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Life is not about winning

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Sports | I love competition. I love to win. Maybe it’s genetic or maybe it’s because I grew up with three older brothers and a dad who never let me win—I always…

Finding a bit of joy in sports

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Sports | What will you see when you watch the news or scan your favorite online news source? Likely you’ll see story after story of illness, crime, sadness,

What a girl ballplayer taught me about prejudice

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Sports | Mo’ne Davis is a baseball star, one of the best pitchers in the world. Well, among 12-year-olds. Davis has made a name for herself—that’s right her

Enjoying the good gift of sports

Enjoying the good gift of sports

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Sports | I write about sports. A lot. To write about any subject regularly demands a fair amount of thought. I’ve been asked more than once whether it’s worth it…

Protect the truth, not the image

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Sports | We all know people who are so focused on their image that what lies underneath has rotted away. It happens when image is primary instead of secondary. It…

There are no stars

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Sports | “Dwight [Howard] and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players or pieces that complete our team.” This statement, made…

Why Tony Dungy isn’t a bigot

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Sports | Tony Dungy is one of the most upstanding men in the football universe. A soft-spoken committed Christian, he had a reputation for fairness and integrity while…

Lessons learned from LeBron

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Sports | By now you’ve all heard that the biggest star in the NBA—and one of the biggest stars in all of sports—made an unprecedented announcement last Friday:

Seeking perfect moderation as a fan

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Sports | If LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat, his teammate Dwyane Wade and Heat president Pat Riley will be devastated. But if he spurns the Cleveland Cavaliers he…

Celebrate freely today

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Sports | Earlier this week I was listening to a podcast hosted by Bill Simmons, who was talking to Fox soccer commentator Rob Stone about the U.S. men’s national…

From off-season optimism to playing the game

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Sports | Only one pro sports league is in season now, but somehow it’s one of the busiest, most exciting times of the year for sports fans. The NFL draft was a…

Why we love athletes like Tony Gwynn so much

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Sports | What makes us have affections for athletes? We don’t know them. We’ve never even met them. So it’s not a personal connection. But it feels personal,

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