Author Archives: The Sportsnista

It doesn’t take a village

What has transpired in the USA Gymnastics program isn’t about gymnastics. It’s not about gymnastics culture, or even sports. It’s about protecting children, being decent and that shouldn’t be too much to ask. As with any institution its culture isn’t an insular thing. A significant number of adults had the same information to remove a pedophile from the ranks dating

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RealSport’s Boxing Awards 2017: Top 10 Boxing Controversies

In an otherwise exceptional year for boxing, suspect judging continued to affect the sport’s credibility. In a subjective sport such as boxing, controversy will always take a front seat when picking apart the year. Let’s see what has made our top ten in 2017…   10. Sergey Kovalev claims low blows led to early TKO stoppage against Andre Ward Controversy followed

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Boxing Opinion: The ironic implications of Mayweather vs McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has been a self-cast villain throughout his career. At the T-Mobile Arena he’ll be walking in tied for that title when he finally meets Conor McGregor. Finally, after all of the back and forth, the monumental showdown of Mayweather vs McGregor is going to happen this weekend. There are no titles at stake, no actual boxing implications. What

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Boxing’s Summit: A new pound-for-pound champ emerges in Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford became the undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world and immediately set his sights on another division. The demise of boxing has been greatly exaggerated. In 2017, a number of fights and fighters have emerged to present a glimpse of what the future holds for the sport. Last Saturday evening, junior welterweight Terence “Bud” Crawford (32-0, 22 KO)

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Sometimes You Win. Sometimes You Learn.

As adults, we’re tasked with managing anger and behaving maturely even when the moment is asking for an expletive. Sometimes, we succeed in doing so. Sometimes. For the young women representing Atlee, Virginia, in the Little League World Series softball tournament, the moment got away from them. The team responded to smack talk on the field with a Snapchat featuring

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My First Baby: How understanding fastballs prepared me for an RBI in life Pt2

I wish I could summarize how this happened in some sort of a wit filled, pithy post. It just wasn’t easy. It was work to modify my schedule and really understand how to unconditionally love a child who wasn’t my own. Forget dating, we were in outright parent mode. In the interest of full disclosure, the relationship with his mom wasn’t

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CLARESSA SHIELDS’ HISTORICAL GOLD IS ABOUT MORE THAN BOXING

Claressa Shields is the two-time Olympic gold medal winner. The first American boxer to do so. She surprised the world at 17 to capture the championship in London. At 21, she was the heavy favorite in Rio. The middleweight made a statement right away as her opening fight was stopped at the end of the third by way of TKO.

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Deconstructing the Roster in Youth Sports

This week thousands of parents and siblings will find themselves perched on a hill behind the outfield of Howard J. Lamade Stadium. The iconic seating arrangement in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania will once again be descended upon during the Little League World series (LLWS). It isn’t the most comfortable seat in the house. It is the most comforting though. Siblings slide

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