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If there's been one weakness with Ozzie, it's his handling of closers.
In four innings, Peavy demonstrated the three modes of this year's Sox team: great, awful, and just plain unfortunate.
Thank God for the DL.
Why beating the Dodgers felt hollow.
The fellas decide to give it a go.
My girlfriend suggested that I was making them lose by checking the score so often.
All we can do is celebrate the bench players.
This month is a character-builder.
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.
Tip: Always bet John Fox against the spread on the road.Continue reading "Sports Betting Spotlight: Chicago Bears" »
Posted on Aug 23, 2016
The Olympic ideal in the DNA of skateboarding culture.Continue reading "With Skateboarding's Inclusion In Tokyo 2020, A Once-Marginalized Subculture Enters The Spotlight" »
Posted on Aug 23, 2016
Words to describe men include fastest and strongest. For women, related words reference their ages or marital status.Continue reading "Sexism In Olympics Coverage" »
Posted on Aug 20, 2016
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.Continue reading "How The IOC Effectively Maintains A Gag Order On Nonsponsors Of The Olympics" »
Posted on Aug 18, 2016
USA Gymnastics' policy was to dismiss allegations of sexual abuse as hearsay unless they came directly from a victim or a victim's parents.Continue reading "When USA Gymnastics Turned A Blind Eye To Sexual Abuse" »
Posted on Aug 17, 2016
"Years of training allow Olympic archer Sarah Voegel to somehow resist shooting arrows at fans, stadium ushers, or birds flying overhead."Continue reading "How Do Archers Resist Firing Arrows At Everyone In The Spectator Gallery? " »
Posted on Aug 12, 2016
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.Continue reading "How Do Olympic Athletes Pay The Electric Bill?" »
Posted on Aug 9, 2016
Why the next U.S. Olympics might include American football.Continue reading "The Surprising Places The 5 New Olympic Sports Announced For Tokyo 2020 Could Lead Us" »
Posted on Aug 7, 2016
Chicago 2016 Spokesman, Now With USOC, Assures Us That Multimillion Dollar Donation From Scandal-Tainted Businessman Had Nothing To Do With Exclusive Rio Ticketing Contract
A lot of refusals to comment on this completely innocent arrangement.Continue reading "Chicago 2016 Spokesman, Now With USOC, Assures Us That Multimillion Dollar Donation From Scandal-Tainted Businessman Had Nothing To Do With Exclusive Rio Ticketing Contract" »
Posted on Aug 6, 2016
'The Russian Anti-Doping Agency would literally schedule the times to test athletes around their doping cycles.'Continue reading "On Eve Of Olympics, Top Investigator Details Secret Efforts To Undermine Russian Doping Probe" »
Posted on Aug 4, 2016
Kanak Jha is the first American born in the 2000s to qualify for the Olympics.Continue reading "U.S. Ping Pong Prodigy Ready For Rio" »
Posted on Aug 2, 2016
Practice only accounts for an average of 18 percent of sports performance variance.Continue reading "Does Practice Make An Olympian? No." »
Posted on Jul 29, 2016
Riders in steel armor with 12-foot poles. What's not to like?Continue reading "A Plea: Make Jousting An Olympic Sport" »
Posted on Jul 27, 2016