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A-Rod Leaves the Yankees









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MLB All-Star Game Has Become a ‘Midsummer Classic’ Dud

Baseball’s showcase used to be a big deal, but like all other professional sports leagues’ All-Star Games, it continues to decline in popularity and now exists mainly as a way to schmooze sponsors and media partners.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Blue Jays-Rangers Brawl Highlights Major League Baseball’s Latino-Anglo Rift

You can argue whether it’s racial or cultural, but tension among the players is real, and integration is not the same as acceptance.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE


A-Rod’s Suspension









Posted on Jan 14, 2014 ENLARGE



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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.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Major League Baseball Player Suspended Over Gay Slur

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar came out onto the field during a game Saturday against the Boston Red Sox with “tu ere maricon” written in Spanish on his eye black, which translates to “you are a faggot.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Tony Gutierrez

All-Stars, Steroids and the Super Bowl

L.A. Times columnist and Truthdig contributor Mark Heisler explains why the NBA All-Star game is no fun anymore and why overreacting sportswriters can’t forgive Mark McGwire for breaking their hearts.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Tony Gutierrez

All-Stars, Steroids and the Super Bowl

L.A. Times columnist and Truthdig contributor Mark Heisler explains why the NBA All-Star game is no fun anymore and why overreacting sportswriters can’t forgive Mark McGwire for breaking their hearts.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


Baseball? That Ain’t Hood

African Americans are abandoning baseball in droves. But should we care?

Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


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