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Teenagers Learn Science By Playing Baseball

Summer school has met the national pastime in Boston.

The tuition-free summer MIT Science of Baseball program teaches 30 inner-city teenage boys “baseball-related math and physics” during morning classes and then show the players how to translate those lessons to the diamond during afternoon games, reports The Boston Globe.

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Could Alex Rodriguez Be Suspended for Playing in Illegal Poker Game with A-List Hollywood Stars?

Several notable Hollywood stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, were reportedly involved in an illegal, underground poker game that took place at an upscale hotel, and now Major League Baseball is reportedly investigating whether the Yankees’ star shortstop Alex Rodriguez was one of the game’s players.

“We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial allegation,” MLB said in a statement. “As part of the investigation, the commissioner’s office will interview Mr. Rodriguez.”

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Bubba Smith, ‘Police Academy’ and NFL Star, Dead at 66

Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, who was a feared defense end for the Baltimore Colts and found a Hollywood career in retirement, was found dead at his home on Wednesday. He was 66. The cause of death has not yet been announced.

Perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Moses Hightower in the ‘Police Academy’ film series, the 6-foot-7 Smith was the number one overall pick in the 1967 National Football League draft and played nine seasons in the NFL.

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