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Quidditch – A “Real” Sport!…?

Since it was introduced to the general public in the novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), quidditch has invigorated the spirit, if not the bodies, of children, tweens, and teens across the globe. As they grew older, …

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Sports in the Movies: The Hustler

This month I will stretch the boundaries of sports to include billiards, particularly that subtype of billiards known as pocket billiards or pool. Pool is played with cue sticks and ceramic balls on a felt-covered, rectangular table with borders and six pockets …

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Lionel Messi’s 7th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi, the iconic soccer super-star, won his 7th Ballon d’Or, the most in soccer history. This adds onto the record he broke in 2019 after winning a 6th, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi finished ahead of Bayern Munich Forward Lewandowski who …

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Tiger Wood’s Future

At the end of November, Tiger Woods gave Golf Digest an interview to discuss his future on the Pro golf Association (PGA) tour.  Tiger, 45 years old, was active on the professional golf circuit until his car accident back on February 23rd …

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Sports in the Movies – Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit is the classic underdog story … except about a horse. While there have been many movies made about this particular race horse, I will focus on the 2003 film based on the well-researched, 1999 Laura Hillenbrand non-fiction book, Seabiscuit: An American …

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Winter Olympic Updates

The 24th Olympic Winter games will be here in just a few months. On December 4, 2022, Beijing will host the 2022 Winter games. This Olympics will include 109 events in seven different winter sports. There is much anticipation as Beijing usually …

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Braves Crowned World Series Champions

The World Series is the MLB, Major League Baseball, championship that occurs every single year since 1903. Atlanta’s first major sporting championship in a while came with a blast as the Braves took the MLB champions against the Astros. The Tuesday night …

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Sports in the Movies: The Endless Summer

Hawaiians are believed to have developed the modern form of surfing almost 1600 years ago. Europeans encountered surfing as early as 1767, when they met the Polynesian inhabitants of the Pacific islands, who would ride a shaped, wooden plank along the leading …

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