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Darting to the left in tennis shoes and multicolored socks, Tiffany Ke put herself right in front of the ball screaming toward her. Her eyes narrowed, and with a twitch, her right arm whipped the ball with a paddle.
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Brian Ward, a minor league catcher, sat on a chair in front of his locker in the Orioles' big-league spring training clubhouse. When asked to describe Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy, Ward spoke in a hushed tone.
When the best table-tennis player in North America is ranked 149th in the world, and that player is Canadian, it means that any American player with hopes of qualifying for this year's London Olympics really is just playing for the chance to get a first-hand view of the Olympic experience.
First lady Michelle Obama played kid-sized doubles against Serena Williams, clocked a 55-mph serve and even did some hula-hooping in her first visit to the U.S. Open.
Li Na's landmark French Open victory sparked celebrations and recognition throughout Asia on Sunday, while China's state media told its athletes to learn from her as they prepare for the London Olympics.
Li Na may have fallen short of an Australian Open title, but she remains "the pride of China."