Beltway to bullpen, a mislaid LA star and a ALS reality
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Shawn Kelley always wanted to work in Washington. He suspicion it would be on Capitol Hill instead of a Nationals Park mound.
Jorge Castillo | The Washington Post
His dreams of basketball stardom dead first. Now his mom says, ‘I am not giving adult on anticipating my son’
Two years ago, Rico Harris vanished. The former L.A.-area high propagandize basketball star who once played for a Harlem Globetrotters was en track to start a uninformed new life.
Nathan Fenno | Los Angeles Times
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Mark Purdy | Mercury News
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Tragedies lead to calls for change in a Dominican Republic (Subscription required)
Reckless driving, low drunk-driving coercion and a money from pro ball contracts have too mostly valid a lethal brew for some players in a Dominican Republic. Players such as Edwin Encarnacion are heading a assign to teach their countrymen on a dangers.
Jared Diamond | Wall Street Journal
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