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Hand picked by Doug Deneve ceo, our NEW sports person  Jeremy Goldberg sports PR media person. Jeremy will be doing special sports articles for us.

American League

The Rays’ Corey Dickerson will get the start at designated hitter. This is his first All-Star Game appearance and he is the fourth player in Rays history to receive a spot in the starting lineup. David Price, Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria all started the game in 2010.  The rest of the American League starters are listed here:

 

National League

Giancarlo Stanton will be making his fourth All-Star Game appearance. Marcell Ozuna and Ender Inciarte will both be making their All-Star Game debuts. Here’s the full list of National League starters:

The NL pitching staff is stacked with talent. Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer lead the way with a combined 298 strikeouts on the season. Here’s the full list of National League pitchers:

Among the National League reserves is young Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger. He says finding out he was going to be an All-Star was an awesome moment for his family.

The Miami Marlins can potentially send another player to the All-Star Game if Justin Bour wins the final vote for the last NL All-Star roster spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the 500 – – – “Gentlemen ..START your Engines !!? ~As it is– The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, dubbed ..’the Greatest Spectacle in Racing’– an occurrence that takes place every Memorial Day weekend –which also happens to be the largest Single-day event in the World, as well as the biggest portion of the Triple CROWN in Motorsports.. resides in a place called Speedway Indiana, the “Racing Capital of the World”. A city, ALTRUISTICALLY named in unison! * The International Motor Speedway, a 2.5mi circuit is regarded as the largest ‘Sporting facility’ globally in terms of capacity. It is also the most prestigious event and one of the ‘Oldest’–MOST important races[in history]. Additionally, it’s the best calendar episode of the IndyCar campaigns throughout the SEASON! ■ Instituting such names as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears[4]; the most wins by a driver to partake in the challenge, the growth of reputation and prestige pervaded into the contestrivals that of the Kentucky Derby! What was ONCE billed- the “International 500-Mile Sweepstakes” for the inception of the 1911 Inaugural season, a progression of name change production sustained periodically. The “Liberty Sweepstakes” followed World War 1, a.k.a. ‘ the 500 ‘, or to the longest held tradition–“International Sweepstakes”– to a moniker that has always stuck, ‘the Annual Memorial Day Race’. ● The power of the motor cars has undergone the most considerable overhaul. As of the 2015 edition the race incurred NEW rules; the ‘powertrain’–internal combustion parts to the vehicle, including the engine and transmission– ALL entries must utilize [the new standard of] a 2.2 liter “bore-stroke” drivetrain, with V6 TWIN-turbo chargers (producing a formulaic yield of 550 to 700 hp-<horsepower>)… pretty radical stuff!! ♢ Initially built in 1909, paved upon a gravel-and-tar track — “the Brickyard” laid bare from principal owner Carl G. Fisher and 3.2 million bricks for a mere $155K, in 1910! Ray Harroun, captured the first victory on the remodeled stage leading to the evolution of the early 20th century dominance of profession, career and venue. Moreover creatively, the extensive history of–the EXCLUSIVE Tire Provider– Firestone, dating back to the original[1911]– along with such other stalwarts as Chevy and Honda, the current manufacturers for engine-type. Conclusively, the total purse exceeded $13 million in 2011, with over 2.5MM to the winner– one of the highest cash awards in ‘ALL of Sports’! Written by Jeremy Goldberg. From the archives.

 

    Memphis Grizzlies – ‘Run to remember’ ~ by J.G.

“If you’re gonna be a bear. ..”

