In the headlines: History for Michigan sports; Jim Dolan sex assault case; Insanity at Australian Open

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Sports are about numbers, and that isn’t just because scores are kept. A player’s height and weight matter, they’re ages, too. But the best moments are when things occur that haven’t happened in a long time, as sports are also a marker of time. We just witnessed the best seven days that a place with two peninsulas has ever had in sports. – Carron J. Phillips Read More

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A woman has accused New York Knicks owner and Madison Square Garden Entertainment CEO James L. Dolan of pressuring her into unwanted sex and arranging an encounter with Harvey Weinstein, who is also accused of sexually assaulting her, according to the New York Times. – Cale Clinton Read More

Tom Izzo (l.) has said he won’t have a farewell tour when he retires.

Tom Izzo (l.) has said he won’t have a farewell tour when he retires.
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So much about sports is often about who’s next. But ironically, over the last few years, we’ve seen how multiple team’s inability to look to the future in one certain area has hurt more than it’s helped. From Nick Saban and Jay Wright to what Tom Izzo has recently shared, it’s clear that focusing on your next head coach is just as important as keeping your current one happy. – Carron J. Phillips Read More

James Dolan.

James Dolan.
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James Dolan has once again found himself with legal problems. His decision to ban lawyers who represented a group of ticket resellers who sued the New York Knicks team owner — a suit that was dismissed in spring 2023 — currently has Madison Square Garden’s liquor license in jeopardy. A new suit against Dolan, has accused him of sexual misconduct, sex trafficking, and linked to convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. – Stephen Knox Read More

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The Australian Open is already kind of geared for weirdos, at least on these shores, given that you have to sacrifice sleep and any usefulness the next day to enjoy it. But this year’s edition has been off the rails, making it even more worth it for those of us who are prepared to throw ourselves off our axis for a couple weeks. – Sam Fels Read More

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Winter is throwing quite a wrench in the professional sports calendar. Outside of rainouts in baseball, the weather does not cause many game cancellations. The worst months of the year for weather in the United States are usually January-March. That is hockey and basketball season and those sports are played indoors. Conditions at outdoor football stadiums during the NFL playoffs can be rough, but the participants and spectators usually bundle up for the three-hour battle without a hitch. – Stephen Knox Read More

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