Pistorius offers another example of violence against women

On Feb. 14, an annual event highlighted the fact that one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. The same day Reeva Steenkamp was killed, allegedly by Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius.


2012 “Are You Serious?” awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"


Victory of the football refs tells a tale of two lessons

The victory of the referees the greed of the team owners means much more than just a football season getting back on track. There are two big lessons to be learned.


NFL settlement a victory for unions, solidarity

This labor battle has touched off a national debate about the treatment of workers and their unions.


Boston’s U.S.-Cuba games show beauty of sports

Too often, sports is considered to be yet another venue that exacerbates divisiveness, exhorts nationalism and further inflames existing tensions.


Which way forward for the Olympics?

In 2016, Brazil, with its left-center government, will hopefully lessen corporate influence and increase the public's involvement.


NCAA's Penn State punishment raises questions

If the NCAA believes in making education a priority, then why is it taking away scholarships from up to 80 student athletes over the duration of the penalty?


Big East, other conferences negatively affected by realignment

The landscape of collegiate athletics is changing, and nearly every school that participates in one of the six major conferences is being affected.


Motorcycle madness and fighting for what’s worth saving

My relationship with her is a trying undertaking, a constant struggle. She is a part of my family, and she is a motorcycle. She's taught me a lot about fighting for what's important.

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