A basketball escape, wrestling promos and the labor of horse racing

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A basketball escape, wrestling promos and the labor of horse racing

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24 February 2017 Friday 17:59
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A basketball escape, wrestling promos and the labor of horse racing

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Life for Orr's kids is part Kafkaesque absurdity, part "The Hurt Locker" foreboding. So basketball is a protector.
Rick Telander | Chicago Sun-Times

Wrestling legends from Ric Flair to The Rock made their careers by cutting great promos. So why don't more of today's stars work the microphone?
Chris Illuminati | Rolling Stone

NASCAR icon? Absolutely. But the lasting impact Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make is hiding in plain sight. And maybe yours will too.

The unglamorous hours in the stables means racing has long relied upon undocumented workers -- but recent federal raids raise pressing questions.
Daniel Ross | The Guardian

After a long winter without baseball, it's worth questioning leadership that keeps proposing increasingly bizarre ways to condense this game -- like omitting the four-pitch intentional walk.
Stacey May Fowles | The Globe and Mail

The sport is a premier event of the Winter Games, but it never caught on much in South Korea. So putting together a credible team has taken some creativity.

"It's not enough to be smart. You have to be curious."

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