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Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

Greene picked for arm, McKay for bat near top of MLB draft

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Hunter Greene was selected by Cincinnati as a pitcher, while Brendan McKay's bat attracted Tampa Bay.
And in a Major League Baseball draft stocked with two-way talents at the top, the first-place Minnesota Twins went another way last Monday night.
Surprise leaders in the AL Central after finishing 5 ... (full story)


James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss.
After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates c ... (full story)


Proprioception

Proprioception. I love this word. Not because it sounds so scientific, but because of how important it is to the world of human athletic performance. Its Latin and Indo-European roots reinforce my fascination with the word. Proprius in Latin means "one's own,” and the Indo-European word (re)ception refers to the ability t ... (full story)


Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kluszewski. Robinson. Bench. Perez. Junior. All of them can just scooter on down the list of great Cincinnati slugfests.
A diminutive infielder has done all of them one better.
Scooter Gennett put on the greatest home run show in franchise history and ended the night grinning at the sheer improbability ... (full story)


96 Days -- A 6,270-mile mountain biking trek

I’m not even going to try to hide it. So right from the get-go I’ll plead guilty to the fact that this week’s column falls squarely into the shameless promotions department. Yup, I’m openly propagandizing my third publication, 96 Days, a 500-page eBook that chronicles the 6,270-mile mountain biking trek I did ... (full story)