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The skeletons in the closet at the 2022 Qatar World Cup

A colossus looms on the horizon: the skeleton of a soccer stadium in Qatar ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the midst of construction, thousands of underpaid migrant... Read more

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NIL helps athletes sell: How the branding rule change is shaping collegiate sports

In 2021, Kool-Aid signed Alabama student athlete Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry to promote their brand on the football field. It’s normal for athletes to market their public image, but until recently,... Read more

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All my friends are NFL head coaches

Thirty-two NFL teams play every season, but according to ESPN, there are 40 million head coaches keeping an eye on their teams every week. Fantasy football has been taking over... Read more

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The Voice guide to the MLS playoffs

All statistics in this article come from the official website of Major League Soccer. The autumn wind whips around corners, sending bronzed leaves in a dizzying spiral toward the earth.... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NBA Predictions

With the start of the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, there’s no better time for the release of the Voice Sportz roundtable playoff predictions. In the Eastern Conference... Read more

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No excuses: How sports culture fumbled the Deshaun Watson case

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will take the field against the Houston Texans on Dec. 4, his first game since playing... Read more

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More than legend: A tribute to Serena Williams

When Serena Williams stepped onto Arthur Ashe for the final tournament of her career, cheers from a sold-out crowd rumbled across the U.S. Open stadium as her daughter Olympia looked... Read more

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Aaron Judge’s home run chase restores the mythology of records

There is a unique mythology surrounding records in baseball, a canon of stories behind the numbers that demonstrate the Herculean exploits of individual players. And no record has greater mythology—and... Read more

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2022 WNBA Finals predictions

With the 2022 WNBA playoffs well underway, it’s only fitting that we take a look at WNBA Finals predictions from a couple members of the Voice Sportz. But first, a quick... Read more

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Sportswashing: Money, morality, and the fine line between sports and politics

Content warning: This article contains reference to human rights abuses and violence. There is a war afoot in professional golf right now. The stakes? Golf Digest dubbed it an “ongoing... Read more

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Voice Sportz’ NFL 2022-23 season predictions

One of the most cherished traditions of Voice Sports is our annual Super Bowl prediction roundtable. This year, we’re taking things a step further and giving playoff predictions from some... Read more

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Class is in Session: A No-Hitter from the Best Collegiate Summer Baseball League in America

The Mid-Cape Highway is the main road on Cape Cod. The long four-lane freeway, turning sharply and often on the map, runs from the Sagamore Bridge to Provincetown—over sandy beaches... Read more

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Brittney Griner has been stuck in Russia for months. Here’s what you need to know.

Content warning: Discussion of homophobia and state violence.   When WNBA player Brittney Griner touched down in Russia for another season of the Russian Premier League, she had no idea... Read more

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More to Give: The Untimely Death of Dwayne Haskins

I remember exactly where I was when I found out Kobe Bryant died. I was in the basement of the Gap store on 400 Fulton Street in Manhattan, New York,... Read more

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The quest for more

After two months away from the game, Tom Brady has returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Did he make the right decision? On March 12th, 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo scored a... Read more

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Eight teams to watch for in women’s March Madness

For the first time in basketball history, the women’s tournament is finally sharing the “March Madness” slogan.

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Beijing 2022 proves artistry still matters in figure skating

On the morning of February 4, the audience in Beijing’s Capital Indoor Stadium, though limited by COVID-19 capacity restrictions, was rapt. It was the first day of figure skating competition... Read more

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NBA 2022 Trade Deadline Recap and Reaction

Last week in sports was supposed to be defined by the upcoming Super Bowl, but apparently no one told the NBA. With the NBA trade deadline coming and going February... Read more

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The Voice Super Bowl LVI Preview

Super Bowl LVI will take place later today at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, with two great clubs battling it out at SoFi Stadium. Joe Burrow is looking to lead the... Read more

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Rafael Nadal is now the best but for the wrong reasons

Eyes all over the world are on Rafael Nadal, as he just clinched his 21st Grand Slam title in the Australian Open, breaking tennis records and further cementing himself as... Read more