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Nearly 50 years after his first assignment, a sportswriter reflects on his last Kentucky Derby

ftw.usatoday.com — LOUISVILLE - I've been to Churchill Downs in the early morning light to watch the horses train in front of empty grandstands. I've been there with more than 150,000 others on Kentucky Derby day to watch the charge out of the gate. I'll be there Saturday for the 141st running.
May 01, 2015

Nearly 50 years after his first assignment, a sportswriter reflects on his last Kentucky Derby usat.ly/1EADkKz via @forthewin

May 01, 2015

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May 01, 2015

RT @ByGaryMihoces: Nearly 50 years after his first assignment, a sportswriter reflects on his last Kentucky Derby usat.ly/1EADkKz via @forthewin

May 02, 2015

RT @ByGaryMihoces: Nearly 50 years after his first assignment, a sportswriter reflects on his last Kentucky Derby usat.ly/1EADkKz via @forthewin

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Legendary trainer Bob Baffert doesn’t get invited to any Kentucky Derby parties

ftw.usatoday.com — LOUISVILLE - Attention whoever is handling guest lists for the primo Kentucky Derby parties this weekend. Trainer Bob Baffert is a three-time Derby winner. He has a good shot to make it four Saturday with either of his two top horses, American Pharoah or Dortmund.
Apr 29, 2015

Legendary trainer Bob Baffert doesn't get invited to any Kentucky Derby parties usat.ly/1HRFasY via @forthewin

Apr 29, 2015

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Johnny Weir’s custom-made Kentucky Derby hat will be ‘aggressive and very fun’

ftw.usatoday.com — LOUISVILLE - What kind of over-the-top hat will Johnny Weir wear at Saturday's Kentucky Derby? The answer will be in a box that will be shipped to Weir here this week from his hat designer.
Apr 28, 2015

RT @ForTheWin: Johnny Weir's custom-made Kentucky Derby hat will be 'aggressive and very fun' usat.ly/1zajeaW pic.twitter.com/1pZVVBOCVi

Apr 28, 2015

Johnny Weir's custom-made Kentucky Derby hat will be 'aggressive and very fun' usat.ly/1zajeaW via @forthewin

Judge approves settlement - at least $900M - to NFL concussion lawsuits

usatoday.com — A federal judge on Wednesday approved a settlement to resolve a concussion lawsuit between the NFL and thousands of former players. U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody issued the 132-page ruling in Philadelphia saying the settlement was "fair, reasonable, and adequate."
Apr 22, 2015

Judge approves settlement — at least $900M — to NFL concussion lawsuits usat.ly/1Gjpddm via @usatoday

Ball State celebration's tragic turn

usatoday30.usatoday.com — Ball State celebration's tragic turn By Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Not unlike many 22-year-olds, Andrew Bourne occasionally watches college football on TV. But for him there is nothing routine about seeing fans rush the field after a big victory. "It's hard not to think about what happened to me when I did that," he says.

NFL Foundation among inaugural Youth Sports Safety Awards winners

usatodayhss.com — Preaching safety in youth/high school sports is one thing. Making it happen requires funding, data on injuries and monitoring by health care professionals. Those areas were recognized Monday at the sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas when the National Athletic Trainers" Association presented its first Youth Sports Safety Awards.
Mar 02, 2015

NFL Foundation among inaugural Youth Sports Safety Awards winners shar.es/1WUHZQ

New guidelines established for young athletes who face mental health issues

usatodayhss.com — Concussions now command attention across sports, but the same type of response has not been provided to young athletes when they face mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse and more. New guidelines released Monday are aimed at closing the response gap.
Mar 02, 2015

New guidelines established for young athletes who face mental health issues shar.es/1W9Pld

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti jokes he’s ‘off suicide watch’ after tumultuous 2014 season

ftw.usatoday.com — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was colorful and candid with comments Tuesday during an annual state of the Ravens press conference. He was asked how the 2014 season that brought the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy had "affected" him personally and his "appreciation" of team ownership after generally being perceived previously in a positive fashion.
Feb 24, 2015

RT @ForTheWin: Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti jokes he's 'off suicide watch' after tumultuous 2014 season usat.ly/1ENYYtD pic.twitter.com/irWGtouzhM

Study shows positive results for Heads Up Football youth program

usatodayhss.com — On the heels of a study raising questions about youth football and brain impairment later in life among NFL players comes another study showing positive results for a national program to protect the heads of young players.
Feb 16, 2015

Study shows positive results for Heads Up Football youth program shar.es/1WmftV

Songify turns Tom Brady’s press conference into a hilarious and loving ode to his footballs

ftw.usatoday.com — As you'll recall, Tom Brady gave a full press conference on the 'Deflategate' (Although I prefer 'Ballghazi') scandal, and talked at length about how he likes his footballs. Because the good people of Songify are talented and care deeply about all of us and want the best for us, they picked out the most laughable soundbites and used autotune to fashioned the thing into a song called "Those Balls are Perfect."
Jan 31, 2015

Tom Brady’s balls have never been in better hands than with this Songify spoof: usat.ly/1DpcO59

Jan 31, 2015

RT @davebriggstv: Tom Brady’s balls have never been in better hands than with this Songify spoof: usat.ly/1DpcO59

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Jul 27, 2015

RT @jeffphowe: Boston's Olympic bid has died at the age of 6 months and 18 days. It is survived by Deflategate (6 months, 9 days).

Jul 27, 2015

RT @oskargarcia: BREAKING: AP Source: US Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Olympics to Boston.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Reports: Boston no longer in contention to host 2024 Olympics usatoday.com

Jul 27, 2015

RT @cbrennansports: USOC's Boston debacle is one of the darkest days in U.S. Olympic movement. My @USATODAYsports column: usatoday.com/story/sports/o…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @espn: "I know that my mom and my aunts are looking over me." Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams on why he paints his toenails: es.pn/1InANSQ

Jul 27, 2015

RT @Ravens: The Ravens will celebrate Military Appreciation Day at the Aug. 3 open practice. DETAILS: rvns.co/3v9 pic.twitter.com/hEHnXaqqGP

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