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Rays’ centerfielder Kevin Keirmaier just getting started

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There is the large oil painting arranged by his teammates. There is the Gold Glove. There is the Platinum Glove. All around Kevin Kiermaier, there are the memories of 2015, a year when so many good things happened to him. Someday, perhaps, Kiermaier will reflect. For now, however, there is more to be done. Kiermaier, the centerfielder for the Rays, is just getting started. He swears he will not rest. He insists he is not satisfied. “There’s a lot left…

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Former NBA great Darryl Dawkins dead of heart attack at 58

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The planet Lovetron is without its star center. Darryl Dawkins, the colorful player who was the first player to go directly from high school to the NBA, was known as a forceful center and an amusing personality. He was dubbed “Chocolate Thunder,” he said, by singing artist Stevie Wonder. Dawkins spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing for Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He was originally from Orlando, where he played high school ball at Maynard Evans. Dawkins’ ferocity…

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