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Closing In

If there's been one weakness with Ozzie, it's his handling of closers.

Posted on Jun 14, 2011
Keywords: Carlos Quentin, Fat Bobby, Ozzie Guillen, Satan, Sergio Santos, Tony LaRussa

The Three Jakes

In four innings, Peavy demonstrated the three modes of this year's Sox team: great, awful, and just plain unfortunate.

Posted on Jun 8, 2011
Keywords: Jake Peavy, Mule

A Black Eye and Hope

Thank God for the DL.

Posted on May 31, 2011
Keywords: Gordon Beckham, Pat Hughes, Tony Pena

Alien vs. Predator

Why beating the Dodgers felt hollow.

Posted on May 24, 2011
Keywords: Cleveland Indians, Donnie Baseball, Juan Pierre

Outside Sox Park: Getting Metaphysical

The fellas decide to give it a go.

Posted on May 17, 2011
Keywords: Harlem Globetrotters, Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko

Outside Sox Park: One Peaceful Meal A Week

My girlfriend suggested that I was making them lose by checking the score so often.

Posted on May 10, 2011
Keywords: Gavin Floyd, Jake Austen, Nick DiGilio

Outside Sox Park: Lifeless, Clueless

All we can do is celebrate the bench players.

Posted on May 3, 2011
Keywords: Brent Lillibridge, DePaul Girl, Ozzie Guillen, Phil Humber

Outside Sox Park: April Doesn't Last Forever

This month is a character-builder.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011
Keywords: Adam Dunn, Red Sox

Outside Sox Park: Not Quite Valhalla

A cabdriver's notes on baseball.

Posted on Apr 12, 2011
Keywords: Darrin Jackson, Ed Farmer, Edwin Jackson

Outside Sox Park: A Cabdriver's Notes on Baseball

Driving a taxi in this town for the last eight years has exposed me to more Cub fan foolishness than anyone should ever have to see.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011
Keywords: Mark Buehrle, Nelson Algren

Sports Betting Spotlight: Chicago Bears

Tip: Always bet John Fox against the spread on the road.

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Posted on Aug 23, 2016

Sexism In Olympics Coverage

Words to describe men include fastest and strongest. For women, related words reference their ages or marital status.

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Posted on Aug 20, 2016

How The IOC Effectively Maintains A Gag Order On Nonsponsors Of The Olympics

Whether on television or the Internet, the vast majority of businesses are blocked from nearly any mention of the 2016 Olympic Games - whether in conjunction with promoting their own products or even just saluting their national teams.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2016

When USA Gymnastics Turned A Blind Eye To Sexual Abuse

USA Gymnastics' policy was to dismiss allegations of sexual abuse as hearsay unless they came directly from a victim or a victim's parents.

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Posted on Aug 17, 2016

How Do Archers Resist Firing Arrows At Everyone In The Spectator Gallery?

"Years of training allow Olympic archer Sarah Voegel to somehow resist shooting arrows at fans, stadium ushers, or birds flying overhead."

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Posted on Aug 12, 2016

How Do Olympic Athletes Pay The Electric Bill?

Fifty percent of track athletes who rank in the top 10 in the U.S. in their event earn less than $15,000 annually from the sport.

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Posted on Aug 9, 2016

On Eve Of Olympics, Top Investigator Details Secret Efforts To Undermine Russian Doping Probe

'The Russian Anti-Doping Agency would literally schedule the times to test athletes around their doping cycles.'

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Posted on Aug 4, 2016

U.S. Ping Pong Prodigy Ready For Rio

Kanak Jha is the first American born in the 2000s to qualify for the Olympics.

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Posted on Aug 2, 2016

Does Practice Make An Olympian? No.

Practice only accounts for an average of 18 percent of sports performance variance.

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Posted on Jul 29, 2016

A Plea: Make Jousting An Olympic Sport

Riders in steel armor with 12-foot poles. What's not to like?

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Posted on Jul 27, 2016

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