Take Me Out to the Ball Game. . . In Sydney That Is

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100 years after MLB’s first trip Down Under, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opened the 2014 season with a 2-game series in Syndey. JP Pelosi reports on the culture clash.

How PhysEd Destroyed My Confidence—And How I Got It Back Again

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The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand promotes physical fitness through its BE ACTIVE campaign: Do what you can, enjoy what you do, be active and move your mood.

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

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“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman

My American Dream [Op-Ed]

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Alex Yarde wonders if his generation will be the last to benefit from the American Dream

Gadgets: iPhone Goes Prepaid With Cricket On June 22nd

Pony up the funds up front and you can hold the smartphone pacesetter, no-strings attached.

George Costanza Would Never Apologize; Neither Should Jason Alexander.

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Kenny Bodanis argues that by apologizing for saying the word ‘gay’, we are implying there is something wrong with being gay. And that, says Kenny, is the real insult.

Culture: Black People Poised To Dominate Yet Another Sport [@darrylzero]

The Compton Cricket Club, aka “The Homiez and the Popz,” has toured Australia, kicked it with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace, and done a myriad of other things few could possibly have expected from a group of men from straight outta Compton.

The 10 at 10

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Clooney hangs out with Berlusconi, Denny’s puts bacon on ice cream, and the greatest rivalry in sports.

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Iron Mike picks the Oscar winners, Russia admits beer is alcohol, and robot journalists will take over the world: the 10 at 10.

Fatherhood Will Save Your Life*

To pass the time waiting for his wife’s water to break, Ben Wakeling examines the benefits of fatherhood.