‘Speaking real life’

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Former NFL player Cris Carter’s comments at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium just reinforced the moral dilemma that I and many other NFL fans face. I hate the NFL. And I love the NFL. In case you missed it, ESPN ran a story on former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris
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In Arsène Wenger We Trust

The English Premier League started three weeks ago, and Arsenal has started with a lot of hiccups. With only four points in three matches and archrival Manchester City already on a roll, the season could have started in a much better way for a Gooner (an Arsenal fan). Adding to
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A gripe against preseason football

It’s the moment all football fans hate. The one that is dreaded like no other. And we’re watching it unfold right before our eyes. Preseason football has been a symbol of the start of NFL seasons since the beginning of the league itself. It is notorious for being ignored by
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Reflections from Dub Nation

Dub Nation has always stood poised and tall. The everlasting journey to the pinnacle of the NBA has been filled with devastating losses and rewarding victories. Despite the humble beginnings, loyal Bay Area fans have bled blue and yellow from the start. We have witnessed heroes ascend and have dreadfully
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My MLS address

I never was a Chivas USA fan, but it pained me when I realized that the club had played its final game in 2014. It was tough for me to deal with the fact that one of Major League Soccer’s most peculiar experiments actually ended the way I always expected,
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Basketball diaries

Nothing is more therapeutic than attacking the rim or pulling up for a Jimmer-range 3-pointer and hearing the rip of a satisfying swish. Basketball was always my means to destress. Getting on the court and lacing up allows me to get out of my hectic life for a couple of
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Better late than never

Because of my Latino family’s religious-like devotion to soccer, I grew up with an indifferent perspective toward basketball. My lack of interest in the sport continued throughout my teenage years because I was terrible on the court: I couldn’t shoot if my life depended on it, I dribbled as if
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Still the beautiful game

The allure of international soccer tournaments typically consists of several interesting matchups, pitting powerhouse nations against one another, and David vs. Goliath matches that regularly motivate me to side with the underdog — I love a good Cinderella run. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off
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To catch a champions match

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to a day as much I’m looking forward to June 6. No, I am not going on a date with that cute girl in my club. No, I am not going on vacation to Cabo. I’m not even finally going to
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