A to Z running

Joy in the race

Sports | For marathoner Andi Ripley, running is a kind of worship
by Leah Hickman
Posted 3/26/20, 01:49 pm

After a morning run, Andi Ripley sat and stretched her legs in the bustling lobby of a downtown Atlanta hotel. Tomorrow was the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon, and 31-year-old Ripley, who was scheduled to compete, had been fighting nerves.

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Baseball and banking

Sports | Meet the New York analyst who will be a baseball pitcher for underdog Team Israel at the Tokyo Olympics
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/12/20, 06:31 pm

A New York moment: 

I had lunch with Eric Brodkowitz, 23, who by day is an analyst at Goldman Sachs and by night is preparing to be a starting pitcher for Israel’s Olympic baseball team. A Jewish New Yorker, he has taken on Israeli citizenship to join the Israeli team and helped lead it over the last year to one of the six spots in the Olympic baseball tournament. 

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Horse-doping ring exposed

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/10/20, 09:43 am

Authorities on Monday charged more than two dozen people in an international scheme to give racehorses performance-enhancing drugs. William F. Sweeney, assistant director of the FBI’s New York office, said the drugging “amounted to nothing less than abuse.” Horse racing is a $100 billion global industry.

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