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Awards For Athletes Should Honor Unsung Heroes

If ESPN wants to honor selfless players, it should give awards for courage to unknown people who achieve great feats.
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A Brother, A Sister, And Two Lifetimes Of Acceptance

Michelle Kreifels, who has an intellectual disability, wasn't happy to find out her younger brother Patrick was gay. But then, she says, she "just thought about it," and came to accept him.
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Giving 'Long-Shots' — Sanders and Others — A Fair Shot

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders worry that the media is writing off their candidate too soon.
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A Manifesto On Diversity In Public Media

The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.
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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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