The New York exhibition, known as "The Rumble on the Rails" and to be held at Grand Central Terminal, is designed to highlight the sport's international appeal and popularity.
"I don't think he ever has a bad day," reliever Christian Garcia said on a recent spring morning. "He's just so nice."
There is dribbling, lots of dribbling, in college basketball these days. There is bumping and banging, lots of bumping and banging. Not to mention all the grabbing and tripping and colliding.
Gardner and nearly everyone else associated with the sport in the U.S. were jolted Tuesday when International Olympic Committee leaders dropped wrestling from the Summer Games.
The vote Tuesday by the IOC's executive board stunned the world's wrestlers, who see their sport as popular in many countries and steeped in history as old as the Olympics themselves.
The International Olympic Committee has cut wresting from the 2020 games — but it's still not known which sport will take its place.
Tasked with eliminating a sport from the 2020 Games, the 15-member IOC executive board voted -- via secret ballot, naturally -- to drop wrestling. Wrestling. Think about that for a moment.
"Blind side to concussions: NFL's latest legal blows give feeble push to NCAA" (Web, Tuesday) focuses on college and professional league sports. Missing from the discourse is any mention of high school injuries, and even the next lower class of youth league sports.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.