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Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami jury on Wednesday, March 15, convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban baseball players to the U.S. in search of big profits from professional free agent contracts.
The verdict came after jurors heard about six weeks of testimony in the trial of Bartolo Herna ... (full story)


NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

NC State hires Keatts away from UNC Wilmington as new coach

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina State didn't have to look very far to find its next men's basketball coach.
The school has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach, staying in its home state to find a coach who had spent time as an assistant to a Hall of Fame coach before leading his ... (full story)


Intensity levels/heart rate zones

Do you train by intensity or do you “run” on gut instinct? And if you do use a heart rate zone system, well, just what system do you use, and more important, how did you formulate your training zones? These are important questions, because as you sharpen your training parameters you delve deeper into the precision world ... (full story)


Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for years, often in apparent violation of federal drug laws.
The lawsuit being heard by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in the northern district o ... (full story)


New River Gorge hiking and climbing trip

I’m often amazed at just how far some people venture away from home to get their little slice of recreational “me-time.”
Over the past 30 years I’ve discovered some pretty magnificent places that are literally several hours down the road. Yup, sometimes Shangri-La lies right around the corner, and West Vi ... (full story)