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Umpires for the 2014 World Series announced

New York, New York - Jeff Kellogg will serve as the crew chief for the 2014 World Series, Major League Baseball announced today. Kellogg is one of three regular season crew chiefs who will have a role working the 110th Fall Classic.

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Senator Feinstein Challenges Senator McCaskill with World Series Wager

Washington, DC  - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today sent a letter to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) proposing a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2014 World Series, which pits Feinstein’s beloved San Francisco Giants against McCaskill’s Kansas City Royals.

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Media celebrate female NFL referee, but fumble deeper issues

University Park, Pennsylvania - The sports media's positive reaction to the hiring of a female referee in professional football is a good sign, according to a Penn State researcher, but did little to help expose deeper issues that hinder greater acceptance of women in sports.

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Department of State Brings Israeli and Palestinian Youth Coaches to United States

Washington, DC - Through the State Department’s sports diplomacy programs, 30 Israeli and Palestinian youth basketball coaches will connect with each other and their American peers on and off the court October 5-19. This exchange program is part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to assist those who believe people of different nationalities, ethnicities, and creeds can live alongside one another constructively and peacefully.

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Team Navy Kicks Off 2014 Warrior Games

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Team Navy celebrated the start of the fifth annual Warrior Games during a festive opening ceremony at the Olympic Training Center, Sunday, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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NFL needs consciousness-raising campaign on domestic abuse

Stanford, California - The NFL has reached a tipping point with its problem of player violence against women, says a Stanford scholar who believes the football league needs a culture shock.

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Navy Strikes Gold at the Invictus Games

London, England - An aviation boatswain's mate won the U.S. team's first gold medal during track and field competitions Sept. 11 at the Invictus Games in London.

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Wounded Warriors Arrive in London for the Invictus Games

London, United Kingdom - Twenty-two Navy and Coast Guard wounded warrior athletes competing at the Invictus Games attended a welcome reception September 9 at U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun's residence in Regent's Park in London.

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