The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
No matter what the groundhog says, or what the thermometer says back home, the sight of their teams on the practice fields in Florida and Arizona tells baseball fans spring can’t be far, even if only the last couple weeks of spring training are actually in spring. Here’s a glimpse of some of the early action in Major League Baseball camps.
In the second year of the College Football Playoff championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, capturing its fourth national title in seven years.
The day in photos around the world.
Festival of the Winds in Sydney, a look at Miss World 2013, the Teej festival in Kathmandu and more in today’s daily brief.