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1:01am

Thu April 26, 2012
Sports

Power (Dis)Play? Teams In Black Draw More Penalties

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:21 am

Keith Ballard, right, of the Vancouver Canucks is tripped by Colin Fraser of the Los Angeles Kings for a penalty during game in Los Angeles on April 18. Researchers studying hockey penalties found that teams wearing black jerseys were far more likely to draw penalties than teams wearing other colored or white jerseys.
Harry How Getty Images

Hockey teams wearing darker-colored jerseys are more likely to be penalized for aggressive fouls than teams wearing white jerseys, according to new research. Teams wearing black jerseys in particular get penalized the most, according to an analysis that may offer a window into the hidden psychological dynamics of the ongoing NHL playoffs.

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12:56am

Thu April 26, 2012
Sports

Taking One Last Swing At Baseball's Big Time

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:21 am

After being called up to play for the Atlanta Braves in 2009, Reid Gorecki batted in a run against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Jim McIsaac Getty Images

On the night of Aug. 17, 2009, Reid Gorecki achieved what every minor league ballplayer hopes to achieve: He played in his first major league game.

"Everything I hoped and imagined it would be, it was," he says. "Being a part of that for the first time was just fabulous."

Gorecki was picked up by the Atlanta Braves after bouncing around various minor league teams for seven years. He put on a Braves uniform for a total of 31 games.

Then, it was over.

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9:52am

Wed April 25, 2012

7:29am

Wed April 25, 2012
Sports

3rd & Long Has An App: Broncos Switch Playbooks To iPad

The third team in the league to do so, the Broncos will be replacing paper playbooks with the latest model of Apple's iPad
Photo Illustration - Jim Hill iPad, Apple / Broncos, Julio Enriquez - Flickr-Creative Commons

Big upgrades for the Broncos this season: First Peyton Manning, and now the paper playbook. The iPad has been brought in to replace old school papyrus.

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6:40am

Wed April 25, 2012
The Two-Way

NBA's World Peace Gets Seven-Game Suspension For Elbowing Opponent

After Metta World Peace's elbow connected with James Harden's head, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard (behind World Peace) crumpled to the floor. He was later able to walk off on his own power.
Reed Saxon AP

The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest has been suspended for seven games for swinging his left elbow hard into the head of an opponent on Sunday.

Metta World Peace, as the Los Angeles Lakers forward is now known, will miss the team's last regular season game on Thursday. The Lakers then move into the playoffs, where each round is "best-of-seven." So he could miss most or all of the first round (if the Lakers extend that matchup beyond four games) and even a game or two in the second round (if the Lakers advance after just four or five games).

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