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ProCage Hanging Bat Rack for Baseball & Softball


ProCage Hanging Bat Rack for Baseball & Softball

Features an all steel construction  powder coated black for maximum protection.  Hanging arms swivel for easy use and storage.  Rack holds 10 bats.

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World Cup to use goal-line technology


ZURICH — FIFA committed Tuesday to using goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and could have four systems competing for selection.

FIFA said it is now seekng tenders from companies that want their system to be used at the Confederations Cup in June and next year’s World Cup.

“Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April,” FIFA said in a statement.

The camera-based Hawk-Eye system and GoalRef, which uses magnetic sensors, were used at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.

Those two systems were expected to compete for World Cup duty, although two competitors are making late entries in the contest.

FIFA said two German systems have completed tests and could soon be approved for use. The companies are not being formally More >


AARP gives Michael Jordan 50th birthday gift


I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Michael Jordan turned 50 years old on Sunday. You probably missed it, because it’s not like anyone’s made a big deal about his birthday at all or anything, or tweeting about it all day. It’s been a pretty low-key affair, so you might very well have missed it.

Luckily for the newly half-century-old Hall of Famer, the folks at the organization formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons didn’t miss it. Not only did they put Jordan on the cover of the February edition of AARP Magazine, but they also gave him a very special birthday gift via Twitter:

I’m not entirely sure the famously insanely competitive former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards star, and current Charlotte Bobcats owner, will appreciate the present. As he recently told ESPN’s Wright Thompson in a fantastic feature story, he presently feels like he’d be willing to give up everything he’s got to be both younger and an active NBA player, which doesn’t More >

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Hamilton: Dallas not a ‘true’ baseball town


Former Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton told the CBS radio affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday that the area is not a true baseball town.

Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125-million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, heard boos from the Rangers crowd as the team collapsed the final week of the 2012 season.

“There are true baseball fans in Texas, but it’s not a true baseball town,” Hamilton said.

He added that Dallas has “always been a football town.”

Hamilton resurrected his career with the Rangers after battling addiction problems. He helped them get to the World Series in 2010 and ’11. However, Texas lost its lead in to AL West to the Oakland A’s in the final weekend of the 2012 season and lost a one-game playoff to the Baltimore Orioles.

Hamilton dropped a fly ball in the final game of the regular season against the A’s in losing the division More >

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Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80


Few have ever succeeded at making such a daunting climb, from the nightmarish depths of utter poverty and hopelessness to the soaring heights of unimaginable wealth and power.

At the age of 4, Jerry Buss was standing in a bread line on the frozen soil of Evanston, Wyo., a gunny sack in hand, waiting for the food that would keep him and his single mother, Jesse, alive for another day.

It was 1937, the lingering effects of the Great Depression still gripping parts of the nation.

By the time he had turned 6, Buss’ duties had expanded to include trekking around town in search of old telephone books or other paper products that could be stuffed into the fireplace to provide warmth in a house devoid of heat.

By the time he was 34, exactly three decades after he had stood in that bread line, Buss had made his More >

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