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Date archives July 2018

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Little League manager suspended when player doesn't bat in playoff game

For Sean McGrath, it’s one strike and you’re out.
The longtime Little League manager from South Burlington, Vermont, has been suspended for the rest of the season.
Why?
Because he violated the newly toughened mandatory play rule in a District I game against Williston last Wednesday at Schifilliti Field in Burlington.
In short, the one South Burlington player who hadn’t batted in the game was left in the on-deck circle when the team made its third out in its final at-bat.
And when Williston told officials of the oversight, that meant curtains for McGrath’s season as a manager

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VIDEO: Isaac Okoro was a human pogo stick at Peach Jam

Isaac Okoro is one of the nation’s most sought after rising senior basketball recruits. A 6-foot-6, 216-pound five-star wingman, Okoro holds nearly 20 scholarship offers. Of those 20, Auburn’s efforts may stand out because of the Tigers’ global pursuit, but any coach at Peach Jam could see the benefit of having Okoro as a human pogo stick.
RELATED: One school followed five-star wing Isaac Okoro around the world recruiting him
Competing for AOT (Ga.), the McEachern (Ga

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Mars Reel Chronicles: Cade Cunningham, ‘The Ranky Way’, Ep. 3

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VIDEO: Don't watch the HR Derby for Harper. Watch for Bobby Witt Jr. and Rece Hinds

The MLB Home Run Derby takes place Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The annual kick off to the All-Star festivities is living up to his high-wattage reputation, with stars like Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber, Javy Baez and Max Muncy, among others, competing to be recognized as baseball’s most prolific producer of dingers that don’t count.
Yet that competition really isn’t as riveting as another final which will take place Monday night as well. As part of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, a high school home run derby championship round will be staged between Texas slugger Bobby Witt Jr. and Rece Hinds, and it should be electric