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Life in the Minors: Chapter 5 - Life Outside the Ballpark

by Christian Goewey

Anthony Pucik : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This weekChristian Goewey and Brendan Bowers talk about these players' lives outside of their playing time.

Liberty Report 7/16: Early Worm Gets The Win

by Sam Torres Jr

Sam Torres Jr : WFUV Sports 

School is now in session. Well, no it isn’t, but at least for Cappie Pondexter it is. On a day where Madison Square Garden hosted about 12,000 out of school summer campers for Camp Day, Pondexter was still teaching an important lesson; do not leave her wide open on the game-winning shot. 

Rangers Stock Up on Depth

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

Aside from re-signing Dominic Moore and acquiring Dan Boyle and Tanner Glass, the Rangers haven’t been very active in acquiring some of the league’s best free agents this offseason, but they haven’t exactly been quiet either. The Blueshirts have made a handful of depth moves since picking up Boyle and Glass that could prove very beneficial.

Derek Jeter Classy and Impressive in Final All Star Game

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey : WFUV Sports

Minneapolis, Minn.- The American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the 85th MLB All Star Game on Tuesday in Minnesota. However, Derek Jeter, playing in his 14th and final Midsummer Classic, was the real headline of the event as was expected. The expectations didn't necessarily include a 2 for 2 performance at the plate with a near incredible play up the middle though. But on a cool night in the Twin Cities that's exactly what the Yankees captain delivered.

Yoenis Cespedes Defends Home Run Derby Title in Minneapolis

by Drew Casey

Drew Casey: WFUV Sports

Minneapolis, Minn. - From press conferences for both the Home Run Derby and the 85th All Star Game to Derek Jeter's massive following to various interviews from this year's baseball all stars, Yoenis Cespedes headlined All Star Monday in Minnesota. Cespedes defeated New Jersey native Todd Frazier in the final round to win the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby, which featured a completely new format that was largely based on a bracketed seven out system. The victory was Cespedes' second consecutive Home Run Derby title.

Isaiah Austin Finding Work at NBA's Summer League

by Kenny Ducey

NBA TV

Marfan's Syndrome is doing all it can to slow former Baylor Forward Isaiah Austin, but it can't halt his pursuit of a career in basketball.

Austin will be at the NBA's Summer League in as Vegas until the 16th of July as an Intern with NBA TV. “It’s been fun," Austin told WFUV, in between signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. "I’m doing a lot of different things. I've been interviewing, been working with Bleacher Report a little bit. I'm really just getting to know TV broadcasting.”

Matthew Dellavedova: The True Point Guard

by James Decker

James Decker/WFUV

I remember watching Matthew Dellavedova play for St. Mary’s in the NCAA Tournament. He didn’t seem extremely quick or athletic then, and still doesn’t now. That said, Dellavedova knows how to play point guard better than anyone I’ve seen at the Summer League.