    BE a Grizzly!!  Known as the one of the most ferocious land animals, the grizzly bear is feared throughout the “prairie plains!”  In the ‘Association of National Basketball'(aka the NBA)..The Memphis Grizzlies from the Southwest division have torn about the Western Conference as if made up of smaller prey.  Having faced the heavier competition of an inflated free agent market, the “West” yielded NO non-winning(sub-.500) teams as did the East/ern Conf.  Additionally, the returning WORLD Basketball Champions reside in the same division as Memphis and aligning preferential playoff seeding which constantly shuffled under the weight of larger winning percentiles, created the position for a great Grizzly RUN!
~ The 2014-15 NBA season held much success for the ball-club, finishing 5th for playoff seeding– as well as some turbulence –the most recent in the form of an injury suffered in the opening round of the post-season.  Memphis PG Mike Conley required surgery from a hard blow[facial laceration] sustained in game 3, which in turn might limit his eventual availability into the following conference semifinals–  leading firstly, to his absence on the floor in the ensuing opportunity to “Sweep” the Trail Blazers.  An opportunity missed…as a Portland’s Damian Lillard took advantage and LIT UP the Grizz during their star Point-guard’s sideline recovery.  Fellow team captains Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph paid tribute in dividends– however, not enough to contend with Lillard’s highlight performance and failure for Memphis to finalize the series.  Secondly– Conley’s injury would demand a speedy recovery to make an appearance–if at ALL, in the next round, or any others to come.
 Closing out the first round, establishing a solid position for the conf.-semifinals proved tantamount for success in re-acquiring a formidable approach for the Grizz to gain ground in the ‘Western’ and League finals.  Strengthened from a non-detachable defense, home-town hero Grizzlies distinguished their place in the 2015 NBA  playoffs by dismissing the Trail Blazers in the 5th contest.  Shooting guard Nick Calathes, alongside big man Gasol,  leaned on the perimeter and spawned a huge run in the waning minutes of the 4th-Qtr., “Champions GATE!”  Hot hands hallowed true from Z-Bo and Courtney Lee who sizzled from the Outside.  Harnessed by an intensely power-pressure front, the Grizzlies effort held throughout their opening round, as Memphis had drawn a remarkably earnest opponent in Portland.
 *Memphis utilized it’s acclimation in the post-season as a stepping stone with their lastest attempt– stacking onto the franchises success, and failures in recent years.  Supplemented by decent off-season acquisitions as well as fundamental drafting of young talent, the Grizzlies defined the latest challenge by supplying stalwart veterans with worthwhile opportunity.  Distinguishing solidarity and building momentum proved elemental in order to venture forth upon another playoff heavyweight, the Los Angeles Clippers.  After succumbing to the Clippers in the 2011-12 playoffs, forged by their best franchise record(56-26) the 2015 squad looks to build on the brilliance of seasons ago, when they maneuvered past Los Angeles[1st Rnd] as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder[2nd]– another eliminating opponent of the recent seasons!

 The Grizzlies made a date in the second round of the playoffs against a most formidable foe– the Western “titleist” Warriors (most wins).  As fate showed in recent campaigns, Memphis has faced the top tier units of the conference in the Semifinals. In 2013-14, having gotten past the Clippers and Thunder in successive playoff-rounds, Memphis’ eventual surmise came at the hands of the immanent champion San Antonio Spurs.  As luck would have it, they have their work ‘CUT Out’ for them in their current campaign– engaging the “runaway” player for MVP, the Warriors Steph Curry.  Golden State’s elusive point guard dazzled throughout the Regular season and continues to dominate in the post, quite literally and figuratively.  The Memphis Grizzlies will continue to challenge for the championship, and continually BE challenged to contribute strong performances! From the archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will they do in 2015.

Original article by Jeremy Goldberg.
‘ Royal BLUES: the Beat goes On ‘*

San Francisco Giants win the World Series! Yes, they secured a Dynasty– compiling a roster of ‘Speed &

Power’.  Although, if you were to measure the distance from “whence they came” then the Kansas City Royals proved to

everyone involved in the most recent installment of the major league baseball season, that they were the TRUE

winners! Only two teams can make it to the finals, and they both represent the best of an individual conference/lge.

Winner of only 1 championship title in their history, the Royals ended the longest playoff-appearance drought

in the [modern]Wild Card era. Waiting almost 30 years to even make it back, “to the Dance”– Kansas City’s only other

‘royalty’ came back in 1985 when they took the St.Louis Cardinals(nicknamed, the ‘I-70 series’) to a decisive Game 7.

