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  1. David Stern on openly gay players

    Henry Abbott

    The Washington Wizards' Jason Collins has just become the first athlete in a major North American team sport to come out of the closet while still playing in the league (assuming he catches on with a team for next year -- he's a free agent). Read ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In Shoals' interview of Brook Lopez, we learn that the Nets' second-year center is the rare athlete that prefers long-form non-fiction to 140 character burps: "I'm busy writing actual books and stuff like t...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  4. Look Who's on the U-19 Team

    Henry Abbott

    In his book "Outliers" Malcolm Gladwell points out that being born early in the year is, in some countries, an important part of becoming an elite athlete. Why is that? Because in countries with end-of-year cutoff dates to qualify for this ...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  5. O'Bannon vs. NCAA

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The debate over whether college athletes should have their images used by the NCAA for commercial purposes has been percolating for years. With the emergence of the video game industry, commemorative championship-season DV...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  6. The Guardian on Performance Enhancing Drugs

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Woods of Great Britain's Guardian writes about how uninvasive the NBA's four in-season tests a year are compared to some other sports, which surprise athletes with tests all year long: It would appear to be a system open -- if you'l...

    Blog | February 25, 2009
  7. James White Lands with the Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Givony reports on the recently cut Pacer: White was considered arguably the top athlete in the 2006 draft, and is hailed for his potential as a defensive stopper. He was drafted as a fifth year senior out of Cincinnati after transferring ou...

    Blog | November 03, 2006