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Sports Perspectives

Few scenes Sunday seemed more incongruous than Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines, watching their teams trying to score without them.



PERSPECTIVE

NFL players increasingly want to use their leverage, and they realize how little they have

You cannot stress enough the hypocrisy of loyalty in the NFL. It is shrewd NFL business for teams to be disloyal, but somehow players are selfish and greedy when they try to advocate for themselves.


PERSPECTIVE

Everything you need to play baseball is made in China — and getting hit by tariffs

Baseball is America’s pastime, but prices on its China-made gear are about to rise as the trade war escalates. Golf, lacrosse, basketball and other sports will feel the pinch, too.


COLUMN

Michigan vs. Army is a guarantee game — it guarantees worry for both coaches

There's one other similarity between Jim Harbaugh, in his fifth season as Michigan's coach, and Jeff Monken, who is in his sixth season at Army: When their teams play Saturday for the first time since 1962, both will be hoping it won't happen again any time soon.

PERSPECTIVE

Look out Notre Dame, the Falwells have big plans for Liberty football

Jerry Falwell Sr. had a vision of Liberty University being for Evangelical Christians what Notre Dame is for Catholics and Brigham Young is for Mormons, and the newest team in major college football is not subtle with its imagery.


PERSPECTIVE

Donald Hammond III loves math, plays with swagger, and is again the Air Force quarterback

Air Force's Donald Hammond III realizes the next step in his progression will be to harness the many variables he brings to the quarterback position into something consistent and formidable.


PERSPECTIVE

Baseball's on-deck circle is migrating

Hitters who eschew the limits of the on-deck circle reveal something about the state of the modern game: Facing faster pitches in the age of velocity, hitters are striking out more than ever and seeking any advantage they can find.