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Nestled in the water directly south of Spain and north of Morocco lies the tiny island of Gibraltar. Officially an overseas British territory (though Spain has a claim of its own) since 1713, the island, around 2.6 square miles in area, is pretty self-sufficient in terms of government. Look …

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There are a lot of answers for the question of why women’s sports aren’t as popular as men’s sports. One, women aren’t as good as sports (an answer that is sexist). Two, women’s sports aren’t as interesting (an answer that is also pretty sexist). But in a recent letter to the editor in the B…

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The Washington men’s basketball team has beaten out any preseason prediction in head coach Mike Hopkins’ first year in Seattle, but have the Huskies (18-10, 8-7 Pac-12) finally hit a wall?

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As long as there have been sports, there have been winners. As long as there have been winners, there have been cheaters. And for whatever reason, the Olympics seem to attract more cheating than most competition.

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With the Winter Olympics kicking off in South Korea, this week’s column probably should have been Olympic-themed. However, I’m writing about something else that happened halfway around the world from the lighting of the Olympic torch: The 2018 Nazaré Big Wave Challenge.      

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The people of Philadelphia climbed on street lights, rolled over cars, and filled the streets so densely that it was impossible for emergency crews to reach those who were injured. They set things on fire, looted, and destroyed property. 

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When David Beckham transferred from La Liga champions Real Madrid to the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy, it shook up the American soccer landscape. Finally, the MLS — which was trying to brand itself as an up-and-coming league — had a superstar it could grow around, an iconic talent to show that ye…

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The Cleveland Indians have long represented the racism and anti-indigenous sentiment inherent in not just professional sports, but American society in general. Not only with their name but also with their mascot — Chief Wahoo, a bright red caricature of a Native American — they have served a…

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Last year was a hard one for soccer fans around the world as some of the greatest players in their generation announced their retirements. Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso, Dirk Kuyt, and Kaká all hung up their cleats and stepped away from the game.

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The Washington men’s basketball team went scoreless for over five minutes in the first half of its clash against Colorado. The Huskies (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12) then overcame a nine-point deficit and scored 65 points over a 30-minute span to earn a double-digit victory on the road, 72-62.

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Ten years ago, Sam McGuffie made waves on the internet with highlight videos of his senior football season in high school, committed to Michigan, and totalled nearly 500 rushing yards and three touchdowns as a running back. Nine years ago, McGuffie transferred to Rice, and eight years ago, h…

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A gay male figure skater doesn’t seem very groundbreaking, but Adam Rippon is the first out gay man to make the U.S. Winter Olympic team. Yes, Gus Kenworthy came out a year after winning a silver medal in freestyle skiing in Sochi, and Johnny Weir came out a year after competing at the Vanco…

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As of a little past midnight (EST) last night, the college football world was plunged into the dark, cold, depressing time known as the offseason. As Alabama’s true freshman backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa found DeVonta Smith streaking down the sideline for a game-winning touchdown, the Cr…

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This weekend, Cam Newton sustained what a lot of people thought was a concussion against the Saints in a wildcard matchup. The playoffs were on the line, and Newton reappeared from the medical tent not long after, citing an eye injury. 

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This loss stings. There’s no doubt about that. The No. 11 Washington football team had a chance to make a statement in a New Year’s Six Bowl against one of the best teams in the country, but came out flat and couldn’t make quite enough big plays late to pull off the comeback.

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Being a color commentator for a professional sports league usually requires a lot of experience. Most of the people covering games are former players, coaches, or people otherwise very experienced in the field. Plenty of analysts in any sport speak on their former teams, throwing in referenc…

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For an organization and event set up with the purpose of using sport to transcend politics and promoting respect and peace on the international stage through competition, the Olympics often come up more than a bit short. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Despite the multitudes of Twitter tr…

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This weekend, the University of Connecticut Huskies won the NCAA Field Hockey championship. Field hockey is a sport that doesn’t get a lot of attention in the Pacific Northwest, as it’s more popular on the east coast and the midwest. One thing that you see in field hockey that wouldn’t see i…

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GQ named Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year, yet another reminder of his cultural importance. Kaepernick stands beside the likes of Muhammad Ali as an athlete who has lost a lot to fight for his rights. Kaepernick’s protest extends beyond making a difference in the sports world to figh…

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If you have never heard of Qarabağ FK, I would not blame you. Even the most diehard soccer fans were probably googling them after AS Roma legend Francesco Totti pulled them out of the fourth pot to complete Group C in the Champions League this year. Predicted by many to be a group of death, …

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Nearly 30 percent of NHL players are from outside North America. The number has been steadily growing in the past several years, and the percentage of Canadians in the league drops as the presence of international players grows. 

