A Letter To Derrick Rose That’s Really About Eric Garner

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Bradford Philen is angry about racism and white privilege; but he doesn’t want to rant. He wants to listen and be smart and recover. He urges athletes like Derrick Rose to keep pushing the dialogue.

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The Bus Hit Him. Skiing Saved Him.


Sports can be a cause of discord in marriage, but for Heather Gray and her husband, sports preserved their union—and her husband’s life.

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So . . . This Happened. Three Things in Sports (Dec. 15, 2014 Edition)

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Our weekly Monday sports round-up features three-time ‘So . . .This Happened’ Featuree Odell Beckham Jr., Johnny Manziel being shown the money (but not how he imagined) in his starting debut, and a wonderful speech by Notre Dame’s women’s basketball coach about activism by athletes – and all of us – in the wake of the death of Eric Garner.

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Tommy Lasorda: On Greatness


The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports.

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All I Want For The Holidays This Year Is a Power Forward, a DH Who Can Hit, and An Offensive Line

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Alan Wolf and our readers share their sports holiday wish lists!

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Sports Explained: Basketball

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How did we forget basketball!? Mike Kasdan makes amends.

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Are Extreme Sports Becoming Too Extreme for Sponsors?


Tor Constantino looks at the risks and rewards of extreme sports for both the participants and advertisers who sponsor them.

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The Sports Revolution Is Being Televised: Modern Athletes and Social and Political Activism

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Wai Sallas takes a historical look at athletes as activists, with today’s NBA and NFL stars taking a big step forward in the progress for what’s right and equal.

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Can Roger Goodell Change Football?

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Despite the NFL and Roger Goodell’s past missteps, Carly Puch is looking at the NFL’s new personal conduct policy with hope.

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The NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy: Goodell Doesn’t Get Personal Enough

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Wai Sallas got that letter from Roger Goodell today about the NFL’s new personal conduct policy and the small percentage of ‘bad actors’ we need to get cleaned up. But he thinks maybe you are – ahem – overlooking someone.

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Gender Equality in the NFL Workplace? Welcome to 1914

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Wai Sallas takes a look at the current state of gender equality in the NFL workplace and doesn’t like what he sees.

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Athletes Across The Nation Join ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protest (PHOTOS)


From the NFL to the NBA to Professional Soccer, from LeBron James to Reggie Bush, athletes join in solidarity and protest: #ICantBreathe

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Strengthening the Ties That Bind Me to My Daughter


Lifting weights has broken male misconceptions for this mom and gym owner—while building a stronger relationship with her teen daughter.

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The NFL Star Who Chose Farming Over $37 Million Dollars


Jason Brown had a lucrative contract and promising future in the NFL, but he walked away for a bigger purpose.

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The New York Knicks Could Use a Swift Kick

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Billy Fishkin harnesses his inner Taylor Swift in hoping for better from the Knicks…next year.

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So…This Happened. Three Things in Sports. (Dec. 8, 2014 Edition)

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Our sports round-up features an Eric Garner protest by D-Rose and Reggie Bush, Andre Johnson continuing his yearly tradition of Christmas giving to children, and The Legend of Odell Beckham, Jr grows.

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