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The hell are we doing, man?
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Karl Buscheck
July 02, 2020 - 11:53 am
As COVID-19 rates spike around the country and the resumption of the NBA, MLB and NFL looms, there's a question to be asked.
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Ratto says it may be time to play the ace
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Ray Ratto
June 01, 2020 - 8:59 pm
This is an excellent moment for players and coaches and teams who have almost all talked the talk to consider walking the walk, Ray Ratto writes.
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Ratto: When do the restops begin?
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Ray Ratto
May 28, 2020 - 10:43 am
Amid all this potential rejoicing (and in the case of baseball, groin-kicking) as sports return, it would be helpful to know that there is some thought being applied to protecting the people who provide our entertainment by the people who gets rich off their work.
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Urban: Bill Cartwright, eternal champ
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Mychael Urban
May 22, 2020 - 4:54 pm
A USF legend and member of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls as a player and a coach, Bill Cartwright was, and always has been, a winner.
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Ratto: In sports, the bottom line is the bottom line
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Ray Ratto
May 21, 2020 - 12:05 pm
As the sports conversations shift away from health and safety to financial squeezes, it’s a reminder that the bottom line is the bottom line.
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Ratto: Sports on tap
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Ray Ratto
May 17, 2020 - 3:51 pm
As The Last Dance and Michael Jordan hasten to the musty past, sports leagues are coming up with all sorts of suspect ways to return.
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Good for Ball, Bad for Ball with "The Last Dance," Isiah Thomas and Blake Snell
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Mychael Urban
May 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm
In the latest installment of Good for Ball, Bad for Ball, “The Last Dance,” Isiah Thomas and Blake Snell are all subjects of conversation.
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Ratto: What we learned and what we'll soon forget
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Ray Ratto
May 13, 2020 - 9:46 am
Two months into the Sports America COVID-19 lockdown, Ray Ratto brings you all his takeaways.
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Ratto: The Jordan Rules rules Sunday
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Ray Ratto
April 20, 2020 - 8:19 am
With the Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance,” America is getting what it wanted in entertainment, more than it is getting necessarily what it needs in history.
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We don't need sports, we want sports
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Mychael Urban
April 16, 2020 - 10:41 am
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a big difference between wanting sports and needing sports. Some politicians and leaders get it. Others don’t, as Mychael Urban explains.
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