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The World Series is more important than a lot of things. It’s more important than getting a good night’s sleep on a Sunday, or doing that reading you’re supposed to finish before your 9:30 a.m. class tomorrow, or that paper due at midnight. 

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This column is a bit interactive. Go to the official Twitter page of Major League Soccer. Pick a tweet from the last few weeks — any tweet — and look at the replies. 

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As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I saw a tweet from a friend reading, “I feel like I’m being gaslit.” It was in reference to a tweet by Patrick Kane, a Chicago Blackhawks forward who was accused of rape two summers ago. The tweet in question read “Proud to support the movement #Wo…

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The great thing about having a column is that I can talk about whatever I want to. This week, I want to talk about home. Don’t worry, this is a short one.

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About a week ago, former Fox Sports college football host Elika Sadeghi tweeted a thread about a job offer she had received over the summer that she turned down. The company that offered her a job had included a clause in her contract that would have made her sign away her right to be offend…

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When head coach Chris Petersen, in his weekly press conference last Monday, mentioned that Washington was “going to be purple” in its Pac-12 home opener, we knew it meant purple pants along with the normal home jersey. After the presser ended, my fellow football writer, Alec Dietz, leaned ov…

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One of the hallmarks of the current administration is its tactic of making headlines in order to distract public outcry while legislation or other news is snuck in under the radar. For instance, while the media and public reacted to travel and immigration bans, the president and GOP-led cong…

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Since the inception of the NCAA, college revenue sports have been synonymous with corruption. It’s a multimillion dollar industry built on touting values of amateurism and “love of the game.” But the lack of salaries for college football and basketball players hasn’t been the hot topic in sp…

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So, once again, it feels like I must talk about Colin Kaepernick. That’s important. The fact that people are still saying his name and “protest” in the same sentence is important. We shouldn’t stop talking about him, about how he kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality…

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On June 30, the Boston Globe reported about a confrontation between Red Sox pitcher David Price and broadcast analyst Dennis Eckersley. Price was reportedly unhappy with Eckersley’s comments about one of his teammates, and on a team charter flight, stopped Eckersley, mocked him in front of t…

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With city elections coming up, the arena issue is once again (or still, depending on the person) at Seattle’s political forefront. Different plans—from a renovation of Key Arena to new construction near the current stadiums in SoDo—have been floated, with each plan having its own merits and issues.

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Larry Nassar is a name that most people might not know. He was a physician for the Michigan State University athletic department, as well as for the U.S. gymnastics team at multiple Olympics.

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The FIFA Confederations Cup just ended. There’s a month and a half before the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification resumes. In the meantime, U.S. soccer fans can sit back, relax, and watch the current iteration of international play: the Gold Cup.

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Every year, when people are just getting ready for the grilling, the fireworks, and the good time of July 4, another, lesser-known holiday sneaks up on the sports world for all who are in the know to celebrate.

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The Confederations Cup, currently going on in Russia, is a smaller tournament held at the World Cup host country a year before the big show. Just eight nations compete: each continent’s champion along with the World Cup holders and the host. The tournament is as much for the benefit of the h…

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It’s been 45 years since Title IX, a landmark bill in terms of gender equality in schools, was passed. In that time, women’s sports have gained popularity and support. While most schools aren't totally Title IX compliant — something the UW has had recent issues with — a lot of progress has b…

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Today, the weather in Las Vegas is slated to get up to 112 degrees. Sounds like the perfect place for ice hockey, right? That’s going to be the case next year, as the Vegas Golden Knights (no “Las,” please) will begin their inaugural season as the first major sports team in Sin City.