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Michael Eckhardt Tucson
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I’m Michael Eckhardt from Tucson, Arizona. Biggest Wildcats fan.
I’m Michael Eckhardt from Tucson, Arizona. Biggest Wildcats fan.

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Many events, like the local road race or the best-shot golf tournament, have many winners — and many losers.
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/golf/winning-isnt-the-only-thing-sports-offer-older-athletes-20170821
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In the midst of an international discussion about the long-term consequences of sports-related brain injuries, researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto performed preseason brain scans on 65 healthy young varsity athletes. The study looked at the effect sports of different levels of contact had on the athletes’ brains.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/brain-scans-reveal-impact-of-contact-sports-even-on-young-healthy-athletes/article36052341/
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 One look at that phone makes it clear that he communicates so tersely not because he can’t be bothered to do otherwise, but rather because it’s the only way to ensure he’ll respond to you before it rings again.
https://www.theringer.com/sports/2017/8/23/16184910/champions-basketball-league-launch-delay
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The new slate also will ease the burden of travel, reducing single-game road trips by 17 percent and single-game road trips of more than 2,000 miles by 67 percent.
http://nypost.com/2017/08/09/the-nba-is-finally-fixing-its-rest-problem/
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We asked the ESPN Forecast panel of 44 experts to rank its top three choices for the 2017-18 season's best newcomer, with a first-place vote receiving five points, a second-place vote receiving three and a third-place vote receiving one.
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20285524/2017-summer-forecast-best-newcomer
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We also asked readers to draft their own team from the eligible players list, and readers came through.
https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/8/10/16123720/nba-expansion-seattle-draft-gmib
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The current structure is a vestige of an otherwise forgotten era when almost everyone in the game -- including players and coaches -- were seasonal employees who had other jobs in the offseason
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/243738/why-the-nfl-is-finally-hiring-full-time-officials
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