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5 Recent Sports Happenings That Deserve a Look

1. Becky Hammon, a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, is being interviewed by the Milwaukee Bucks for a head coaching position. If hired, Coach Hammon will be the first female ever to own the title of 'head coach' for an NBA team

Not only has Becky proven a track record of success both, as an athlete and a coach at the highest level, but she commands the respect of her players. Just take Spurs player Pau Gasol's personal experience with Hammon in his open letter about female coaches. 

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2. Everyone loves a good baseball story, but this one surely pulls at the heartstrings! Check out this clip as senior Drew Blake hits a HR...right into his dad's arms in the final home game of his collegiate career

PS. Check out that caption! 😢

 

"MAMA" - @migos

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3.  Professional athletes are really in a league of their own...but maybe they should stick to what they know? Check out former NFL linebacker Akbar Gbaja-Biamila throw out an awful first pitch at a recent Phillies game.  


 4. Did you know that the MLB rolled out catcher pop times as a new official stat in March? Baseball/softball players and coaches know that the 'pop time' is important, and can be the difference between safe and out...no matter how strong the catcher's arm is. Check out ESPN's analysis of this stat and some great videos of what quick reflexes behind the plate looks like!

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5. Have a player that likes to use the phrase "I can't"? Check out how Georgia outfielder Kendall Burton overcame many obstacles to make her dream become a reality! 

Check out Kendall's full story here.  

From GameChanger.

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