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Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity Video included

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Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors. More>>

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How Mets and Yankees can improve or contend in 2014

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With the All-Star break over and the second half of the MLB season well underway, the New York Mets (46-52 as of July 20) and the New York Yankees (50-47 as of July 20) find themselves in the same situations each team is accustomed to at this time of the season. The Yankees are in the middle of the AL East Division title while the Mets are scrapping for every win possible to stay relevant in the NL East. But while the record says one thing, reality says another.
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Derek Jeter makes All-Star farewell as AL beats NL 5-3

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Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. He received a 63-second standing ovation when he walked to the plate leading off the bottom of the first, another rousing cheer when he led off the third.
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Learning about sports from video games Video included

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Instead of taking to the field, many kids are learning about soccer, football and other sports through video games. So when and if they decide to play the real thing, they're already experts.John Paul Castallanas has a kinship with the game of soccer. You can see it when he juggles. It's like he can control that ball to do whatever he wants. Kind of like when he controls the players during his other favorite activity: FIFA Soccer, a video game. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>


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  • AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

    AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:29:02 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder...
    The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the...
  • Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

    Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:03:25 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks' 18-game winning streak.
  • Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

    Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:39:01 GMT
    Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp.
    Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his lower right leg, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp.
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