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Recent articles by Shalise:

Washington's insulting Sean Taylor ceremony reeked of an inept franchise trying to save face

Sunday's jersey retirement seemed slapdash and poorly planned, at best. And at worst? "Unseemly" barely begins to describe it. → Read More

Jon Gruden's racist email about DeMaurice Smith was bad enough. Then Friday, he made it worse

When you apologize, you don't equivocate, or spin, or gaslight. And yet that's exactly what Gruden did when the email came to light. → Read More

In light of Texas' horrifying new laws, the NCAA must understand that inaction speaks volumes

Texas is set to host a slew of Final Fours in the coming years, and the only thing narrow-minded lawmakers in the state might grasp is losing money. → Read More

The joy and heartbreak of sending my kid off to college

There's no how-to guide when it comes to dropping your first-born off at their dorm. → Read More

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs stuns field to win Olympic gold in men's 100-meter final

Jacobs came out of seemingly nowhere to run the final in 9.80 seconds. → Read More

USA women's hoops collects 50th straight Olympic win, though this one was trickier than others

Several new faces and Nigeria's chaotic style made for a tougher opener than might have been expected. → Read More

The Olympics altered its motto, then immediately went against its spirit with protest-related fiasco

It says a lot that the IOC had to backtrack to now include footage of protests in post-event highlight packages and social media. → Read More

Mickey Callaway should never be associated with Major League Baseball again

In a perfect world, Callaway's suspension would just be a formality and he'd never work for another baseball team again, though history tells us differently. → Read More

What Wayne Simmonds is showing us about the sacred relationship between a Black man and his barber

Not every barber can cut Black hair. → Read More

It's awesome DK Metcalf is trying to make the Olympics, but he's about to find out what 'track speed' really means

Football speed and Olympic-hopeful track speed are not the same. → Read More

The distressing familiarity of the USC Song Girls' reportedly toxic culture

Ten women spoke to the Los Angeles Times about alleged abuses and mistreatment under former coach Lori Nelson, which calls to mind other instances of how terribly young women have been treated in the sports world. → Read More

Brett Favre's bleating about politics in sports is rank with privilege, ignorance and hypocrisy

Comments Favre made during a recent podcast hit the news cycle Thursday, and they're as lazy and easily dismantled as can be. → Read More

On Aaron Hicks and the mental exhaustion of being Black in America

Distraught at the news that Daunte Wright had been killed by police in a Minneapolis suburb, Aaron Hicks asked out of the Yankees' lineup. → Read More

Lee Elder got his moment in the sun at Augusta, but a marketing ploy by Gary Player's son nearly ruined it

Wayne Player did what he could to hawk some golf balls, the ones his father not only endorses but also invests in. → Read More

How could a high school football coach think anti-Semitic play calls were appropriate?

After initially being suspended for the team's next game, this week Duxbury Public Schools fired Dave Maimaron, who had been coach since 2005 and won five MIAA Super Bowls. → Read More

Vincent Jackson's untimely death, Ryan Leaf's emotional plea reignite a push for the NFL to look after its brotherhood

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is asking the league to help former players have a 'sustainable, powerful impact in life.' → Read More

Seahawks and their spineless Chad Wheeler statement may be able to move on, but his alleged victim can't

Wheeler allegedly strangled and viciously beat his girlfriend. → Read More

Jaguars turned a blind eye toward the Rooney Rule and the ugly side of Urban Meyer's coaching history

Meyer oversaw teams where many players were arrested and an assistant coach consistently abused his wife, but that doesn't seem to concern Jaguars owner Shad Khan. → Read More

NFL hits new heights of embarrassment as COVID-19 ravages Ravens-Steelers, Broncos' QB situation

The scramble to get these games played isn't a triumph of perseverance. It's just the latest example of keeping the owners' pockets lined. → Read More

LSU needs to answer for its Baylor-esque institutional rot, and firing Ed Orgeron should be the first step

In light of USA Today's damning investigation into LSU's robust culture of turning blind eyes toward women who report sexual assault and domestic violence, what is the school going to do about it? → Read More