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Dogged Pursuit

March 03, 2014
March 03, 2014

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March 3, 2014

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THE MAIL
2014 OLYMPICS
MOTOR SPORTS
BASEBALL
  • THE MONEYBALL ERA MOCKED SMALL BALL, BUT DIDN'T TOTALLY DISCREDIT IT. WITH THE GAME IN THE MIDST OF A SCORING DROUGHT, TAKING CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

THE BIRTH OF SHOWTIME
  • In the early '80s, Pat Riley and Magic Johnson began a transformation that put the Lakers on the leading edge of sports culture. But it took a really, really strange series of events—and some Magicavellian maneuvering—to set the stage

Brazil
  • AS THE WORLD TURNS ITS EYES TOWARD THE NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES, IN RIO, AND ON THE EVE OF A WORLD CUP IN THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF SOCCER, A QUESTION HANGS IN THE AIR LIKE A LINGERING CLOUD OF TEAR GAS: HOW DO YOU RECONCILE

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Dogged Pursuit

Dog rescue became an unofficial Olympic event in Sochi. From Team USA, skier Gus Kenworthy took home four pups and their mother, and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis (above) adopted one dog, as did bobsled and skeleton communications director Amanda Bird. Hockey player David Backes was arranging multiple adoptions through Athletes for Animals, a St. Louis--based rescue he founded in 2013 with his wife, Kelly. Local shelters popped up too, the grandest being Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska's PovoDog Sochi, a facility for 250 animals that was built in eight days. The shelter opened last week even as its manager worked with Humane Society International to ship another 100 dogs to the U.S. Forget the crying bear—the smiling dog was the symbol of the 2014 Games.

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