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It’s devastating watching an athlete getting injured, but there can be a lot of second-guessing, especially when it involves a superstar. Like most of us watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals, I was mortified to see Kevin Durant drop to the floor in the second quarter with an injury after playin…

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The 2019 Indianapolis 500 is in the books, so let’s take a moment and review what we really transpired on race day, I mean besides the most inaccurate weather forecast in the history of the event.

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I remember it well. My 10th birthday, May 23, 1969. My beloved mother presented me with a new Schwinn three-speed Stingray, with a banana seat and cool extended handlebars. What a mount indeed, and it retailed for $90, which was a fortune to a two-paycheck, working class family. I proudly ro…

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Most of us look forward to the summer. There’s the promise of warmer weather, a break from school and just getting outside and enjoying time with family and friends. Then there are those whose professional livelihoods depend greatly on what they do over the summer, and that’s clearly the lif…

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While some nonprofits focus on providing athletic opportunities for youth and others focus on academic opportunities, BASE places an emphasis on both. The Boston-based nonprofit involves youth in a baseball league while providing resources such as tutors to the players. This week, BASE opene…

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Some of the best high school basketball talent in and around Marion County took to the court April 20 at Arsenal Technical High School for the Prep Ball Stars Midwest Challenge. For most, it was their last high school basketball experience, capping four years of stardom that, for many, is ab…

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Dear Eldrick: (I can’t call a grown man Tiger) You’re due an apology, as I stated to anyone who would listen (or wager) that you could not win the Masters under any circumstances. Citing your physical health as the main reason, and unlike many hypocrites, my predictions had nothing to do wit…

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When his swimming coach confronted him last year after seeing the way he got out of the pool and climbed into a car, Jamal Hill had to share a part of his life that for a long time was a mystery even to him: he has Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), a disease that affects the peripheral nerves. For …

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Playing in front of a record-breaking crowd, the Indy Eleven won their home opener, 1-0, beating the Hartford Athletic Soccer Club at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photos/Ron Foster Sharif)

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There are probably a gazillion people out there who filled out brackets for the men’s NCAA Tournament and that’s just fine. From housewives to degenerate gamblers, to office pools and barber shops, that piece of paper containing your iron clad predictions is more valuable than gold, and it’s…

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As people started filing into The Workingman’s Friend on the night of March 22, their conversations were at first overcome by the loud music pouring from a makeshift DJ’s table in the corner. Some wanted it turned down, but it soon didn’t even matter. No one could hear “My Girl” and “War” ov…

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Zion Williamson has all the tools to be a successful (grossly understated) professional basketball player. He’s blessed with size, strength, quickness and agility. A complete “package” of a player who’s destined to make a ton of money, a type of generational wealth that only a few can amass.…

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There were plenty of new faces on display when visiting the Indy Eleven recently at their practice facility on the campus of the Grand Park in Westfield, and certainly no shortage of enthusiasm to boot, as they approach their home opener of 2019 USL season. The common denominator is high exp…

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The final IPS boys basketball team in the state tournament field dropped just one game short of a shot at a championship when Crispus Attucks fell to Silver Creek at semistate March 16. The Tigers have won at least 20 games three straight seasons now, starting with their state title run in 2016-17.

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Tamika Catchings, the four-time Olympic gold medalist and 15-year WNBA star with the Indiana Fever, has been named vice president of Fever Basketball Operations, Pacers Sports and Entertainment announced March 4.