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Robert Miraldi


The Original Boy of Summer Belongs in Cooperstown

Robert Miraldi | July 23, 2014 | Sports
Roger Angell reminded us recently with a long memoir piece why he will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. As much as his selection is deserved, there is another Roger out there who has not yet gotten the nod.
Jovan Alford


Andrew Wiggins Could Be the New Face of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Jovan Alford | July 23, 2014 | Sports
If you are a Timberwolves fan, you should be on board for Wiggins to Minneapolis because he could become the new face of the franchise. With Love being traded, you lose a franchise player but gain one in the process.
Arnal Dayaratna


CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | July 23, 2014 | Sports
The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's disappointing performance at the World Cup.
Stephanie Schroeder


Why Tony Dungy Is Right About the Michael Sam Distraction

Stephanie Schroeder | July 23, 2014 | Sports
Dungy is right. The first openly gay football player being drafted into the NFL has garnered, and will undoubtedly continue to capture, quite a bit of media attention -- that's where Dungy starts being right. That's also coincidentally where he stops being right.
Paul Stewart

Officiating by Bureaucracy and Fear

Paul Stewart | July 23, 2014 | Sports
The NHL conditions its officials to fear the game and to avoid criticism. In more recent years, the NHL has tried to make its officials voiceless as well as nameless and faceless. Officials are also banned from being quoted in the media.
Maria Rodale


10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)

Maria Rodale | July 23, 2014 | Sports
I'm not going to dwell on why I don't find the big four U.S. sports appealing (football: boring; baseball: even more boring; basketball: the shorts and bad gym smells; hockey: too cold). Instead, I'll focus on what I absolutely love about soccer.
Margaret Curran

Let's Hope the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Give London 2012 a Run For Its Money

Margaret Curran | July 23, 2014 | UK Politics
The Games have been more than eight years in the making, beginning with the 2006 bid and only succeeding because of the hard work, support and patience of thousands of volunteers, organisers and residents. And there's a great deal of hard work still ahead, with some 15,000 Clyde-siders (the name given to the Commonwealth volunteers) selflessly giving up their time to help ensure things run smoothly. The Commonwealth Games will hopefully be some light relief (for politicians and the public!) from the referendum debate, and the vote that will happen on 18 September.
Andrew Wild


Wild Stat of the Week: Houston Has a Problem

Andrew Wild | July 22, 2014 | Sports
The Houston Astros are in the midst of a historical rebuilding process, one that is challenging some of the fundamental philosophies of baseball.
Michael Corvo

The Hall of Famer You May Not Know

Michael Corvo | July 22, 2014 | Sports
On July 26 in Cooperstown, New York, most of the focus will be on Hall of Fame inductees and a prestigious group of managers. There is another honoree, however, to whom attention must be paid: arguably our greatest living baseball writer.
Lincoln Mitchell


Will the Giants Improve Their Bench?

Lincoln Mitchell | July 22, 2014 | Sports
After a charmed first half of the season, the San Francisco Giants stumbled badly from roughly June 9 until the All Star Break. They have played reasonably well since the All Star Break, winning three of four and are now back in first place in the NL West.
Anthony Nicodemo

An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | July 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?
The Surf Channel

Extreme Sport that Requires Athletes to Risk Their Lives

The Surf Channel | July 22, 2014 | Sports
Big wave surfing is no joke, those who do it risk their lives on waves that are over 60 feet high and weigh as much as 400 tons.
John A. Tures

College Football Needs More Student Athletes Like FSU's Jameis Winston

John A. Tures | July 22, 2014 | Sports
Just a few years ago, Winston would be called greedy if he demanded more money for his likeness or signature. But it's refreshing to see someone of his generation, tabbed as self-centered, realize that a college education is, indeed a privilege.
Sam Greenfield


A Nicer Way of Saying No

Sam Greenfield | July 22, 2014 | Sports
Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now, Dungy is saying that he would pass over Michael Sam because of his sexuality.
Rodrigo Salazar



Rodrigo Salazar | July 22, 2014 | Sports
My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".
Liz O'Connell


Saratoga: The Summer Place

Liz O'Connell | July 22, 2014 | Sports
In American horse racing, the middle of July heralds the opening of the Saratoga Race Meet in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York.
Jesse Lawrence


Notre Dame, Georgia Lead Nation in Most Expensive College Football Tickets on Secondary Market

Jesse Lawrence | July 21, 2014 | Sports
ith the market starting to take shape for college football tickets, TiqIQ released the Top 25 most expensive average prices for the 2014 season. Eight schools from the SEC are in the Top 25, the most of any conference.
Beth Leipholtz


5 Life Lessons I've Taken from Playing Rugby

Beth Leipholtz | July 21, 2014 | Sports
For 14 years, I identified myself as a soccer player. I played year-round on multiple teams, dedicated endless hours to practices and games, and thought I loved the sport. But then I realized something: I just wasn't that good.
Steve Siebold


Spotlight Deservedly on Rory but Don't Forget About the Tiger

Steve Siebold | July 21, 2014 | Sports
The golfing spotlight is back on Rory McIlroy and rightfully so. The 25-year-old Irish lad put on a stellar performance that left him holding the coveted Claret Jug on Sunday afternoon, and put to rest any doubts that he has emerged from his recent slump.
John A. Tures

Did Fox and MLB Snub Tony Gwynn at All-Star Game Because of Chewing Tobacco?

John A. Tures | July 21, 2014 | Sports
Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn was conspicuously not mentioned at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Could it be because later in his life, Gwynn was critical of chewing tobacco, blaming it for the cancerous tumors that eventually took his life?
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