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A Canadian Game in Which ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’

As sure as autumn brings cool days, so does each year’s junior hockey season bring new sexual allegations. That few cases make it to court and even fewer to conviction speaks to the emphasis the judicial system puts on the “credibility” of the plaintiff and the extraordinary support local heroes receive from town power brokers.

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Dirty Secret of Some Pro Sports Leagues: They’re Nonprofits

There’s a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.

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NHL Formally Welcomes Gay Players

The National Hockey League and its players union have announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project, because, in the words of Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players’ Assn., “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Palin Booed by Hockey Fans

Philadelphia hockey fans were less than thrilled to meet “the best-known hockey mom in the United States” over the weekend. With the arena music coming to her aid, Sarah Palin endured a full 90 seconds of booing at the Wachovia Center.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Damon: Palin Phenom ‘Like a Really Bad Disney Movie’

Thespian and concerned citizen Matt Damon would like some answers about this Sarah Palin person we keep hearing about whose unlikely career arc might just catapult the bouffant-wearing hockey mom from the snowy wilds of Wasilla, Alaska, into an international staring match with tiger-slaying Russian judo master Vladimir Putin.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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