No going back

November 2016 had all the makings of a great month. The Cubs had started it off with a history-making World Series win, which would have carried me happily through the next 28 days — until it was quickly overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump. For me, that World Series
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Tests to come

What came first? Oregon State’s incompetent defensive line or Cal football’s impressive offensive line? Patrick Laird’s explosion into a true featured running back or a Beavers team that just can’t travel on the road? A resurgent effort from the Bears’ defense or a flustered Oregon State quarterback forced into action
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Got juice?

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series, Joc Pederson lofted a 97-mph fastball toward left field. The sound off the bat was indicative of a moderately deep flyout to left, one which looks like it could have the distance for a split second
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In #SportsToo

“Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be potential for abuse. I had a dream to go to the Olympics and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting.”
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Play to win

Without that kind of trust, the Bears wouldn’t have been in the position to pull of another highlight win over the Wildcats.
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Reasonable doubt

Run It Back

Colin Kaepernick has all the reason in the world to believe that the NFL’s 32 owners colluded to keep him out of uniform for the 2017-18 season and beyond. As a dynamic quarterback with postseason experience coming off a respectable season, Kaepernick objectively has been, at the minimum, a slightly
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It’s going to get ugly

It’s hard to know exactly what to take from No. 6 Washington on Saturday night 38-7 blowout of Cal football. Making too much of any individual’s play when the entire Bears squad was so clearly overmatched seems like a mistake, but I can say one thing for sure: the expectations
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The outliers

Kaepernick was once the NFL’s outlier, the sporting world’s outlier. But after No. 45, feeling empowered by the population that still finds ways to support his actions, decided to indirectly call the quarterback a “son of a bitch,” the script flipped. The outlier became the norm. Detractors couldn’t the sporting worldwide protests even if they tried.
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