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To get to slam-dunk contest, Lesley senior Kaufman needs votes to complement skill

To get to slam-dunk contest, Lesley senior Kaufman needs votes to complement skill

Lesley University senior Mike Kaufman could have the best slam-dunk in college basketball, but it’s going to take daily votes on Facebook to find out.

Seven-week Major League Bocce season means never having to leave the bar

Seven-week Major League Bocce season means never having to leave the bar

Time is running out to register to play Major League Bocce, but it’s obvious participants won’t have to practice too much before their match ups. For one thing, everyone makes the playoffs.

MIT student, Central Square coach in Bali to take on world taekwondo competition

MIT student, Central Square coach in Bali to take on world taekwondo competition

Three athletes from a Central Square studio – including a full-time Massachusetts Institute of Technology student – are in Bali for a three-day international martial arts competition.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville draws 1,200 to Day 1 at unique climbing/office space

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville draws 1,200 to Day 1 at unique climbing/office space

Rock climbers have another two full days of free use at the newly opened Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the 40,000-square-foot climbing club – combined, uniquely, with innovation office space – near Union Square in Somerville.

League of American Bicyclists to give Cambridge the gold before Saturday ‘Sweet Ride’

League of American Bicyclists to give Cambridge the gold before Saturday ‘Sweet Ride’

Cambridge has been recognized as a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Mayor Henrietta Davis will accept the award at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Main Library just before the Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s “Sweet Ride.”

Athletic Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Oct. 19 ceremony

Athletic Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Oct. 19 ceremony

Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame nominations must be in by May 15 for a Oct. 19 ceremony, which will be held at Walker Memorial Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Breakers return to Harvard for first game since Women’s World Cup

A loud and supportive crowd welcomed the Boston Breakers back to Harvard Stadium on July 24, Boston’s first home game since the team traveled to the Women’s World Cup Final in Germany.

No love for area’s sports fetish, PDAs

I am sports averse and and always agawp at how deeply Bostonians love their players, teams and sports. I can indulge myself, though, because it’s OK to stare; people who are that much in love never notice and wouldn’t mind anyway.

Sports denouncer

I spend a lot of time in cheap, no-atmosphere joints and a very little bit in high society. What Anna’s Taqueria and the Locke-Ober Cafe have in common, other than my money, is a lack of flat-panel televisions and sports, and somewhere in between are those scattered Cafe Algiers and Enormous Rooms, whose rarefied vibes […]