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  • Will the Kentucky Wildcats Finish Undefeated?

    The Kentucky Wildcats recently completed a 31-0 regular season, as a roster stocked with blue-chip players and the presence of head coach John Calipari at the helm resulted in Kentucky’s best regular season since 1954. But for Calipari and the Wildcats, the mission is far from complete, as the ...

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  • Another Viewpoint: Minnie Minoso “The Cuban Comet”

    When the integration of Major League Baseball is mentioned, most thoughts go to Jackie Robinson. If you want to stretch the thought, Larry Doby may enter the conversation. Larry was the second African American to enter the MLB and the first in the American League, coming from the Great Lakes ...

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  • Beal’s Return Helps Wizards End Skid

    It has been a rough 2015 for the Washington Wizards. After surging to a 19-6 start, the Wizards have slowed down over the last few weeks, evident by a season-high six-game losing streak which was preceded by a then season-high five game losing skid. Washington has struggled to find offense with ...

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  • What’s Next for the Chicago Bulls?

    Another knee injury to their brilliant yet brittle superstar had the Chicago Bulls on front page of sporting publications for much of the week. A successful surgery to remove a torn meniscus from Derrick Rose’s right knee on Feb. 27 was a 10-to-15-minute procedure that brought a sigh of relief ...

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  • Is Russell Westbrook the Best Player in the NBA?

    It’s been a historic month for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. With his Thunder in the middle of a climb up the Western playoff ladder and team face Kevin Durant in and out the lineup with foot injuries, Westbrook has been flat out amazing. He’s already recorded three ...

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  • Another Viewpoint: Superman’s Kryptonite

    Recently, I met up with two of my buddies from the old days, and we talked about how we would prowl the neighborhoods of Northwest D.C. Depending on the mood, we were John Wayne and his boys trying to take a hill during World War II, or Robin Hood and his gang about to storm […]

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  • Another Viewpoint: ‘Another Lost Hero’

    I hope you readers have been enjoying the stories on the life of Sam Lacy as much as I have enjoyed writing them.  However, today Sam has been relegated to the back burner so I can share some history with you. African-American golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford has taken his last stroll down the ...

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  • Who Will Win Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots or Seahawks?

    Perhaps the ultimate football faceoff of all time takes place this weekend in warm Arizona. The New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) enter Super Bowl Sunday with a lot on the line. Seattle has a chance to convert last year’s championship into the first piece of a ...

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  • After Latest Injury, is Kobe Bryant’s Career Over?

    After suffering another season-ending injury, Kobe Bryant will once again finish the year on the shelf for the Los Angeles Lakers. A torn rotator cuff sustained in a Jan. 21 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans prematurely ended a frustrating season for Bryant, and the Lakers haven’t been up to par ...

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