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Entries by Richard-John Mensing, Jr. from 05/2014

History in the Making but There's More to the Story

| Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports

Each year the NFL Draft is filled with fascinating, engaging and unique storylines. Some are well-known, others are told for the first time, but rarely, if ever, do they have the historical impact like Michael Sam's selection will.

Three Days, Seven Rounds, One Kiss and a Piece of Cake

| Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

With the 249th pick, the St. Louis Rams and the NFL joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and Texas Western College in breaking significant barriers -- a barrier few believed possible, especially as the number of spots dwindled away in the seventh round.

The King of Clay Has Some Chinks in His Armor, But the Worst Crack May Be His Mettle

| Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports

Last year at this time Rafael Nadal was riding high. Having captured Masters 1000 titles in Indian Wells and Madrid along with his eighth consecutive Catalan crown in Barcelona.

Reclamation Project: Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB)

| Posted 05.22.2014 | Sports

Barcelona's pedigree has taken a hit. The caliber of the Catalans has suffered. Luis Enrique's hire is meant to stop the bleeding, restore confidence and return the club to its rightful place -- and not just back on top of La Liga.