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The Inspiring Story of 5-year-old Brooks Russell's Love of Baseball

Like most boys his age, 5-year-old Brooks Russell can’t sit still for very long.
 
On a Saturday morning in February, he was the guest of honor at Lipscomb University’s first baseball game of the season.
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Lipscomb University had Brooks, who battled a brain tumor, sign a National Letter of Intent

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Stallone and De Niro Square Off in "Grudge Match"

Jake LaMotta finally goes toe-to-toe with Rocky Balboa
It’s a movie version of a timeless bar debate: Who would win in a fight, Rocky Balboa or Jake LaMotta?
It’s a movie version of a timeless bar debate: Who would win in a fight, Rocky Balboa or Jake LaMotta? 
 
It’s a great tease, but “Grudge Match” isn’t out to provide any definitive answers.

What are the fewest pitches ever thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game?

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What are the fewest pitches ever thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game
2013
What are the fewest pitches ever thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game?
— Ray Arvish, Hamilton, Mont.
Fans who complain about the length of games and the surplus of situational pitching participants will love this answer. On Aug. 10, 1944, at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field, Red Barrett of the Boston Braves twirled the most efficient nine innings in baseball history — a 58-pitch, one hour and 15 minute two-hitter in a 2–0 win over the Reds.

Is Megatron, a.k.a. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions, the greatest receiver of all time?

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Is Megatron — a.k.a. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions — the greatest receiver of all time?
Is Megatron — a.k.a. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions — the greatest receiver of all time?
— Greg Lawrence, Orlando, Fla. 
ANSWER: I’ll gladly stipulate that Calvin Johnson is today’s greatest receiver.

Athlon's Holiday Gift Guide for Sports Fans

Here's what every guy needs under his Christmas tree
Athlon's Holiday Gift Guide for Sports Fans
If you're looking for the perfect and unusual gift for the sports fan in your life, you’ve come to the right place.

The Crazy Stories Behind Athletes and Numbers

It's more than just a number
Much like tattoos or passwords, jersey numbers can be a highly personal affair for their owners. The significance behind a jersey number can sometimes offer a little glimpse into an athlete’s psyche, his past, or his hopes for the future. Other times, the number reflects a team’s plans for the player wearing it. Here’s a sampling from the surprisingly rich world of jersey numbers.

Much like tattoos or passwords, jersey numbers can be a highly personal affair for their owners. The significance behind a jersey number can sometimes offer a little glimpse into an athlete’s psyche, his past, or his hopes for the future. Other times, the number reflects a team’s plans for the player wearing it. Here’s a sampling from the surprisingly rich world of jersey numbers.

Major Leaguers Share Their Favorite World Series Memories

A Blast From the Past!
Major Leaguers Share Their Favorite World Series Memories
The World Series is underway, with Major League Baseball and its fans hoping it will last a little longer than last fall, when the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers. Seven of the last nine World Series have been over in four or five games, and baseball’s showcase has generally lacked the kind of drama we saw in 2011, when the St.

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