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The NFL's week that was -- Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Roger Goodell -- dominated Sunday talk shows, on the news and sports sides.

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03/16/12
Sports Proving Big Factor In Senate Race

References to Boston-area sports teams in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts between Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and challenger Elizabeth Warren is examined by the BOSTON GLOBE's Noah Bierman, who writes the Red Sox “are the ultimate authenticity test” for politicians a ...

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03/14/12
Obama Picks UNC To Win Tourney

ESPN today released President Barack Obama's official bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which has North Carolina beating Kentucky to win the title. Obama said of his strategy behind filling out his bracket, “I’m big on momentum, especially in a tournament like this one, s ...

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03/01/12
Obama Talks About Being A Sports Fan

Grantland.com this morning posted an interview that site Founder Bill Simmons recently conducted with President Obama at the White House that touches on various sports issues. Simmons asked, “How do you have time to follow sports when you have the busiest job on the planet?” Obama: &ldqu ...

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02/17/12
Lin Has Captivated The Global Sports World

Knicks G Jeremy Lin’s performance has “captivated sports fans throughout the world, including Asia,” according to Jeff Zillgitt in a front-page piece for USA TODAY. Univ. of Richmond Leadership Studies professor Thad Williamson said, “Lin is changing perceptions of Asian Ame ...

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01/24/12
Thomas' White House Snub Has People Talking

The Bruins yesterday were honored at the White House for winning the '10-11 Stanley Cup, but G Tim Thomas "chose not to attend the ceremony," according to Fluto Shinzawa of the BOSTON GLOBE. Thomas on his Facebook page wrote, "I believe the federal government has grown out of control, threatening th ...

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01/18/12
New Jersey Gov. Signs Sports Betting Law

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday “signed into law a bill allowing state residents to bet on professional and college sports at the state’s racetracks and casinos -- even though a federal law prohibits New Jersey and 45 other states from offering any such gambling,” accordin ...

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12/14/11
Sports Figures Charitable During Holiday Season

Several sports figures have been lending a helping hand for the holiday season. In Boston, Shanahan & Goldstein note Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, QB Tom Brady, WR Wes Welker and other players “joined the team’s cheerleading squad at Gillette Stadium last night for the Pats’ ann ...

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11/21/11
Current, Former NBAers To Play In Obama Fundraiser

Officials from President Obama's '12 campaign Friday announced that Magic C Dwight Howard, Hornets G Chris Paul, Knicks F Carmelo Anthony and other current and former NBA stars "will play in a game on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C., to raise money" for Obama's re-election bid, accor ...

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11/11/11
Ripken Jr. Distances Himself From Second Mile

Baseball HOFer Cal Ripken Jr. asked Second Mile, the charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, to "remove his name from its website and all other literature," according to Chris Korman of the Baltimore SUN. Ripken "spoke at an event benefiting the charity but ...

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11/03/11
GWU MBA Program Caters To Pro Athletes

George Washington Univ.'s School of Business this summer “launched a two-year executive MBA program that caters to the busy schedules of athletes and others in the public eye,” according to Melissa Korn of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The degrees are “for individuals in niche fields li ...

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