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Bad Sports Are All the Rage

 

Remember when sports were a relaxing and nonpolitical activity, and nothing could be more laid back than a softball game? The renewed calls for civility after the ghastly attack on a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia due to political beliefs are long overdue. If you haven’t noticed lately, your local neighborhood sports venue has been […]

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Imagine if Johnny Manziel Had Keyshawn Johnson for a Dad and Mike Riley for a Coach

 

So Keyshawn Johnson is not happy with his pot-smoking dummy son Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. His son got caught by campus police with pot and drug paraphernalia: Keyshawn Johnson Jr. — one of the most touted wide receiver recruits in recent Nebraska football history — is taking an extended leave of absence from the Husker program […]

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About Schmidt and Remy

 

Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt and Boston Red Sox icon Jerry Remy are in hot water for making honest observations and for expressing an opinion. Their mistake was not understanding the new rules regarding free speech. You are allowed to say anything you want as long as it is politically correct. If not, […]

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Only Man Standing

 

Paris They did their best to give it drama. They — I should say we, because the working press was in on the game — tried everything to turn the men’s draw into a gripping drama at the Internationaux de France, the year’s second Slam. We said, well, he lost at Rome, you know, lost […]

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Old Hickory, the Preds, and the Six-Day War

 

Last Sunday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War, I drove out onto Old Hickory Boulevard near my Nashville home, savoring the Predators’ first-ever victory in a Stanley Cup finals game, one gained at the Penguins’ expense the night before. And I’d like to suggest a connection between Andrew Jackson, the […]

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NBA Goes Cold Turkey on Enes Kanter

 

The harrowing circumstance of Oklahoma Thunder basketball player Enes Kanter hasn’t mustered the response it should, thanks in part to political correctness and international business concerns. This is both telling of our times and speaks to where we are as a society. Enes Kanter’s story is also just the tip of the iceberg of what […]

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Timea Stops Kiki’s Run at Roland Garros

 

Paris The French girl was good, but the Swiss girl was better. Sweet, too, nice, friendly, best nature on the women’s circuit. In the quarter-finals at the French Open, Timea Bacsinszky stopped the Cinderella run by the tournament darling, Kristina Mladenovic, in two tightly fought sets, 6-4, 6-4. Mr. Pleszczynski and I go strictly by […]

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Average Boy Beats Talented Girl Runner: Title IX is Dead

 

This might be the most offensive transgender story yet: Hormone-free, muscled-boy with long dreadlocks decides to run against girls because he’s too slow to run against boys and, big shocker, he wins. The local newspaper’s framing of the issue is hilariously, also pathetically, politically correct. No sense of injustice for the biological girl who lost […]

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Stan Stands Up

 

Stan Wawrinka, 2015 singles champion at the Internationaux de France, represents maturity in tennis professionalism. He has a calm demeanor on court, without the adolescent body language that persists in many athletes, and tennis players in particular, well into their careers. Nothing wrong with this, it is who they are and you could even say […]

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Polish Lasses at Roland Garros

 

Paris Agnieszka Radwanska seemed to find her the combination of grace and grit that has made her immensely popular with tennis fans over the past several years, breaking Alize Cornet at 15 in the first game of the second set. She made two of her impossible saves from the baseline and closed with a soft […]

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