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Professional sports leagues confront homophobia

SPORTS (Troy Media) Words used as weapons hurt, sting and take root in our memories. On a playground or in a professional arena, there can be no room for slurs

The sports world’s TV-fed money pipeline is drying up

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) Young viewers are tuning out TV networks and turning to tablets or phones for their live sports. Even worse, many are ignoring sports completely

May Mayhem: NHL post-season gets nastier

SPORTS (Troy Media) Around the league during the race for the Stanley Cup: Is Subban too pricey for his contributions? Why can’t Ovechkin get the Capitals over the hump?

Oilers, Leafs flying high thanks to the Wings

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) The two formerly-moribund NHL franchises have been reborn, thanks in great part to the contributions of former Detroit personnel … and the draft welfare system

Make NHL teams earn No. 1 draft pick by winning

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) If the non-playoff teams were forced to turn in the best record in the final 10 games in order to draft first, we could put an end to draft position tanking

Playoff hockey? In Canada? Oh, the ecstasy

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) A year after the unthinkable – no Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs – hope runs high across the country. No one would benefit more than Rogers Media

Touchdown: an NFL franchise in Canada would score big

TAUBE (Troy Media) A Toronto team would easily sell out. New advertising revenue, jobs and industries would be created. Hotels, restaurants and bars would flourish

Without Tiger, the new era in golf lacks teeth

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) None of the young hot shots can deliver the TV ratings or the media eyeballs Tiger Woods once produced

NHL coaches are hired to get fired

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) There’s enormous pressure to find the magic elixir when the fans howl at the moon on sports radio in their town

Helpful hints to end the baseball boredom

DOWBIGGIN (Troy Media) In a game that has no clock to run out, fans in the stadium are left wondering, “Should we go after this half inning or just drink strychnine?”

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