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Nicolas Almagro needs some belief

Updated: June 18, 2013, 9:33 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Every sport has its lingo. In football, adversity is the choice buzzword. Whether the real recovery from debilitating injury or the contrived winning a road game, it is code for a challenge that must be defeated. Overcoming adversity is the sport's currency for measuring toughness. In baseball, pitchers talk of making and finishing pitches, jargon for essentially having the conviction that mentally and physically, the guy on the mound thinks the ball leaving his arm is thrown well enough, with ...

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