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Mr. Mark Emmert, I am a current senior at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. I am about to enter my final season on the Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse Team this upcoming semester. My experience with this team has seen its ups and downs but they are my family and I wouldn’t trade my experience with this team for the world. Only one thing has hindered me from having the truly amazing experience that every collegiate athlete should get—injuries, of which I have had my fair share; a separated shoulder, a broken hand, two stress fractures, and two very awful concussions. The first concussion I received was my freshman year in one of my first conference games against the College of Wooster; I was out for almost the rest of the season because of this concussion. And my second was...
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Florida has long been considered a state for racial discord and racial injustice. In October of 1920, there was the racial injustice of four Black men being lynched in Macclenny, Florida under suspicion of being connected to a man who potentially killed a White farmer. Due to the lynch mob continually seeking justice, most of the Black citizens in Macclenny deserted the area for fear of further violent attacks. In January of 1923, another racial injustice was the massacre of the predominantly Black town of Rosewood, Florida after a White woman made rape accusations against a Black man, which led to the violent riots and the murder of several innocent African Americans. In 1946, while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Triple A team, the Montreal Royals, Jackie Robinson was ran out...
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A tell tale sign that things aren’t right at a football club is the emergence of supporter open letters being published in local newspapers and club-related websites. MOMS has had a few emailed in during the past month or so. This very thorough one by Andy McKeon is certainly a great example of the kind of concern Villa supporters are feeling right now and it’s certainly makes some valid points. UTV With Aston Villa lumbering from one crisis to another I think it’s time that the owner and board were finally held to account for the disastrous state the club currently find themselves in. In any other walk of life in a failing organisation those in charge would at least be expected to explain themselves, yet at Aston Villa the continued silence and lack of communication continues. Not...
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Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all — From my mind...
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I write to you regarding an alternative proposal for the changes to the Formula One technical regulations for 2017 and beyond. I have been employed as an engineer within various F1 teams for ten seasons now, so am aware of the political manoeuvring that can be involved in the process of changing regulations; I do not expect anything to come of my writing but hope that it may raise a few questions or result in some lateral thinking in the minds of those who are deciding the future technical direction of the sport, for the good of the sport. Instantaneous power of a Formula One car's internal combustion engine is currently limited by the installation of a mandatory, homologated FIA fuel flow sensor; a value for maximum allowed fuel flow is set, dependant upon engine speed, and if...
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Dear UST Growling Tigers, In just a few hours, you will face the most formidable foe you could possibly go up against for the UAAP crown. Make no mistake about it. This foe is tenacious, unrelenting, talented and well-coached. I don’t mean the FEU Tamaraws that you swept in the elimination round. I’m referring to the other FEU Tamaraws, the ones who experts preordained UAAP champions even before the first whistle was blown, the first ball was jumped. These Tamaraws are legit champs-in-waiting. Logic says you will get swept in this best-of-three Finals series, so go ahead, double-book those promises for ringside tickets to Game 3. Basketball sense says even if you force it to a KO match, you’re the one who’s going to get K’d the fuck O, so save up your preciously sparse allowance...
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Hi Datuk Nicol, For the purpose of this open letter, I hope you don’t mind me addressing you as ‘Nicol’ – it’s a lot more relatable for every Malaysian out there. Times have definitely been tough, especially for Malaysian sports. Of course, there were bright sparks, here and there. Our diving squad for instance, were absolutely brilliant at the SEA Games and they’ve been independently carrying the nation’s hope for next year’s Rio Olympics. But in general it’s safe to say that we’ve not had a memorable year. In football, the national team slumped to a new low earlier this year, losing 10-0 to UAE. Our junior hockey team have failed to qualify for the Junior World Cup next year – which is a clear regression in standards. Even in badminton, we struggled. Datuk Lee Chong Wei was...
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Tennesee Titans fan Rosemary Plorin of Nashville attended Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with her fourth-grade daughter. On Monday, she sent us this note she wrote to Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton: Dear Mr. Newton, Congratulations on your win in Nashville today. Our team played well, but yours played better. Kudos to the Panthers organization. That game happened to be my nine year old daughter’s first live NFL experience. She was surprised to see so many Panthers’ fans sitting in our section of the stadium; that doesn’t happen much at fourth grade football games. And she was excited we were near the end zone, so we would be close to the “action,” particularly in the second half. Because of where we sat, we had a close up view of your conduct in the fourth...
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Chelsea captain pays tribute to Michael Goode In a letter to Susan Goode, whose husband Michael died, Terry expresses the "deepest sympathies" from the players and staff at Chelsea. "Dear Susan, It is with great sadness that we have been informed that your husband Michael has passed away. Michael was a loyal fan who will be dearly missed by his family, friends and Chelsea Football Club. It is the kind of support that Michael gave us that has made the club what it is today. The players, coaching team and all the staff at Chelsea Football Club would like to send you and your family and friends our deepest sympathies. Yours sincerely, John Terry First Team Captain Chelsea Football Club"
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Dear Ronda, With all deserved sensitivity to the happenings all over the world, I’m writing this because I saw my hero get knocked out cold yesterday. Like most of your fans, I was stunned to see you crumple on the floor after that vicious head kick from Holly Holm, unable to defend yourself on your way to losing the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Like you, I didn’t see that one coming. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t planning to watch the fight. That’s how confident I was that you’d handle your business faster than it would’ve taken me to do my usual bathroom routine. I was wrong, like everybody was when we prematurely dismissed Holm’s chances against you. She came to fight, and fight she did. She bloodied you up in the first round. I was a bit worried but I continue...
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