Category: Dad

Sports Books for Dad

Here are a few solid suggestions for literature about sports that would make great gifts for Father’s Day. Labor of Love?If you are interested in learning more about sports labor history, veteran labor attorney Joshua Mendelsohn has written just the book for you. In “The Cap: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern…

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Daily Sports Smile: Nationals pitcher Steve Cishek wears ‘dad cleats’ for Father’s Day

Major League Baseball makes a point to break out Father’s Day accessories each season. Players don blue hats, socks and have the option to wear blue sleeves and batting gloves as well. This year, however, Washington Nationals reliever Steve Cishek is taking the dad apparel to the next level. Cishek rocked a familiar paternal look…

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Happy Father’s Day: Amazing Black Dads And Their Kids In Pro Sports

A kid following in their dad’s footsteps isn’t uncommon and it’s really special when it happens in the world of sports. Here are a few examples below. The great thing about Father’s Day this year is not only that it falls on Juneteenth, but that it also comes in the middle of Major League season…

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Klay Thompson’s Dad, Mychal, Trolls the Timberwolves on Twitter

Hours after Klay Thompson lost his hat to the Bay Area wind and tripped and stumbled into a fan during the Warriors’ championship parade, his father chimed in on the celebratory fun. Mychal Thompson, a two-time NBA champion, trolled the Timberwolves on Twitter late Monday night regarding Minnesota’s decision-making process of drafting and retaining star…

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Connecting with dad through sports. Listeners share stories of those bonds ahead of Father’s Day

Sports commentator Terry Pluto has been collecting stories from his Cleveland.com readers for a Father’s Day column. He says many people shared memories about the strong bond they formed with their fathers through sports. “This came in from a lady named Eileen. She said, ‘My dad and I didn’t have the best relationship when I…

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Sport teams donate items for new Midstate dads

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — This year’s celebration of father’s day was definitely a grand slam. New dads at UPMC hospitals received baseballs and hats donated by local sports teams sporting their baby’s footprints to commemorate the occasion. The York Revolution donated baseballs and hats to UPMC Hanover and UPMC Memorial. The Lancaster Barnstormers donated baseballs…

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Marcus Smith: Dad taught me how special England-Australia rivalry is

Taking on Australia in a sporting arena will fulfil a lifelong dream for the England fly half, he tells Will Kelleher Marcus Smith grew up with the Ashes rivalry drilled into him by his family, and now cannot wait to be part of Anglo-Australia hostilities. The 23-year-old fly half was raised in Singapore and the…

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Long Covid sees man go from active football dad to needing naps everyday

Bill Shera has gone from being the football dad on the sidelines to barely being able to get through the day. The 48-year-old New Plymouth man was diagnosed with long Covid after having the virus in March. The cold and flu-like symptoms left but the chronic fatigue never did. “I just never got better.” Shera,…

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Steve Clifford agrees to return as Charlotte Hornets coach

Steve Clifford has agreed on a deal to become the Charlotte Hornets’ coach, returning for a second run on the job, the team announced Friday. Clifford, who led the franchise to two playoff appearances in a five-year run that ended in 2018, returns in the wake of Golden State assistant Kenny Atkinson changing his mind…

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Chet Holmgren’s dad likened to ‘90s movie villain’ at 2022 NBA Draft

Did Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson from “D2: The Mighty Ducks” make an appearance at the 2022 NBA Draft? Twitter certainly thinks so after the cameras panned to Chet Holmgren’s family at the Barclays Center on Thursday night, when the former Gonzaga star was selected second overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder. As Holmgren’s father David…

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