LeBron James Planned Boycott Breaks New Ground for Stars

LeBron James has told NBAPA officials that he will boycott the beginning of the 2014-2015 NBA season if Sterling is still an owner. This could be a huge step for a global icon in the sports ring and the realm of social activism.

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Donald Sterling and “There Goes the Neighborhood” [Banned for Life]

The ban is welcomed but could’ve been done sooner. In the past people would argue against minorities entering neighborhoods because it lowered house values. The NBA and society as a whole showed that racism is detested to a point that if affects the bottom-line. A nice reversal of fortune in America.

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UFC Needs to Address Abu Dhabi & Flash Entertainment Business Practices

The UFC is once again holding an event in Abu Dhabi with the help of Flash Entertainment, a strategic partner owning 10% of the UFC. However, Flash Entertainment has more than a few human rights issues that need to be addressed.

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New 30 for 30: Untucked and the 1977 Marquette Basketball Championship Team

Tweet Grantland released the newest 30 for 30 on Marquette’s 1977 National Championship basketball team that sported untucked jerseys.  The NCAA came out the following year and required that all jerseys be tucked in but the statement by the Marquette squad had already been made. The program was self-characterized as counter culture at the time.  Marquette […]

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FIFA Regrets Giving Qatar 2022 World Cup, Nobody Surprised

Tweet FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is running for a fifth term for FIFA President soon, finally admits that he regrets awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.  Since the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar it was clear that Qatar didn’t win the vote because of its ability to create a successful event […]

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50 Years Since Cassius Clay Shocked the World Before Changing It [Muhammad Ali]

50 years ago today Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston to become Heavyweight Champion of the World. What followed was the influential athletic career in history and it all began with the knockout.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Fight Marcos Maidana May 3rd

Floyd Mayweather has chosen Marcos Maidana over Amir Khan as his next opponent.

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Manziel Should Want a Later Draft Pick to be First Super Bowl Winning Rookie QB

Johnny Manziel wants to be the first overall pick and the first rookie QB to win the Super Bowl. Rusty explains why both aren’t possible.

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Nate Silver, Famous Predictor and Statiscian, Finds No Evidence of Intentionally Losing in NBA

Nate Silver finds no evidence of tanking in the NBA. But are teams intentionally losing in another fashion?

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Report on Incognito and Martin Indicate Accepted Anti-Social Behavior in NFL

The report released today makes everyone in the Dolphins organization look either ignorant or dumb. The NFL has always had a testosterone problem but its apparent acceptance of abuse behavior is unacceptable.

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The NBA Dunk Contest Is Once Again Worth Watching

The NBA Dunk Contest has been a bore for years. The people participating aren’t well known and the dunks are even less memorable. While showmanship before and after the dunk has replaced substance, 2014 might be the year that glory returns to the event that has helped make the NBA what it is.

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New 30 for 30 Short on the Yankees Stealing A-Rod From the Red Sox [Thanks NY!]

Alex Rodriguez was once the dream boy of the MLB. Before he became a villain he almost signed with the Red Sox, but the Yankees stepped in. The latest installment from 30 for 30 delves deep into this subject.

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Damian Lillard, The People’s Champ

Damian Lillard will be competing in all five all-star events making him the people’s champ. He doesn’t squander chances. He maximizes them.

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Michael Sam, Future NFL Draftee, to be First Openly Gay Athlete in NFL

Defensive lineman from Missouri, Michael Sam, opens up to the NYTimes about being gay. Sam will be drafted in to the NFL this year and be the first openly gay athlete in the NFL. This is a big step for the LGBT community.

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DMX to fight George Zimmerman in a Boxing Match [Really]

I thought it was a joke at first but apparently it is real.

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Northwestern Tests NCAA Amateurism with Formation of Union

Tweet     Northwestern football players, led by quarterback Kain Colter, have attempted to set up a union for collegiate football players at the school.  The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) would allow college athletes to have some sort of power in discussions about workplace rules. While the athletes are technically student-athletes, that term has […]

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Pacquiao and Bradley Agree to Rematch in April [Boxing]

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley have agreed to terms to a rematch. Bradley won a controversial split-decision fight in June of 2012 but the path each fighter has taken since they last met have made this fight interesting.

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Richard Sherman: The Continuing Trials of the Outspoken Black Athlete [LOB]

Richard Sherman gave an honest answer minutes after winning a game that would take him to the Super Bowl. People shouldn’t be outraged by the content, and largely they aren’t, they’re mad at everything Sherman represents.

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LeGarrette Blount Runs Through Opposing Defenses and Our Hearts Once Again

LeGarrette Blount burst on the scene once again with his performance against the Colts. Is this a new found inspiration for continual success or more of the same flashes of brilliance surrounded by months of forgettable football.

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