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Cuban player Yasiel Puig has often been criticized for lacking discipline and for his "energetic" approach to the game. His fascinating journey to the U.S. was recently chronicled by LA Magazine and ESPN.

The percentage of black Major League Baseball players is steadily declining, Pew reports. Meanwhile, a growing percentage of Latino players such as Yasiel Puig bring interesting stories to the game.

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Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.

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Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.

The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.

Frank Deford says there'll never be another Tiger Woods of any sport.

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.

One year after the Boston Marathon bombings, families of the victims, including relatives of Martin Richard, attended a wreath-laying ceremony on Boylston Street along with Mayor Martin Walsh (left) and Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley (right).

On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred a year ago. A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion.

A March 2014 portrait of Demi Clark in front of her Mount Pleasant, S.C., home.

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

Michael Phelps swims in his men's 200-meter individual medley heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in August 2012.

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.