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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Fighting with the Champ

By David Luhrssen
Facing Ali, the documentary by director Pete McCormack (out Dec. 29 on DVD), is a well-made examination of the career of world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. It�s also an insightful look into the sport of boxing, told by a gamut of professionals, including many who fought Ali. As the interviews point out, in the early decades of the 20th century professional boxers in the U.S. were often Iri...