Opinion

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An open letter to Gabby Douglas

Former Division III basketball player Toni Smith writes a letter of support to Olympic champion Gabby Douglas.

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One boxer remembers Ali

Muhammad Ali, who lived from January 17, 1942 to June 3, 2016, may not have been the best boxer to ever live, but he may have been the greatest human to have boxed.

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The Champ’s greatest battle: The fight for peace

I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word for what I think was Muhammad Ali's greatest fight of all - his relentless fight for peace.

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Connecticut women basketball players owe no apologies

Sports columnist Dan O'Shaughnessy caused a stir across the sports world, when he made a controversial tweet about women in sports.

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Football, race, and American socialism

American football is full of metaphors and paradoxes. The NFL is the most socialistic framework and business model in all of professional sports.

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S. Dakota authorities pull a fast one on hockey game attack

On Jan. 24, while on what was supposed to be a fun-filled field trip, 57 Lakota American Indian school children, ages 9-13, were verbally and physically assaulted.

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Washington football team’s name must be changed

Several thousand people protested the name of the Washington's football team at a Minnesota Vikings home game recently.

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What our society needs to learn from the Ray Rice scandal

Football, despite its violent and masculinist culture, isn't an island unto itself, but rather a microcosm of social crisis that ripples across every segment of our larger society.

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Ray Rice and his enablers: why men must speak out

Think about it: before Goodell as well as Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens officials saw this new tape, what did they think had transpired on that elevator?

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Why LeBron’s return brings joy to Ohio

As an Ohio native, I have to admit I got a little teary eyed when NBA basketball star LeBron James announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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