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by | Sep 25, 2022

The unwanted elimination of elite women’s sports has been the scary endpoint of the transgender-athlete debate ever since guys started racing women on the track and in the swimming pool. It is the apocalyptic terminus of biological men’s competing in…

by | Aug 13, 2022

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it was permanently retiring Boston Celtic legend Bill Russell’s No. 6 league-wide, which means that no future NBA players will ever wear that number. Russell, who died on July 31 at the age…

by | Jul 28, 2022

Saudi Arabia. Oil. Jamal Khashoggi. Human rights abuses. Donald Trump. Lingering 9/11 outrage. January 6. “Sports washing.” Department of Justice probe. Charles Barkley. And golf. It all fits, albeit uncomfortably, a big, bulging bundle of disparate parts lashed together by…

by | Jul 22, 2022

There is a classic scene in the 1991 hit movie City Slickers starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Bruno Kirby. Two of the dude-ranch patrons (Stern and Kirby), out on a let’s-pretend cattle drive, are walking toward a campfire and…

by | Jun 23, 2022

The football world lost one of its most colorful characters this week when Tony Siragusa died unexpectedly at age 55. “The Goose” played seven seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and five with the Baltimore Ravens, where he starred on the…

by | Jun 19, 2022

Joe Duggan’s fine column in Sunday’s TAS web contrasting the true baseball gent Stan Musial and the hostile hothead Jack Flaherty deserves a wide readership. It’s yet another sad but telling example of how all major leagues sports, formerly a…

by | Jun 18, 2022

St. Louis Outside Busch Stadium stands an iconic statue of “The Man,” the baseball Cardinals’ greatest player, Stan Musial. St. Louisans like to remember Musial according to Commissioner Ford Frick’s description as “baseball’s perfect knight.” During and after his career…

by | May 22, 2022

The best coach in college football, possibly the best in college football history, last week climbed down from his throne long enough to accuse a rival school, and by association, its coach, of buying football players. Nick Saban, coach at…

by | May 12, 2022

You’re in a dream. In this dream you’re a basketball coach. Your team is in the championship game but is behind by a point, 8 seconds to play. Your ball is at half court. Time has been called, and you’ve…

by | Apr 12, 2022

For the second time in the four years of the LeBron James era, the Los Angeles Lakers slinked feebly off the floor of their final regular-season game with no NBA playoff plans other than to kick back in their Barcaloungers…

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