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Sports briefs: Teams across MLB honor Boston with ‘Sweet Caroline’

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Legendary Broadcaster Summerall dies

DALLAS — Legendary play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall, best known as the voice alongside John Madden for 22 years in the NFL, passed away from cardiac arrest this Tuesday. Summerall was a kicker for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants from 1952 to 1961, scoring over 500 points in his career. “He was respected and admired by players, coaches, commissioners and presidents of our country — and always a gentleman — someone who had time for the fans in the parking lot after the game,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a written statement. (Source: CNN)

NHL announces schedule of six outdoor games

Manhattan, N.Y. — The NHL is in its final stages of planning for the much-anticipated outdoor stadium games next year. Reports say there will be six outdoor contests, ranging across North American football and baseball stadiums. While the locations of the games are fluid, there are plans in place for the first outdoor regular-season game in California, a game in Yankee Stadium during Super Bowl week, at the Big House in Ann Arbor, at B.C. Place in British Columbia, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and a final one at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Source: ESPN)

Yankees honor Boston with ‘Sweet Caroline’

New York, N.Y.— The New York Yankees and other teams around the MLB played “Sweet Caroline” in between innings or before games in humble tribute to the city of Boston (which has been playing the song in between innings since 2008) in wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Nowhere was passion stronger than in the Bronx, home of the Red Sox’s biggest rivals. “I think it’s important that we recognize that we’re all behind the people in Boston and everyone that was involved,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “You think about that being a song that’s a tradition there, it’s special to Fenway Park and the people of Boston. We’re behind them. Put the baseball teams aside, we want to be there for them.” (Source:

Tracy McGrady signs with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The 33-year-old McGrady will be available for the Spurs’ upcoming playoff push, since he was not on an NBA roster as of March 1. McGrady will abstain from playing in San Antonio’s final game against the Timberwolves. While McGrady has not played since the 2011-12 season, in which he averaged 5.3 points and 16.1 minutes per game for the Hawks, he played in the Chinese Basketball Association this year, in which he averaged 25 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists. McGrady has never won an NBA title, and hopes to do so with the Spurs. (Source: ESPN)

Tags:  atlanta hawks BC Place Big House Boston Marathon Boston Red Sox Chicago Cardinals Dallas Cowboys Fenway Park Jerry Jones Joe Girardi NBA new york giants Pat Summerall san antonio spurs Sweet Caroline tracy mcgrady Yankee Stadium

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Gavin Crowell is a junior with interests in neuroscience and psychology. He has been playing baseball ever since he could walk, playing throughout his childhood and winning two IHSA regional titles in his three years of varsity baseball at Walter Payton College Prep. He currently plays on the Knox College Ultimate team. Gavin is an Illinois State Scholar and has been involved with writing throughout high school. This is his third year working with TKS. Over the summer after his sophomore year, he had a sports internship at the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago's second largest paper.

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