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2014-08-25 16:22:45

Fans to Experience Tennis Action on Latest OLED and Ultra HD 4K TVs, New LG G3 Smartphone - Onsite, at Home and On-the-Go NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA is serving up a wide range of interactive fan experiences at the US Open Tennis Championships, which starts this week at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139359 Engaging tennis fans onsite, at home and...

2014-08-25 16:20:25

Land Rover of San Antonio features Range Rover Sport for buyers SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As more luxury automakers continue to challenge Land Rover vehicles for supremacy in the luxury SUV class, Land Rover of San Antonio will continue to put any of its vehicles against any competitor's vehicle to show the outstanding Land Rover capability. The latest example of the San Antonio dealership providing this service to its current, as well as potential, customers...

2014-08-25 12:24:37

Advanced kinematic metrics help runners assess performance and make smarter training decisions SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scribe Labs unveiled its first product, runScribe(TM), on Kickstarter last week and saw its campaign surpass the $50,000 funding goal in 52 hours. The fitness wearable provides kinematic metrics that help an athlete understand how factors like shoe selection, terrain and fatigue impact their running mechanics. Built with an advanced 9-axis...

2014-08-25 12:23:43

Festivities include hourly fishing shows atop DICK'S 4,000 gallon bass tank PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 31(st) store in North Carolina and 578(th) store nationwide on Friday, September 5(th) at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington, NC (6810 Parker Farm Drive). DICK'S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 7(th)....

2014-08-25 12:23:41

Special Appearance Sunday by Julius Randle PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 11(th) store in Kentucky and 577(th) store nationwide on Friday, September 5(th) at Parkside in Frankfort, KY (7800 John Davis Drive). DICK'S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 7(th). The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday...

2014-08-25 12:23:05

Fan Index, presented by Degree®, is a new fan-driven weekly index that will measure social media activity of fans as they "DO: MORE" in support of their favorite teams MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports today launched the College Football Fan Index presented by Degree®, the only digital index that combines social media activity and online fan voting to determine the ultimate college football fan base....

2014-08-25 08:25:14

New free online app encourages players of all abilities to get out & play in the sporting spirit of the LACOSTE brand NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Inventor! That's what I'll have printed on my business card; I've been inventing all my life!" - Rene Lacoste/1964 http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140822/138899 Global lifestyle brand LACOSTE successfully launches its next invention this week - a free downloadable mobile application named LACOSTE City Tennis. This new platform...

2014-08-25 08:21:25

2015 Ford Super Duty's: Engine Upgrade GRAND LEDGE, Mich., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pickup trucks are one of the most popular modes of transportation for Michigan drivers. The residents want trucks that are powerful and durable enough to do any job, in any environment. The Ford Super Duty line of pickup trucks has always been a favorite among Michigan residents. One Grand Ledge dealership claims that they are so popular because they are built to be more heavy duty and...

2014-08-25 08:21:04

Mac Haik Ford DeSoto highlights new 2015 Ford Fusion, 2015 Fiesta in Texas DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With such a large and versatile selection of new cars, trucks and SUVs to choose from these days, it can be hard for the average consumer to choose the vehicle that is right for them. Ford Motor Company makes it easy for shoppers to find the best vehicle by offering a one of the most extensive new car lineups in the auto industry. Mac Haik Ford DeSoto, a Ford...

2014-08-23 23:02:17

Kansas City phenom and doubles partner Vasek Pospisil will aim to win their second Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows. The performance coach at the premier Johnson County tennis club is acting as a consultant to Sock, who he has helped coach and advise for 12 years. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 When 10 year old Jack Sock walked onto the court at the Mike Wolf Tennis Academy, the veteran coach could tell he had something special. In the ensuing 12 years, Wolf, now Director of High...


Latest Sports Reference Libraries

Agricultural Show
2013-08-21 06:49:05

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation. Livestock entered into the show is judged for various merits with ribbons being awarded. Competitions are held as well as trading of equipment and breeding stock. Agricultural shows are an intricate part of life in small country towns or other farming communities. The shows can...

Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Big-eared Woolly Bat, Chrotopterus auritus
2012-07-17 11:09:49

The big-eared woolly bat (Chrotopterus auritus), also known as Peter’s woolly false vampire bat and the false woolly vampire bat, is the only member of its genus. It is native to South and Central America, with a range that includes southern Brazil, Paraguay, and southern Mexico to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within subtropical forests, roosting in hollow logs and caves. The big-eared woolly bat is large, making it a rather slow flier. It will fly at altitudes of up to 6.5 feet. It...

Natterer's Bat, Myotis nattereri
2012-06-25 17:20:04

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) is a small bat that is native to Europe. Typically, this bat bears brown fur on the back, wing, and leg membranes, with the wings appearing to be lighter in color. The underbelly is white in color. Its name is derived from Johann Natterer, an Austrian naturalist. As is typical with bats, Natterer’s bat uses echolocation to navigate and find food. The frequencies of its calls range between 23 and 115 kHz and can last up to 3.8 milliseconds. During the hot...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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