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April 11th, 2015

Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball’s Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins built a brand new, $500-million stadium with a retractable roof, but they still managed to have a rain delay. Bill Littlefield explains.

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April 8th, 2015

Remembering Baseball’s George ‘Boomer’ Scott

When spring arrives and baseball begins, it’s a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it’s also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.

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April 4th, 2015

Commentary: Safety First — More Complicated Than It Sounds

Bill Littlefield tries to make sense of conflicting information on keeping athletes safe from concussions.

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April 1st, 2015

Phil Jackson’s Plea To Knicks’ Fans May Be Unwise

This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a “clear plan” to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that’s a good idea.

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March 25th, 2015

Applauding Boston’s Move Toward An Olympic Referendum

Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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March 18th, 2015

An Open Letter To Pete Rose

Major League Baseball’s hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.

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March 14th, 2015

Report: Responsibility For Doping Problem Goes Beyond Armstrong

A new report released by the International Cycling Union has found that the International Cycling Union deserves much of the blame for what went wrong with cycling. Bill Littlefield comments.

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March 11th, 2015

Have Sports Become ‘Too Big To Fail’?

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”

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March 4th, 2015

Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In Sexual Assault Cases

Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.

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February 25th, 2015

Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men’s Basketball Shooting

On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.

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