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Change we can (maybe) believe in

I was pretty frustrated after watching the Cal football team lose to Washington on Saturday. Initially, it just seemed like the same old story for the Bears: they put themselves in a position to win a key game, and ultimately came up empty. The loss brought back plenty of unkind
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A Letter to Katie Benz

Dear Katie, I was saving up this column to write about how the Giants rekindled my childhood love for the Dodgers, but fate obviously didn’t want to hear another sports fan chronicling how he came to love some team. First, I want to say I am sorry about your season-ending
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Press Room Banter

To anyone who’s ever walked past Eshleman Hall, it’s pretty much impossible to miss “The Daily Californian” spelled out in monolithic letters across the sixth floor windows. But the only letters that really matter are “LIF.” Why? Because that’s where the sports desk hunkers down. I’m not an expert when
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Athletes can help strike out bigotry

There’s a major problem in sports. It’s not steroids; it’s not cheating. Not the NBA lockout or the BCS. A couple weeks ago, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson went on a radio show and called someone a word that no one, in polite company or otherwise, should ever utter. The
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American resilience bodes well for future

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I was at the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final. In sweltering heat and sun, I watched 14 women fight through 120 minutes of soccer only to decide the game with penalty kicks. Though it featured no goals, the match was the single most inspiring and exciting sporting event I have
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Thumb Wars: All-Star Games

Love Them What’s not to like about All-Star games? It’s a chance to see the greatest players in the world, on center stage, playing in the same game together In a World Series game, or even during the regular season, you won’t see Roy Halladay stare down Jose Bautista or
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