This past season, the “Blue Bombas” were 8 games out of 1st[div] as late as mid-July. However, spurred by a 22to5-gm

winning run the Royos manuevered into their first W/C-berth in team history!

Having only 7 post-season trips including 6 AL-West titles, Kansas City empowered by a record-setting

eight-game winning streak to qualify, clinched a spot for a Play-in/Game 5, wild card match-up. Through sheer determination

they defeated the Oakland Athletics[Kansas City’s previous ML-team that played there from 1955 to 1967]  in a stunning

12-inning comback victory. Then went on to SWEEP the LA Angels to take the Division Series, propelled off an astoundingly

mesmerizing three straight extra-inning wins. Enhancing the mystique, succeeding to the championship series the Royals

dismantled the “Prom-King” Baltimore Orioles, in four games to NONE!

The World Series did not end in Kansas City’s favor, but it would be imprudent to say they did not finish winners.

For only the 2nd time in a dozen years, the decisive game came on the seventh night. Every ball player’s dream. The spotlight

was on, the stage was set, the globe stood aghast— the palpable energy blazed electric! Alas there could only be one victor

and to those who forget the defeated, neither team had any advantage. Hinging on the final play of the ‘End-game’, in which

a road team had not won in the last nine attempts, the host-Royals rocked out a TRIPLE to put the Tie on 3rd….with their

27th-out looming!

Making only their 7th entry into the post-season, including 6 AL-West division titles, the KC blue collar faithful

will rest assured their team will look to capitalize on the future built off such momentum of a Magical campaign!

 

Remember when???

the 500 – – – “Gentlemen ..START your Engines !!? ~As it is– The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, dubbed ..’the Greatest Spectacle in Racing’– an occurrence that takes place every Memorial Day weekend –which also happens to be the largest Single-day event in the World, as well as the biggest portion of the Triple CROWN in Motorsports.. resides in a place called Speedway Indiana, the “Racing Capital of the World”. A city, ALTRUISTICALLY named in unison! * The International Motor Speedway, a 2.5mi circuit is regarded as the largest ‘Sporting facility’ globally in terms of capacity. It is also the most prestigious event and one of the ‘Oldest’–MOST important races[in history]. Additionally, it’s the best calendar episode of the IndyCar campaigns throughout the SEASON! ■ Instituting such names as A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears[4]; the most wins by a driver to partake in the challenge, the growth of reputation and prestige pervaded into the contestrivals that of the Kentucky Derby! What was ONCE billed- the “International 500-Mile Sweepstakes” for the inception of the 1911 Inaugural season, a progression of name change production sustained periodically. The “Liberty Sweepstakes” followed World War 1, a.k.a. ‘ the 500 ‘, or to the longest held tradition–“International Sweepstakes”– to a moniker that has always stuck, ‘the Annual Memorial Day Race’. ● The power of the motor cars has undergone the most considerable overhaul. As of the 2015 edition the race incurred NEW rules; the ‘powertrain’–internal combustion parts to the vehicle, including the engine and transmission– ALL entries must utilize [the new standard of] a 2.2 liter “bore-stroke” drivetrain, with V6 TWIN-turbo chargers (producing a formulaic yield of 550 to 700 hp-<horsepower>)… pretty radical stuff!! ♢ Initially built in 1909, paved upon a gravel-and-tar track — “the Brickyard” laid bare from principal owner Carl G. Fisher and 3.2 million bricks for a mere $155K, in 1910! Ray Harroun, captured the first victory on the remodeled stage leading to the evolution of the early 20th century dominance of profession, career and venue. Moreover creatively, the extensive history of–the EXCLUSIVE Tire Provider– Firestone, dating back to the original[1911]– along with such other stalwarts as Chevy and Honda, the current manufacturers for engine-type. Conclusively, the total purse exceeded $13 million in 2011, with over 2.5MM to the winner– one of the highest cash awards in ‘ALL of Sports’! Written by Jeremy Goldberg. From the archives.

 

 

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