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Heart of Tigers Knows How to Relax, Smile and Win a Triple Crown

Miguel CabreraBy PAT BORZI – DETROIT — In the 1950s and ’60s, before divisional play, the designated hitter and drug testing, the presence of a triple crown winner on your team meant a trip to the World Series.

The last three triple crown winners before Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera all played championship baseball in the October after their remarkable regular seasons: Carl Yastrzemski, whose 1967 Red Sox lost to St. Louis in seven games; Frank Robinson of the 1966 Orioles, which swept a Los Angeles Dodgers team with the future Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale; and Mickey Mantle, whose three home runs helped the 1956 Yankees topple the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games.


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What Are Olympic Medals Made Of?

Olympic medalsBy Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., Guide

What do you think Olympic medals are made of? Are the gold medals really gold? They used to be solid gold, but now Olympic gold medals are made from something else. Here’s a look at the metal composition of Olympic medals and how the medals have changed over time.

Answer: The last Olympic gold medal that was actually made from gold was awarded in 1912. So, if Olympic gold medals aren’t gold, then what are they? The specific composition and design of Olympic medals is determined by the host city’s organizing committee. However, certain standards must be maintained:
  • Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silver.
  • Gold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold.
  • All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least 60 mm in diameter.

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London 2012 Olympic Torch

London 2012 Olympic Torch

London 2012 Olympic Torch – XXX Olympiad London 2012

The Torch was designed by east Londoners Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who won the opportunity through a competitive tender run by the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Design Council.


The triangular-shaped Torch was inspired by a series of ‘threes’ that are found in the history of the Olympic Games and the vision for the Olympic Movement:

  • The three Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship;
  • The three words that make the Olympic motto – faster, higher, stronger;
  • The fact that the UK has hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and will host them for the third time in 2012; and
  • The vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games to combine three bodies of work – sport, education and culture.


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Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another: From a Bluegrass baby to the Belmont Stakes

I'll Have Another
I’ll Have Another

3:29 a.m. EST, June 8, 2012|RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — He was a horse with no name, a yearling in a sales ring at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., about 90 minutes from Churchill Downs, home of the most famous race in the universe, the Kentucky Derby.

An exercise rider working for a training center in Florida liked what he saw, bought the colt for the low price of $11,000 with the idea of preparing him for the races, then selling him as a 2-year-old for a nifty profit.

If he had only known.

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Brady Heslip Hits Thirteen Three-Pointers

College BasketballNCAA TournamentVideoJason Lisk March 18th. 2012, 8:45am

Brady Heslip had a shooting performance for the Tournament ages last night, hitting 9 three pointers, two shy of the tournament record of 11 by Jeff Fryer of Loyola Marymount against Michigan in 1990 (which we just featured in this post on Friday). Of course, for the tempo-free fans out there, it was just as impressive since Loyola won 149-115.

Heslip finished with 27 points. He was 0-for-1 on two-pointers.

And if threes aren’t your thing, here is Baylor forward Quincy Acy with the drop step and throw down.

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High Wheel tricycle

high wheel tricycle

While the men were risking their necks on the high wheels, ladies, confined to their long skirts and corsets, could take a spin around the park on an adult tricycle. These machines also afforded more dignity to gentlemen such as doctors and clergymen. Many mechanical innovations now associated with the automobile were originally invented for tricycles. Rack and pinion steering, the differential, and band brakes, to name a few!

Popular during the late 1880’s.

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“Reg-gie! Reg-gie!” smacks three home runs in consecutive at-bats

Reggie JacksonOctober 18, 1977
1977 World Series | Game 6

YANKEE STADIUM, THE BRONX, NEW YORK — In a performance as dominating as any of those from the legends who came before him, Reggie Jackson hit three home runs on three pitches to power the New York Yankees to victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. It was the defining moment in pinstripes for Jackson, whose dramatic performance won over the fans and helped to earn him the suitable nickname, “Mr. October.”

LINESCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Dodgers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 0
Yankees 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 X 8 8 1

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Stern: Miami’s Big 3 acted within rights news services

NBA commissioner David Stern congratulated LeBron James on his decision. He just wishes it came without "The Decision."

Stern said Monday he would have advised James to tell the Cleveland Cavaliers of his choice to leave for the Miami Heat earlier than he did, and that the two-time MVP’s public announcement shouldn’t have come in a made-for-television special that attracted nearly 10 million viewers.

"I think that LeBron is a really good guy and he’s going to be a great player and I don’t think that this particular production showcased him to the best of our abilities," Stern said.
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Pose of the Week: Triangle

March 30th, 2010

Triangle pose or utthita trikonasana (extended three-angle pose) in sanskrit, is a pose that many students, beginner to advanced, can try with modifications and enjoy the opportunity to create length in the body on all sides. Triangle pose is a lovely standing pose to take after a few warming surya namaskars (sun salutations) to open the heart, lengthen both sides of the torso, and play with the energy and weight distribution between the arms and legs.

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sports in three

 Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh is located in the confluence of Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers.

The number of times that a team allowed to touch a volleyball before it crosses the net, except the service, in a volleyball game.
The jersey numbers most commonly worn by starting defenders in soccer: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.
The score of a triple-bogey made for a hole in a game of golf.
A hole in golf course is either par-3, par-4 or par-5.
The score of a field goal in an American football game. An extra field goal after a touchdown scores only 1 point.
The offensive team in an American football game must forward the football 10 yards in 3 or maximum 4 consecutive downs (i.e., attempts to run or pass) in order to keep the football after a “first down and ten”.
The score of a 3-point field goal (behind the 3-point arc) made in a basketball game.
In a basketball game, a shooting foul committed will be penalized by two free throws, or 3 free throws if it is from a 3-point shot.
In a basketball game, an offensive player is allowed in the free throw lane for no more than 3 seconds, otherwise, a 3-second offensive violation will occur. 
Also, a defensive 3-second Rule: a defensive player, who is positioned in the free throw lane, must be actively guarding an opponent within three seconds.
A basic baseball rule: 3 strikes and out.
The number of medals for each sporting event in the Olympic Game: gold, silver and bronze.
The number of winning games needed to win a “best of five” series.
In a three-ball golf match, three players play against one another; each player plays his own ball and is playing two distinct matches.
Threesome is a golf match in which one player play against two other players and each side plays one ball only.
The diameter (in inches) of a puck used in ice hockey games.
Hat trick: the number of goals scored in one game especially by the same player, mostly popular in North America ice hockey games, even though its origin was from cricket.
The total regular playing time of a hockey match is 60 minutes: 3 playing periods, of 20 minutes each.
Siberian-style horse sled race has sleds drawn by 3 horses.
The number of balls played in a billiards table: one white cue ball, one “spot” white ball and one red ball.
The number of letters in the standard Olympic Games abbreviation for each country. Examples: CMR for Cameroon, KOR for South Korea, SUI for Switzerland…
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Is Three the Magic Number?

 As has been mentioned once before on TrueHoop, Jeffrey Ma of ProTrade — who works closely with Kevin Pritchard of the Blazers, who used to work for the Spurs — once emailed me this sentence about San Antonio’s philosophy:

I remember sitting with Kevin Pritchard before he was KP, the GM of the Trail Blazers, and he explained the Spurs’ mantra to me: Get three superstars and then fill the roster with guys willing to go through a wall to win.


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Rondo, Triple Double – Celtics beat Cavs to even East semifinals

RondoBy BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

May 9, 10:41 pm EDT

Series Breakdown
BOSTON (AP)—Those “MVP! MVP!” chants are usually reserved for LeBron James or one of Boston’s Big Three.

Rajon Rondo earned every one of them Sunday.

The Boston point guard had 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-87 on Sunday to even the Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

Still sometimes overlooked among the Celtics’ other All-Stars, Rondo is the reason his team is two wins away from knocking off the East’s No. 1 seed.

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