US Open Champion Flavia Pennetta’s comments after her victory over countrywoman Roberta Vinci. Upon winning the match, Pennetta announced her retirement from tennis.
Frank Gifford’s recent passing prompts a remembrance of the book he unwittingly inspired and some notes on the relationship between sports fandom and clinical depression.
Publicly-funded stadiums minimize risk for billionaire owners while saddling taxpayers with debt. Many like to think that sports fandom groups together diverse populations, but that solidarity often only leads to further exploitation.
A visit to the Palio elicits consideration about what happens when questionable ethics aren’t a breach of the rules but woven into the very fabric of the competition.
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