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27 Feb 2015 








Tuffy Gosewisch, who spent nine years in the minors before backing up Miguel Montero last year, is confident he is up to the task at the major-league level. View gallery FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014, file photo, new Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team manager Chip Hale, He said his first full season in the majors ''just reaffirmed what I believed all the time. I have the ability to play here.
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Fitness apps to motivate your workouts - Yahoo News




Keep from stumbling too bad against Utah and Colorado this weekend or in the Pac-12 tournament, Arizona State will host NCAA tournament games for just the second time in 18 seasons under coach Charli Turner Thorne. ''You look at us, we're undersized; we usually give up weight and height at every position,'' Turner Thorne said. ''We've a fast team, we're an athletic team, a very well-conditioned team and a tough team, and we need to utilize all of that. When we do, we're really good.'' The preseason brush off has helped spark the Sun Devils - just as did last season, when they were picked 10th. Arizona State had a rough 2012-13 season after Turner Thorne returned from a one-year sabbatical and had to rebuild the program's status among the nation's elite teams. The Sun Devils seemed to do that last season, when they returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011 and beat Vanderbilt to reach the second round.
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Astros owner Crane shooting for postseason - Yahoo Sports




Either way, your goal is to work off lunch without becoming it. View gallery . A little friendly competition can be a huge motivator. With Strava, you can plan, record, follow, and share favorite running or cycling routes.
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Preseason snub helps fuel No. 10 Sun Devils' rise - Yahoo Sports




The workouts are designed to increase quickness and speed, he added. As a result, arm strength has improved, Isaacson said. In addition to the athletes physical improvements, VanDam likes the maturity and leadership roles the students develop going through the workouts. Isaacson added, We gave them the opportunity to work with us outside of baseball and work on what Tyson and I do for a living. The kids bought in. VanDam and Isaacson also offer their services to other Oak Harbor High School athletes with a strength and intensity camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The OHHS weight room is open to students most of the year, but kids are not offered professional training in sports-specific workouts, Isaacson said.
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Pirates spring workouts ? Feb. 25 | TribLIVE




View gallery Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, throws the home ball during a spring training baseball workout ''There's an optimism about this season that didn't exist the last few years,'' general manager Jeff Luhnow said. ''There's always a certain amount of optimism you have because you don't know what's going to happen, but there's an increased expectation and an increased level of optimism for this year.'' Crane, Luhnow and new manager A.J. Hinch had a 90-minute meeting with the team on Wednesday morning where they shared their expectations for the year and schooled the new players on what it has taken to get the franchise where it is today. Luhnow took time in the meeting to recognize Altuve, catcher Jason Castro and utility infielder Marwin Gonzalez as the only players who have been here since Luhnow took over for the 2012 season. ''I feel like we owe it to (them) to go out and help them be part of a winning effort,'' Luhnow said.
More: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/astros-owner-crane-shooting-postseason-224726450--mlb.html







Athletes prepare for the spring with off-season workouts - Whidbey News-Times




25, 2015, at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Christopher Horner | Trib Total Media - Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen talks with chairman of the board Bob Nutting during practice Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Christopher Horner | Trib Total Media - Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen shakes hands with chairman of the board Bob Nutting during practice Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla.
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