Reckless endangerment of a career

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Since the Ball family’s initial rise to fame, they have been a walking media sensation, so much so that the family now has its own television show — it was the only realistic course of action given the world we inhabit after all. I’m not here to discuss my opinion
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Reserved Surprise

It’s safe to say that most people had very low expectations for the Cal football team this season. A new coaching staff with very few of its own recruits, a new defensive scheme and a starting quarterback not being announced until less than a week before the first game of
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Express Yourself

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This past weekend, Major League Baseball and its Players Association held their inaugural “Players Weekend,” a three-day stretch that allowed the game’s players to break the usual limitations on gear and accessories and deck themselves out in whatever manner their hearts desired. Instead of sticking with the traditional last name
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Loyalty and sports

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Loyalty in the sporting world is a cute concept. There’s something about witnessing the Derek Jeters and Kobe Bryants of the world play for their entire careers with one team through thick and thin, to see grizzled veterans hang them up for good wearing the same threads they donned as
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All-Alter Ego Five

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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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All about that action

There have been few players in the history of the National Football League, or the entirety of professional sports for that matter, who have been as blatantly unapologetic and unconcerned with his perception than Marshawn Lynch. The dreadlock-sporting, Skittles-endorsing, defense-devouring Bay Area native marches to the beat of his own
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Where do the Giants go from here?

While having a top-five pick at next year’s draft would be a nice consolation prize, San Francisco’s situation isn’t exactly the baseball version of the San Antonio Spurs drafting Tim Duncan: even if the Giants net the No. 1 pick, the team’s current core will be well into their thirties by the time he arrives to the show and the championship window will have effectively closed.
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Athletes all the same

It seems strange that we treat women so differently in sports. Some argue that it’s because men have more physical capability or are objectively better at sports. But I think this is just a negative perspective and there are other ways of looking at it.
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Pinch that loaf

Though it’s an extremely tough pill to swallow, this trade was exactly what the Oakland Athletic franchise needed to ensure its success in three years and beyond. Executive vice president Billy Beane recently came out saying that the A’s are abandoning their “retool” method of trading and are instead going into full rebuild mode to focus on bringing up a young core team for years to come.
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Baseball doesn’t need to be faster

Instead of trying to become something it’s not, the MLB should embrace the fact that it is a sport unlike any other. It should focus on continuing to cultivate the excitement around its new young players instead of trying to make the game a few minutes faster.
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