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Running in the Family

As a kid, I always knew I had been adopted. It was no big deal, but being adopted meant I had no information about my biological family's medical history, which is a double-edged sword.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 12, 2011
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Bases very loaded

Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 19, 2008
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Why are some lives more important than others?

Friendly-fire deaths represent just one percent of US military casualties in Iraq, according to figures provided by our government.
Bodies
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 11, 2007
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The tale of the tape

Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter:  Red Sox-Yankees Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 21, 2006
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Listing forward

Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 03, 2006

10 sports stories that shook the world


From Ball Four to the bad trip
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 06, 2006


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Muckrakers in the outfield

Last week was an important moment in the history of American journalism.
It’s time for baseball — and all sports — to be covered just like any other multi-billion-dollar business  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 05, 2006
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Ralph Hamilton

My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
1946–2006
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 09, 2006
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Canadians gone wild

“BETZKY” screamed the inevitable New York Post headline, seemingly minutes after word leaked out that none other than the great Wayne Gretzky, his troublemaking big-haired wife Janet Jones, and Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Ric Tocchet had been invei
Gretzky's bets, plus Clarett's woes
By MAT TAIBBI  |  February 15, 2006