Sports

Hypocrisy of the World’s Game

Many find soccer’s most beautiful quality to be its ability to spark unity. The world is united when nations put their differences aside and send their national teams to face international opponents for the ultimate prize at the Olympics or the World Cup. Unity is fostered when ball clubs all over the world stack their […]

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The Toughest Footrace on Earth

The Badwater ultra-marathon has been recognized as the toughest footrace on the planet according to National Geographic magazine. From the starting line in the bowels of Death Valley, athletes traverse 135 miles with temperatures at 130 degrees plus on scorching 200 degree pavement with several elevation changes from sea level to the finish line high […]

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International Champions Cup

Starting on July 27, eight of the world’s most storied and victorious soccer clubs will battle it out in a single-elimination tournament held mostly throughout different American venues, culminating in the championship match on Wednesday, August 7 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. Some of the big name ball clubs at the tourney are […]

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The Societal Double-Standard

April 29, 2013 was a monumental day in the world of sports, but this particular occasion had nothing to do with any broken records, championship victories or amazing athletic feats. That was the day backup Washington Wizards’ center Jason Collins became the first active openly gay male athlete in North American team sports. But that […]

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42 – The Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Last month, America celebrated the legacy of one of the most influential civil rights figures of the twentieth century, Jackie Robinson. With a biographical film named after his jersey number, 42, and the MLB’s own commemorative celebration of the late Hall of Famer on April 15 (Jackie Robinson Day), it is interesting to ponder whether […]

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Who is the Greatest?

In just over a month, the NBA Finals will be over and one team will be immortalized in the annals of NBA history, while the 29 other teams look to improve their shot at claiming next year’s title. The playoffs give rise to legends and add to legacies, making now the perfect time to examine […]

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Ray Lewis & Offensive Grace

From an indictment on murder charges to retiring from the NFL as a two-time Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis rose from the ashes like a mythical phoenix. Thinking his reputation was tarnished forever, no one had even the faintest idea of how Lewis’ life and career would develop after that tragic fight […]

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Meet the Heat

With February finally here, the NBA season will soon hit its halfway point and hold its annual, All-Star Weekend in Houston from February 15-17. Contrary to what the name implies, All-Star Weekend is not only a time for the most popular players in the NBA to shine, but it also gives good, young talent a […]

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Jeremy Lin

From sleeping on his brother’s couch as the new, undrafted member of the New York Knicks to becoming a worldwide sensation, Jeremy Lin’s journey to stardom was pure “Linsanity.” As much as people praise him for taking the Knicks’ starting point guard job and running with it, the “Taiwanese Tebow” would rather give the glory […]

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The Last Knuckleballer

The knuckleball is a pitch that minimizes spin on the baseball, which results in a slow, unpredictable path to home plate that nobody can anticipate. It is common for knuckleballs to change direction or corkscrew in mid-air, further confusing batters, as well as umpires who must call pitches as strikes or balls. The pitch’s slow […]

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