It's not everyday that you find yourself heading to the Olympics, or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but that is life for Aly Raisman. Raisman, born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, is an American gymnast who was selected to compete on the 2012 United States Olympic team.
Joining Raisman on the cover of the 2012 Olympic Games Preview issue with fellow 2012 U.S. Olympic Team members Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. This is the first ever Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and the first for any gymnast since Kerri Stug made the Dec. 18, 1996, Year in Pictures issue. Since 1964, U.S. gymnasts have graced the Sports Illustrated cover six times.
This issue hits stands today.
To find out more about Raisman, check out our videos documenting her journey to London here.
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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