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Options: Indians keep Brantley for $11.5M, Tomlin for $3M

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are convinced Michael Brantley will be healthy and productive, and they exercised his $11.5 million option for 2018.
The 30-year-old Brantley hit .299 with nine homers and 52 RBIs in 90 games, his second straight injury-shortened season. He went on the disabled list twice and had right ankle sur ... (full story)

Browns' Gordon admits drinking, drug use before 'every game'

Browns' Gordon admits drinking, drug use before 'every game'

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has never played an NFL game sober. That has to change if he plans to play in another one.
One day before the Browns wide receiver got another shot at rebooting his star-crossed career, Gordon revealed in a candid magazine interview that he used drugs or alcohol before every game of his career ... (full story)

Core exercises

This week I’ll discuss several great exercises that truly engage the “core” as opposed to just the abdominal region, which due to vanity garners far too much attention in the gym.
So here’s four bonafide core exercises that integrate well into any workout routine: the Curl-Up, Alternating Quadruped, Latera ... (full story)

Ghost of Sochi haunts 2018 Olympic Winter Games

The 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will start exactly 100 days from Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017.
As the media coverage and excitement begins to build this week for the upcoming Winter Games, just below the surface of that media excitement is the rot and stink of the unresolved doping scandal from the 2014 Winter Games ... (full story)

Core strength & stability tests

Last week I talked about the many muscle groups which make up our core musculature, and I explained how crucial these groups are for the protection, support and stability of our bodies.
So with that being said, let me begin this discussion with a couple of short questions: How do you know if you have weak core musculature, and i ... (full story)