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ESPN Hires Conservative; Left Loses It

William Bigelow, Breitbart Sports

No Longer Tax Exempt, or Transparent

S. Brunson & D. Herzig, Forbes

Notre Dame Threatens New Sports 'Model'

Steve Berkowitz, USA Today

Tiger Teed Up for Salty Language

A. Bastable & P. Madden, Golf.com

Raiders, Charges Up the Ante in L.A.

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times

Greg Howard, writing for Deadspin, threw a hissy fit because ESPN announced the hiring of Will Cain, a conservative, as a reporter. Howard posited that ESPN “intentionally op...(full article)

Many people think there are too many tax-exempt entities.  Every time news breaks that there are tax-exemptions for fraternities, golf clubs, and social clubs there seems to be ge...(full article)

Notre Dame's athletic director and Northwestern's president emeritus said Tuesday that if college athletes ultimately are ruled to be employees of their respective schools, they ...(full article)

Golf may be a gentleman’s game, but let’s face it: S--- happens. So do plenty of other four-letter words. Like the time Mark Wiebe castigated himself with a cacophony of curse...(full article)

In a move that adds muscle to their joint pursuit of a football stadium in Carson, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have hired a heavyweight in the world of NFL politics....(full article)

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