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March 12, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sundays are when they play baseball in Southern towns along the Mississippi River, in a semipro league where not all the parks have proper dugouts or bleachers, where trees and stacks of old tires double as outfield fences. The Sugar Cane League was started years ago by field workers and men from the oil refineries. Once in a while a player comes through who has spent time in the minors.
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March 12, 2001 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sundays are when they play baseball in Southern towns along the Mississippi River, in a semipro league where not all the parks have proper dugouts or bleachers, where trees and stacks of old tires double as outfield fences. The Sugar Cane League was started years ago by field workers and men from the oil refineries. Once in a while a player comes through who has spent time in the minors.
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January 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
Despite an array of legal problems, Greg "Toe" Nash was such a hot baseball prospect that local officials gave the high school dropout a second chance. Those efforts may have gone for naught. Nash, an outfielder in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' farm system, was in jail Wednesday after his arrest on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl. "The local community, the political people, the mayor all wanted to give this kid an opportunity," District Attorney Tony Falterman said.
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February 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
Closer Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres has decided to take more time for rehabilitation instead of having surgery. Hoffman conferred with sports surgeon Lewis Yocum on Friday and had his physical with team doctor Jan Fronek on Saturday in Peoria, Ariz. Hoffman said increased strength in his right shoulder recently convinced him to give his recovery more time rather than having surgery. "Based off the progress I've had lately, I'm pretty optimistic," he said.
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September 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Greg Myers took several trips to the batting cage Saturday while the Oakland Athletics played Texas. Those jaunts paid off in a big way. Myers hit a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Oakland's bullpen pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings to help the first-place A's defeat the Rangers, 6-3, to open a two-game lead over the Angels in the American League West race. "Really, anytime you can help out like that it feels good," said Myers, 36, a reserve catcher.
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March 25, 2001 | BEN WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ankiel. The most compelling story of all. Can Rick Ankiel recapture the form that made him a 21-year-old phenom, or will wildness put a sudden, sad end to his career with the Cardinals? * Ballparks. Two new ones--PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Miller Park in Milwaukee. Cincinnati is the visitor in both home openers. The Reds also changed Cinergy Field, cutting away the stands in center field and ripping out the artificial turf. * Comebacks.
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September 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
For someone who thinks a World Golf Championship is more meaningful than the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods is sure making this look like an exhibition. Woods took another step toward the $1-million payoff Friday with his second consecutive seven-under-par 65, giving him a two-stroke lead over Jerry Kelly heading into the weekend at the American Express Championship at Thomastown, Ireland. Mount Juliet was a pushover again in cool, relatively calm conditions.
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July 22, 2012 | Caroline Ryder
With their matching paisley mini dresses, matching teal streaks in their hair and matching snakeskin booties, fashion designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are a head-turning vision as they breeze into Soho House, two peas in a haute-hippie pod. Their silhouette is all fierce bohemia -- Marrakech romance teamed with Studio 54 party vibes, with remnants of 1960s and '70s fashionistas Talitha Getty, Jerry Hall and Marianne Faithfull stitched...
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