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Sideline Chatter: After years of loyal service, retired life will be a walk in the dog park

No more dog days of summer for Miss Babe Ruth. The bat-fetching black Labrador retriever for the Class A Greensboro (N.C.) Grasshoppers retired last week after working 649 consecutive games. "In dog terms that's 4,543 games," reader ManchuCandidate commented to DeadSpin.com. "Eat your heart out, Cal Ripken." Headlines From Times reader Charlie Gay: "Scientists: Reliant Recovery Water preventing concussions and Seahawk touchdowns." From SportsPickle.com: "Dan Snyder fires Jay Gruden, installs RG3 as player-coach." Miami Vice, the prequel Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told Sports Illustrated he once had a summer job as a corrections...

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