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Common Cause

By Alix Rule. Rule is a doctoral student in sociology at Columbia University.

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Questionable Ball

From an investigative report commissioned by the National Football League and released in May. The league hired Exponent, an engineering-consulting company, to determine whether footballs used by the New England…

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New Books

In the year 564 b.c., a pankratiast named Arrichion stepped into the ring at the Olympic games. Pankration was a nasty mélange of wrestling and boxing, very popular with the…

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Not Everyone Can Be a 49er

How Arena Football League players fare in the NFL

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The blind man and the elephant

Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and thousands of overweight teenagers party in the ruins of Detroit for Super Bowl XL

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