Daily Archives: January 3, 2014

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US Weather: Nine Dead As Snow Batters East

Brutal weather claims several lives as wind-chill readings plunge as low as -23C in parts of the US.


Article ReprintA Delta jetliner is de-iced while an American Airlines plane takes off at Reagan National Airport in Washington

At least nine people have been killed by blizzards battering the eastern half of the US, leaving nearly two feet of snow.

Around 1,900 flights have been cancelled across the country as howling wind and sub-zero temperatures wreaked chaos. Continue reading

Kluwe: Cut due to outspoken views

By Ben Goessling

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleged in a Deadspin story that he was released before the season as a result of being outspoken in support of same-sex marriage and was a victim of homophobic remarks by Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. Continue reading

Lance Armstrong and the uses of enchantment

Juliet Macur of the New York Times wanted the fairy tale to continue.


Article ReprintYE Ode to Sports

Macur, a sportswriter looking back at 2013 on her beat, called out Lance Armstrong in Tuesday’s Times for blowing a “perfect opportunity to apologize for perpetuating a fairy tale that had been built on lies.” The fairy tale was that during the years Armstrong was the world’s greatest bicyclist he was pharmaceutically pristine: “He was the guy who said that he would be crazy to put drugs into his body after surviving cancer. . . . He was the guy who said that he would never do anything to jeopardize the faith that millions of people had in him. . . . He would never dope, he told the public again and again.” Continue reading