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The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing

As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.
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For Sports Immortality, The 3rd Or 4th Time's The Charm

Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it's not an easy feat.
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The Other Sacred Thing Tom Brady Squashed: Sportsmanship

Tom Brady could be guilty of one of the worst transgressions in sport — purposely defiling the part of the game that makes it fair and square.
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Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

The Patriots quarterback was recently suspended for his apparent role in underinflating game balls. For commentator Frank Deford, "Deflategate" is as much about Brady's vanity as it is about victory.
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Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.
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For Man With Cystic Fibrosis, 'Death Is Like A Deadline'

Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis didn't live past the age of 5. Today most with the disease live into their 40s. Brent Hendricks says it is "like being on a boat with a hole in it."
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Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.
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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.
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Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he's expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star's days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.

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