May 11, 2022 2:00 pm

Denver Drops Effort To Criminally Prosecute Pickleball Enthusiast Who Made Small ‘X’s on City-Owned Gym Floor

The city is insisting that 71-year-old Arslan Guney pay nearly $5,000 to cover the alleged costs of restoring the gym floor.

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May 6, 2022 2:20 am

Experiencing Pain Makes Us Human And Gives Us Meaning

Recent books and social-science research shed light on why we sometimes invite suffering into our lives. But these studies tend to omit a powerful inducement to pain: meaning.

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May 5, 2022 2:00 pm

Planes, Buses, and COVID Tests: How the NHL Playoffs Are Spotlighting America’s Dumb Border Rules

There’s no reason to have one set of rules for airline passengers and another for people who cross the border in a bus, train, or car.

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April 21, 2022 1:00 pm

America’s Best College Basketball Player Might Earn $2 Million Without Going Pro

Now that the NCAA can’t stop student-athletes from making money, it can pay to stay in school.

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April 8, 2022 9:10 am

Surfers Chase Freedom in Cuba

Havana Libre tells the story of Cuba’s underground surfers struggling to practice their sport.

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April 7, 2022 11:55 am

The Boston Marathon’s Ban on Russian Athletes Is Hypocritical Xenophobia

The world isn’t made a better place by treating individual athletes as appendages of their governments.

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April 7, 2022 4:00 am

The Atlanta Braves Won the World Series. Their Stadium Is Still a Taxpayer Boondoggle.

The economic benefits are a home run that never came, and never should have been expected.

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April 6, 2022 8:04 pm

Chivalry Is Dead? No Kidding

The age of chivalry is gone, they say. If we think of it as an individual wrong, it isn’t much, that a certain Mr. Thomas […]


April 6, 2022 10:49 am

Major League Baseball: Don’t Nationalize it, Privatize it!

Opening Day and a bad New York Times op-ed are timely reminders that much of what ails professional baseball is the intrusion of government.

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April 6, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Bad Call

A British court sentenced Justin Lee Price, 19, to six weeks in jail for tweeting a racist message to soccer player Marcus Rashford. After Rashford missed a penalty kick in England’s Euro 2020 finals loss to Italy, Price tweeted:  “YOU F****** STUPID N***** MISSING A FREE PEN MY DEAD NAN COULD HAVE SCORED THAT.” Price…

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April 1, 2022 2:00 am

From March Madness To The Masters, It Must Be Nice To Be Jim Nantz

As we flip from great sports moment to the next, Jim Nantz won’t be watching these events from the recliner. He will be living them. 

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March 31, 2022 10:00 am

Department of Education Prepares Rules Prohibiting School Discrimination Against Gay and Trans Students

It’s about a lot more than transgender girls’ participation in sports under Title IX, but expect that controversy to dominate the discussion.

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March 28, 2022 12:20 pm

71-Year-Old Pickleball Enthusiast Armed With Sharpie Arrested for Felony Criminal Mischief

Arslan Guney spent 10 hours in jail for making a few marks on a gym floor. He could still get three years in prison.

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March 25, 2022 2:40 pm

Utah Legislature Overwhelmingly Overrides Governor’s Wish That Boys Invade Girls’ Sports

The Republican-controlled House voted 56-18 to override Cox’s deciding power and protect girls’ sports, and the Senate agreed 21-8.

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