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A pitch for decency: the flaw in letting Luke Heimlich pitch

The original Heimlich maneuver, named after American surgeon Henry Heimlich, refers to the life-saving actions applied to an individual when a foreign object blocks the flow of air to the lungs. Today’s Heimlich maneuver, named after Oregon State University’s pitcher Luke Heimlich, refers to the career-saving actions by complicit individuals
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Dear Kobe

In his acceptance speech, Bryant took a swipe at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, saying that he was glad he did “a little bit more than” shutting up and dribbling. And I’m glad he did. I just have a note for him.
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America’s Soccer Quagmire

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I desperately hope that LAFC helps bring the MLS and United States soccer to new heights, but unfortunately, neither the club, nor columns like these are likely to effect that change.
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Why do we care?

Giants or Dodgers, Cal or Stanford, Warriors or everyone else — it doesn’t matter what side a sports fan picks. At the end of the day, we’re all on the same team: the team that loves sports.
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Spoils of victory

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But if I’ve learned anything from the Kobe heartache, it’s to enjoy being at the top while it lasts, appreciate the run once it’s all over and then stay on the wagon when everybody jumps off.
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All-Alter Ego Five

Run It Back

On the verge of his 16th season in the association, it’s fair to say Carmelo Anthony has begun the twilight phase of his career, as his prime has officially come to a close. Melo can still average 20, but he’s well beyond his years of leading a team and would
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A step in the right direction

Los Angeles, somewhat fairly, has a reputation as a fair-weather sports city. The notorious joke about Dodger fans arriving in the third inning and leaving in the seventh is absolutely true. Two NFL teams had to leave the city behind because Angelenos notoriously just didn’t care about the sport, and
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