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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Is roller derby the new little league?

Junior roller derby — with kids as young as 6 or 7 — is growing in popularity.

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Hall of Fame game slated for May 23 at Doubleday Field

Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers, Tom Glavine, Phil Niekro, and Ozzie Smith are returning to Doubleday Field.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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Spring Training: Stanton’s ready to go

Giancarlo Stanton says he's fully recovered from the September beaning that ended his 2014 season.

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Council OKs L.A. stadium backed by Rams owner

With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion plan at a meeting Tuesday night.

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Lawmaker seeks to ban chewing tobacco in baseball

MLB players would be banned from using chewing tobacco under the first bill in a nationwide campaign planned by anti-tobacco activists.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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WATCH: Byron Jones shatters NFL combine record

The UConn cornerback delivered a performance for the ages, recording an astonishing 12-foot, 3-inch broad jump that set not only a combine record, but what appears to be a world record as well.

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Spring training warms up players, winter-weary fans

MLB training camps heat up this week, warming the hearts of fans suffering in the arctic chill of a brutal winter.

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FIFA wants to shorten the 2022 World Cup

A task force has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament staged over cooler months.

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Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston gloves sold for nearly $1M

The boxing gloves worn during the infamous 1965 rematch have been purchased by an anonymous buyer.

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After tense exchange, Hernandez murder trial resumes

The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez continues today.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Feb. 23.

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Olympic swim star Phelps engaged

The most decorated Olympian of all time announced his engagement to Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California USA.

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Logano goes from rejection to redemption

It was Logano's maiden visit to Victory Lane in NASCAR's showcase event.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the week's biggest plays and best photos in sports.

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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

You need a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps.

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MLB plans to speed up games

The league hopes to shorten the time it takes to play a game of baseball.

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U.S. cross-country skiers bring ‘Uptown Funk’ to the slopes

The American team makes moon-walking in ski boots look good.

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Final jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Baker: I’ll reduce number of Massachusetts homeless families

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Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

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Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republicans to address a session of Congress.

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Amherst Plans For Blarney Blowout

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Six downtown Amherst bars have agreed to delay their opening time Saturday until the late afternoon.

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DNA Solves Holyoke Rape Case

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Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when his DNA matched that in a rape kit from 1998.