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Rick Woodson – 1940-2013


Rick Woodson tees off in summer 2012 at “golf heaven”: St. Andrews’ Old Course in Scotland. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Teall.) For nearly 17 years, award-winning sports writer Rick Woodson penned the weekly On Sports column for the Rochester Business ...

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Stymied pitcher reclaims love of baseball in France

Don Kladstrup’s wife was reading the newspaper one rainy day nine years ago at their home in France, not far from the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, when she stumbled upon a story about a local baseball team. 

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Sports history has been filled with ‘hair’ apparents

You may have missed it during the sports madness that is March, but one of the New York Yankees top prospects recently survived a hair-raising experience with a pair of barber’s shears. Known as much for his wild, flowing, shoulder-length red locks as for his ability to pulverize baseballs, Clint Frazier avoided a confrontation over the team’s appearance policy and had his long hair hacked off. 

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Ex-gambling addict devotes life to helping others with the disease

After this year’s NCAA basketball tournament teams are selected and announced on national television Sunday evening, millions of Americans will participate in a sports tradition unlike any other. They’ll fill out brackets online and on paper. They’ll be fully engaged in March Madness as they attempt to predict which teams will advance to the Final Four and win it all. By Monday morning, everybody will be jumping into the pool—the office pool. 

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