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Sports Scandals

Despite Ugliness, Olympics Still Deliver Plenty Of Spirit And Joy

Ken Reed | Posted 08.05.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

What are we to make of the Olympics? Do they represent humanity at its finest? Worst? Or both?

Ah, the Innocence of Sports!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.25.2016 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

It's not all hot dogs and soda pop -- or hadn't you noticed?...

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

You Can't Have A Mastermind Without First Having "The Brain"

Adam Banner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.

The Greatest Lie in Sports Is the One We Tell Ourselves

Brian Janosch | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Brian Janosch

There's a clear causality between our excusing idolization of athletes and our idolized athletes excusing their immoral behavior to protect that hyperinflated status.

Lies, Hoaxes and Greed: America's Dopey Obsession With Sports

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Columnist George Will, who has written a number of excellent books on baseball, once stated that, "Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence." These days, it seems just the opposite.

Lance Armstrong: The Sports Story Gets a Rewrite

Brian Rooney | Posted 12.22.2012 | Sports
Brian Rooney

It is impossible to erase what really happened. Lance Armstrong won those seven races. In the rewrite of Armstrong's records the sport of cycling would have you believe they are punishing the perfidy of their greatest rider, while what they really want is for the world to forget their own.

'Frog Juice' Is Horse Racing's New Scandal | Posted 08.19.2012 | Weird News

Horse racing fans can expect to hear a lot soon about a small South American critter commonly known as a waxy monkey tree frog. It seems the frog's...

College Scandals Like Steroids: Should We Care?

Jon Kerr | Posted 10.24.2011 | Sports
Jon Kerr

Are we desensitized to the scandals? Are the salacious storylines as much a part of our consumption of sport as when we ask how our team will replace seven starters on defense?

Inside the Mind of Floyd Landis

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

Sports fans have always been enthralled with miraculous come from behind victories, and Landis contributed a chapter to that lore with his fairy tale triumph in the 2006 Tour de France.