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Books that go beyond balls and strikes

Books that go beyond balls and strikes

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Sports | “[H]e said more important things about American values than many writers who wrote about serious subjects—so seriously that nobody could read them.”

When sports become a matter of life and death

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Sports | Sports can be a distraction from real life. They offer a reprieve from the pressures of the daily grind. For two or three hours we can enjoy the thrills and…

The atheist Tebow?

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Sports | Arian Foster doesn’t believe in God. And an ESPN The Magazine feature story titled  “The Confession of Arian Foster” is framed as the Houston Texans…

No girls allowed?

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Sports | Usually the only women you see on or around NFL sidelines are cheerleaders, trainers, or sideline reporters. Not so at the Arizona Cardinals training camp…

A Strong presence in Texas

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Sports | Charlie Strong was hired last June to be the head football coach for the University of Texas. He’d had a successful tenure as the coach at Louisville and as…

Searching for ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in media contract disputes

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Television | Bill Simmons is headed to HBO. Bill Simmons, who made his name at ESPN, was a creative mind behind the 30 for 30 documentaries , founded Grantland , and was…

A nation of unappreciative critics

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Culture | One of the saddest things I see online every day is how little we are able to appreciate anything. I noticed it during the NBA Finals when instead of being…

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

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Sports | Every day I think about sports. Yes, I think about them as a fan. (The Minnesota Twins just called up their best power-hitting prospect!) But in a more…

Be patient … they’re young

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Sports | Professional sports are experiencing a youth movement. Yesterday’s NBA draft ushered in a whole new crop of rising stars. Major League Baseball has seen…

Expectations too great?

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Sports | Stephen Curry seems exactly like the kind of guy a kid could look up to. He exhibits faith and character and he values his family. His team, the Golden State…

The College World Series: For the love of the game

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Sports | What happens when you take the money out of college sports? You know what I mean. Sure basketball and football players are “student-athletes,” but those…

Bruce Jenner’s yearning to be ‘Caitlyn’

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Sports | “The greatest athlete in the world” is a grandiose title for one who accomplishes an incredible athletic feat. In 1976, Bruce Jenner earned it by breaking…

 
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