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Bring back the 10, says the first perfect 10, Nadia Comaneci

content.usatoday.com — LONDON -- Nadia Comaneci shocked the world -- and the scoreboard -- when she scored the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics as a pony-tailed 14-year-old in 1976. Now 50, she wishes gymnastics still had the perfect 10 in its scoring. "I think gymnastics was associated with the 10.

Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer and Yankees great, dies at 90

11alive.com — (USA TODAY) -- Yogi Berra's baseball exploits as a New York Yankees catching great spoke for themselves. He spoke for himself in a charmingly fractured way that introduced "Yogi-isms" such as "It's déjà vu all over again" into the American lexicon. The Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 90, the Yogi Berra Museum announced Wednesday.

Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer and Yankees great, dies at 90

usatoday.com — Yogi Berra's baseball exploits as a New York Yankees catching great spoke for themselves. He spoke for himself in a charmingly fractured way that introduced "Yogi-isms" such as "It's déjà vu all over again" into the American lexicon. The Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 90, the Yogi Berra Museum announced Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.
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Sep 23, 2016

Belichick was 36-44 in Cleveland. Was he just warmin up, or was Cleveland situation that bad? #NFL

Sep 22, 2016

RT @CLTgov: We've received a few questions about the curfew. Here are the answers to what we've seen:  http://vrl.ht/3r3Qu 

Sep 22, 2016

@Jezru Knoll? Terri? How did you leave Vince Lombardo out of this?

Sep 22, 2016

RT @Jezru: Bellichick is to Chuck Knoll and so, sadly, Tom Brady is to Terri Bradshaw.

Sep 22, 2016

RT @CerromeZONE: When Bellichick retires so will Patriots fans

Sep 22, 2016

RT @TheStreetFA: Bill Bellichick is the greatest professional sports coach in history. Tom was lucky to have been drafted 199th.

Sep 22, 2016

RT @ThrillrideInc: Bill Bellichick is putting his nuts on Goodell's forehead #RomanHelmet #PatriotsNation


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