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The Sports Section - The Weather Outside

Snow, frigid temperatures, wind chill.  Had enough of another Cleveland winter yet?  Depending on your frame of mind, the wide world of sports offers a lot of climate options to suit your mood.

 

The Sports Section - 2013 - The Year in Sports

The Sports Section - Save the Date

Since enough gets written and said about our local professional teams, I want to focus again on Cleveland's local sports scene and some upcoming events in 2014 that already have sports fans talking.
 

The Sports Section - Zebras

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There are many ways to lose a sporting contest, but one of the worst has to be a bad call by the officials.  Is there any group in the wide world of sports that takes more abuse than these enforcers of the rules? 

Maybe you've commented on occasion that you could do the job better than the professional officials.  In case you want to follow through on that statement, here are some of the requirements and training necessary to become an official of a nationally recognized sport.

The Sports Section - Superstitions

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Of all the fascinating things that occur in the world of sports, some of the craziest are the actions that players, managers, and coaches go through prior to a game or during the season. All part of the mental game, these antics can include superstitions, good luck charms, rituals, curses, and jinxes.

The Sports Section - Dog Days of Summer

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The warm weather of the summer months is naturally one of the busiest times on the sports front.  Even though summer sports get most of the attention this time of year, there is still plenty of talk on the sports radio shows about the Browns and Cavs and the off-season moves they're making.  And the Indians are still making it interesting in the AL Central.

The Sports Section - Local Action

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There are a lot of sporting events being held in the Cleveland area this summer and fall, many of them attracting an international field of participants.  In chronological order, here are some activities that might be worth a look.

May 22-25 - 2013 MAC Baseball Tournament

Eight teams will compete for the Mid-American Conference Baseball Championship at All-Pro Freight Staduim in Avon, Ohio.  http://www.mac-sports.com/Championships/Baseball2013.aspx

May 29 - U. S. Soccer Men's National Team vs. Belgium - 8 pm

This is only the third time that the U.S. team has appeared in Cleveland - it will be a tune-up for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.  You can see the game at First Energy Stadium - Home of the Cleveland Browns (Cleveland Browns Stadium works better for me!).

The Sports Section - Spring Fever

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The Sports Section - Road Trip

The Sports Section 2012 - The Year in Sports

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If your memory is as bad as mine, this review of the top sporting events of 2012 might help.