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Nate Latsch

Writer, Photographer, Videographer

St. Louis, MO

Nate Latsch

Writer, photographer, videographer for hire

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He’s already made history — can Michael Sam make an impact in the NFL?

The newest St. Louis Ram, who made history Saturday when he became the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL, used more colorful language to describe his readiness level in a 10-minute conference call with local reporters. "The 2013 (Southeastern Conference’s) co-Defensive Player of the Year is ready to (seven-letter expletive-deleted adverb) show the world that he is also ready to work," Sam said.
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Blues get a taste of their own medicine in Game 4 OT loss to the Blackhawks

It was quickly approaching midnight in the Windy City and "Chelsea Dagger" was still blaring out of the speakers at the United Center, the sound no opposing team wants to hear. Blues goalie Ryan Miller sat quietly at his locker stall in the visiting dressing room, staring into space as his teammates dressed and the media swarmed in to ask what happened, where it all went wrong and what comes next.
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Praise piling high for Tarasenko — including from an old European foe

Jaromir Jagr knew Vladimir Tarasenko was going to be something special when the two played against each other in the Kontinental Hockey League years ago. "Of course, I remember him," the 41-year-old veteran New Jersey Devils forward said Tuesday, following the team’s morning skate at Scottrade Center.
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Rams' Quinn states case for Defensive Player of Year

"I'm disappointed, man," the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' left tackle said. "This has been a rough year for me, up and down. I've been fighting and fighting and then today ...." "I really went into this game today thinking I was going to really have a dominant performance," he continued. "It started off great for three quarters.
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For better or worse, fans connect with recruits via social media

The only reason Dawn Elliott signed up for a Twitter account was to make sure her son, Ezekiel, was behaving. But in recent days, as the attention surrounding Ezekiel has intensified, Dawn Elliott’s activity on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook has turned into part fun and part watchdog.
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Harper homers twice, Scherzer dominates as Nats beat Cards

The Washington Nationals’ two biggest stars took center stage on national television Sunday night. Bryce Harper homered twice against Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. “Martinez is really good,” Harper said.
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Blues’ in-season coaching change is paying off (so far)

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Missouri Freshman Running Back Damarea Crockett Impresses Early

Freshman running back Damarea Crockett has impressed early in training camp. It’s still early, very early, in the Missouri football team's fall training camp but freshman running back Damarea Crockett is already drawing praise from his coaches and teammates. Crockett, from Little Rock, Ark., was committed to Boise State until late January when he flipped to Missouri and then signed with the Tigers a few days later.
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Rams enjoy breakout game from rookie running back Gurley

The Rams have been trying to get their run game going and have been waiting to see what first-round pick Todd Gurley can do. With the Rams clinging to a two-point lead, Gurley took a handoff, found a hole on the left side and then broke free for the open field. The stretch play went for 52 yards, deep into Cardinals territory and set up the deciding touchdown in a 24-22 win.
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Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL season

FILe - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, right, tries to get around tackle Garrett Reynolds during training camp at the NFL football team's practice facility in St. Aaron Donald is not one to rest on his laurels. The NFC defensive rookie of the year for the St.
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Nate Latsch

Nate Latsch has been covering sports at all levels for two decades — everything from youth sports to high school to college to the pros — for a variety of newspapers, websites and wire services.