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Shank trying to use IndyCar break to finalize future plans

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LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A bright pink sheet hung near the entrance to the infield at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course congratulating local team owner Michael Shank on his Indianapolis 500 victory — another sign that Meyer Shank Racing is currently having a moment.
Shank is an Ohio native who romped around the fabled road c ... (full story)

Year since Washington change, Native sports imagery evolving

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Washington will not have any kind of Native American imagery as part of its next name, and the subject is still evolving across sports in the year since the storied NFL franchise dropped arguably the most polarizing moniker left in the pros.
July 13 marked the one-year anniversary since Washington dropped the name Redskins and t ... (full story)

Buying a kayak

Well, I took the plunge, literally, and bought myself a sweet used kayak. And a big part of my decision-making process involved peppering the Cleveland Outpost’s Josh Scott with a plethora of kayak questions.
Josh did such a great job talking about the nuances of kayaking that I invited him to be an Ask the Experts guest. ... (full story)

Comparing calorie burning––tough question, easy answer

This week’s column is the result of a question posed to my girlfriend during a stubborn case of writer’s block…what fitness related subject interests you? Without hesitation she immediately suggested that she’d like to know what summertime exercise provides the most burn for the buck. Now initially I was cyn ... (full story)

As Tokyo Olympics approach, virus worries rise in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) — The pressure of hosting an Olympics during a still-active pandemic is beginning to show in Japan.
The games begin July 23, with organizers determined they will go on, even with a reduced number of spectators or possibly none at all. While Japan has made remarkable progress to vaccinate its population against ... (full story)