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Hypocrisy and exploitation in college sports

In an important new article, historian Taylor Branch argues that the very structure of college sports is based on student-athletes that generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies but in return they're left earning nothing for themselves.

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ESPN removes anti-Semites from its online fantasy football

Members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center brought the problem to the attention of the sports domain, one of the country's largest.

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NBA players to owners: We want a fair deal

Critics note the NBA just completed its most profitable season ever, pulling in a record $4.3 billion in revenue. And attendance was the fifth-highest total in league history.

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Mav's team effort outweighs Heat's star power

When it comes down to it, sports critics say basketball at the highest level is still a team game and Miami didn't play like one when they needed to the most.

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Gay slurs rejected in the NBA

Anti-gay slurs in professional sports are unacceptable and show irresponsibility.

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Judge bans NFL lockout of players but team owners defy ruling

A federal judge in Minneapolis, with power over labor-management in relations in the National Football League thanks to prior court rulings, has banned the NFL's lockout of its players. But the teams defied her ruling and kept their facility gates closed.

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NFL lockout is about stripping workers rights

Despite weeks, if not months, of labor negotiations between NFL owners and players, the nation's most popular sport could see its first shutdown in 24 years.

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Who is Ines Sainz?

"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," Sainz wrote.

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Rich Cho becomes NBA’s first Asian American GM

Rich Cho, 45, made basketball history last month after becoming the first Asian American general manager of an NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Disabled student sues Special Olympics for right to compete

Jenny Youngwith, a disabled student, wants to play basketball. She has been doing this safely for years, but a decision made by "someone" is keeping the special needs student from hitting the court.

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