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2010-10-30 10:29:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ --Ryan Dant wasn't supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101029/CG91925 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101029/CG91925 ) At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along with his parents Mark and Jeanne, that he wouldn't make it past 10 and that his brief life likely would be filled...

2010-04-23 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When was the last time that you and two of your buddies got to tee off with a future Baseball Hall of Famer on an elite golf course in fabulous Las Vegas? Now is your chance as legendary major league pitcher Greg Maddux offers a once-in-a-lifetime golf trip to America's fun capital. Besides $1,500 in travel gift cards on US Airways, the package entails a round of golf for four including Maddux at the exclusive Cascata Golf Club -- one of Southern...

2009-12-01 10:25:00

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillies stars Cliff Lee and Shane Victorino will headline the 103rd Philadelphia Sportscard & Memorabilia show. A number of top athletes will appear in the autograph pavilion at the show, which takes place December 4th-6th at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA. Athletes appearing include Hall of Famers Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt, all-time hits leader Pete Rose, and 2009 World Series team members Lee, Victorino, Scott Eyre...

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2009-07-29 15:35:03

The San Francisco Giants have lost future Hall of Fame southpaw Randy Johnson until September due to a partially torn rotator cuff. Johnson, 45, has been moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list and can be activated no earlier than Sept. 4. He said on the team's Web site that the injury was discovered during an MRI earlier this week. This is basically one more speed bump in the road of my career, Johnson said. He added that he is motivated by San Francisco's playoff chances and that...

2009-07-17 21:17:12

The Atlanta Braves retired the uniform No. 31 of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux prior to Friday night's meeting with the New York Mets. Maddux, 43, became the sixth player to have his number retired by the Braves. He joined Dale Murphy, Warren Spahn, Phil Niekro, Eddie Matthews and one-time career home run record holder Hank Aaron. Murphy had been the last previous player to be honored, having his number retired in 1994. Maddux spent 11 seasons with the Braves, posting a 194-88...

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2009-06-19 20:36:42

Former Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine will reportedly sit out the rest of the 2009 season, but does not plan to announce his retirement. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Glavine sent a text message saying he would not sign with any team until next season. Glavine, 43, was recently released by the Braves, who would have had to pay him a $1 million bonus if he had remained on the major league roster. Tommy Hanson took Glavine's spot on the roster and he has won his last two...

2009-06-04 20:30:15

Randy Johnson allowed two hits through six innings Thursday, becoming the 24th pitcher to win 300 games in San Francisco's 5-1 victory over Washington. Johnson's milestone victory came in the first game of a doubleheader. The five-time Cy Young Award winner allowed only one baserunner through the first four innings -- a one-out walk to Nick Johnson in the fourth -- and left the game with a 2-1 lead. San Francisco produced a three-run ninth, all but wrapping up the historic victory. Johnson,...

2009-06-03 22:10:14

The scheduled game between Washington and San Francisco was postponed by rain Wednesday, delaying Randy Johnson's bid for his 300th victory. The game was finally called shortly before 11 p.m. EDT after rains left large puddles in the outfield. The Nationals and Giants will play a doubleheader Thursday, with the first game to begin at 4:30 p.m. Johnson, 45, was announced as the starting pitcher for San Francisco in the opening game Thursday, when he will try to become the 24th pitcher to reach...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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