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Duke Student Newspaper Frets Over Lack of Female Basketball Managers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 12/10/2017 at 4:30pm

Witness the sad life of the identity politics bean counter. Can you imagine seeing life through this lens?

The College Fix reports:

Duke student paper concerned: Why no female managers on men’s basketball team?

As we live in a world where the percentage of “historically marginalized” populations must — must — be improved no...

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International Olympic Committee Bans Russia From 2018 Winter Games

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Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea scheduled to begin in February. Russia prides itself on its athletics, but a long investigation revealed state-backed doping of numerous athletes during at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

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NFL Donating $89M to Social Justice Causes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:15am 11/30/2017 at 10:15am
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The NFL’s transition into a social justice organization is complete.

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ESPN plans another round of layoffs, $80 million in salary cuts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/27/2017 at 6:00pm

ESPN’s troubles are far from over. The left-leaning sports network is reportedly planning yet another round of layoffs and will cut $80 million in salaries from the budget. This makes the third round of substantial layoffs in the last two years.

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New Zealand’s Selection of Transgender Weightlifter Raises Questions of Fairness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/25/2017 at 2:30pm
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New Zealand has named transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to participate in the Commonwealth Games.  As Gavin, Hubbard was a national junior record holder in the male 105kg class.  As Laurel, Hubbard will compete in the female 90kg-plus division.

The New Zealand Herald reports:

Australia’s weightlifting chief says New Zealand’s selection of transgender athlete...

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Ex-U.S. Olympic Gymnast Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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Last February, I blogged about the sexual abuse allegations against former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar. The allegations came up in September 2016 and by November the number of women grew to 50. The number is now over 140.

The number kept growing, with members of the...

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Al Michaels Says Trump Partially to Blame for NFL’s Troubles

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/21/2017 at 6:00pm
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NBC sports announcer Al Michaels blamed Trump stoking tensions in the “take a knee” nonsense plaguing the NFL.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michales said he believed the kneeling controversy was simmering down until Trump weighed in, “once the president made those remarks in Alabama, at that particular point...

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Jameis Winston Under NFL Investigation for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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The NFL has started an investigation over allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016. BuzzFeed News reported:

A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been...

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UCLA Basketball Players Thank Trump for Keeping Them Out of Chinese Jail

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:30am 11/16/2017 at 8:30am
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Three young men who play basketball for UCLA were on a team visit to China earlier this month when they were arrested for shoplifting. President Trump happened to be landing in China at the same time and intervened on their behalf.

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Papa John’s Surrenders to NFL National Anthem Kneelers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00am 11/15/2017 at 7:00am
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Papa John’s, the pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, has been on a mostly bad publicity roller coaster for several weeks. The company’s founder and CEO John Schnatter spoke out against the national anthem protests at NFL games, claiming they were hurting the company’s bottom line.

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JJ Watt? Ronan Farrow? Nope! Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Citizen of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00am 11/14/2017 at 10:00am
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The magazine GQ has named former quarterback Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year since becoming a “powerful symbol of activism and resistance” since he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

GQ said that this action has put Kaepernick in the same company of...

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Former All-Star, Cy Young Winner Roy Halladay Dies in Plane Crash

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4:35pm 11/7/2017 at 4:35pm
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Eight-time All-Star, two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay died on Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. From USA Today:

The plane was registered to Halladay’s father crashed and plunged into water that was six feet deep, according to police. Halladay was the...

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Vin Scully Refuses to Watch the NFL Due to Player Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 6, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/6/2017 at 1:00pm
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Beloved former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully has said that he will never watch another football game due to the player protests during the national anthem. From ESPN:

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Penn State Coach Makes Players Shake Hands After Loss

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm 11/5/2017 at 2:00pm
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It’s custom in football to shake hands with your opponent after a game, but Penn State University (PSU) football players started to walk off the field after a close loss to Michigan State University.

PSU coach James Franklin was not having any of that. From Yahoo Sports:

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Disabled Navy Vet Refuses Honor From Saints Due to Anthem Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:30am 11/3/2017 at 11:30am
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A disabled Navy veteran has refused to receive an honor from the New Orleans Saints due to some players taking a knee during the national anthem. From NOLA.com:

Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells, executive director of the national Military Veterans Advocacy, was named a Peoples Health Champion, an award given by the...

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Astros Alex Bregman becomes first Jewish player to hit a walk-off in a World Series

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:39pm 10/31/2017 at 3:39pm
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This has been one heckuva World Series so far. Add Houston infielder Alex Bregman to the list of firsts this series has produced.

From The Times of Israel:

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman notched the first-ever walk-off hit by a Jewish player in the World Series when his RBI single drove home...

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FIFA Rejects Palestinian Football Association’s Request to Sanction Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:58pm 10/29/2017 at 1:58pm
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FIFA has decided to reject a request from the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) to sanction Israel due to athletic activities that take place in the West Bank. From The Jerusalem Post:

“The FIFA Council takes note of the documents adopted by international governmental bodies concerning the relationship between Israel and Palestine –...

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