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Greatness comes in more than one flavor

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Sports | Which flavor is the best? I’m not sure that question is even answerable because of the variety of flavors and the breadth of human preference. Of course,

Should we imitate the best?

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Sports | Last month, Mark Jackson, a basketball commentator for ESPN and a former NBA player and coach, declared that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was bad…

No self-made stars

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Sports | Would Tom Brady be Tom Brady without coach Bill Belichick? Would he be the greatest quarterback of a generation, or maybe ever, and have won four Super Bowls?

Owning your failures

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Sports | Sometimes a thing happens that you anticipate, that you’ve seen happen many times before, but it still surprises you. For me that thing happened Sunday in…

Public apologies gone wrong

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Sports | Markieff Morris doesn’t need my forgiveness for throwing a towel at his head coach, Jeff Hornacek, yet he apologized to me and the rest of Twitter for just…

When age wins

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Sports | The best story endings leave us wanting more. The worst ones can leave us sad and sometimes bitter. Unfortunately, it’s the latter we’re seeing from…

Wowed by the Warriors

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Sports | Every time you watch a game or match of any sport, there’s always the chance you’ll see something spectacular: a record-breaking performance, a play that…

The insanity of winning in college football

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Sports | One hundred and forty-five wins is a lot for a college football coach over 15 seasons, but apparently they don’t really count. That’s because those 145 wins…

The athlete’s privileged platform

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Sports | Over the years, prominent pro athletes have appeared in ads for everything from cigarettes (Babe Ruth and Willie Mays) to insoles (Julius Erving). In 1947,

A ‘friendly’ in the darkness

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Sports | A “friendly” seems like an out of place name for an event just days after the horrific terror attacks in Paris. And yet that is what the French and…

Uncomfortable but powerful change in Missouri

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Race Issues | On Monday, University of Missouri system President Timothy Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, from the system’s flagship campus in Columbia, stepped…

Bringing out the worst in sports

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Sports | The essence of sports is the pursuit of excellence expressed as competition. Athletes compete against opponents alongside teammates and under the guidance of…

 
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