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Brief Break from the Courts

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Right now, Curtis Roby is enjoying a much-needed break, one that he hopes will help heal his balky shoulder. But it won’t last long. Just like the professional version, the world of college tennis offers little rest during a truncated off-season. After only 10 weeks of recuperation, Roby and the rest of the Dartmouth men’s [&hellip
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Hicks’ Lucky Kick

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On rare—very rare—occasions, a soccer goalie gets to have a moment of glory on offense. Maybe the keeper is tall and plays well in the air, so he is brought up to play corner kicks. Maybe he is an excellent ball striker and is good at penalty shots. Dan Hicks isn’t used in either way [&hellip
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Kenyon Record-Breaker

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Throughout his high school career, Will Smith considered himself primarily a defensive player. He started at shortstop for four straight years at Collegiate. But when he arrived at Kenyon College, he made an important discovery about getting playing time. “All I really wanted to do was play every day,” Smith said. “I realized that in [&hellip
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Celebrated Slugger Caps College Career

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It’s late March in California, 2006, and Libby Copeland-Halperin steps up to the plate. She’s still a rookie, a freshman playing one of her first collegiate games for a team that will go 30-10. But on this day, Copeland-Halperin proves she belongs with her more experienced teammates. A poor pitch over the heart of the [&hellip
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NYC’s Tennis ‘Magician’

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Among all the tennis players who have called New York City their home, perhaps no one has had a more unlikely journey to stardom than Max Segan. “It’s pretty weird,” the 19-year-old conceded recently while reviewing his up-and-down career. Segan has overcome injuries, burnout and apathy during the past half-dozen years. But undoubtedly the biggest [&hellip
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The Handball Symphony

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One harsh thwack of rubber ball meeting hand, then a moment later, a flatter, harder thwack of ball meeting wall. Then the same two beats over again. Soon, a rhythm emerges. These are the trademark sounds of a game of handball. Put several games together, as the Inner City Handball Association (ICHA) did last weekend [&hellip
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That Elusive Perfect Game

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Everyone was ready to see the magic happen again. From the players to the coaches to the spectators to the umpires—they were all hoping to see the lightning bolt of an arm that had just produced a perfect game deliver a repeat performance. Lightning didn’t strike twice for Nolan Becker, the senior lefty from Stuyvesant [&hellip
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On the Run

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It’s raining furiously outside, so today Howard Lindsay is inside a narrow room at the United Nations International School (UNIS), putting his hurdlers through their paces. “Attack the hurdle,” he urges with commanding repetition. “Don’t be scared of the hurdle. You can’t be scared of it because it won’t hurt you. Lean. Lean!” Then, a [&hellip
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MIT’s Legendary Libero

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After four years, there is no doubt anymore: Eugene Jang is simply the most experienced volleyball player in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds the school record for games played, both in a season and a career. Four years, 472 games—a whole lot of volleyball. Jang has accomplished it all by [&hellip
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‘Heroine’ Hoopster Wraps Up College Career

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Three years ago as freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Scott took the court or showed up at practice only with a sense of reluctance. Despite her skills, she felt that she couldn’t ignore one paramount obstacle: neither the Horace Mann School nor the Upper East Side is much of a breeding ground for [&hellip
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