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Building a Contender: Four Pillars of Success, The Royals Way

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Sr. Royals Correspondent Justin Ricklefs explains how the World Series bound Royals built a winner by relying on youth, giving chances, taking that big risk, and having patience.

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Poll: Pistorius Gets 5 Year Jail Sentence – Was It Enough?

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Oscar Pistorius has begun his five-year prison term. Is the sentence too much, too little or about right—we want to hear from you in the one question poll below.

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Learning from The Kansas City Royals: 3 Keys To Success in Baseball and in Life

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Patrick Sallee, on how the surprising KC Royals are showing us how to do it the John Wooden way.

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Ara Parseghian: On Greatness

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The legendary Notre Dame coach, defining leadership.

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When Life Kicked Me Down, I Played Golf With My Father

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Back home with his parents, away from D.C. and the love of his life, Brent Stoller learned life changing lessons playing golf with his father.

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NFL Educates Teams on Small Ebola Risk–Forgets to Mention Large Concussion Risk

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Tor Constantino looks at the NFL’s attempt to demonstrate concern for player safety regarding Ebola but not the concussions suffered by up to 30% of players on average.

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Sports Explained: The Complex Simplicity of Baseball

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The opening piece in our new weekly humor series, Sports Explained. A well-traveled anonymous blogger’s take on the ‘ins and outs’ of baseball.

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Blake Griffin Uncut: What It Was Like Playing For a Rich Racist Owner

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NBA superstar Blake Griffin is now writing for The Players Tribune. His topic of choice: Donald Sterling. His view: ‘Some people are so poor all they have is their money.’

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Pistorius Sentencing Underway—Jail Time Could be a Death Sentence

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Proceedings are ongoing in the punishment phase of the manslaughter case. Tor Constantino looks at the realities facing a double amputee in prison.

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With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

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Brian Harmon follows up our Sayreville coverage and urges us to also look backward as we chart a path forward.

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The Truth About Domestic Violence and the NFL

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Mike Ditka says NFL execs should ‘shut up’ about their past wrongs condoning domestic violence. Michael Stilley says we need to stop hiding the truth.

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Ferguson, the Murder of Michael Brown, and the St. Louis Cardinals

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Native St. Louisan Ted Lewis was appalled by the way some Cardinals fans reacted to protestors. Baseball should unite us all.

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How the Greatest Lesson I Learned From Baseball Became a Lesson for Success in Life

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A baseball story of a boy and his grandfather, of wilting in the pressure of great expectations, and of succeeding by learning not to be afraid to fail.

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The Blitz: How One Play Changed My Football Career

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Reluctantly lined up for his first football play, Keith Stewart would come to understand the true meaning of sports and create some life-long friendships.

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What’s Unusual About Sayreville’s Locker Room Sexual Assaults? Nothing.

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Michael Kasdan explores what this rape-by-hazing says about boys and masculinity . . . and ourselves.

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3 Things it Takes to Be a Successful Youth Sports Coach

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For Jackie Bledsoe, Jr., success is coaching youth sports is not about whether you win the game.

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