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Tennis Events Serve Up Big Returns By Zoie Clift Every year, tennis grabs the international spotlight during the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open are the most famous tennis tournaments in the world. Each provides a two-week platform on which to parade the sport and players at the […]

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A New Wave of Boarders Stands Up By Greg Mellen What’s SUP? Not much, what’s up with you? No, what’s SUP? It sounds like the start of an Abbott and Costello routine. But in this case, SUP is the popular shorthand for stand-up paddleboarding, a recreational and competitive sport that has been experiencing exponential growth. […]

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State Games Offer Opportunities for All By John Conroy Pickleball may not be the first sport that springs to mind when you think of an Olympic-style event. Played on a badminton court with a perforated plastic ball, round wooden paddles and a low net, pickleball has nevertheless joined basketball, figure skating and track on the […]

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Events Flourish for Blind and Deaf Sports By Greg Mellen Whether it’s from the inspiration of Olympic athletes like world-record-setting blind archer Im Dong-hyun; deaf or hearing-impaired athletes competing in a wide array of organized sports, including the Deaflympics; or the thousands who participate at the Paralympics, the world is learning that disabilities need not […]

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