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Random thoughts of a conflicted sports fan

The Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento is a fine place to watch a basketball game. I went there Friday evening to watch the McClatchy girls’ team play for the Division 1 state title. Given the small crowd, the steep … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley, UCLA say football more important than fair play and equal rights

Sixty-five years ago, the University of San Francisco’s undefeated football team took a memorable stand in defense of equal rights. The 1951 team, widely considered the best in the country, refused to play in a prestigious and financially lucrative postseason … Continue reading

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Keeping score where it counts in the NCAA basketball tournament

Harvard is listed as a 500-1 shot to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament; North Carolina has odds of 40-1. When the two teams meet today, I won’t be betting my retirement savings that Harvard will pull an upset. But … Continue reading

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