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[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Local Giants fans gather in Palo Alto for World Series viewings Fans went nuts at Antonio’s Nut House in Palo Alto for the San Francisco Giants, who lost Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 28 to the Kansas City Royals.

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[4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Women’s soccer pros playing for the love of the game — not the paycheck Maddie Thompson, a pro soccer player in the two-year-old National Women’s Soccer League, plays for Sky Blue FC in New Jersey and is an example of a pro living frugally to play the game she loves.

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[18 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
San Jose Earthquakes Rookie JJ Koval: ‘There’s no such word as can’t’ Stanford grad JJ Koval has established himself in professional soccer, and the San Jose Earthquakes have welcomed the rookie to the “family.”

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[16 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Surfboard Shaper: ‘They see a hobby, I see a project. I’m trying to perfect this craft’ Raja Badr-el-din moved from Jordan to pursue physics at Stanford. But when he started making skateboards and later surfboards, he found an unlikely passion, different from the Stanford “techie” stereotype.

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[3 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
ESPN sportswriter Wright Thompson’s success rooted in work ethic and curiosity Thompson’s journey to become one of the most respected sports journalists in the business is not a coincidence, but rather the product of a family-instilled work ethic and curiosity in the human condition.

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[28 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Making baseball history, sportswriter Susan Slusser is in her own league If there could be a queen of baseball beat reporting, Susan Slusser would be it. Over the past 16 seasons, the Oakland A’s beat reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle has covered over 2,500 regular season games.

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[14 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Projects of passion: An exploration of golf course architecture Few sports combine the intersection of athletic movement and nature as much as golf. Unlike other sports performed on the same field, no two golf courses on which a player competes are ever the same.

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[13 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The ascent of competitive speed climber Will Roderick Will Roderick — co-founder of the Stanford Competitive Climbing Club — began climbing at the age of 15, and has swiftly become one of the world’s best young competitive speed climbers.

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[12 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Weeks away from the World Cup, Bay Area celebrates Brazilian heritage at soccer game A soccer match between the San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas had an extra flavor on Saturday: a bit of Brazilian culture. Capoeira and people wearing green and yellow were all part of Brazilian Heritage Night.