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5 Recent Sports Happenings That Deserve a Look

1.  Six new MLB alums got inducted into the Hall of Fame this past Sunday. Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, Alan Trammell, Vladimir Guerrero, Jack Morris and Jim Thome were the members of the 2018 class that received this prestigious honor in Cooperstown last weekend. 

This year's induction ceremony was the second largest crowd that the Hall of Fame has ever seen, with 53,000 fans in attendance. The next two years however, may give this one a run for it's money, with Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter due up next. 

There have been some great HOF classes throughout the years, with the first ever in 1936 when Babe Ruth was also inducted. 


2.   Paula Creamer, an LPGA player, has found quite a bit of success in the realm of professional golf. The Women's British Open is taking place this week and while all the ladies are there to compete, there's still a little time for fun. 

Check out Creamers attempt at unleashing her inner Happy Gilmore...

3.  LeBron James may be heading to the west coast, but his heart is still in his hometown of Akron. The basketball star recently helped build a school specifically aimed at helping at-risk youth see a better future in the community that he loves. 

When James was young, he missed a lot of school due to circumstances that a lot of low-income families face. His path turned around when a couple of other families in his community took an interest in his success and lended support. Now that he has the means to pay it forward, that's exactly what he wants to do.

LeBron said, "No matter if I'm playing in Los Angeles or not, Akron, Ohio is always home for me."

4.  Check out this 10-year-old swimmer from California that recently broke a 23-year-old record that a young Michael Phelps set back in 1995 at the Far Western Championships. 

Phelps' record was in the 100M Butterfly with a time of 1:10:48. Clark Kent Apuada (aka Superman) recently recorded a time of 1:09:38. 

5. Peyton Manning recently adopted a rescued puppy while on vacation with his family. The pup had been found by rescuers at a state fair, tied up and abused. We'd say this little guy hit the jackpot with his new forever family!

Manning Puppy

 From GameChanger.

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