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7:48am

Sat December 6, 2014
Author Interviews

Journalist Documents The Many 'Trials Of Oscar Pistorius'

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:51 am

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Valentine's Day 2013, and a world-famous athlete who inspired people around the world shot the woman he loved four times as she lay behind a bathroom door.

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7:48am

Sat December 6, 2014
Sports

Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:51 am

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Now it's time for Sports, which can get caught up in real life, too.

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6:47am

Sat December 6, 2014
Goats and Soda

Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola.
Courtesy of Africa United

The soccer coach is giving his team a pep talk: "This is not an ordinary game," he declares as he paces in the locker room. "This is life or death. Ebola has defeated thousands in West Africa. Its key strength is passing."

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7:12am

Fri December 5, 2014
Sports

Wilt Chamberlain Gets Extra-Long Stamp

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:07 pm

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7:19pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Sports

As Boston, Other U.S. Cities Pursue Olympics, Critics See No Upside

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:32 pm

Italian military police officers stand in front of anti-Olympics demonstrators in February 2006 in Turin, Italy, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Games.
Paco Serinelli AFP/Getty Images

It almost seems unpatriotic, not to welcome the Olympics to your hometown, but that's where Chris Dempsey stands.

The lanky 32-year-old with a shock of black hair is nuts about Boston, a prototypically obnoxious Red Sox fan. He wrote his college thesis about the city, worked in its government on transportation, and now is a Bain & Co. consultant by day. But at night he assumes his subversive role: leading a charge against the bringing the 2024 Summer Games to Boston.

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5:45pm

Thu December 4, 2014
The Two-Way

At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

In an image from video of the men's event at the Beer Mile World Championships, competitors are seen poised to open their beers, which they'll guzzle before taking off on their first of four laps.
Flocast

In a dizzying finish, American scientist Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's world record in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night, breaking through a tight field to obliterate the previous mark by 11 seconds.

In the men's race, Canadian mailman Corey Gallagher relied on fast drinking to separate himself from the field, turning in a time a hair over 5 minutes, just three seconds off the men's world record.

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1:10pm

Thu December 4, 2014
The Two-Way

It Wasn't Pretty, But 76ers Manage To Win Their First Game Of The Season

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 2:58 pm

Philadelphia 76ers forward JaKarr Sampson congratulates guard K.J. McDaniels during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hannah Foslien AP

And on the 18th try, the Philadelphia 76ers finally snapped their losing streak, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 85-77 on Wednesday.

Yes, they managed to right the ship to avoid tying the record for worst start to an NBA season and, yes, a win is a win.

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5:05am

Wed December 3, 2014
Politics

Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 7:41 am

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3:22am

Wed December 3, 2014
Sweetness And Light

Flag On The Play! Playoffs May Shift Focus From Football's Fumbles

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 10:07 am

Alabama defensive back Nick Perry (right) breaks up a pass on Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams (center) as Alabama defensive back Landon Collins looks on during the second half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 55-44.
Butch Dill AP

For years, the great brouhaha in college football was its lack of a real playoff. But at last we have one — the four qualifying teams to be announced Sunday.

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4:24pm

Tue December 2, 2014
The Two-Way

FIFA Chief Rejects Responsibility For Welfare Of Workers In Qatar

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 4:57 pm

FIFA President Sepp Blatter told a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday that FIFA wasn't responsible for the working conditions of laborers who are building the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He said the companies that employed the migrant workers should be responsible for their safety.
M.A. Pushpa Kumara EPA /LANDOV

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said today that soccer's governing body is not responsible for the working conditions of laborers who are building the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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