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Cuban’s aim all wrong

Court documents name Kobe Bryant as the defendant in the sexual assault case, but the image of professional basketball is equally on trial. Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks (and maverick) team owner, made that crystal clear last week with his comments on the case. That may be all he m ...

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Opinion

Rethinking the rah-rah fantasy

S ports lovers are the most traditional breed, always reminiscing about the Glory Days and comparing our games today and our heroes to their fond memories of yesterday. Natural as that may be, it's illogical. The world has changed and nowhere is that change more apparent than in college ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, Opinion

Man U’s tour means little in U.S.

Speaking of sports finding their niche, the rock stars of soccer, England's Manchester United, have spent the last couple of weeks barnstorming across the United States with a handful of their international soccer peers. Much like "Seabiscuit" and a potential bounce in fan interest ...

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Manchester United, MLS, New York Yankees, Opinion, Soccer

Find fans on their turf

In today's world of massive, high-cost advertising, the team with the largest ad budget wins. In college classrooms across the land, professors stress the importance of measurable, branded, communicative marketing campaigns where success, in many cases, is dependent upon the number of ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Opinion

Somebody, save these athletes

T oo many male athletes, with everything going their way and the potential to affect something positive in their sphere and beyond, have become engaged in self-destructive acts of stupidity. They are deluding themselves. They proceed under a premise that the rules don't apply ...

Tags: Basketball, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Football, NBA, NFL, Opinion

Playing soccer politics

Excellent coverage of both Charlie Stillitano's tour and soccer in the United States overall [" Stillitano brings soccer world to U.S. ," July 21-27]. As former CMO/SVP of World Cup '94, I have continued my involvement in soccer, and very few people, including journalists, get the ...

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NTRA: Use "Seabiscuit" right

When "Seabiscuit" opened in theaters July 25, thoroughbred racing and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association had more than a $2 win bet riding on the outcome. The movie, based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book about the odd-looking little horse who became a Depression- ...

Tags: Hockey, NTRA, Opinion

No Rush to judgment

ESPN's hiring of national talk-show host Rush Limbaugh to join its "Sunday NFL Countdown" show sparked much debate recently. That passionate discourse extended to our editorial board. From the Left W as Pat Robertson unavailable? Did Bill O'Reilly have a network conf ...

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Football, NFL, Opinion

Bryant case unlocks a vicious danger

L ike many who follow sports, I have been glued to the news about Kobe Bryant, now charged with sexual assault. Let me say up front that I am not a Lakers fan. I was not even a fan of Bryant until this year, when I read of the turmoil he went through with his parents when he fell ...

Tags: Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Opinion

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