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  • Baseball’s Roger Maris: the slugger who surpassed the Babe

    It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
    09/30/2011 10:46 am

  • Derek Jeter homers for 3,000th hit, first Yank to do it

    New York Yankee Derek Jeter jolted himself into history Saturday, homering off Tampa Bay ace David Price to notch his 3,000th hit. He became the 28th major leaguer to hit the milestone.
    07/09/2011 03:59 pm

  • The 9 weirdest things ever flown on the Space Shuttle

    When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
    07/08/2011 03:53 pm

  • In Pictures Derek Jeter's journey
  • 10 things I didn't know about Mickey Mantle

    Here are 10 interesting facts that I didn't know about Mickey Mantle but learned from reading “The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood," by Jane Leavy.
    07/07/2011 04:49 pm

  • The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood

    This gripping tale of the American legend blends myth and fact to create a nuanced portrait of The Mick.
    07/02/2011 11:30 am

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/16
  • Decoder Buzz Michele Bachmann is in. Time's a'wasting for undecided to enter 2012 fray.

    The time is fast approaching when it'll be too late for new GOP White House wannabes to join the 2012 field. Rep. Michele Bachmann is now off the fence, announcing her bid Monday night.
    06/14/2011 12:11 pm

  • Stir It Up! Caramel corn for Red Sox home opener

    Baseball, the Red Sox, and caramel corn have returned to Boston.
    04/08/2011 12:49 pm

  • Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

    Rickwood Field – the country's oldest ballpark – is rich in baseball lore and legend.
    02/23/2011 03:22 pm

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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