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Sarah Schorno

Entries by Sarah Schorno

New Blood Treatment for Athletes Could Pose Future Problems for Sports Leagues

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2009 | 1:56 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers stars Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward used, and benefitted from, groundbreaking blood treatments prior to their Super Bowl appearances this year. If there is anything to be learned from baseball's steroids fiasco it's that the major sports leagues need to start regulating the use of this procedure,...

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Bob Costas Just Doesn't Get It

(15) Comments | Posted May 1, 2008 | 3:08 PM

On Tuesday evening, Bob Costas hosted a segment on his HBO show Costas Now focusing on the internet and the impact of sports bloggers. The segment featured prominent media types, including Pulitzer Prize winning writer Buzz Bissinger and editor and author Will Leitch. The fight that...

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Sports Sponsorship: When is it Too Much?

(6) Comments | Posted October 8, 2007 | 6:23 PM

Recently the New York Yankees paid tribute to the late baseball great Phil Rizzuto in a touching ceremony before a home game. There were words of remembrance in front of tens of thousands of fans and the playing of Taps to honor the passing of Rizzuto. There was also a...

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Youth Fighting Camps: A Good Idea for Hockey Players

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2007 | 8:43 PM

Professional hockey player Derek Boogaard has opened the Boogaard Fighting Camp, a day camp devoted to teaching youth hockey players how to fight properly. The purpose of the camp is to teach the attendees, who range in age from 12 to 18, to learn how to effectively...

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Disabled Athletes: Do They Have an Advantage?

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2007 | 7:49 PM

Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee sprinter who set world records in the 100, 200, and 400 meter at the Paralympics in 2004. He is now looking to qualify to compete against able-bodied athletes in the 2008 Olympics, but the IAAF, the governing body for international athletes, has reservations about...

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The FBI: The New Sports Commission?

(12) Comments | Posted July 22, 2007 | 10:49 PM

There have been a lot of instances recently of misbehavior within the major sports leagues. The biggest ones have been unearthed by investigators outside of those leagues. When are the commissioners going to start paying more attention?

Most recently, the FBI revealed an investigation involving an NBA referee...

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Racism in Baseball: Where Does the Problem Lie?

(11) Comments | Posted July 16, 2007 | 12:04 PM

Racial issues in team sports have gained momentum recently, fueled by inflammatory comments by major league baseball player Gary Sheffield. In interviews to GQ magazine and HBO's Real Sports, Sheffield made claims that Latino, African American, and White players were all treated differently by baseball organizations. He may be right,...

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Sexual Harassment In Sports: Men Are Getting A Bad Rap

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2007 | 3:15 PM

Sexual harassment in sports has always been a hot topic. The celebrity status of modern athletes and the popularity of sports entities like ESPN combined with the small percentage of females employed within them make sports a breeding ground for harassment accusations. As a female, I think that both sports...

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