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The Absolutely Dreadful NBA Playoffs

How injuries and egos ruined basketball's postseason

How injuries and egos ruined the basketball season.

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The Alex Ferguson Era Won't End With His Retirement

His legacy is Manchester United itself

His legacy is Manchester United itself. 

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Don't Button That Button!

Lessons from Geno Smith's sartorial slipup at the NFL draft

Lessons from Geno Smith's sartorial slipup at the NFL draft.

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"I'm Black, and I'm Gay"

Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second

Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second.

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The Modest Heroism of Jason Collins

The gay NBA player isn't another Jackie Robinson, but he's brave in his own way

The gay NBA player isn't another Jackie Robinson, but he's brave in his own way.

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Tonight, the NFL Draft begins—in case you hadn’t heard. The cover of the most recent ESPN The Magazine is dedicated to it, and Sports Illustrated likely would have fronted it, too, had the Boston Marathon bombings not taken precedence.

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The New ESPN Ombudsman Is One of Its Fiercest Critics

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast.

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The Biggest Ego in Professional Sports

The amazing and infuriating career of Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho

The amazing and infuriating career of Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho.

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What the Jackie Robinson Film Leaves Out

'42' doesn't touch on his conservative politics, which are widely misunderstood

The 24-hour news cycle yielded one of its better sitcom interludes last week when Rand Paul went to Howard University, the historically black college, to tell its student body why it needed the Republican Party. The libertarian junior senator from Kentucky, at one point, asked for a show-of-hands from those who knew that most of the African Americans who founded the NAACP more than 100 years ago were Republican.

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Sickly-Sweet Caroline

What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy

What makes Boston sports fans so annoying also equips them for tragedy.

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