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I’ve had an Ichiro Suzuki T-shirt for as long as I can remember. This might seem like a normality to people from the Pacific Northwest, but I’m from the Bay Area and bleed the green and gold of the Oakland A’s with all my heart. As such, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Mariners or their players.

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All the great sports stories are about facing adversity and coming out on top. Actually, the majority of sports stories — good and bad —  are about facing adversity and coming out on top. It’s the most common narrative in sports, and it’s a familiar and comfortable one that I’ve read dozens,…

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It may not be football season, but the sport is never far from attention in the United States, where it rules professional sports by far in terms of popularity. Any Saturday during football season in the U-District is proof of the pervasive love for football, and any walk down Seattle street…

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are pretty much my favorite time of year. There’s no sport that can really match playoff hockey for speed, intensity, and emotion. But as I sat on my couch watching the San Jose Sharks play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think about Evander …

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The month of March ended with Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to recognize and celebrate transgender people in a world that would pretty clearly rather see them silenced. It shed light on the very few transgender athletes currently playing sports, and the lack of support for transgender…

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Move over Sister Jean, Chicago has a new sports celebrity. His name is Scott Foster, and he is a 36-year-old accountant. 

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While the Connecticut women’s basketball team didn’t win this year’s NCAA Tournament, or the last, their continued regular season dominance keeps bringing up sportswriter Dave Caldwell’s column from two years ago that asked, “Is UConn’s sustained dominance bad for women’s basketball?” Caldwe…

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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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