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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…

Death comes one layer closer

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Sports | Death comes in layers, bit-by-bit, closer to our center. As a child it isn’t conceivable. Fluffy the hamster mysteriously disappears and the dog goes to…

When the tail wags the dog

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Sports | “One of the great frustrations I have is when the tail wags the dog … [when the] policy is now the end instead of the means … the policy is why we’re…

Bill Simmons, sour grapes, and leaving well

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Media | When Bill Simmons left ESPN in May, it was very clearly under unpleasant circumstances. He and ESPN president John Skipper, as well as other management, had…

The power of unwritten rules

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Sports | José Ramirez is a middling shortstop for the Cleveland Indians, but somehow in the last week of the regular season in a game against the Minnesota Twins he…

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