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    South Florida’s Heat and Panthers pursue NBA and NHL titles

    More news – Recent news Lifelong friends Martin Schwartz and Matthew Mandel revel in a rare sports moment as Miami teams vie for championships. Martin Schwartz and Matthew Mandel are experiencing a dream come true. The lifelong friends and South Florida residents have hit the sports jackpot with the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers both making it to the finals, competing for the NBA and NHL titles simultaneously. Schwartz and Mandel, who have shared season tickets to both teams for years, have seen their fair share of ups and downs. They endured tough seasons, like the Heat’s 15-win campaign in…

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    The Emerald Ash Borer swings away at ash bats in Major League Baseball

    Related media – News 24 hours Imagine a baseball season without the iconic crack of an ash bat. This could be reality thanks to the emerald ash borer, a tiny beetle causing massive destruction to ash trees across North America. For decades, ash reigned supreme in baseball bats. From legendary players like Babe Ruth to modern sluggers like Mark McGwire, ash was the go-to material for its feel and performance. Companies like Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger, churned out hundreds of thousands of ash bats annually. However, the emerald ash borer has changed the game. This invasive…

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    The mind is available, so the body doesn’t have much choice

    Related media – News 24 hours Mike Duggan and his hockey buddies were strapping on their gear one recent morning when their banter turned, as it often does, to the topic of joint replacement surgeries. Duggan, 74, the proud owner of an artificial hip, marveled at the sheer number of titanium body parts in the locker room. He nodded toward Mitch Boriskin, who was putting on a pair of skates along the opposite wall. “I don’t think there’s an original part to you,” Duggan said. Boriskin, 70, smiled. “Two fake knees, a spinal cord stimulator, 25 surgeries,” he began, as…

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    New professional women’s hockey league will launch in 6 cities

    More news – Latest news For the first season, each team will play 24 regular season games starting in January 2024. The league says subsequent seasons will begin in November and include 32 games. Expansion is also possible in the future, he said. In its final season, the PHF had teams in Boston; buffalo; Simsbury, Conn.; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Richfield, MN; Montreal; and Toronto. With the start of the new championship, Buffalo and Connecticut lose their teams, while Ottawa gains one. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said his league was reluctant to get involved in women’s hockey as long as…

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    The confusing relationship between romance novels and ice hockey

    More news – Latest news The niche world of hockey romance novels is gaining public attention after the wife of an NHL player criticized fans of the books who she said had made comments and videos on social media about her husband that were “predators and exploiters”. Here’s what happened when the worlds of professional sports, romance novels and TikTok collided. First there was BookTok. On TikTok, people share book recommendations and reviews under the hashtag #BookTok, and the community has become a powerful force in publishing: More than 100 authors with large followings on BookTok generated $760 million in…

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    John Jaso gave up baseball to enjoy life on a boat

    Related media – Recent news He also took several trips to Europe, discovering a passion for exploring his father’s ancestral land in the Basque Country in northern Spain. And he drove a camper van around Australia and Indonesia. But the boat was his greatest pleasure. “I want my life to be simple, and there’s nothing simpler than being on a sailboat,” she said. “You treat the boat well and it treats you well. That’s all. Before the pandemic, the Roaming Rose docked in Turks and Caicos. Due to travel restrictions, he was stuck there for almost two years. When he…

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    Fifty years later, the chaos of Cleveland’s 10-Cent Beer Night still shocks

    More news – News 24 hours There were streakers, kissers and wannabe prize fighters. There were arrests, threats and flying chairs. There were bruises, there was blood and there was beer. So, so much beer. There was plenty of blame to pass around: the fans, the umpires, the team officials, the managers, local broadcasters and radio hosts. Oh, and according to one Cleveland resident, the real instigator causing that evening’s mayhem? The moon. And that’s not a reference to the fans who yanked down their pants and showed Rangers players their backsides. Fifty years ago, chaos descended upon Municipal Stadium…

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    Black baseball history is the focus of the Hall of Fame

    Related media – News 24 hours After the reinstatement, Major League Baseball executives established an unwritten quota system that limits the number of Black players on rosters, Shieber said. “This led to unbalanced trading,” he added. “It’s not just a one-to-one exchange. Like, “We have enough black player trades.” Toward the end of the exhibit, Shieber pointed out the locker once used by Willie Mays, who Barry Bonds took over as a player for the San Francisco Giants. One of Stewart’s fondest early memories involves meeting Mays, his favorite player, when he was 5 years old. But Stewart might also…

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    The miniature secrets of championship rings

    Related media – Recent news While sports fans enjoy the defining moments of this month’s NBA Finals and Stanley Cup, Jason Arasheben studies like a college student before exams. Arasheben, a famous jeweler whose clients include rappers Drake and ASAP Rocky, is investigating the contending teams’ history, connections to their hometowns and any other interesting facts that might go into an extravagantly bejeweled ring. He is also examining his personal contacts to look for someone who can facilitate a meeting with the wealthy owners of the winning franchises. “You just have to start connecting the dots,” said Arasheben, CEO of…

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    The NHL’s move to Salt Lake City is the latest downsizing of the sport

    Related media – Breaking news Sometimes, smaller is better. For decades, major sports leagues have sought to place teams in the country’s largest markets, in hopes of selling more tickets and sponsorships, as well as satisfying broadcasters who want to reach as many viewers as possible. But in recent years, leagues have embraced the allure of smaller markets. Teams moved to cities like Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, seeking financial incentives, newer arenas and stadiums, and more devoted fans. In early April, the National Hockey League approved the $1.2 billion sale of the Arizona Coyotes to tech billionaire…