Category Archives: Sports

Gender Politics at the Olympic Games: The Harsh World of Female Athleticism

As Liz Clarke points out in her piece for the Washington Post, much ado was made this year about the uniforms of female athletes participating in certain Olympic events. Even though this is the first time in history that women … Continue reading

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Jerry Sandusky Convicted of 45 Counts of Child Sexual Assault, May Potentially Face More

Jerry Sandusky, the legendary Penn State football coach whose child molestation scandal shocked the country late last year, was found guilty Friday night on 45 of 48 counts of sexual assault on 10 young boys. Sandusky and his wife Dottie … Continue reading

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Nicklas Lidstrom to Announce Retirement Thursday Morning

After 20 seasons as a key defenseman for the NHL-dominating Detroit Red Wings, Captain Nicklas Lidstrom is expected to announce his retirement in a press conference being held by the team at 11 AM E.T. Thursday morning. Lidstrom, one of … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Coyotes Shut out the Chicago Blackhawks for a 5-1 Series Win

Monday night, the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0, joining the St. Louis Blues, the Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Coyotes, who have not won a playoff … Continue reading

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After a 3-2 Loss to the Sharks, Blues Fans Must Remain Optimistic

Last night, playoff hockey returned to the city of St. Louis for the first time in three years, as the No. 2 seed St. Louis Blues hosted the No. 8 seed San Jose Sharks in Game One of the first … Continue reading

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Bradshaw Takes a Seat, M.I.A. Flips the Bird: Super Bowl XLVI

Yesterday, February 5, marked the 46th annual Super Bowl, the end-of-the-season showdown between the two best teams in the NFL. If you live in America (or even if you don’t), this probably isn’t news to you; the Super Bowl (and … Continue reading

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Shaun White Scores Perfect 100 in Winter X Games

Undoubtedly the country’s most recognizable ginger, Shaun White has established himself as a household name in the sport of snowboarding. Like Tony Hawk and skateboarding, White was undoubtedly the first athlete from his sport to gain major celebrity and global … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno Dies, Nation Mourns…?

Joe Paterno, who served as assistant and head coach for Penn State’s football team for 62 seasons, passed away yesterday, January 22, 2012, from complications with lung cancer. Many are mourning the death of this football “legend,” despite the fact … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes Early for the St. Louis Cardinals

Residents of St. Louis might be feeling some relief this morning after the loss of key player and city staple Albert Pujols. When Pujols announced his departure from the Cardinals earlier this month, St. Louisians were up in arms. Feelings … Continue reading

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Vikings Release Football Legend Donovan McNabb

In yet another blow to the superstar’s already floundering career, professional football player Donovan McNabb has been let go from his position as quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. McNabb became a household name after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in … Continue reading

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