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He Took A Knee On The Field In Protest, And He Still Has No Team

Less than a month away from the start of the regular season, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a player without a team. Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games last season. He said he was protesting treatment of people in black communities during a time of great tension sparked by police shootings of African-Americans. But his actions sparked outrage. Critics called his pregame protests anti-American, even accusing him of being against the military, a charge Kaepernick has repeatedly denied. Bringing awareness and sparking social change were hi
ESPN The Magazine
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Tale Of The Tape

FLOYD MAYWEATHER BY DAN RAFAEL DEFENSE Floyd Mayweather epitomizes the art of boxing: to hit and not get hit. At the time of his 2015 retirement, Mayweather owned a boxing-best plus-24.5 plus/minus rating, per CompuBox. He landed 43.4 percent of his punches, while opponents landed only 18.9 percent. ENDURANCE Mayweather has only 26 knockouts in 49 fights, so he goes 12 rounds as easily as the rest of us breathe. He’s breezed through 12 rounds in his past seven fights and 12 of his past 14. Since his 17th fight, every bout but one has been set for the championship distance. DURABILITY On
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Lindsey Vonn’s Mountain Haven

ELIZABETH LEONARD Even before you set foot inside Lindsey Vonn’s cozy mountainside home in Vail, Colo., there’s a not-so-little clue about who lives there: A freestanding two-person ski-lift chair sits beside the front door and sets the tone for the Olympic skier’s hideaway tucked into the Gore Range. “When I walked in for the first time, I said, ‘This is it! This is my house,’” says Vonn, 32, who snapped up the five-bedroom “mountain contemporary” home—the first she’s ever owned—after seeing it two years ago. Drawn to the sweeping views of snow-capped peaks and a river below, Vonn loves kick
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Gut instinct vs. big data…

Does incorporating data analysis take away from the art of sports, or does it sweeten the taste of victory? This “Moneyball”-esque tale about the MLB Pirates puts in the hard work & examines the raw data to find out.