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Some NBA teams scrap term 'owner' over racial insensitivity

Some NBA teams scrap term 'owner' over racial insensitivity

Several NBA teams are scrapping the term “owner” to describe those who hold ownership stake in each team to avoid the perception of racial insensitivity by some of the players they employ. The idea first ...
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Scottie Pippen accuses 5-year-old girl of drawing on his walls in $109K suit

Scottie Pippen accuses 5-year-old girl of drawing on his walls in $109K suit

Former NBA player Scottie Pippen has accused a 5-year-old girl of defacing his home with marker and crayons, adding her name to a lawsuit against her parents. Pippen sued the girl's parents, comedian Lindsay Glazer ...
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Sponsors pull support of baseball team over AOC Memorial Day video

Sponsors pull support of baseball team over AOC Memorial Day video

Two sponsors have dropped their support of a minor league baseball team over a video that described Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an enemy of freedom. Heineken and Sun Maid both dissolved relations with the Fresno ...
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The joy of losing

The joy of losing

If the Washington Post's Chuck Lane was annoyed by the weekslong reign of "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer back at the end of April, he must be positively apoplectic at the powerhouse contestant's ongoing success. "Do ...
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The opposite of the truth

The opposite of the truth

When Bill Buckner died last week, I mentioned on Twitter that he had handled his fielding-error-induced infamy with class and also that it was a good thing social media had not been around for the ...
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Shaq, Chuck, Ernie, and Kenny: An appreciation

Shaq, Chuck, Ernie, and Kenny: An appreciation

In sports, the game is usually the main event. The excitement begins at tip-off, kick-off, or first pitch. But for the NBA, fans queue up TNT early for a show that's equal parts analysis and ...
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Fearing exclusion from Olympics, Iran ends its boycott of Israel — in judo, at least

Fearing exclusion from Olympics, Iran ends its boycott of Israel — in judo, at least

With tensions mounting in the Middle East, Iranian and Israeli fighters could be facing off in the near future, much to the delight of the International Judo Federation, or IJF. After 40 years of boycotting ...
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Bill Buckner, the easy but unfair Red Sox scapegoat

Bill Buckner, the easy but unfair Red Sox scapegoat

Longtime MLB player Bill Buckner passed away from dementia on Monday at 69 years old. The first baseman enjoyed a highly productive 22-year MLB career. In it, he batted .289, amassed 2,715 career hits, made ...
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'Remarkable': 96 year-old World War II vet plays national anthem on harmonica before US soccer match

'Remarkable': 96 year-old World War II vet plays national anthem on harmonica before US soccer match

Pete DuPré, a 96 year-old World War II veteran, thrilled the crowd at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey for the U.S. women's national soccer team's match with his national anthem performance on the harmonica ...
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Bill Buckner, symbol of the Red Sox 'curse,' dies at 69 from dementia

Bill Buckner, symbol of the Red Sox 'curse,' dies at 69 from dementia

Bill Buckner, the outstanding major league hitter whose career was overshadowed by a historic error in the Red Sox’s 1986 World Series loss, died Monday at the age of 69. Buckner died of Lewy Body ...
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As NFL role model, Bart Starr was the greatest of all time

As NFL role model, Bart Starr was the greatest of all time

No single man will ever epitomize the best of the National Football League like Bryan Bartlett Starr. On the field and off, Bart Starr was the very definition of a winner and, especially, role model ...
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Trump to present trophy to sumo champion while in Japan

Trump to present trophy to sumo champion while in Japan

President Trump on Sunday will award a 60-pound trophy to the next sumo champion in Tokyo, Japan. He will be the first U.S. president to present a trophy to the winner of the summer wrestling ...
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