. But 19 active and former short track skaters are on record with their accusations. Two of them went to police as well.
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Mets' Pitcher Makes 'Knuckleball!' His Own

It's an exclusive club: Pitchers who win with the knuckleball in Major League Baseball. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey is one of the only active starting pitchers in professional baseball who uses this slower, methodical pitch, and he is one of the subjects of a new documentary, Knuckleball!
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18 Innings Are A Lot, But Orioles-Mariners Game Is No Record-Breaker

The teams played a long, long, time Tuesday (and Wednesday). But in 1920, a game lasted 26 innings — and ended in a tie.

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