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Revenge Little LeagueA suburban New York man spent $50,000 building an elite Little League team after another team dropped his son. Robert Sanfilippo recruited stars to play with his son on the “Long Island Vengeance,” whose helmets were embossed with a skull-and-crossbones. “It was all about revenge,” a rival coach said. Sanfilippo was recently charged with sending threatening messages to a coach whose son struck out Sanfilippo’s son.

Obesity clinic opens for animalsThe nation’s first animal obesity center has opened in Massachusetts. The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals charges pet owners $250 for medical help and visits with a pet nutritionist. “[Pet] obesity is so common,’’ said clinic official Lisa Freeman. “This is a place they can come to get really comprehensive care.”

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