basketball

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PUMPING IRONY: An Aging Rookie

It’s often said of rookies who have graduated from the college hardwood to NBA arenas that they have to wait for the game to “slow down” before they can feel comfortable with a basketball in their hands. The pros are simply bigger, stronger and quicker than anything these youngsters have experienced during their college years.… Read more »

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PUMPING IRONY: Danger Signs?

I had an interesting revelation last week. After a long absence, I headed downstairs to the gym after work on Tuesday and dragged myself through about a 45-minute workout, including a stint on my old nemesis, the Elliptical Death Machine, and a trip to The Pit, where I got reacquainted with some heavy (for me)… Read more »

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The Next Game: Tony Sanneh

After 18 years of playing professional soccer, Tony Sanneh retired from the sport in 2010. But “retired” is hardly a word that describes this world soccer great. A native of St. Paul, Minn., he established The Sanneh Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in 2003; its purpose is to provide positive environments – including soccer clinics and camps – for urban youth in America. We caught up with Sanneh by phone to find out more about his projects and passions.