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SPORTS COLUMN: Olympic softball inspires aspiring female athletes

By Bianca Macias I remember the heartache I felt looking up at the television, tears rolling down my then 12-year-old face, when the umpire called the game on a gloomy Thursday in August 2008 after Team USA and Japan battled for the gold medal in Beijing.  The tears weren’t because Team USA lost. They came

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Sochi Winter Olympics become a mockery

TRAVIS WEST | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Urine colored water, toilets with no dividers and German rainbows. Russian president Vladimir Putin have made the Winter Olympics more about how far behind Russia is in the human culture race than any sporting event. Athletes expressed their concern about traveling to Sochi because of possible terror

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